By David Powell
In studying various manuals concerning meditation techniques and practices, and even when working in group meditation programs, the main concern for most is the methodology. Particularly in the West, people are typically most interested in the “technique” of meditation. However, it is crucial to know that the most important aspect of meditation practice is not method. Rather, it is our state of being, the ‘spirit’ in which we perform meditation techniques, which is known as the meditation “posture.”
Only twenty-five percent of your attention should be focused on breathing, while the other seventy-five percent is relaxed. It is important to actually identify with breathing, rather than only monitoring it. You can also choose an object, such as a flower to focus upon. Many times meditation instructors teach us to visualize a light on the brow chakra or in the heart chakra.
While personal achievement is essential for self-actualization and living a well balanced life, we must break free from the material mire in order to really experience personal freedom. Meditation is a break away from how we ordinarily function.
There is good or bad weather, but the sky remains unchanged. If you persist being grounded and not being disturbed by your emotions or experiences, then you will develop the stability that is necessary for the real profoundness of meditation to take effect.
Many times meditation instructors teach us to visualize a light on the brow chakra or in the heart chakra. Also, a sound or a mantra can be used to focus on. My favorite sound to focus on during meditation is the Great ‘Om,’ and my favorite mantra for meditation is the Maha-Mantra! While it can be useful to integrate these things objects of focus into your meditation techniques, at first it’s best to merely be ‘spacious,’ like the sky. In other words, think of yourself as the sky, holding the entire universe.
David Powell is a meditation practitioner who mainly enjoys group meditation practice. For many years, he has guided others to experience success in meditation practice. For additional information related to Buddhism and yoga meditation visit www.thisispk.org
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