Tuesday, July 12, 2016

DAY 3

"The past should not be followed and the future not desired:
For what's past is dead and gone,
and the future is yet to come."
                  -Majjhima Nikaya III:131

Emily continued her readings and learning to meditate. She learned that she can not change others.

She took notes on "HOW TO PERFORM MINDFULNESS MEDITATION."
Step 1: Get in a comfortable position. Sitting down
or lying down with eyes slightly open.

Step 2: Focus your eyes on one spot like the
"third eye" (middle of forehead)

Step 3: Pay attention to your breathing,
when inhaling think "in," or "rising,"
or "comfort," or "surrender.
When exhaling think "out,"
or " falling away," or "letting go," or "release."

Step 4: Place your hands in a relaxing and
energizing mudra position.

Step 5: Be Aware

Step 6: Slowly come back into ordinary consciousness
-Take three long, slow, deep breaths.
-Rub the palms of your hands together
to generate heat
-Place palms over your eyes and face
-Open eyes and slowly lift your hands
away from face. Inhale deeply stretch arms
up over your head, with your hands interlocked
bend slowly to the right and then to the left.

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