Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Presence Process

After my thyroid cancer scare my homeopath doctor suggested I meditate. He even suggested a book that he thought would be good for me.
I ordered the book last week and I just recieved it. Although I have only skimmed through the pages, it looks promising.

It is a very hard thing, to stay in the moment and to really think of all you have rather then to look ahead so much and worry or lust for things you want or "need".
I think it is important for me to teach that to my children, a lesson that is hard in this "keeping up with the Jones" time.

Meditation kind of scares me. I can't imagine just turning off my mind, my thoughts. You know how hard that it is if you ever have trouble falling asleep.
I can't imagine achieving it.
You probably don't even know you are achieving it because you can't say to yourself " I am doing it!".

Wish me luck with at least getting a chance to read the darn book!

6 comments:

  1. Turning off my brain requires a Nyquil cocktail. =)

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  2. Good luck! I have tried in the past and failed miserably. It made more anxious than when I started. Not to discourage you or anything!

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  3. every time I try to meditate, I end up worrying about my laundry or dinner or something. i don't think it's for everyone... but good luck!

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  4. Anonymous9:35 PM

    it is easier than you think, don't expect anything and it will come to you.

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  5. Anonymous7:44 PM

    In one sense, meditation is a state of awareness. Usually it is conceived of as a practice or discipline or something you "do." These practices are designed to foster a state of meditation. This state is a very valuable state. It, in another sense, is the simple realization that you are. It is the hallmark of spiritual awakening which is the separation of thinking and awareness. The mind cannot understand this because the mind works in concepts. Meditation is not conceptual...it is not doing, thinking, or having which are all we know for the most part (we are not human beings so much as human doings...) You have a mind and you are not your mind. When the soul or psyche or mind is identified with the mind then what characterizes thinking is that it is repetitive, compulsive, and dysfunctional. The Presence Process, through simple means, guides one to an experience of who one is above the level of thought. (Most people, tired of the incessant chatter in the head, which is who they mistake themselves to be, watch TV or drink beer to get a break from that endless chatter. But this takes us below the level of thought toward the vegetable realm. Meditation fosters the disidentification of the soul from the mind, allowing one's sense of self or identity to come from higher realms. And then one can know without thought or verbalization. Also, in this state healing comes...and wisdom...and love...and peace. All of this only ever happens in the present moment. Because the present moment is all there is...all there ever has been...and all there ever will be. The only moment you have is the present moment. The future never arrives. When will the future arrive? The past is a thought form, too, (like the future), which is a story about what happened. You can change the past (because it is your story about what happened. You can't change what happened, but you can change the past.) The ego (the mentally derived sense of self, the one that says, "every time I try to meditate, I end up worrying about my laundry or dinner or something. i don't think it's for everyone") endlessly flees the present moment, the only access we will ever have to healing, joy, wisdom, compassion, etc...but it means the death of our "self", the ending of time (past and future) and it will not stand for that as long as it can trick you into identifying with it. You have a mind and you are not your mind. Confused? The awareness of confusion is not confused. You are that which you are looking for. You are not the thinker. You are that which is aware of the thinker.

    A Crazy Psychiatrist in Texas

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