Truck drivers have one of the best jobs.
When they say one step at a time
they mean it.
Belief in God and reading his word can keep you focused and separated from the everyday events you have no control over.
Today read Psalms 1-12
One of the best practices of meditation is to learn to help others. Not just monterey items, but spiritual wisdom. What goes around eventually does come around.
You stop every night at a travel center or loading dock.You can build a community of like minded men and women by having coffee with them. We all need some help and you can be their first step.
What Meditation is and is not !
Meditation is very much aligned with modern science. Meditation is not magical, mystical, or unscientific. Everything that is discussed can be experienced. Meditation is very difficult and hard work, must be continuously practiced to maintain benefits (2 hrs a day after a 10-day retreat). You lose the benefits if you do not practice regularly. However, every little bit you do helps.
Scientifically Proven Benefits of mindfulness meditation
Recent studies show that even if you are doing something unpleasant, if you remain fully mindful w/o distracting thoughts, you will not become unhappy.
Meditation can be practiced by everyone with instruction.
Like most programs consult your family practitioner for advice.
I have been taught, teach and practice this form of meditation.
3 Great books to start:
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So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us and the art of meditation. We also have information on a 10 week program if you want to go farther.
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Concentration must be pure and based on moral principles (hunter example).
When you are mindful enough to suspend the above hindrances you can reach higher levels of concentration.
Following the moral precepts will help your ability to focus your attention. Breaking the precepts will obviously make it difficult for you to reach higher levels of concentration (3 legged stool ). Follow the precepts out of selfishness if you need to.
Anapana is mindfulness of the breath. This practice can take you through all 8 levels of concentration alone. You are even able go beyond the 8 levels and “dip” into enlightenment. It is not possible to be fully enlightened by this alone but a large majority of suffering will be eliminated.
Vipassana is “seeing things as they are” by mindfulness of sensations. This is the exact technique that led Siddhartha to his enlightenment.
3 types of wisdom, experiential is the greatest form and best for learning (see for yourself, don’t believe anything until you experience it).
Process of Vipassana
5 aggregates: body, consciousness, perception, sensation, reaction.
Do good, do no harm, purify your mind.
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