The concept of the four formless states (the four arupajhanas) was presented as a means of addressing those inner states of anger. The goal is to not struggle against the inner states. They are to be observed, accepted and resolved, on their own terms.
Nonetheless, I pondered his statements and it drove home the fact that (many) people (westerners) are socialized to view meditation with a HIGH Degree of circumspection. Meditation and meditating is mentioned 23 times in the (KJV) bible. Yet many still (choose to) remain ignorant as to what meditation really entails
Through proper focusing, the mind body connection can be extended beyond (basic) thought and action
How often during the morning, afternoon, evening, ride to work, week, month, . . . year is one ‘actually’ Present?? Embodying acceptance of the now moment is to exist and be present. There is being physically present: consciously occupying a physical space. There is being mentally present: being aware while undertaking and completing a task. … Continue reading The present of being ‘Present’
What becomes important is to make optimal posture a ‘conscious act’.