Archive for the Meditation insight category

Meditation Insight – The brain is an organ that generates thoughts

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

I randomly came across this quotation on a podcast somewhere a few months back, but it's stayed with me and the more I've thought about it the more I've realised it's a very useful thing to consider during meditation. The idea is this – just as it is your heart's nature to pump blood and […]

Meditation Insight – How do I know I am experiencing this?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

I believe that one of the key goals of Insight meditation practice (that is practice designed to move one towards greater understanding and enlightenment) is to observe and understand the fundamental way in which we experience reality.  It doesn't take much work to realise that a great deal of what we think we are experiencing […]

Meditation insights – "This"

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

One of the peculiar things about going deep into a meditative trance is that, much like when one is dreaming, one tends to accept ideas and concepts as being perfectly normal and mundane which under other circumstances one would find quite unusual or noteworthy.  A number of times I've done some meditation, or vision work, […]

Meditation concepts – The past didn't happen to you

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

One of the current effects of my practice seems to be that periodically I get new insights or ideas bubbling up through my mind which I then have to go away and think about, or meditate on, for a while to fully make use of them.  I'll pass them on here and see if anyone […]