Nov 26, 2018
In this episode, we use the technique of Trataka in our meditation to help take the mind away from the eyes and see the truth. This then allows us to go into a deeper meditation practice.
How do we see reality? What you see with your eyes, is what your mind is showing you. Your mind is creating a perception, a projection, and through the mind you can never see reality.
We need to find a way in which we can place the mind aside in silence, so that the eyes can see what they should be seeing. This is where Trataka comes in.
So how do we use this technique? Trataka is thousands of years old and originates from Yogic traditions - it’s utilised in many different forms of meditation to move the mind out of the way of the eyes so that you can see things as they are. It’s also one of the easiest and more powerful concentration techniques.
Doing this technique also improves your concentration, allowing you to centre your mind and give your nervous system more stability. Those suffering from anxiety, depression, sleeplessness and other similar ailments can use this technique to help them in their lives.
These are just the practical things that you can take away from practicing this technique of Trataka. The spiritual part is that you will get those eyes, so that you can see things the way they are.
So how will we do this simple technique? I will talk you through the steps in this guided meditation, which includes touching and calming the closed eyes. We will then light a candle to focus our attention on, and after we have gone through this process of concentration and awareness, we will then focus on the Third Eye. Then, we will sit in silence and meditate.
The more your eyes are at rest, the more your mind will be at rest. The more your mind is at rest, the greater the possibility that you can see things the way they are.
Thank you for joining me in this session.