Instructions for the practice of
as taught by William Cooper, M.TH., LPC
distractions to a minimum I would sit
down comfortably, close my eyes, and
place my internal gaze gently on my
Awareness....aware of what is happening
in and around you right now.....so just
relax as that Awareness.....nothing you
have to do.....just let everything else
do its own thing. Awareness does nothing
but be aware. Easy! You are
automatically aware of thoughts,
emotions, sounds, sensations, etc.....so
just relax...no need to get involved
with them. Just let them do the work as
they unwind, release and melt out of
and relax as Awareness.
there will be lots of repressed stuff
coming out of you. Just let it come out.
It might be pandemonium for a while as
it floods out.
that you are Awareness.....and all the
other stuff does release out like a bad
odor and is gone....but you remain.
matter....all that junk clouding your
life burns off because, now, you no
longer feed it energetically. You don't
get involved with it but, rather, just
observe it. You let it expend itself
like a wound tight rubber band spinning
and flopping around as it releases and
Awareness either way and untouched. Only
your body and mind are seemingly
“working” and “reacting” to the
releasing hurts, fears, angers,
thoughts, etc. You are the One aware and
watching it all....effortlessly...as it
how you, standing as Awareness, are
always clear seeing in Awareness. Once
some of the other stuff burns off, that
clarity also seeps into the mind....and
into the body as well.
sit regularly you will experience your
Self as Infinite Awareness.....and it
will become obvious that all the other
stuff that is coming out of your system
is not you. You are the constant that is
always here watching and experiencing
all else burning off and disappearing.
And as it does burn off, your body/mind
clarifies and experiences an ever
expanding freedom, love, peace and
not have all that stress and worry in
you anymore. Nice to be clear.
this meditation is just resting as
myself (Awareness) and simply being
aware of everything else? Being with
life as it is?
Yes...that's called being your Self and
not trying to avoid or alter the present
moment by changing things. It is also
called, “Being in the now”.
couldn't I do that anywhere? It doesn't
have to be in meditation.
by “meditating” to minimize involvement
in the distractions. Quickly this
“meditation”, ie, living life
clearly....as it is.....will generalize
out to the rest of your life.
feels so much better than a life lost to
internal and external distractions.
why people meditate daily until clarity
long should I meditate each day?
much old painful and distracting stuff
do you have inside? It's like cleaning a
dirty room. The more you clean, the
quicker it gets done.
anything amount of daily meditation is
better than nothing.
start with what you will actually
do....and then do it...every day. Maybe
that is 5 minutes for you....that's a
start. Then work yourself slowly up to
an hour a day or so if possible.
you have the idea.
more thorough discussion, go to the
“Awakening Meditation” tab at
Love and Blessings, William