Quit thinking about what you have done, through the sources you have, of memory.
Quit thinking about what you will do, through the sources of planning you have, in your analytical brain.
Quit thinking about what you are doing, through the sources of sensory appreciation you have, through the appropriate skhandas.
Perform every action, mindfully attentive of what you are doing, with no labelling, no desire, no running commentary.
Just 'see', and 'do'.
That's about it, really.....
identification wrote:Thanks, but I can't just intentionally stop doing all of that. It's not a light switch for me that I can turn on and off.
And he doesn't describe being mindful of actions or being mindful of anything. He says to build on this specific technique before moving onto mindfulness of breathing. And if this present moment awareness technique he's talking about just means to be mindful of anything in the present, that wouldn't make sense, because you can be in the present with the breathing, yet like I said, he recommends not doing that. The purpose of the technique from what I'm reading is to be able to get use to being in the present so then when you start mindfulness practice like being mindful of actions it will be easier. But I still don't understand how to do it.
identification wrote:The first meditation technique he describes in his book is present moment awareness. He says to be in the present and that it is a foundation for the rest of the techniques. But he doesn't describe how to be in the present moment, no object, nothing. How do I practice this?
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