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  • Sam B replied to the topic Stage 6 questions in the forum Meditation 1 year, 3 months ago

    Thanks for your reply Jeremy, that is super clear.

  • Sam B started the topic Effortlessness in the forum Meditation 1 year, 3 months ago

    Hi Everyone,
    My practice has really been taking off lately and I have some questions about whether I’m ready to start experimenting more with dropping effort.
    Is meditative joy the marker for when you are ready to drop effort? In the book he says that attention remains stable, mindfulness high, and joy tends to happen when you’re ready to…[Read more]

  • Yes I agree diligence is a better word to use. Something about “striving” implies a lot of effort and stress.

  • Is it possible to change the nature of the striving? In my book striving toward a wholesome goal like training the mind is not inherently bad, it’s just that a little perspective is needed. Instead of striving to reach a level currently beyond what one is capable of (future oriented striving), instead maybe strive to practice the correct technique…[Read more]

  • Sam B started the topic Stage 6 questions in the forum Meditation 1 year, 4 months ago

    Hi Everyone,

    I’m working in (I think) stages 5-7, and I’m finding full-body breathing rather difficult. It was relatively easy to start feeling prana sensations when I started on stage 5 about 5 months ago, and since then I’ve been working with the body scan quite frequently. At this point I can direct my attention anywhere in the body and find…[Read more]