Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 35: Watch The Watcher meditation.

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If you feel ready to glimpse your true nature and face emptiness, try the Watch the Watcher meditation (more about it here). Please note this can be quite an intense method so only try it if you feel ready to face anything. 

Do your usual meditation practice and when your mind quietens and awareness expands, with your eyes closed, in your mind, look around and face the one who is meditating.

This may be terrifying or exhilarating. Try to choose to feel awe or amusement, rather than fear. If it becomes too much, stop the practice and try again later. Do this regularly to remember who you really are. 

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    Emptiness, the void, darkness, nothingness, uncertainty, abyss, existential dread, feeling numb or like “something is missing” are all symptoms of what I call the emptiness practice (also known as “the dark night of the soul”). It is a tough practice. This Emptiness Survival Kit is based on my learnings in the last couple of years and is a summary of key quotes, tips and practices that helped me and I hope help you to get through it. I plan to post daily for a sum total of 42 posts. See you on the other side.

About lolkin

Nomad of the Universe, nobody special, student of Ram Dass. I write about happiness, meaning and spirituality. Buddhist, mystic, bhakti. My book on Love Addiction is out on Amazon now.
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