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Re: Lovingkindness meditation Dinah

Posted by verne on February 24, 2006, at 11:17:58

In reply to Lovingkindness meditation, posted by Dinah on February 24, 2006, at 9:49:43

Dinah,

Do you have a link to instructions for this meditation?

When I meditate, whether with a mantra or scripture, there's no "trying" or looking for anything. Rather, a letting go.

In the process of letting go (losing oneself) the scripture or mantra may change. I just gently go back to the correct wording but nothing is forced.

When I notice a thought or feeling, I just gently go back to the scripture or mantra.

Meditation for me is time-out from the self. The self is always wanting to do something - even in meditation. It will want to focus or concentrate harder and make it the most powerful, deepest, most enlightening, meditation ever, yet, in reality, the self only gets in the way.

I'm no expert - in fact, I'm a bit of wayward meditator myself. I know how wonderful it can be, but lately I've needed a team of wild horses to drag me into meditation. I'm really struggling with giving up control.

I guess I think someone needs to drive this runaway train.

Verne


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