by Tina Hamilton
Part Two – the Buddha’s teaching of Mindfulness of In-and-Out Breathing..
In part one – we looked at how one uses the breath as the focal point throughout the meditation. When the mind wanders, we come back to the breath – watching the inhale… exhale… and notice the breath as it changes, but not reacting or altering the breath.
As we continue our meditation practice, we start to feel more relaxed during the meditation sessions. And, with more practice we start to be aware of moments when we feel bliss. Do not attach to these moments. Just notice, and let go. Thoughts arise… and sometimes we get caught up in the thoughts. Bring yourself back to the breath, and just observe. Observe the breath. Observe the relaxed feeling. Observe as thoughts come… and go… read more…