originally posted by: RicketyCricket
I need help. (Meditation)
Dear Mr. R. Cricket, when I conclude this reply, I'll give you an excellent meditation for this age!
What you are 'complaining' about is your 'thoughts'.
With judicious and sincere Zen (thoughtless) meditation, you can find 'spaces' between the thoughts!
But, as a vacuum has got to suck, humans perceive 'thought' ('perceive', NOT 'manufacture'!)!
We perceive the sun and the moon, dreams, rocks, images of unicorns... all is perceived!
Thought, in itself, is a great and broad wild ride!
Thought is that little red demon sitting on your shoulder whispering into your ear!
It is either seducing you with images of warm and sweetness; if only... or it is causing you to doubt, to mistrust, to find worst case scenarios, get
all crazy about it, and then find an even worse case scenario to get even crazier about!
I Love my Boopsie, for instance! Wonderful, right? Yeah, until I think about it; Do I really Love her? Does she really Love me back? Is she giving as
mush as I am? Am I giving too much? All that little devil, 'thought'!Thought/imagination - ego - vanity/Pride!
Called 'sin' because it blinds us to unconditional Love!
True, unconditional Love is ALWAYS recognized by It's unconditional Virtues; Compassion, Empathy, Sympathy, Gratitude, Humility, Charity (charity is
never taking more than your share of anything, ever!), Honesty, Happiness, Faith...
“Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Rumi
Now, as I offered;
Zen (thoughtless) meditation is a breeze!
You can do it any and everywhere, any time!
You need no clothes at all, or be dressed to the 9s.
You can be washing the dishes, watching TV, in the bathroom, working... whatever!
I'm not suggesting anything that I don't Know is useful!
Watch your breaths. Watch the air enter, watch it leave, watch it enter, back and forth, in and out...
You will find that you are occasionally 'distracted' by passing thoughts.
Simply pay attention to them, watch them come and go like everything else... but when you remember, continue to watch your breath while being
'mindful', lucidly aware!
No special breathing, no breath control, no 'will-power', just relaxed, watch your breaths and Pay Attention!
We already, naturally, breathe and, to some degree, 'pay attention' to what is 'going on'.
There you go.
When you think that you 'get it', when you think that you 'understand', you don't!
See? No BS, no 'work', and no excuses!
Enlightenment = unconditional Love!
tat tvam asi (en.wikipedia.org...
Well, the difference between 'enjoying the 'ride', and 'going insane' is whether you 'believe' the 'thoughts'!
You don't have to worry about 'believing' if there are no thoughts perceived, for the moment, but they will return!
And here we are again!
Never, EVER, believe anything that you 'think' or 'feel' ('feelings' are 'thoughts')!
Even the bible gets that one right!
edit on 29-3-2016 by namelesss because: (no reason given)