People tend to have busier lifestyles today, and this has brought with it an increase in the number of people that have taken up meditation in order to try to relax their minds and calm down.
Seven years earlier while I was at Esalen in Stan Grof’s “Transpersonal Psychology” workshop doing certain breaths I felt my ajna center as a concentrated point — an actual place. I did a painting and by focusing on the painting I felt “ajna” more and actually put a dot on the forehead of a character in my painting (Silly Sy Ben) where the people from India put a spiritual symbol on their forehead. Now I have found out that concentration is a prelude to meditation. And in deed one definition of meditation is focused concentration. But I find that and all definitions lack. Your practice and experience is what matters.
Meditation. One of the best methods that can offer total relaxation from stress. You can join buddhist meditation baltimore, people there can help you do this correctly, or you can simply do it yourself, guided with some books and basic knowledge in this relaxation therapy.
Meditation is therefore a step towards quality health. It makes one feel complete and all happy in all aspects of life. You will be able to focus on the most important things that bring complete fulfilment. In religions such as Buddhism, meditation is proposed as a way of enabling individuals to understand their environment.
Outside of Huxley at night there could be a fire in the wood burning fireplace. A world renowned Schooner Operator could be playing classical guitar alone. While at the other end of the deck a couple of people are sipping tea or coffee. Others coming up from the baths refreshed and ready for sleep. Couple of raccoons vibrating calmly nearby as a mystical lady tells you to fear not. Their scent uniquely pungent still to my memory. Sounds of nature flourish. Sparks from the crackling fire fly up into the gentle breeze of the cool crisp evening toward the star filled universe surrounding us. Stratus clouds intermingle with silhouettes of tree branches.
My ajna center nearly opened the first time I noticed around 1978 and 1982. My “equipment” for deeper meditation had not been built, though at that time. That which I am sharing is learnt & remembered experience. It seems practicing slow Hatha yoga has a tremendously positive effect on the physical and emotional bodies.
There are no requirements, or rules. There is no wrong or right. You don’t even need to buy anything. You don’t need more than 15 minutes a day. It’s a gift that you can give yourself, and you don’t need anyone’s approval or credit card number. You can meditate anytime, anywhere, and any place.