To watch yourself, you have to be aware of it.What is meditation? This can be interpreted from various perspectives. Perhaps it will become clearer when we consider why we practice meditation. The first is the calmness and peace of the mind, and the second is a clear understanding of one’s own self and awakening insights such as enlightenment.
The dictionary meaning of meditation is to ‘think quietly’. In meditation, is ‘dark. Deep. It means ‘to be quiet’, and means ‘to think’. First of all, there are two aspects: the serene side of the mind and the side of thinking. Thinking here refers to the awareness of awareness, rather than the meaning of the longing for thinking about food, but the meaning of being aware of what you think about food, meaning ‘reflecting’ and ‘reviewing’ of yourself.
- Noticing, staying and watching
- Redbrick meditation in a 3-step process
- When giving insight from the right distance
- Away from the ideological self
Today, there is a direction to gain some practical benefits from meditation such as stress reduction, but in the end, transcendental and more spiritual growth is more important and emphasized. So, what kinds of meditation are there? Let’s classify the specific directions and various types of meditation.
First, it is divided into intensive meditation and insight meditation according to the purpose of meditation. Intensive meditation is a case that focuses on the calmness of the mind, and insight meditation is a case that emphasizes the realization of phenomena through inner self-observation. Second, it is classified according to the object of meditation. When the act of walking is meditation, it is said that walking meditation, when breathing is the subject of meditation, breathing meditation, and meditation centering on the topic, is called meditation, eating meditation, and when focusing on the feeling of the body, feeling meditation. to be.
Third, there is a name according to the process of meditation. This is Redbrick meditation. In this case, it was created by focusing on the process of observing psychological phenomena in psychotherapy or counseling. Psychological phenomena are not fixed, but are in the process of constant change. For this reason, a proper definition and procedure are needed.
From this point of view, the proper method of meditation is Redbrick Meditation. In simple terms, it refers to the three-step process: notice, stay and watch
The first stage, the stage of awareness, is to recognize deep psychological phenomena. Most of the time, this is hidden or oppressed and tends to refuse to face. It’s hard to notice, but it’s the first and most important factor. Without this, we cannot move forward.
The second stage, the staying stage, is the stage of being fully experienced. It is a stage in which the self-defense mechanism is put down as it is without repression or avoidance and fully experienced as it is. It involves fully re-experiencing the repressed or hidden memories.
The third step, watching refers to maintaining a certain distance to the contents of the experience. Observation means distancing, the step of getting out of there, and the step of achieving clear insight into the object. Distance and insight. These two factors are important points of view here.
traditionally, scriptures and dissertations often talk about redbrick meditation, but in the process of procedure, first awareness must precede, then stay and watch follow. For example, if there is a feeling that is tightening in the chest, first notice it, and actively accept the feeling without suppressing or avoiding it and fully experience it, and then the whole process of watching it is redbrick meditation. .
This creates distance and creates insights. Psychologists refer to this process as identification’ or ‘defusion’. Post-identification refers to separation from feelings or thoughts identified with oneself, and post-convergence refers to escape from the false self, which is verbal and ideological.
It’s obvious to someone or a leader who learns to meditate, but you have to evaluate yourself where your meditation practice is headed and appropriate for its purpose. In other words, a clear awareness of goals and approaches makes effective meditation practice.