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A deep meditation

JeroenJeroen Do it with a smileNetherlands Veteran

This morning I had a pretty deep meditation. I was relaxed at the outset. I started with the breath and a turning within, and after a short while I felt a kind of rubbing in my sense of touch on my nose. It was a sense of tension, so I approached it with the rhythm of breath and a gentleness, and stayed with it a while. It was as if a small animal was sitting on my nose, there was a weight. It slowly relaxed, and a number of words surfaced, “Hemingway... Picasso... Barcelona”. The tension diffused.

I returned to the breath in my abdomen, and it felt as if something unlocked, a kind of dark brace which I felt disappear. Then a presence made itself felt, and it said, “I could make a big circle”, but I felt a grainy kind of drain near my anus, so I sent my attention there, and the presence followed. The grainy sensation quite quickly disappeared.

It was as if the rhythm of the breath was dissolving a series of blockages, in places where I sent my attention when I felt something. The idea of tenderness and gentleness helped a lot too. I feel in a really beautiful space now, it’s lovely.

Altogether a quite remarkable experience.

Shoshin1

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  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @Kerome said:
    This morning I had a pretty deep meditation. I was relaxed at the outset. I started with the breath and a turning within, and after a short while I felt a kind of rubbing in my sense of touch on my nose. It was a sense of tension, so I approached it with the rhythm of breath and a gentleness, and stayed with it a while. It was as if a small animal was sitting on my nose, there was a weight. It slowly relaxed, and a number of words surfaced, “Hemingway... Picasso... Barcelona”. The tension diffused.

    I returned to the breath in my abdomen, and it felt as if something unlocked, a kind of dark brace which I felt disappear. Then a presence made itself felt, and it said, “I could make a big circle”, but I felt a grainy kind of drain near my anus, so I sent my attention there, and the presence followed. The grainy sensation quite quickly disappeared.

    It was as if the rhythm of the breath was dissolving a series of blockages, in places where I sent my attention when I felt something. The idea of tenderness and gentleness helped a lot too. I feel in a really beautiful space now, it’s lovely.

    Altogether a quite remarkable experience.

    It’s nice when that happens isn’t it.

    The challenge now is to avoid the craving fir it to happen again

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    Yes that’s certainly one effect.

    Bunks
  • I was relaxed at the outset.

    Seems like a plan ... B)

    “He set forth the Dhamma, good in the beginning, good in the middle, good in the end, possessed of meaning and the letter, and complete in everything; and he proclaims the holy life that is perfectly pure. Seeing such consummate ones is good indeed."
    Kalama Sutta
    https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.065.soma.html

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