Sunday, February 7, 2016

A question


When I was listening to this TED talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGnGRgyLwMs

There is this big corner stone of meditation - body scan, breath and focusing on body parts.

There is a mention of this "See if you can direct your attention to your left toe. So you are experience big toe of your left foot. And then little toe. Not moving them but feeling them individually."

When I attempted this - "nothing happened".  First of all I do not know how to direct attention to a specific part of the body"

Does this mean  - unless there is a pain or some sensory signal from a part of the body - I can not feel mind body?

What on the earth people experience when they do this... I understand experience can differ.

But - how can someone simply say "direct your attention to your belly or any part of your body".

What exactly one is supposed to think (generate some thought) and experience (outcome of thought about the part of the body that is under focus"


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