A Simple Yet Powerful Meditation of Mindfulness

One of the meditation techniques that I learned early on in my Gnostic journey is called “mindfulness”. It is an ancient simple technique from the Buddhist tradition, and yet very effective. I like to do it out in nature, but it can be performed anywhere where you find yourself. It is done like this:

Sit down somewhere where you are comfortable, be it a chair, cushion, rock, grass, sand etc… put all of your thoughts of the day aside and become aware of your surroundings. Take some deep breaths, holding it for a moment, and then exhale. Close your eyes. Continue reading

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Awareness of the present moment

Being aware of the present moment is a very simple exercise, and it is a fundamental beginning of spiritual transformation. By being aware of the present moment, we activate our consciousness, which is what we are beyond our body, personality, thoughts and emotions. By activating it we step outside of constant stream of thoughts and emotions. Most often we are not aware of the present moment, so it’s necessary to apply an effort to be aware. Being in constant daydreams and thinking about the past or the future is much more common state to be in during daily life. There are many thoughts which pass through our mind without us intentionally thinking about them. Those thoughts then activate corresponding emotions which holds us even more in a state of unawareness. Continue reading