A COLLECTION OF ESOTERIC & KABALISTIC MEDITATIONS
Breathing Exercise 2
comfortably on your chair… Close the eyes and try to imagine that you are
concentrating the mind in the opening of the right nostril. I want you to
become conscious of your breathing… at that right spot… your right
nostril…and become conscious of the PRESENCE WITHIN… the Observer of
your own consciousness…
Next, concentrate the mind at the inside corner of the right eye and become conscious of the Presence within… Observe yourself being conscious…
try to concentrate your whole attention in the center of the skull….
to the back of the mouth just above the uvula…
Then to the bottom of the throat…
Then right down to the navel….
And finally at a position two finger- on top of your navel. At each of these positions you are to become conscious of being PRESENT and CONSCIOUS and AWARE of the moment…
your awareness of the present moment is rising…. You are heightening your
sensitivity and your intuition... Become once more conscious of your
breathing… making a conscious effort to pay attention…. focus
once more on your left nostril…on the out-breath going out… and on the
in-breath coming in… (pause)
simply observe breathing... Inhale.... and Exhale…. Normally. Let go of
everything else. As you breathe, become aware of what you are feeling at
each moment; the physical sensations in your body, your belly, your
diaphragm, your nostrils. This is cultivating mindfulness and alert presence
of mind. Direct your attention to the process of breathing, and stay on that
and that alone.
attention. Observe clearly; see things just as they are. Clarify. Penetrate
with insight. Stay with the breath, unifying and stabilizing your wandering
mind. Concentrate all your energies on the breathing.
(About 3 to 5 minutes)
third stage is the main part of the meditation. There is nothing left to do.
Opening to effortlessness, you have arrived fully in the present moment. You
are there, in non-judgmental, mirror-like awareness — choiceless
awareness. You're not trying to get anywhere or do anything. You have
arrived. You are present. You win.
is the time to enjoy being there, totally, one with yourself and the
world, in harmony with your surroundings — in harmony with everything. Just
being. Enjoying the joy and peace of meditation. Yes!
The meditative mind is silent. It is beyond thought. The meditative mind is the religious mind — the mind that is not touched by the church, the temples or by chants... rituals and the like... Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.