Meditation – Self-Aware Consciousness
This is a set of guided meditation practices.
It is one of a selection on this site that we can discover and take up regularly if we wish to.
It is recommended that we choose a set of practices and stay with them for a given time. More on how and why to practice meditation regularly.
There are two versions:
– the full session including an introduction and guidance on each practice. It is warmly recommend to watch this one at least once in order to benefit most from the practices.
– a shortened version with the practices which could be followed repeatedly as a way of doing our own regular meditation.
This is the full session (36 minutes). Watching this at least once will help us gain most from the practices.
This is the edited version (22 minutes). A good way of doing our daily meditation would be to simply follow this recording.
Read more about meditation practice.
If you are doing the practices and have any thoughts or questions, you are welcome to contact us.
Summary of the Practices
1. Inner preparation
We consciously turn our attention to the infinite and invisible Presence that underlies our own mind and is also the hidden support of the whole cosmos. [About one minute.]
More on the preparation for meditation
2. Breathing practice
Breathe consciously, and a little more slowly and deeply than usual.
With each in-breath say, silently, ‘Here’ and with each out-breath ‘Now’.
[About five minutes]
Imagine that you are sitting in a space filled with light and stillness.
See yourself bathed in that light and stillness.
[About five minutes]
4. Meditation on a text
I AM SELF-AWARE CONSCIOUSNESS.
FREEDOM AND HAPPINESS ARE REVEALED
IN MY TRANQUIL MIND.
Repeat the text silently a few times until the meaning is grasped, then focus the attention on that. If the mind wanders off, firmly and gently bring it back to the text and the meaning. [Six minutes.]
More about meditating on a text
5. Closing offering
Extend thoughts of unconditional goodwill to all. [One minute]
For more on how to meditate see this section on daily meditation practice.