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But you're not defining it "correctly", as you can do some searches for other forms of "meditation".
There is only one meditation process, but there are various forms of meditation.
While meditation is usually associated with the sitting posture, insight meditation exercises can be practised while walking. Walking in insight meditation is essentially about the awareness of movement as you note the component parts of the steps. When walking meditation alternates with sitting meditation it helps to keep the meditation practice in balance.
You begin to walk with nature not through nature. What I mean by this is you become so centered that you are connected with everything around you. Even the animals’ notice that you are a part of nature, not just blazing through. The birds will continue to sit on the branch and sing their songs as you pass by. You begin to sense the life around you before you see it with your psychical eyes. Nature is everywhere, on the city streets and the country roads.
If I were to try to teach some one how to perform this exercise I would use an example from Thich Nhat Hanh. He states that images make the practice easy and the following poetry is one of the images he uses for walking meditation.
Breathing in, I know I am breathing in.
Breathing out, I know I am breathing out.
Breathing in, I see myself as a flower.
Breathing out, I feel fresh.
Breathing in, I see myself as a mountain.
Breathing out, I feel solid.
Breathing in, I see myself as still water.
Breathing out, I reflect things as they are.
Breathing in, I see myself as space.
Breathing out, I feel free.
What if every step you took deepened your connection with all of life and imprinted peace, joy, and serenity on the earth? Walking Meditation features esteemed Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh along...
Finding yourself busy in a mindless chore, and slipping into theta, is also finding oneself in an active meditative state.
I will give an example, one day doing the dishes, for a large crew that took quite some time with many breaks. And I don't like housework.
No there isn't.
You still have not been able to tell the difference between the PROCESS of meditation and the FORMS and TYPES of meditation.
There is not one single process used in this either. There is a common one that is often achieved through a variety, but there are still variations, and needed variations because people do many things in their meditations, such as visualizing and setting intentions. Also, during the process of meditating, many things unexpectantly occur as well, that aren't mindless.
I don't even really know why we're having this disagreement.
[edit on 31-12-2009 by Unity_99]
Though in truth, don't even really know why we're having this disagreement. My posts were to show that there are many aspects to meditation, and that it was possible to extend meditation into living moments, and become more meditative throughout the day
Why is this turning into an argument?
Originally posted by Unity_99
By this, do you mean that you are always connected to your true source and your life is reflective of the true process of connection therefore meditation is not required?
Originally posted by Unity_99
That is absolutely wonderful. I think thats the stage I'm pushing for, does visualizing this or setting intentions speed it up.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
reply to post by Unity_99
As not to derail this thread and not to pretend to know whats best for you, I´ll say: If those are words by you, from you, and meant wholeheartedly, thats quite enough to "get there".