Awareness Meditation

Meditation gives relaxation to ones own mind and body. Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom Sit down or stand still. Sitting in a lotus position is usually quite stressing on your legs unless you know how to do it very well.

  • Rest your palms on your lap or knees. If you are standing, let your arms fall naturally at your sides. Just don’t collapse!
  • Breathe slightly deeper than normal.
  • Be aware of your breath.
  • If you notice that you are thinking, acknowledge it. Then let it fade away.
  • Return to awareness of your breath.
  • Repeat steps 4-6. Once you are done that, repeat this step. This step is an infinite loop.
  • Stop your meditation any time if you want to.
  • If you have back problems you may want to sit on a pillow.
  • The Benefits: You will become calmer; you may have insight; you will increase your level of martial art skill; you can get along with people easily.
  • If you count your breaths for the first few tries it will become easier to think of nothing. Beginners should try in for the count of 5 hold for 5 and out in 5. Get slower as you go but only up to 7.
  • It is recommended that you obtain direct instruction from a meditation teacher.
  • Meditation may be prayer, and you may believe in meditating, or praying, “Through,” perhaps for hours to find, “peace” (a quiet place).
  • Some believe in an unknown meditational language, “glossolalia” – lingua – tongue (or tone) with which the “Holy Spirit” may groan to the heavenly Father in “charmistic” meditations.
  • Charisma has an attribute of the unseen leading of the Holy Spirit in personal relationship with the Father (discerning the Spirit).
  • That word derives from the Greek charis (“grace”) and charizesthai (“to show favor”), connoting a spiritual grace for salvation granted by grace through faith for enabling good works.

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