The goal of any meditation is to go beyond the mind and experience our essential nature—which is described as peace, happiness, and bliss.
So, you sit in a quiet spot and try Meditation and close your eyes. But your mind runs crazy…recreating fantasies, daydreams, or hallucinations, instead of the Stillness of being in deep meditation?
That’s because the mind is usually focused on external objects, and meditation is about focusing inward
My Interpretation Of Meditation
I know people who close their eyes, and the darkness overwhelms them and they kinda get weirded out. But irrespective, most people feel compelled to keep eyes closed during meditation, because, sensory organs like eyes and ears can chain us to physical senses, distracting us and making inward meditation harder.
I have NEWS.
Transform yourself and change the World
Even though in conflict with normal practice, Zen Buddhism and other traditions meditate with open-eyes. It focuses on engaging and being present in the world (the bodhisattva ideal) rather than escaping and isolating yourself from the world with closed eyes.
Benefits of open-eye meditation?
Easier to stay awake when sleepy - Develop strong concentration skills by focusing on a single object - Helps you merge your meditation practice with your regular life routine - Build your skill of watching and observing, which helps in social settings, coming up with new ideas, and many areas of life.
Amazing right? And How to make practicing open-eye meditation easier?
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