Meditation Tips No. 4: Conscious Experience
Meditation is a very natural activity for consciously aware beings such as ourselves. And meditation techniques are very straightforward for us to learn and apply.
However, there are a few common difficulties we can encounter in our practice of meditation.
The first of these is fear, of what might happen, or could happen. Or, perhaps, the meditation process does begin to transform us and we’re afraid of losing friends because we’ve changed.
Another one are our expectations of what we should be experiencing. Maybe we’ve read stories of yogis, or other accounts of altered states of consciousness etc. And we expect to achieve them easily.
Or it could be that we over analyse our experiences and become over critical of how we are doing, compared to some imagined ideal.
All of these are false-hoods we are laying on ourselves, and in the process making meditation way more difficult and challenging than it should be.
The ‘knack’ to meditation, if there is such a thing, is to lay to oneside one’s fears, expectations and analysis, and to simply enjoy the experience.
Since ultimately that is what mediation is all about, conscious experience of being. And within that simplicity, is the elegant beauty of our unfolding nature.
© David R. Durham
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