Meditation for the empty mind: The foundation

Tine (@tine) 8 years, 10 months ago

the following is a summary of one of three parts to Step (1) from Franz Bardon’s, ‘Initiation Into Hermetics’, though this books purpose is to introduce the individual to the idea of magic, i found that the steps described are very practical, including what i am about to share, this is in relation to meditation,

(Mental)

Step (1)
– Sit comfortably and relax the body
– Observe train of though for 5-10 minutes based on ability
– Observe as attentively as possible
( do at beginning of day and end of day )

the point of Step (1) is to sit in your thoughts and become familiar with the intention to do so, thoughts over time will come less chaotically, move on to Step (2) when you can sit for at least ten minutes observing your thoughts without interruption.

Step (2)
– Sit comfortably and relax the body
– Observe only specific groups of thoughts for 5-10 minutes based on ability
– Observe as attentively as possible
( do at beginning of day and end of day )

the point of Step (2) is to build on the mental foundation of Step (1) by starting to filter what you consider, keep distracting thoughts from intruding, learn to hold only what you want to in your mind by focusing on groups of thoughts, such as, only thoughts that make you feel: ‘happy’

Overlap exercise into daily life, use it in the mental transition to and fro work, school, etc, during tasks or projects, learn to hold on to only the thoughts needed, move on to Step (3) when you can sit for at least ten minutes observing your thoughts without interruption.

Step (3)
– Sit comfortably and relax the body
– Observe only one thought for 5-10 minutes based on ability
– Observe as attentively as possible
( do at beginning of day and end of day )

the point of Step (3) is to continue to build on the mental foundation of the first (2) steps by narrowing down what you hold in your mind to one thing, Overlap exercise into daily life, use it in the mental transition to and fro work, school, etc, during tasks or projects, learn to hold on to only the thoughts needed,

move on to Step (4) when you can sit for at least ten minutes observing your thoughts without interruption

Step (4)
– Sit comfortably and relax the body
– Observe no thought for 5-10 minutes based on ability
– Observe as attentively as possible
( do at beginning of day and end of day )

this is the final foundation piece for meditation, once you can clear your mind of all things, consistently, for ten minutes, you are ready to move on to greater and more intricate meditation practices, Overlap exercise into daily life, use it in the mental transition to and fro work, school, etc, during tasks or projects, learn to empty your mind.

January 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm
theonewhomakesmusic (0) (@theonewhomakesmusic) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

What about just sitting comfortably and realizing you don’t have to do anything? That’s freedom.

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Tine (366) (@tine) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@theonewhomakesmusic,

i agree, but often our minds are to tattered to start in serenity, we must work our way there, if you meditate then i am sure you remember this beginning phase,

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