It's fascinating to consider the number of books that have been written on meditation. It's literally thousands. We don't really need a thousand books. How many books did we have to read, to learn how to watch TV, movies, or listen to music? This is the same thing, except it's done with our own head. We're just watching thoughts, without being involved with them.
Essentially its us... and we're sitting... on a cushion, chair, couch, or laying down... aligning our attention through Awareness; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, using our breathing, harmonizing those aspects. Our eyes are open, not focused on anything particular. We place our tongue at the roof of our mouth. We're in one place, at one time, with the antenna of awareness attuned 360° observing.
We can practice alone or with others, though it can be more helpful to do it as a kind of team sport. We're quietly, for 3, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 minutes, depending on one's capacity. We're watching thoughts rise, like a wave on the ocean, and what happens to them, and observe what happens, when we don't do anything with them. We don't go into them, the stories, or memories. We don't go out of them, cause we're not them. We don't analyze them, as we're taking a short vacation from doing that. We don't travel with them. We don't play with them. We don't negotiate, re-litigate, or argue with them. We just observe, and watch what they do, without our intervention.
The invitation is to have a commitment to consistently practice, with an attitude of patience, and goodwill. Eventually, when we do this enough, we'll get the Reality. When we get the reality, how we relate to ourselves, others, and our experiences change automatically. It's literally that simple.
一We Are the Practice Itself