This is the fourth meditation in our series. We first became familiar with the process of witnessing. Then we began to look objectively at the programming and conditioning of the mind. The third meditation was about discarding negative conditioning and connecting with an inner source of strength. This fourth meditation is about looking at various... Continue Reading →
A mountain is a universal, spiritual symbol, just like light. It implies many aspects of existence. Temples, churches and mosques have mountain or hill-shaped domes and steeples. Ancient Egyptian pyramids, Aztec and Mayan temples, mimic mountains. Sometimes the entire structure is built like a mountain as in Egyptian pyramids as well as Mayan and Aztec... Continue Reading →
This meditation reveals the perpetual and consequential programming, the conditioning process, of the mind that began at birth. Think of the body and mind as hardware and software that are constantly growing and being shaped and formed by everything the body-mind is exposed to. This body-mind complex absorbs, processes, and stores everything to create our... Continue Reading →
In this practice, we will learn to be a witness, a neutral spectator, without actively participating in the physical breathing or mental processes. Simply being in the present moment, observing, has a significant effect in calming the body, mind, and emotions. You will feel it in this practice. Table of Contents Introduction Being a Witness... Continue Reading →
Yoga Nidras are practices with directed awareness that prevent the mind from wandering into day dreams. Instead of losing ourselves in thoughts, the point of meditation is to be an objective observer of the mind and body. Understanding, clarity, wisdom come from deep observation with directed, focused awareness. The first four meditations are Yoga Nidras... Continue Reading →
This list includes resources from my research and reading as well as the recommendations from the Happy Circle meditation group. It has been heartwarming to hear how helpful the talk and meditation have been in the healing process within the group. As more recommendations come in over the weeks, they will be added to this... Continue Reading →
When the mind starts letting go its attachment and identification with thoughts, the grip of conditioning and programming lessens. The coloring decreases. There is less reaction. Like/dislike, pleasant/unpleasant, love/hate reactions are more muted. There is clarity in thinking and there is greater perception.