Mindful Meditation for Enlightenment!

Mindful Meditation is a very simple meditation that can be practiced anywhere and at any time. To be mindful means to be present in the now.

All senses are experienced by the mind, and the mind is experienced by consciousness. To be mindful is to be conscious of whatever the mind is experiencing at any given time.

Mindful Meditation Burst

From a state of pure consciousness, beyond mind, you will realize that the emotions and feelings you have towards various events are merely the products of the entrainment of your mind.

When seen from a higher level, there are no good or bad events. Good or bad is the label the mind places on events and is what causes the positive or negative emotions and feelings.

In reality, nothing out there can affect us. We are affected by our state of mind and our perception of whether things are good or bad.

Mindfulness meditation can be practiced by simply being fully aware and focused on whatever you are doing. Be free of thoughts. Thinking of the past or the future while doing something keeps you from the experience of the moment.

Think of a time when you’ve eaten a meal while watching a TV show and not even remembering the taste of the meal, or whether or not you enjoyed it.

Not all thoughts of the past or future are bad. Contemplation on the past, and visualization of the future are indeed very good, but they must have their own time, where the purpose of the present moment is to focus on the past or future. Do not rob the present moment by not being there.

Mindful Meditation Buddha

Mindful Meditation is all about control. If you are not in control of your mind, then your mind is under the control of unseen forces. You are not your thoughts, and the thoughts in your mind are not yours.

The easiest way to begin is to focus on the breath. You can remain focused on the present and the task at hand by simply focusing a small part of your awareness on your breath, sense each inhalation and exhalation as you go about your day.

This will keep your mind free from wandering. Thoughts are actually quite distracting and unnecessary in most situations. There is a big difference between thoughts, and thinking.

If you are eating, eat and enjoy it in the moment. If you are reading, read and enjoy it in the moment.

One thing at a time, Free your mind.

Return to Meditation for Enlightenment

Return from Mindful Meditation to True Enlightenment

Enlightening Lotus

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find anything that agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
(Siddhartha Gautama)
(The Buddha)
563-483 B.C.

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