Buddha was asked,
"What have you gained from Meditation?"
He replied, "Nothing! However," Buddha said, "let me tell you what I have lost:
Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insecurity, Fear of Old age and Death"
"Meditation takes you beyond the mind's noicy chatter into the pure awareness that is the source of all your Happiness, Inspiration and Love."
"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is."
What is meditation?
In essence, meditation is simply the practice of paying attention to what we are doing while we are doing it, whatever this may be. In the Buddhist tradition, this type of attention is called mindfulness.
Why do we meditate?
Meditation is the art of finding peace and happiness within by using simple methods of calming and stabilising our minds. Modern life can be stressful and busy. Most of the time we are carried along by the force of emotions, habits and conditioning and end up feeling tired and stressed by everyday life. Practicing meditation can change this. Meditation can help bring about a natural sense of peace and well-being that can extend to every aspect of our lives. People who meditate regularly tend to sleep better, handle the ups and downs of daily life with more clarity and ease and relate to others with more compassion and warmth.
How do we meditate?
To become proficient at meditation, we learn to identify and work with distraction, which is the tendency of the mind to drift off into thoughts and daydreams. Distraction disconnects us from the present moment. So, in meditation, every time our attention gets lost, we notice this and return it to the focus of our meditation. This is done gently, keep your focus on your breathing and when your mind wonders gently return it to the breath. And it is done patiently, again and again, until our mind naturally comes to rest of its own accord in the present moment.
You do not need to sit cross legged on the floor, anywhere you are comfortable is good. Sitting or lying down. If you are sitting, sit upright with a straight spine as this lets the energy flow through the body. Take a few deep breathes through the nose and close your eyes. Keep your focus on the breath, breathing in and breathing out. Remember if your mind wonders just bring it back to the breath. Kagya Samy Dzong
Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.
Love is not selective, just as the light of the sun is not selective. It does not make one person special. It is not exclusive. Exclusivity is not the love of God but the “love” of ego. However, the intensity with which true love is felt can vary. There may be one person who reflects your love back to you more clearly and more intensely than others, and if that person feels the same toward you, it can be said that you are in a love relationship with him or her. The bond that connects you with that person is the same bond that connects you with the person sitting next to you on a bus, or with a bird, a tree, a flower. Only the degree of intensity with which it is felt differs.
Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It sorely relies on what you think
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