Browsing Category Meditation

Care for fear

When we look at our fear with attention, without the past recognition of fear, look at the feeling of it. There is great care. That attention perhaps brings about a certain sense of care towards fear, and perhaps love towards fear. I am not talking about ‘self-love’, which is stupid in my opinion. I am not talking about cultivating anything. I am talking about attending…

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Can you stay with the feeling?

Can you stay with the sensations of your fear, anger, or sadness? Any investigations, further may be a deviation from the fact of fear and anger. The fact of the now. Past projections into the future, one carrying the past memory. Can you look at the feeling, there is an intensity in the watching, a resistance, can you watch the resistance? Are there any verbal…

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How words block us from observing.

We are satisfied with words, explanations. We see an object and name it, feel an emotion and name it. Never facing the emotion, or seeing the object. We name and dismiss, it is an automatic habitual process for most of us. See a flower, name it so, but never actually look at it. We see the explanation and not the flower. This is how we…

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Is my questioning correct?

One asks, ‘how do I overcome my anger?’ Is that an intelligent question? Or is that merely a continuation of anger.  Being angry one asks ‘how do I overcome my anger’ The question itself becomes stupid. It is the wrong question. Merely in the loop, the continuity of anger. The question has the background of past experience and prejudice. Maybe it is that anger is…

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Doing nothing

Set an intention – the spiritual teacher said. It is all about intention. Set your intentions before meditation. that’s when you have to seriously question, whether the so-called spiritual teacher knows anything about meditation. I know something about meditation. And it is not that. The intention is a product of thought. And meditation is anything but thought. Intention creates effort. Because it sets an expectation….

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Do you know what meditation is? – Hint! It is not the marketed version.

Why do we meditate at all? Isn’t it to get better? To end suffering, to improve ourselves? To be stress free? Or some other version of it? Most people seek out meditation to end suffering I remember when I started looking into meditation it was to sleep properly. Thoughts kept me awake at the night and I was sleeping during the day. And it pushed…

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Knowing Anxiety – Attention, Control, Pathology of Positivity

Anxiety is a state where you are worried about the future or about something that happened in the past repeating as a memory and being afraid that it might happen again. You are never in the present moment; your mind is always looking forward to things or ruminating over the things that happened. An exercise like, mindfulness meditation that teaches to stay present to the…

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