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|