For the last twenty years, my friends and I have been practicing meditation. You can read the full story about the first time I meditated here. I decided to share a few of the lessons from our first practice, including the practice of meditation as a tool for self-awareness and to help us avoid the traps we often fall into when we meditate.
Meditation is at the core of everything we do, and we need to learn how to do it well if we want to feel at peace. Although I can’t say that I’ve ever fallen into the trap of falling asleep in front of the TV while my mind was still engaged, I do know from my own experiences that there are a few things I do that just feel so good.
Some things are simply part of our default state, things like eating. Other things are simply part of our experience. For example, when you take a shower, there are a few motions you do that make you feel good. But that feeling is also something you do. While you are showering, you do something that makes you feel good. For example, I sometimes feel good while I am talking to my wife on the phone. But that feeling is also something you have.
There are countless things we do that feel good. Some times we do them for a specific reason. Some times, we do them because we are feeling good. Sometimes, we do them for a variety of reasons. But, we are also aware that the reason is the same for all of them. This is our default state, and we are not doing anything about it.
We are not doing anything about the fact that the reason is the same for all of them. We are not doing anything about the fact that we are aware that we are feeling good, that our default state is to feel good, and that we are aware of these things. We are not doing anything about these things because we are aware. We are doing them because they are part of who we are, and because we are aware of this fact.
When we are unaware, the default state is to feel good, and the default state of awareness is to feel good. You can think of the awareness as the awareness of self, or as the awareness of your default state. But, like all other states, awareness is not the same as awareness. To be aware of something is to be aware of that state. To be aware of awareness is not to be aware of awareness.
In any case, the default state of awareness is the state we are in when we are not aware of our awareness. So let’s just give it a try. First, take a few deep breaths. Second, notice the awareness of yourself, and notice the awareness of our awareness. Third, take another few deep breaths. This is the awareness of our awareness, and this is the awareness of our awareness.
I think it is important to pause for a moment before we start the meditation process. To take a moment before we start to “practice” it because we don’t want to “just sit down”. This would be a mistake. So again take a few deep breaths, and notice the awareness of your awareness, and the awareness of your awareness. This is the awareness of your awareness, and this is the awareness of your awareness.
This is a technique sometimes used in meditation to really focus on your breath and your attention. For some people, it helps to take a few deep breaths before the meditation begins. This is a little different, as our breath is very shallow, so we need to practice using the awareness of our awareness to really get deeply into our awareness.
The basic technique used here is to really focus on focusing on our breath. We breathe in, and we breathe out. We breathe in and we breathe out. We breathe in and we breathe out. When we breathe in, we focus our mind on our breath. When we breathe out, we consciously try to focus our mind on the awareness of our awareness. This is very similar to the way we train to drive.