52 Guided Meditations


Mindfulness Trainings 20 - 23

These 52 MIDL Mindfulness Trainings allow you to deepen and establish Mindfulness meditation in the midst of daily life without the need for intensive meditation practice.

20. 'Observing Thinking' 21. 'Thinking Patterns' 22. 'Past and Future' 23. 'Emotional Charge'

MIDL Training 20 / 52:
Observing Thinking

In MIDL Mindfulness Training 20/52 you have now developed the mental factors and skill needed to take thinking as a meditation object without identifying with it. By releasing the habitual mind you can allow it to produce thought and follow the process of thinking in order to develop understanding of its habitual and impersonal nature.

During this training you learn to observe your experience of thinking and find that thinking has no shape or form but rather manifests as one or a combination of the five senses. We see, hear, smell, taste or feel our thoughts. Its impersonal and fleeting nature is revealed.

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MIDL Training 21 / 52:
Observing Thinking Patterns

In MIDL Mindfulness Training 21/52 you continue to release control of the habitual mind, allowing it to produce thought so that you can observe the process of thinking to develop understanding. Through this observation you will start to see the conditional habitual thinking patterns within your mind. The habitual tendency of fascination with past and future will become clearer to you.

The defensive qualities of complaining, judging, fantasising, doubting etc within your mind start to map out the defensive qualities of what you may have believed to be your personality.

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MIDL Training 22 / 52:
Present, Past and Future

In MIDL Mindfulness Training 22/52 you continue to observe the habitual patterns within your mind by intentionally directing your attention towards the movement of the focus of awareness between past, present and future. By doing this in a methodical way you will learn to observe the changes in feeling within your body in relationship to memories of the past and thoughts of the future.

This interdependence will become clearer to you. You will also be able to observe the uncomplicated nature and your body’s response when awareness rests within the experience of the present.

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MIDL Training 23 / 52:
Decondition Emotional Charge

In MIDL Mindfulness Training 23/52 you develop the higher MIDL skill of deconditioning the emotional charge attached to thoughts and memories. Our mind has a simple survival sorting mechanism in which it uses feeling tone (Vedana), to sort memories as dangerous or safe.

It attaches pleasant feeling to signify safe memories or unpleasant feeling if the memory is perceived as being dangerous. Through using the MIDL Softening skill you can experience and soften your relationship of attraction or aversion towards the feeling, deconditioning the strength of the feeling tone attached to the memory.

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Exercises 24 - 27