Rumination, Contemplation, and Mantra - 14feb23
Rumination is exhausting with its endless examination and reexamination of a problem! Let’s sustainably harness its energy.
During your inhalation mentally recite the FIRST rhetorical question “How could this feel stressful?” Physically relax as you intone “Om Ben-za Sat-to Hoong” as many times as is comfortable during a single exhalation. Then practice four rounds.
Train in compassion with the slogan, “All beings’ stress, may I soothe!” The SECOND rhetorical question “How could this never last?” and the THIRD “How could this NOT be me?” strengthen our practice of letting-go.
Practice each exercise in the manner of the first, in coordination with inhalation, mantra, and relaxation. After the fourth exercise rest in the non-graspable nature of mind,
with the slogans “Notice this…” and “relaxing!” for sixteen rounds. Repeat these contemplations and meditations as needed. _/\_
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