WELCOME to my Systematic Mindfulness Meditation Training Classroom.
Practice these MIDL Mindfulness exercises daily to experience the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation in your daily life. Devote at least 1 week to each exercise, do not skip a step and you will strengthen your Mindfulness and Concentration in Daily Life,
enjoy, Stephen Procter
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 1/52 you develop your initial skill in grounding your attention by bringing awareness to the sensate quality of your body as it sits in meditation. Through systematically opening up to the general sensate quality of your body, awareness naturally immerses within it.
This creates a reference point from which you develop the skill of observing habitual shifts of your attention away from your body towards thoughts, sounds etc. strengthening mindfulness. Questions & Answers
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 2/52 you develop the accuracy of your attention by intentionally moving your awareness through your body part by part. The factors that make up your attention are investigation, mindfulness, concentration and awareness. When moving your attention within your body do it in a systematic way and make each area that you apply awareness to small and accurate.
Mentally ‘feel’ each area by gently rubbing your awareness on the experience of that point, softening your relationship to it, allowing sensitivity to your whole body as a field of sensation to start to open. Questions & Answers
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 3/52 you retrain any habitual stress based breathing patterns to lower anxiety and as a basis for the development of mindfulness of breathing. Autonomous diaphragm breathing is essential to the development of mindfulness meditation as it affects the arising of the Five Hindrances to Meditation and the ability to use breathing as a meditation object.
Sensitivity to diaphragmatic breathing is also used as a basis to reflect the mind to decondition habitual patterns of reaction. It can be considered the first of the softening skills developed within MIDL. Questions & Answers
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 4/52 you develop your skill in softening your relationship towards all experience. Your skill in softening is then brought into mindfulness of breathing and your daily life as a way of bringing about mindful non-participation. This creates the basis for deconditioning habitual patterns within your mind.
Softening is an abandonment skill that refers to turning the experience of mental hardness associated with resistance into the experience of mental softness associated with acceptance.The foundation for the MIDL Softening skill is trained in MIDL Mindfulness Training 3/52. Questions & Answers