Brief Meditation on Meditations - Part 1

I finally started to meditate during this extended break after so much procrastination on my part.

One of the things I quickly realized, contrary to popular belief, was that meditation wasn’t a practice to change your state of mind; It was merely about noticing it and being aware of what arises in consciousness.

Although in meditation, I’ve also learned some tricks to simulate a desired thought or feeling, the core is learning how to be aware.

Being aware of :

The seer of sights

The hearer of sounds

The thinker of thoughts.

I was noticing the self and the other, The subject and the object.

I’ve always talked about the Buddhist belief of being present in every moment; I never knew how hard it was to be genuinely present, shut your mind from focusing on the past or future and be aware of what appears in consciousness.

The most exciting part of the exercise is to find who is doing the thinking, who is aware, where the thoughts or feelings are coming from.

This is quite interesting because if you close your eyes for a moment, you’d still notice that you can see images in your mind’s eyes; there’s a visual feed utterly different from the one your eyes serve you.

You might begin to notice the feeling that the origin of these thoughts is somewhere in the middle of your head.

But this is a delusion because “there is no other,” but why does it feel like there Is someone who is sittings in the middle of our heads doing that thinking, the seeing, and the hearing?

I’ve not found out yet, and I don’t feel like I’m going to be like the buddha who gained enlightenment.

But this practice of noticing this subtle thing excites me.

I use the WakingUp app to meditate and his teachings are what motivated and inspired this post

This post was first published on October 26, 2020 in my old blog.

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