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This question spontaneously arose during our Mindercise class last Wednesday. The discussion that followed was thought-provoking and inspiring. The basis of answering this question is the role of the ego.
From a yogic perspective, the ego is who we think we are...
Marilyn and I like to refer to ourselves as the "experience people" because a big part of our teaching style when we teach people mindfulness meditation is to help them understand what they should be experiencing during meditation...
Although on one hand there are no correct or incorrect experiences during mindfulness meditation, on the other hand we all do share a general meditation experience...
Traditionally, a person would learn mindfulness meditation from a teacher and would become his or her apprentice. Teachers would guide each student's understanding of their personal meditative experiences and through this process a student would become familiar with the goal of meditation...
Active Mind includes everything in human awareness that is transitory. Everything that comes into our mind, stays awhile and passes...
Meditation Awareness is a unique state of awareness but it is also a natural human experience that happens throughout our day such as when we are falling asleep...
During Meditation Awareness all of our five senses are open and unrestricted. We hear every sound that enters our ears, we see every sight before us in our immediate surroundings, we taste any tastes that may be present, we feel our body's sensations as we sit or walk, and we smell any aromas in the air...
Some of you might be thinking: "Well, experiencing Meditation Awareness may be enjoyable and it may even reduce my stress but what practical purpose does it have? Experience is all well and fine but..."
Congratulations on asking such a great question because meditation is the ultimate paradox...