Simple guided meditations
On the first side Richard guides us through a simple meditation
which invites an open heart. On the second side the second meditation
builds on the first to guide us deeper into the stillness of our
The cassette comes with a pamphlet to help you learn more from
Richard is founder and principal instructor of Rising Dragon Tai
Chi School. He has taught meditation for the past 15yrs and his
gift is bringing the wisdom of the East and making it applicable
in the West.
He says 'To be present we must want to be here and the key to
being present is the heart.'
Meditation is a formal time to replace the attention on the thinking
mind with attention on the feeling mind. Over a period of time
this brings into balance the two halves of the mind, the Yang/thinking
mind with the Yin/receptive mind. Instead of leading our lives
from our heads we relearn to listen and follow what is actually
happening. Often the question asked is "What should I do?" but
really the question is, "What is happening?" To know what is happening
we need to listen, when we understand a situation we know what
to do, then we do it.
The most important thing about meditation then is that it's not
something you do to yourself, it is something you allow. It is
a time to shift attention from the everyday thinking mind to the
mind of awareness which lies beneath it. As such it is a relaxation,
a dropping, a release which allows the object of concentration,
thebreath for instance, to come into the foreground. We use the
breath because it is a natural part of us, it's not something
outside us, we don't have to visualise it, it just is there.
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