• Rene Miranda replied to the topic Stages 1 & 2 in the forum Meditation 4 years ago

    Dear Joseph,

    Bravo1
    The kind of subtleness, serenity, you describe tell me you are finding your way sweetly.
    I am glad for you.
    Have you ever taken time in retreat?

    René

  • Rene Miranda replied to the topic Stages 1 & 2 in the forum Meditation 4 years ago

    Hello Joseph,

    Good to hear from you again.
    Our attention naturally alternates between our object of focus and objects in the background. This is not a problem. You are just noticing them now because your stability of attention is stronger. You notice them before they take you on to a story. That is a good sign. When you find your attention…[Read more]

  • Tord,

    What I imagine is happening is that you are trying new exercises to strengthen the power of conscious awareness. Since they are new, there is a learning curve. However, the exercises are valuable tools you will always have at your disposal.

    I also recommend you try the body scan whenever you find yourself at stage 4 and gross…[Read more]

  • Hello Tord,

    I see you are an experienced and dedicated meditator. It also sounds like Culadasa’s method is taking you to new places and deepening your meditation experience.

    Yes, increasing the total power of consciousness by stabilizing attention while simultaneously cultivating strong peripheral awareness takes your mind to deeper states…[Read more]

  • Rene Miranda replied to the topic Stages 1 & 2 in the forum Meditation 4 years, 1 month ago

    Dear Joseph,

    I am impressed with the level of awareness you have of your mind and the world around you. Truly.
    All humans have varying abilities to realize what is coming from their own interpretations versus what others are experiencing. You are not unique in that way. And you have discovered for yourself, albeit with the esteemed and…[Read more]

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