Alistair Vermaak

MEDITATION 1.4 – A Simple Meditation Process

Alistair Vermaak
Alistair Vermaak
MEDITATION 1.4 - A Simple Meditation Process

If you’ve never meditated before, you’re going to hear the term “monkey-mind” a lot and wonder what it is and how to control it.  Monkey-mind just means that our thoughts come and go, a lot and we often allow our thoughts to control our day.

By learning simple meditation processes we can easily tame the monkey.

It starts with focusing on your breath.  Focus on the breath comin into and leaving your body.  Whenever thoughts come to mind, allow them to come, acknowledge them, but then let them go just as easily as they arrived, and continue to focus on the breath.

Once your mind has focused on the breath and is silenced, you can just be……

If thoughts come again to the mind, see them, acknowledge them and let them go again and re-focus on the breath.  When the thoughts have left, you can just be, once again.

It takes time to train the monkey-mind to bend to your will.  You might be wondering what you’re supposed to “do.”  Nothing!  Sometimes, if you really have to do something, you can repeat a mantra.

We’ll get to mantras a little later.

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