Saturday, July 4, 2009

Meditating in Daily Life

The way to turn many ordinary activities into meditation or mindfulness practice is to focus your attention on what you are doing rather than letting your mind wander into the past or future.

There are also many other techniques. You can focus your attention on your movements mentally noting each movement you make. You may be able to use the technique you use in sitting meditation (ie. observing the breath, or repeating a mantra), during other daily activities like washing the dishes or taking a walk.

It's possible to meditate many hours a day this way, however that also means it's possible to over do it. People also need time to integrate their experiences and this means one should provide adequate time for ordinary thinking about the past and future.

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