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Blink Meditation Technique

Blink Method For Remaining in No Thought State

This meditation technique is a designed to train the mind to remain in the no-thought state. It is assumed that you have been meditating regularly and are capable of maintaining some level of focus and concentration.

Use breath meditation or any other method you are comfortable with that can bring your mind to rest. Bring awareness to watching for thoughts arising and make a conscious effort to lightly blink at first recognition of a thought while simultaneously acknowledging and letting go of it.

Your eyes may remain closed or in what ever position you normally hold them during meditation, but from a closed eye perspective it may feel more like a light squint, but let your mind see it as a blink.

Continue blinking at every thought until all thoughts subside. The process that takes place will initially be one where the recognition and blink come well into the thought, but with each subsequent thought you will find yourself catching them sooner and sooner. Eventually you will be able to catch them before the arise. This is evident by a blink that seems to occur for no reason.

As you start to catch more and more thoughts before they appear, your mind starts to recognize the futility in sending up any more and it simply subsides into a calm, peaceful no thought state.

The best part of this meditation is that with continued practice it can be brought into your daily life outside of meditation. A blink is such a common occurrence it doesn’t mean anything to anyone other than you and allows you to hold no thought states during your daily life routines.

Michael L. Fournier


  1. Some people say this is the state where all divine power or miracles happen. If so, Is this true with Christian pastors? I have seen many but none of them had any meditation or whatsoever. What do you think?

  2. This is indeed a divine state simply by virtue of the fact that it remains outside of the comprehension of the rational mind. Continued time spent in this state, especially while carrying on normal activities reveals that there is some level of the mind that far exceeds in capabilities anything the rational mind can comprehend, such as intuition, gut feelings, heart based influences, etc. and is more reliable than rehashed memories being manipulated by the mind into a fantasy reality of the way we want things to be rather than the way they really are. Since I am not a Christian pastor and have little knowledge of what they may or may not practice, I can't speak to that. I have heard however, that some sects of Christian Monks engage in meditative practices, but again I have no first hand knowledge to rely on.

  3. The word Divine, which I should have clarified sooner, is one of those words that can easily be misinterpreted due to the limitations of language. Divine is usually interpreted as having to do with God. Any idea, image, concept, or thought of what God is is nothing more than that, an idea, thought,or concept, basically just some electrical impulses running through the brain. Different people have different ideas of what they think God is, but again these are still just concepts. Since there is no universally accepted concept of God, then whatever God is or is not lies beyond human comprehension and thought. The silent mind state of consciousness also operates outside of human comprehension and this parallel is what makes it Divine.