Overview of the Discovery Meditation Process
- Begin your meditation as you usually do (such as the basic meditation or any type of meditation process you feel comfortable with) or just sit and relax.
- Relax and allow your mind to be open to thoughts and information.
- As a thought enters you mind, follow that thought and allow it to take you further and further down a path until you feel you have exhausted that thought or recognize the thought is not taking you to a place you desire.
- If you are at that point of needing to change directions in your thought, be still, and allow a new thought to come forward and then follow that thought to its end point.
- Repeat this process of trial and error discovery, until you conclude your meditation.
As you meditate, choose one or two points or thoughts to consider. Don’t try to put too much into it. Keep it simple so that the mind can broaden and grow. Allow the mind to be clear of trying to remember what comes next.
As you start your meditations, different avenues can be used. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Also, be aware that knowledge comes through learning which may take time. As you develop your talents and abilities, you will find that it is by step after step and not in a giant leap. Enjoy each step for they have things to offer and insights to experience. Feel free to try other meditations and create your own.
You cannot force your mind to become open or blank. The harder you try, the more thoughts are generated trying to convince your mind not to think and that causes more thoughts to suppress those thoughts and a cycle begins. So, the proper procedure would be to sit comfortably and let your thoughts wander. Don’t try to decide a direction or focus, but sense what comes to mind. As you experience this, notice that feelings and thoughts arrive without effort and that a period of openness can also be established. In other words, let your mind wander and then the feelings or thoughts may enter. A mind engaged in exercise is not free to receive.
Sometimes you need to invest time in order to discover answers or questions. In the process, you train your conscious and subconscious to see what you can find. You can also try to slow down the mediation process and achieve greater benefits.