- Sit somewhere quiet. Total silence is not necessary – but music, television noise, or people talking will be distracting.
- Sit comfortably. Sitting in a chair is fine. Sit reasonably upright, but do not strain to achieve any particular posture.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothes. Loosen your belt if it is tight.
- Close your eyes almost all the way, so that a little light enters but you cannot see anything clearly.
- When thoughts come – let them come. When thoughts go – let them go. If you find yourself involved in a stream of thoughts, let go of your involvement with them. Keep letting go of involvement. Remain uninvolved. Just let go. Whatever happens – let it be as it is.
- If you feel good – do not hold on to those positive thoughts. If you feel bad – do not reject those negative thoughts. Especially important: if you feel nothing in particular – do not drift into numbness and lack of presence.
- Remain alert. You probably will feel refreshed and empty minded.
- Do this in a dark, quiet room.
- You should keep your eyes closed.
- You can do this in your bed or a couch, but if you think you will fall asleep, don't lay down.
- You may feel strange when you first start. But don't be alarmed- this is all part of the process.
- Closing the eyes for a long time may make you feel sleepy.Focus on brain and make sure you empty your mind without thinking any life's petty ordeals.
Things You'll Need
- A couch or bed
- A thought you'd like to get rid of (Optional)
- A dark place (optional)
- No distractions
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