theuniverseworks asked: The world of spiritual practices very so much that finding others to relate to at times can be slim. From what you write and post about i was wondering if you could go in depth more about what your practice looks like. When you meditate what type of technique do you use? Also, my path, while still primarily consisting of Vipassana as I am in the process of preparing for a 3 month retreat, seems to be heading in a more non-dualism self inquiry direction. Whats your relationship with that path?
I meditate daily for one hour per sitting. When I sit, I let my eyes rest on the space between my eyebrows along with my attention. From there, I just settle down exactly where I am. I dwell within the body, at ease and without striving for any particular state of mind.
As thoughts and feelings arise, I observe them without moving. Breathing, relaxing, observing. Everything I witness comes and goes. Eventually there are long moments of just Being. Sometimes thoughts persist the entire time, surrounded by spaciousness. Sometimes there are few thoughts and just Peace.
This technique was shown to me by my guru and is described on the meditation page on my blog.
On top of that, I read and contemplate many works along with practicing mantra meditation and mindfulness.
Non-dualism is a wonderful way of mind-training. I love the non-dualist text I Am That by Nisargadatta Maharaj.
Namaste :) Best of luck with the retreat! It sounds wonderfully intense.
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