Practical Meditation

 

Questions & Answers

 

Following are links to my responses to various question, in which I've tried to cover issues that echo the questions, difficulties and challenges that most people face in meditation.,

Each of the images below links to a page in which you will find a range of different responses that cover the issues.

I also have a blog, where I deal with many more questions from clients who have bought the audio course - to go to the blog click HERE.

 

 

fxy xfgmshAttention and Awareness - the distinction between these two aspects of mind, and why it is important to an understanding of meditation

 

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xfgmshExpectations in meditation. How damaging it can be to expect to feel one way or another, or to gain any result. About the tension created by expections in meditation, and the pitfalls of trying too hard.

 

jhxfgmshWhy is meditation so boring? For most Westerners, with our frenetic minds and pace of life, meditation can often seem intensely boring. And yet this boredom is from exactly the same source as all the aspects of mind that make us want to learn how to meditate. So it's well to know what this boredom is made from, and how to deal with it.

 

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xfgmshMeditation and Depression. Meditation is wonderful for people who suffer from depression, because it trains the mind to se things 'as they are' rather than through the distorted lens of how we THINK they are. So because depression is primarily an illness of perception, it is immensely helpful to learn the mental skills that come out of meditation

 

jjxfgmshMental noting and how to use it in meditation. Most methods of meditation sound great, and seem easy when we hear about them, or read about them - but for us Westerners, they are very difficult. Mental noting is a wonderful method that bridges that difficult gap - sort of like water wings to learn swimming. For me I know I could never have developed in meditation without Mental noting.

 

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Attachment and how it creates tension.

 Any kind if desire or fear has within it an attachment to a particular outcome. (For example if we want ice-cream, we have an attachment to getting it. It we fear a job interview, we have an attachment to doing it successfully.) And this attachment is a form of excitement that we feel as tension, whether it is the tension of anticipation, or of dread.

 

If you have another question about something not covered here, please let me know by sending an email to chaosinaction@gmail.com