How to meditate? 

by sunil on June 14, 2015

Obviously there are various schools and procedures but I think this is as simplest as it can get. 

To the question ‘ How to Meditate?’ Zen mister answers on Tumblr : 

Starting today, set aside 10 minutes to half an hour. Set a timer for the amount of time that you want to sit. Find a place where you will not be interrupted, Sit in a comfortable place with your spine straight. Place your hands in your lap. Keep your eyes slightly open with a soft focus on a spot on the floor in front of you.

Take a few (between three and twenty) slow deep breaths. Breathe in through your nose as you fill your lungs use the air to straighten and correct your posture. Hold the breathe in for a moment then breathe out slowly through your mouth. If you plan on taking 10 or 20 deep breaths, count the breath as you exhale. If you lose track of your count just pick a number and keep counting from there.

When you finish with your deep breaths, return to normal breathing through your nose. Count each breath as you exhale, count your breath from one to ten. If you lose count, you know you have been carried away by a thought. Bring your attention back to your breath and resume your count at 5.

Periodically check your posture to make sure your back is straight. Don’t worry if you are doing it right. If you notice yourself thinking, don’t judge the thought, label it thinking and go back to your breath. If you think you want to get up before the timer goes off, label that thinking and go back to counting your breath. Don’t expect to feel blissful, only feel what your feel. Many disturbing thoughts might arise. When they do, label them thinking and go back to counting your breath. Don’t worry about doing it right. Doing it is right.

Try it now.

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