Contemplation of a Mandala #1

02 August 2017 9:35 AM
I just listened to a Binaural Beat Meditation for seven minutes  and gazed at a Mandala that I got from a Facebook Page - Ho'oponopono For Everyone.  The Binaural Beat was from one of the Spiritual Zen Subliminal Brainwave Entrainment -  Sounds rather silly doesn't it?  Some of the titles of these videos are a lot of hokum, but I've learned to ignore that.  The thing is, I've been looking at these videos for quite awhile.  I would meditate on the image, and listen to the sound.  I wanted to "break on through".  I discovered sitting still, in this chair, in front of my computer, for a certain amount of time would HURT.  I have problems with blood circulation.  I was learning to work through that...  but then I think depression, excessive heat, et al., got to me, because I got restless.  I found my attention drifting from the 20 to 30 minute meditation.  That restlessness made me realize I had to change what I was doing.  I don't want to SIT here in front of my computer, but for now, it will have to do - (I also do meditative walking.  See?  I am RESTLESS.  I have to move while meditating! However...)  Therefore, I decided, for the sake of starting this diary at opensit I would try something new, again.  Begin Again.  Always begin again. I decided to go with 7 minutes for now.  If I'm getting restless, BEGIN AGAIN, refocus.  My neck hurts.  My leg is numb.  I've got my leg propped, sole flat against the wall.  That helps.  What I discovered, and WHAT HAPPENED is this - I was able to sit for 7 minutes, looking at this Mandala.  I wish I could include a copy of this Mandala with this entry!  WHAT HAPPENED, was that I quieted down, and towards the end of the 7 minutes, I loved this Mandala.  I credit this as a SUCCESS.