52 Guided Meditations
Mindfulness Trainings 28 - 31
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 28 / 52:
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 28/52 it is time for you to move from mindfulness of posture to full awareness of the transitions in-between the postures. By observing the experience of the transitions of your body between lying, sitting, standing and walking you will develop a continuity of mindfulness within your seated meditation and daily life.
You will also develop sensitivity to the intention to move it arises within your mind, allowing you to abandon the desire through use of your MIDL softening skill.
MIDL Training 29 / 52:
Loving Kindness Loved One
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 29/52 it is time to recondition your habitual defenses by cultivating positive qualities of heart. The natural feeling of love & kindness towards yourself and others is practiced throughout your life. If during your life you have been habitually defending yourself then your heart may be closed and intimacy with yourself or others may be weak.
By bringing a loved one to mind, sending them thoughts of love & kindness then transferring the feeling towards an image of yourself you can recondition the mind and make these loving feeling towards yourself your natural way of being.
MIDL Training 30 / 52:
Loving Kindness: Difficult Person
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 30/52 you take the foundation of loving kindness developed towards yourself & your loved one in the previous training, in order to recondition your relationship towards difficult people within your life. You do this by first generating the loving feeling towards yourself and your loved one then bringing a difficult person to mind while holding the loving feeling.
This may bring up some resistance causing the loving feeling to fade. You then bring your loved one to mind, strengthening the feeling before going back to the difficult person until yourself, loved one & difficult person are all loved ones.
MIDL Training 31 / 52:
Loving Kindness Pervasive
In MIDL Mindfulness Training 31/52 you take the foundation of loving kindness developed in the two previous trainings to embrace all beings. This is done by first generating the loving feeling towards yourself and those close to you, then gradually widening it to your neighbours, suburb, city, country, world to the whole universe. In this way loving kindness is cultivated to be unconditional and not only focused towards those that you can benefit from.
When decondtioning defensive habitual patterns it is necessary to replace these habits, once weakened, with positive qualities of heart if we are to live a meaningful life.