52 Guided Meditations
Mindfulness Trainings 24 - 27
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.
MIDL Training 24 / 52:
Calming Mental Activity
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 24/52 you learn the skill of abandoning all participation through developing sensitivity to mental activity and softening the desire 'to do'. While the previous training was concerned with deconditioning defensive emotional charge, this training is concerned with not conditioning it in the first place.
With practice you will be able be able to bring all mental proliferation and commentary to an end, allowing you to experience the purity of awareness free from content.
MIDL Training 25 / 52:
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 25/52 you learn the skill of expanding your awareness to experience the field of the six senses in order to develop understanding and cultivate the conditions for wisdom to arise.
Expanding awareness also gives the mind space to run and is the antidote for the fourth hindrance to meditation: restlessness. Awareness is our lens to the world and like a camera can be focused to one point or opened to take in the whole picture. Developing the skill of expanding and contracting the field of awareness is an important part of MIDL practice.
MIDL Training 26 / 52:
Using Touch Points
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 26/52 you learn the skill of using points of touch to develop momentary concentration and as an antidote for the third hindrance to meditation sloth & torpor.
Where as the previous training of expanding awareness lowers energy levels to settle restlessness, touch points increase energy levels disolving the energy imbalance of mental sluggishness. By slowly cycling awareness through different points of touch within your body and mentally experiencing each point you will experience an increase of energy, steadiness of mindfulness and increased clarity of awareness.
MIDL Training 27 / 52:
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 27/52 it is now time to transition from seated meditation to standing in order to learn how to bring mindfulness meditation practice into your daily life. The key to standing meditation is to develop mindfulness of body through sensitivity to balance. Learning how to use the experience of gravity to balance your body.
Gravity is predictable and always pulling straight down. If you are not aligned with gravity then your muscles will tighten and you will become tired. If you are aligned with gravity then not only will your muscles relax but also the inside of your body as well.