[info]eternalearth 2011-09-29 03:41 am UTC (link) DeleteFreezeScreenTrack This Select After a few minutes, Sean came back into the living room with an extra Zafu and Zabuton, a large flat pillow and a smaller round pillow. He had his own leaning against the wall next to the Buddha. His was a tan color and the extra was a sage green. He set his set out next to the Buddha statue, and the green set in front of his. "Meditation comes in many, many different forms. Since I'm buddhist sometimes I'll chant before meditation, sometimes during, sometimes not at all. There's also an interesting form of meditation that is walking meditation, but today I'll show you typical normal meditation." Sean sat down on the round pillow. "You can sit on your legs which is very comfortable, Indian style, half lotus or full lotus." Sean demonstrated each sitting position as he talked about them and remained in full lotus.
"You don't want to be so uncomfortable that you can't focus, but a little discomfort should be expected. When you meditate I want you to count slowly 1...2...3...4. Each time a thought comes to your head, you start the count over. DON'T get mad at yourself if you find yourself going: 1... Man I need to do laundry...1...I suck at this...1...2...YAY I got to 2, DAMN IT!!! When a thought comes to mind, gently push it away and restart the count. I have days where I can't get passed one and I have days where I get to 20." Today was going to be a one day, he could tell.