Mindfulness Techniques for beginners: part 2

Mindfulness Techniques for beginners: Part 2

How to See

  1. Why it is a pen
  2. What truly it is
  3. Why like/dislike
  4. Unpleasantness
  5. Pleasantness in Unpleasantness
  6. Why breathing?

Miscellaneous

  1. How to deal with mental chatter
  2. How to deal with (sound) distraction
  3. How to make the practice easier

 

How to See

1.     Why it is a pen

Look at a pen. Know why you call it a pen.

 

2.     What truly it is

Look at a pen. Know what truly it is.

 

3.     Why like/dislike

Look at a pen. Know why you like (or dislike) it.

 

4.     Unpleasantness

Practice when you’re experiencing hunger.

 

Know why it is unpleasant.

 

5.     Pleasantness in Unpleasantness

Practice when you’re experiencing hunger.

 

See pleasantness in unpleasantness.

 

6.     Why breathing?

Know why you’re breathing.

 

Know what it is?

 

Miscellaneous

7.     How to deal with mental chatter

Doing nothing

Anchoring

Diluting

Eating (know why it came, know what is)

8.     How to deal with (sound) distraction

Know it is irritating

Know why irritate

Know why you dislike (or like)

Know that you don’t know how to use the distraction

Know what is

9.     How to make the practice easier

Practice in a group, especially a group that has an experience practitioner.

Have a teacher to guide your practice.

 

 

Read the Part 1

 

Written by Sung Yang in 2010. Revised in July 2017.

 

The above are some of the basic mindfulness techniques, Contact Sung if you’d like to learn more or interested in personalized techniques to facilitate optimal learning.