Meditation is not what you think. Light photons provide a nice analogy to the nature of meditation. While light is like particles, meditation is both practice and non-practice. An apparent paradox that one has to live with.
A meditation practice tailored to your individual needs and performed regularly is very valuable.
But meditation only becomes complete when our attitude allows us to practice mediation for its own sake, and not to achieve or change anything. Thus, meditation is a kind of unconditional surrender to the moment, without valuing or wanting. If we practice meditation with an attitude of aspiration, withdrawal, avoidance, or search, it will be counterproductive in the long term.
Our inner attitude is absolutely crucial. In other words: attitude is everything.
Etymologically, meditation goes back to the archaic Greek “medomai”, not “mesos” as is often claimed.
Medomai represents a grammatical, active passive form of doing non-doing. Oudeteri diathesi is the correct name of this verb phenomenon and says a lot about its meaning character. It is like a mountain chain, over which all kinds of weather phenomena pass. One could get the impression that the overall scenario changed, while the mountain chain in reality remains untouched.
To sum up, meditation does indeed enlighten, but it takes discipline and regularity along the way. At the same time, we need the attitude that nothing at all that needs to be achieved, because as part of life, we are never and will never be separated from life. Life experiences itself uniquely through our senses, to which there are a lot more than the five. For example, meditating with an attitude of consciousness separation will only intensify a feeling of division and tension in the long term. At worse, one will fall prey to its own delusion or deception.
In the field of meditation, it is clearly pointed out that different meditation techniques produce different results and effects. The neuroplasticity of the brain (continuous mutability of the neuronal connections of the brain cells) allows us to influence very different areas of our brain via meditation. On one hand, these areas increase in volume, while on the other hand, they redesign our behavior, our perception, and possibly the physiology of our body.
If you practice mindfulness training for a few months, it will help you to be more attentive in some ways. This alone should have many positive effects, but it will have almost no influence on areas such as your empathy ability or your resilience (for example, stress-free public speech).
However, if you invite compassion in to your meditation practice, something in the quality of your interpersonal relationships may change for the better.
The mediated by HPC meditation techniques vary depending on the needs of the patient. In general, the autonomic nervous system will play a significant role in how confidently the patient will be able to engage in some exercises. It is generally difficult for people who experience little security, safety and trust in their lives to “go into silence”. In this case, it is advisable to do some kind of preliminary work via the Safe and Sound Protocol (developed by Stephen Porges) or other methods to regulate the autonomic nervous system to establish basic confidence. Unfortunately, this important aspect is overlooked by many Eastern and Western meditation teachers.
|Tram stops nearby are:
Benrather Straße: 703, 706, 712, 713
Poststraße: 704, 709, 719
|Nearest underground stops are:
Heinrich-Heine-Allee: U70, U74, U75, U76, U77, U78, U79. The central station can be reached in about 10 minutes.
|Dusseldorf Airport is about 20 minutes away by car or taxi from the practice.|
|Car parks nearby are: Carlsplatz and Hohestraße|