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Gazing–The Easiest Meditation

| May 16, 2015
Gaze Into the Eyes of Your Beloved

Gaze Into the Eyes of Your Beloved

“If you want to know God

Then turn your face toward your friend

And don’t look away”

Rumi, 13th Century Sufi Poet

You like easy, right?

I like easy too.

You need all the easy you can get when you’re learning how to meditate.

I mean, it’s like you’re struggling to master posture, breathing, counting and your thoughts all at once. And then there’s those annoying noises and the fly buzzing about.

Tough stuff, huh?

What about we just let go of all of that?

What about you just pick something beautiful to look at, and you just look at it?

Sound too simple?

Well, that’s all you really need to do.

Just look.

It’s called gazing.

If you’re a normal human, and you really want to complicate things, keep reading and I’ll share a few refinements and little about what happens when you gaze.

Gazing Technique

  1. Choose an object
  2. Look at your object
  3. Use deep abdominal breathing –in through your nose, out through your mouth
  4. That’s ALL

Gazing Rules

  1. You can blink (gotta keep your eyes moist)
  2. You cannot look away from your object
  3. It will help to keep deep abdominal breathing going throughout

What May Happen While Gazing

  1. Changes come in your peripheral vision
  2. Waves of tension or emotion rise up inside you
  3. Just when the rising sensation becomes unbearable, it subsides
  4. Another wave begins building

Your Physical Reactions to Gazing

The rising waves inside you are your stored layers of stress, tension and emotion releasing. (Samskaras) If you stop your deep breathing, or swallow the pressure back down, you stop the release. Common symptoms of release are:

  1. Tears run out of your eyes
  2. Belching
  3. Yawning
  4. Farting (it’s allowed)

Good Objects for Gazing At

  1. Another person’s eyes are best, especially a close friend. Don’t be frightened if her face changes appearance. It’s just different past lives coming up. Eventually you may see and merge with her Soul, becoming One.
  2. Your own eyes in a mirror. This is good because it’s obvious that any “stuff” that arises is you own stuff. No one else is present!
  3. A candle flame
  4. A flower
  5. A landscape, but pick one distinct object in the view

Try to gaze for an hour at a stretch. Twenty minutes is enough to feel some release, but with an hour you should be able to get below your surface issues and into deep release.

Gaze every day. Then progress builds noticeably. I said this was easy. I didn’t say you wouldn’t have to do your work. The more you gaze, the deeper you get.

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