Mudita Journal

The Return to Meditation

November 28, 2007 · Filed under: Adyashanti, Meditation, Personal

Joshua: i meditated for a long time last night, and then again this morning

Joshua: man did that make a difference in my day

Joshua: i felt better this morning than i’ve felt in months

Marsh: yeah, i’m changing my life

Marsh: more meditation

Marsh: that “let everything be as it is” meditation? the most effective use of 20 minutes I’ve ever come across

Joshua: yep

Marsh: i can’t believe i wasted so many hours watching my breath

Joshua: *laughing*

  • Yeah, I agree, that whole watching my breath thing, didn’t really work that well for me. A lot of books that I’ve read on meditation, just say to watch the breath. They don’t really say that it’s about experiencing the breath.

  • gigi

    After years of different meditation disciplines (Zen, visualization, chakra, blah, blah), Adya’s “let everything be as it is” got me into the actual experience of “mindless Mind” more reliably than any other approach…and without any flashy bells or whistles or ecstatic/nasty byproducts. Funny thing, I finally actually followed the breath – and guess what? If you follow it completely with your full attention, you get to discover something amazing – it (the breath) arises out of Silent Being and turns of its own volition to return into Silent Being. This most simple, most basic, most ordinary of events that is born and dies countless times in countless forms every moment is the perfect expression of Truth. Oh Duh! poor little mindful me – what else could it Be?

    – Being in Being To BE.

  • JUAN Davila

    I AM always impressed by the way people find “the way” which really it is “their way.” I found that Vipassana was not enough for me, somehow the breathing did not do it for me, the tracking of the breathing, the sensing and experiencing the breathing…nothing. However, a slight combination of the breathing plus certain Yoga postures quiets me down and make my day especial. So many paths, the key is to explore, till your inner sense tells you that a well is dry…and move on, things happen. Finaly I found a way to meditate that works for me regularly. Begins with a some food for thought, such as reading A Path with Heart, Cornfield, or listening to Morning is BreakinĀ“… then several gently Yoga positions, centering. Then the breathing. somehow, at the end, I write: my thoughts turn to whatever I had read at first, or the music I had listen, then I get some pouring o insights. Cannot say that this would work for anyone, but it does work for me.