WISDOM | Meditation Mondays
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Why meditate? Recent studies from the Shamatha project—the most comprehensive study on the psychological and physiological effects of meditation to date—have shown that meditation doesn’t only heal the body and mind but can also potentially reverse some of the effects of aging as well!
Learning to let go of expectations, attachment, and judgment of others and yourself through meditation is instrumental to finally quieting the voice of negativity and ultimately changing your life for the better. Learn how to start your week right. Join us at NAB Communities for Meditation Mondays and kick-start your burgeoning meditation practice!
Join Us in Meditation…
Sit for 30 minutes, first with a feeling of calm settling, and then try to practice neutral observation. The observing attitude is not located in any special area, but you can choose to let it have a concrete base—a steppingstone, so to speak. Your focus can be your heart, your vertical centerline, or your breathing. This is called “neutral observation with a base.” It is important not to place the observer or witness in the head, or above or behind you. It’s easy to fall into doing so, perhaps because of the wording—after all, the eyes are placed in the head—and because we are so used to experiencing the world through mental perception.
From Presence Meditation: The Practice of Life Awareness by Jens-Erik Risom