WELCOME to my Systematic Mindfulness Meditation Training Classroom.
Practice these Mindfulness exercises daily to experience the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation. 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 12/52 you intentionally develop your perception of impermanence by changing the way that you perceive breathing. In the previous training you developed the skill of abandoning all participation with the deflation of your out-breath, this draws awareness inward. In this training you then turn your attention towards developing clarity of the end of each out-breath.
As the end of the out-breath clarifies you can than observe a gap between the breaths before you experience the arising of the beginning of the in-breath. As this develops all you see is "end - gap - begin". Questions & Answers
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 13/52 you intentionally develop sensitivity to the four elemental qualities of experience. They are experienced as Earth Element = a range of ‘soft’ to ‘hard’, Fire Element = a range of ‘cool’ to ‘hot’, Water Element = a range of ‘dry’ to ‘wet’ and Wind Element = a range of contraction to expansion (movement).
These four elemental qualities are the building blocks of all experience appearing before perception and the proliferation of the mind. By developing sensitivity to these elemental qualities all experience breaks up and identification with experience ceases. Questions & Answers
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 14/52 you further develop your perception of the four elemental qualities. As this perception strengthens and concentration develops, you intentionally bring awareness to the borders between things such as one of your hands touching the other or your body pressing against the chair or floor.
As you focus on the elemental qualities at these points of touch the mind created perceptional borders start to dissolve and you can experience reality free from separation. Questions & Answers
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 15/52 you change your focus from observing the elemental experience of your body in the previous trainings, to developing the skill of observing the habitual movements of your attention away from them. This is done by using the elemental quality of the touch of your hands as a reference point from which to observe when awareness shifts towards habitual thinking.
Observing these shifts in attention strengthens mindfulness, lowering the time lost within habitual thinking thereby allowing you to observe when it arises and eventually the desire to think the thought itself. Questions & Answers