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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Simple meditation exercise for today

Sitting in a comfortable posture.
I close my eyes with the palms on my lap facing up - the index finger touching the thumb at the tips.
Suck my stomach inwards gently
Breathe in - such that the lungs get all the air I breathe in - and not the stomach.
Breathe out - keeping the stomach still compressed
I do it a few times.
Now I imagine that I am a guest / visitor in my body.
I detach myself mentally from the body, and all the shortcomings and impositions of the world and imagine myself free - that I think is the afterlife.
Life - as I know itnow - is really the afterlife.
What is real, is myself as the guest / visitor - that is what remains (and not the body).
I try to feel myself without any limitations, being part of the God that resides in all of us.

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