You have probably heard many times that meditation is to be aware. However, although we are all continuously aware of something, not all of us meditate. Being aware, being conscious, means experiencing colors, shapes, sounds, thoughts, emotions, sensations in the body and sensations at the level of the other senses. Our lives are continuous streams of[…] from attention to consciousness
Rabbit – duck What do you see? A duck or a rabbit? The perception continuously shifts. The precepts of the rabbit and the duck are competing for the space inside consciousness. Or rather, the perception creates either a percept of a duck or a percept of a rabbit. If one plays with it for a[…] Small mind- Big mind
Sometime ago I was cycling to town. Suddenly I saw the body of a dead cat, probably killed by a car. As I was approaching the carcass, my whole body reacted with disgust and all related emotions and thoughts. As I was getting closer, suddenly my perception shifted. It wasn’t a dead cat anymore, it[…] Dead cat and a leaf
First open your eyes. Now while keeping your eyes open imagine yourself as an empty space in which all sounds are happening. They come and go. They pass through the empty space of your body. None of them can harm you. The noise of passing cars and motorbikes, the horns, the voices of people. All[…] working with noise
Can you tell what is your flavour? How do “you” taste? The trees taste like my mother. My new trousers taste a little bit like a friend that wears similar ones. But how do you taste from inside? How do “you” taste for your own consciousness? But what is this flavour?How does it taste?The taste[…] what is your flavour?
This is an interesting exercise that helps recognize how the mind is creating concepts. While you’re reading these words you probably can hear an inner voice in your head voicing them out. You can see that there is some feeling, some identity attached to this voice. Although it’s your mind reading, the voice seems to[…] reading exercise
Relax and notice any attempt to self punch or to judge yourself. Recognize the mental and emotional pain it brings. Imagine that you are or your awareness is a guardian standing in front of the door to your heart and self punching activities are some malicious beings or forces that are trying to invade your[…] self punch