Meditation: visual/seeing and awareness 1

Thus far listening/hearing, touch, and taste have been experienced more fully through our morning contemplations and meditations. We now explore sight.

As each sense is more fully experienced, one experiences that Awareness is constant. It is always present, always aware, always functioning, and always widely, completely inclusive. No matter which sensorial apparatus is being experienced, when left as an instrument of Awareness -without preference or aversion generated by the sense of self- Awareness is wholistic, impartial, neutral, and completely inclusive. To Awareness, the touch of one’s butt on a chair or meditation cushion are equal; and these are equal to sitting on a rock, on sand, in water, out of doors or inside. The sense of touch makes no distinction between any of these. Touch is merely the sensation of tactile or energetic contact. Characteristics such as hard or soft, warm or cold are not important to touch itself, nor to Awareness. On the other hand, all of these criteria and characteristics are significant to the sense of the self, the personal ego, personality. Why?

Because the sense of self is a constructed identity which is a by-product of a collection of distinct sensations, characteristics, perceptions, thoughts and beliefs. Identifying is not only the habit of ego, but is how distinguishing/differentiating, and singling out. This is how the personality reifies itself as distinct. Due to this primal arbitrary and self-created distinctness, self designates characteristics and differentiation onto everything and everyone. All the while, Awareness is neutral, does not distinguish and, therefore, is a sameness and in that shared sameness with all that seems to exist.

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Day of Meditation: healing light – webcast

Thank you, everyone, for radiating into the world.

part 1
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Day of Meditation: Saturday

Let’s focus on healing on all levels this Saturday.

The link to enter and the schedule are the same each month.

Schedule:

  • 8 am MT: Set the focus, meditate.
  • 9 am MT: A visual presentation on equanimity
  • 10 am MT: Directed outside contemplation/meditation
  • 11:00: Meditation
  • Noon: Lunch for 1 hour.
  • 1 pm MT: discussion, Q&A
  • 1:30 MT: Meditation
  • 2 pm MT: short presentation
  • 2:20 MT: closing meditation
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A simple Wesak meditation

Radiate your light into the world.

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Meditation: taste and awareness 3

The one taste of Awareness is present in every moment of cognition and recognition. But, due to habits of consciousness, the neutrality and expansion within a moment and presented to our senses by an apparent object, is immediately categorized, named, and put through the personal filter of like/don’t like, want/don’t want. All the while, the neutrality of Awareness experiences the richness of moment by moment Awareness-cognition as one taste: equal.

This indicates that name/label, choice or heedless acting without thought, are all born from neutrality, from the sameness which is the experience of Awareness. Habits of consciousness, patterns of behavior and preference, are overlays to the neutral equanimity of Awareness.

What does that mean from a practical point of view? We have choice. Because we are Awareness.

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