Anomalies in Thinking

Anomaly

Reference: Mindfulness Meditation

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EXERCISE MM 3:

Reduce anomalies in thinking.

PURPOSE:

To train the student to BE there comfortably and face anomalies in thinking. The idea is to get the student to BE there and not do anything else but BE there.

PRE-REQUISITES:

The student must have completed Exercise MM 2: Pre-conceived Notions

The student must have read and understood: The Law of Continuum

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Establish yourself in meditative posture. Comfortably perceive whatever is presented by your environment and the mind. Hold still, watch the flow of your breath, not attach yourself to passing attitudes, emotions, sensations and pains, and see what would happen.

When something comes up that does not make sense become very alert. You may consult a dictionary or an encyclopedia to get more information on it. Assume the universal viewpoint as in the previous exercise. This will help you recognize the anomaly and the preconceived notion underlying it. Such anomalies may exist in the daily situations that you are confronted with.

As the anomaly comes into focus, ask yourself,

“What is making this anomaly violate the law of Continuum?”

Keep looking at that situation with that question at the back of your mind. Maintain the universal viewpoint. Simply BE there and do nothing else but BE there.

As you persevere in being there, the anomaly starts to unravel and the preconceived notion comes to view. This may produce many realizations.

Each session may be 20 to 30-minute long; but a session can be as long as two hours. You may continue with this exercise over several sessions until you reach the end of this exercise.

END OF THE EXERCISE:

When you can BE there comfortably and PERCEIVE and have reached a major stable win, the exercise is passed.

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