December 20, 2010 9:15 PM Subscribe
I am seeking advice on meditation technique. Up to this point, I have only been able to meditate through motion, ie running, yoga. I have never been able to meditate in the classic, sitting still sense, until now. I've got a start on it and want to develop this as much as possible.
posted by allelopath to religion & philosophy (9 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
This opportunity to meditate in stillness is provided by some recent, difficult, events in my life, with another one on the way. My meditation consists simply of focusing on the pain/tightness in my chest resulting from emotional distress of these events. I simply lie down and "be" with this feeling and after an hour or so, deep breaths and sighs come up, sometimes images. While the deep breaths and sighs feel good, I don't necessarily feel better after this is over.
So again, I am seeking advice, technical really, on how to fully get into this. I'm told that Sufi's see times like these in one's life as the opportunity. I am not a religious person at all, so reading the Quran is not what I'm looking for. Same for Rumi.