In the last blog Meditation Series - Part 13 - Techniques For Practise Of Common Types Of Meditation - Mudras, we looked at focusing the meditation on the circulating electromagnetic energy around the body. Open Monitoring Meditation is quiet different.
I have found that a good technique to practising detachment of experiences with Open Monitoring Meditation is to 'let the experience go' once it arrives. That is, to practise 'blanking' the mind after each experience arrives so that you truly detach from the experience. The mind can be very active, and this is even more apparent when meditating. To try and be non-reactive and not engage in analysing the many thoughts, emotions and physical sensations we experience can be challenging.
Here are a few visualisations that can be helpful when you become aware you are having an experience (thought, emotion or physical sensation) during Open Monitoring Meditation;
- Imagine each experience is a cloud, and the cloud drifts by out of your awareness
- Imagine each experience is a bubble, and the bubble bursts and disappears
- Imagine each a veil going over your head to make your mind blank with each experience
- Imagine each experience becoming transparent to the point that it becomes completely clear and dissapears
There are many benefits of using Open Monitoring Meditation. For general techniques on meditation, click Meditation Series - Part 3 - Meditation Techniques.
The next instalment of this Meditation Series will be; Meditation Series - Part 15 - Techniques For Practise Of Common Types Of Meditation - Mandala
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Kylie Dowles, of Complete Vibrational Therapies, has a Diploma of Metaphysics and is qualified in meditation.
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