Sunday, July 22, 2007

Meditation plus?

At this point, I’m ready to consider any sort of focused relaxation and/or breathing exercise as being meditation. I have done a couple mindfulness exercises, from the book Radical Acceptance, in the last week or so. I’ve been experimenting with using the pain in my back as a focal point, trying to accept it without resistance and watch its movement. It is a tricky exercise, but I think I’m not judging myself as much, so that is an improvement at least!

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