Detachment

Reference: Course on Human Nature

Preparation

  1. Sit in a straight-backed chair with feet flat on the floor.
  2. Position the knees parallel to the shoulders.
  3. Rest the arms comfortably in the lap.
  4. Let the body be stably erect.

The Meditation

  1. Close your eyes. Inhale and exhale gently, slowly.
  2. With each inhalation, mentally say to yourself: “I am not the body.” The inhalation should last the whole duration of that thought.
  3. With each exhalation, mentally say to yourself: “I am not even the mind.” The exhalation should last the whole duration of that thought.
  4. Repeat this for 7 to 11 minutes.

Notes

  1. Do this exercise at least twice a day for a week.
  2. You can remind yourself that “I am not the body. I am not even the mind. anytime during the day.
  3. When done, go to the next exercise on the course (see the link above). This exercise is Isha Kriya.
  4. If fear and anxiety are dominant, please do the exercise Fear and Anxiety.
  5. If you feel overwhelmed by responsibility, please do the exercise Regret and Responsibility.

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