Posted by Jim (184.108.40.206) on June 28, 2000 at 13:59:37:
In Reply to: soul mates posted by danni on June 24, 2000 at 00:40:14:
Not knowing the form of meditation you practice let me hazard some suggestion.
Perhaps you might go right into your memory. Invoke it and look right at it. What feelings rustle? Nostalgia? What images flood your mind?
It will seem 'close' while you want it to be gone, but stay right there with it. Then ask, where is this? How does it have power? Just what are these memories? Am I remembering everything, just as it was, or just the choice bits or the tough bits?
Remember, a memory is an act of recollection in this moment and NOT a re-wind to some prior time. We can however, carry forward unfinished business in our body and mind - keeping it current.
How does it feel to just cut off the memory, or to change some parts of it haphazardly? How does it feel to get the memory 'up to date' by feeding the memory other, more recent memories?
Then just be with it. You breathe, heart beats, sounds and sights come and go. Thoughts and memories pop up and fall away. All without invitation nor rejection. Don't chase it. It can only evaporate on its own. That's the nature of it.
I wish you well,
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