If you are following this blog you have seen many examples of how the benefits of meditation are enhancing peoples lives. You have also heard me say before that peoples biggest excuse not to meditate is that they do not have enough time. How many minutes every day do you sit in front of the TV, on Facebook or surfing the web? Most who say they do not have the time just need to prioritize what it is that they are doing with their time. We have looked at some active meditations in previous blog posts that take as little as 2-3 minutes that you can work in to your day and will offer many benefits. Sometimes these active meditations can be used as a gateway to building a more in depth meditation practice.
What is “Identification”? MEDITATION IS MEANT TO BRING you to a state of watchfulness or witnessing. This means that you are a bit like someone on the sidelines. Things go by but have nothing to do with you. You do not interfere or question (whatever is) happening. You watch and, maybe, even enjoy everything that passes by. What has this to do with the term “identification?” In meditative practice, there is a very lengthy story of a man with a fine home. It catches fire and burns uncontrollably. The man despairs of not having sold it to the many interested buyers. He is saddened by the fact he now owns a worthless ruin. As the fire burns, one of his three sons approaches and tells him not to despair for the home was sold the day before and at a good price. Click Here to learn More About Meditation! The man is suddenly no longer identifying himself with the tragedy and watches calmly as the fire continues to rage. The second son asks how the father can so peacefully watch the home disappear in the flames. His father reassures him that the home has already sold for a large sum. The son corrects him and says that the buyer had not fully committed to the purchase and that the house […]