Originally Posted by Mari
I have a Deepak Chopra 15 minute muscle relaxation recording that I can listen to sometimes at night on my iPod when I am in bed. It helps sometimes.
Re meditation: All the techniques I have heard about tell you to keep thoughts/ feelings/ pictures from coming in. That is hard.
Thursday I decided not to fight them. I ignored them as they came in while I was breathing and being the mountain. After a while they went away on their own. That is pretty cool actually. Then I stopped being the mountain and was just "being."
That's a genuine awareness of insight, of progress along-the-path in daily practice experience, that I've been hoping to find persons writing about on NT. And of course, I find it here with all you fine ladies & Steve, where I am "Theta, the Quiet One"
in your community threads.
Yes, this!!"All the techniques I have heard about tell you to keep thoughts/ feelings/ pictures from coming in. That is hard."
Indeed, so very hard, darn near impossible!! That instruction to "keep your attention on the breath", "do not allow the thoughts" is crazymakers for me!
Tell my mind "not to do" X, and of course my OCD-ADD-ADHD-"acquired"-post-CHI/MTBI/PCS'd-brain-mind will do "X".
How to turn off our busy-busy, mentally mercurial minds, to simply Be and 'rest in simply being' ... wow, Lady Mari, my hats off to ya, Gal!
Kudos! Please keep us posted!
You're an inspiration for me, and help fuel my "last hope", mari!
Thank you ever so much for your posts here!