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JoseJose2010-07-04 22:50:24 +0000 #1
Hi everyone!

I need someone to help me on this as it is really bothering me for a long time now.

After some time of meditation practice without any professional guidance, i notice that too much focus on any given body part is bad.

The problem is that i couldnt control myself after that.

For example, i focus all day, without wanting it, on my face muscles. After a while they get tired and tense and i cant smile and laugh properly wich is, at least, undesireble, not to say depressing. I wont give any more examples but there are many more with its problems associated.

I want to stop it but i wasnt able to do it until now. Ive tried some other solutions like focusing on non muscle parts, or inhale from a part and exhale to another. I even tried to focus on common objects to get my mind away from my body.

As you can see this is an insane and depressing situation, and, to be honest, thats how i am feeling for some time.

Can anyone give me an advice. I´d really apreciate it and if it works i´ll ´surely be forever gratefull.

JoseJose2010-07-04 23:03:06 +0000 #2
Well, id really apreciate some advice, so im not gonna let it go so easly.

Thanks for your compreension
Nichole2010-07-04 22:55:30 +0000 #3

This does not sound like a meditation practice to me. Meditation is not simply focus and not simply concentration, though these 2 concepts may be a fruits of meditation.

This forum cannot substitute learning from a living teacher who has mastered your practices themselves. Why, now that you have gotten into an "insane and depressing situation" do you come here for help rather than seeking a teacher close to you? Obviously, your mind is strong--like all of us--and you can cause unwanted results and compulsion/obsession with wrong practice. This is what I think is happening for you. I have no advice for you, other than to seek a teacher immediately. Until you find one who is many steps advance to you, stop doing all practice that have been rajasic, vata- and pitta-imbalancing for you.

I truly sympathize for you. This type of pain is more potent that even physical pains.

I have found in my own life, that it is best for me to not act on something until I have discerned what I need. Best to stay where you are, stop what has caused the discomfort, do what you can to calm what you've have disrupted, and wait for assistance to make the next move. When you are thinking and moving from a place of pain and confusion, it can be very difficult to choose something that will not result in more of the same.

Be very kind and very gentle with yourself.

Best wishes,
JoseJose2010-07-05 00:00:09 +0000 #4
Thanks for your concern.

I will follow your advice and try to have guidance from a master.
JoseJose2010-07-05 00:35:59 +0000 #5
Sometimes i feel the only way to get better is letting go, stop caring and accept everything that happens because if you cant fight it, better live with it as it is something normal, beacause its normal to you
Nichole2010-07-04 23:17:51 +0000 #6

Originally Posted by JoseJose

Sometimes i feel the only way to get better is letting go, stop caring and accept everything that happens because if you cant fight it, better live with it as it is something normal, because its normal to you

It is true that we are not in control of lives, though this should not be mistaken to be that we don't contribute or that we are not responsible for our lives. This fact can be both extraordinary painful and our absolute salvation.

In my own life, I have found success in surrendering only if I have first done practice as an observer in my life. Witnessing ones own pain and watching ones pain as practice can pull you out of the experience of your pain. Be careful to let thoughts move in and out of your mind without charging them with emotions. Do not make everything that comes into your mind personal, as most is not even ours. I have some success with this personally, though I am no master. I too work with this practice as a student of it. Perhaps this member could assist you in some way: Bentinho Massaro: .

There are tools that will help calm your mind and help with what you are suffering from now: wave breath, read uplifting books, self-massage and oiling of your feet and scalp, keeping good company with others, keeping your diet clean , watching uplifting movies, etc.

Be very tender with yourself and you will see a difference soon.

Best wishes,



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