Consciousness
A meditation scripts for probing the nature of consciousness
  • Object awareness
    • Focus on your object of choice (the breath, usually)
    • Move your awareness to other objects, the body, sound, emotion etc.
    • Rotate between objects at a regular but relaxed pace
  • Non-choice awareness
    • Try to open yourself up to many of these objects at once
    • When you notice a sound, be aware that you noticed it
    • The same for a breath, a thought, a physical sensation etc.
    • Let the objects draw you to them
  • Natural awareness
    • Focus on your entire body
    • Especially the back, feel the enclosed shape of your body
    • Become aware of all sensations at once
    • Everything you experience, sober or intoxicated, awake or asleep occurs as a perturbation of consciousness
    • Merely a ripple on its surface
    • Consciousness is like a bubble, containing all of your reality
    • It floats weightlessly and deforms easily, always springing back
    • Let yourself be aware of this, the container of all experience
    • This bubble is not inside your body, or your head, though those objects appear within it
    • It is the sum total of everything
    • Let the boundaries between you and the universe dissolve
      • They were never there in the first place
    • Your consciousness is expansive, limitless and warm
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  • Let go of all focus and effort, just be with your consciousness
  • Let go of your beliefs and opinions, they do not define you
  • Let go of the pursuit of facts and truth, drop everything and sit in the space that remains
  • When we find our awareness, there is no effort, there is no concentration, only relaxed expansiveness
  • Sit, and if you once again become identified with thought, gently push your awareness out to encompass everything again
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