Monday, February 16, 2015

Buddhist meditation with healthy ways of living

Buddhism is an oriental philosophy of life that gives advices for reaching happiness, kind human relationships and high level of skill. The basic advice of Buddhism is the same as of all skills: attentin. In Buddhism one should have a wide awareness that includes the present moment, one's own life, one's social relationships and one's relationship to the wide world. This is called meditation and should bring happiness. Compassion is encouraged and said to make one's awareness better, more meditative, i.e. widely aware and living the present moment with the senses. Awareness brings skills and wisdom with which life becomes easier. Awareness of the senses, of one's own feelings, of wise ways to live and be a member of the society bring content to life and wisdom to meet life's challenges wisely.
These work best with an emphazis on naturality. That is why the basic Buddhist exercise, sitting meditation, consists of letting go and just sitting, enjoying the senses, the present moment, following one's breathing. Naturality also means following one's feelings fully and compassionately. It also appears to mean healthy natural ways of living, at least that cures the course to something more familiar and surely healthy in psirit. Poems seems to have this kind of mixture of awareness with one's feelings too and healthy wise things to do.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Keep personal space around you for the comfort of feelings

Like when you sit with a blanket around yourself or put on a woolen shirt when it is cold, you kind of emotionally reserve some space around you for yourself, for your emotions' comfort. Likewise your emotions typically need a large sphere around you and in front of you, to allow yourself to tune emotionally into the things you do and associate with, and to allow yourself personal freedom to be emotional in ways that are healthy and natural and good for you. A kind of protection space for your emotions and for your wish to also feel about the things in life. (For me that space is over a meter in my front side and maybe 30cm to the sides and my back, and half a meter up and down from me.) You do not need to keep that space empty, you just need it in your mind for your emotions, you need to dominate the emotional side of that space sociually in what comes to your own emotions only.