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“Flower Meditation” Will Not Work - Meditation Is a Consequence

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“Flower Meditation” Will Not Work - Meditation Is a Consequence
By Zen Breaks • Issue #32 • View online
ZEN BREAKS 32 - “If you want flowers in your garden, you don’t have to think flowers…”

103. Meditation Is Easier Than You Think
Meditation Is Easier Than You Think
Meditation Is Easier Than You Think
Mingyur Rinpoche explains in simple ways what is meditation and how you can bring it into our day-to-day lives.
“Actually, to meditate, you do not have to do anything, like blocking thoughts, create a special state of mind, or be peaceful and calm.
There is no need for that.
Simply "be.”
As long as you are aware of something and maintain that awareness, that is meditation.“
104. You Cannot DO Meditation
'How to Meditate' for Beginners | Sadhguru
'How to Meditate' for Beginners | Sadhguru
Sadhguru explains what meditation really is and clarifies common misunderstandings about what it is: a consequence.
“One fundamental thing that we need to understand is, you cannot do meditation, because meditation is a quality.
A quality is a consequence of a certain process.
You can initiate a process, you can conduct a process.
You cannot conduct a quality – quality is just a consequence.”
Sounds strange? No, it’s like everything else in your life: a process:
“It is like, you want… flowers in your garden.
You don’t sit there and do flower meditation.
If you want flowers in your garden, you don’t have to think flowers…
You have to think soil, manure, water, sunlight.
If you conduct this process of these ingredients properly, flower and fruit is a consequence.”
105. What Can Mindfulness Do for Us?
Mark Williams on Mindfulness
Mark Williams on Mindfulness
Mark Williams, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford, discusses what the practice of mindfulness has to offer us, in a very simple and direct language.
The main aspects he discusses:
  • What is mindfulness and
  • What’s it for?
  • Does it work?
  • How does it work?
  • What are the practical implications of these new understandings from science and from the ancient wisdom?
He opens his talk with this inspiring poem:
“Enough. These few words are enough.
If not these words, this breath.
If not this breath, this sitting here.
This opening to life
we have refused
again and again
until now.
Until now.”
David Whyte from “Where Many Rivers Meet”
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