Just as there are many different types of yoga poses, there are many ways of meditating. UTOPIAMAN Meditation is a form of inner contemplation that allows you to access a state of mind that has bypassed the ego. This Meditation is a state of pure awareness of the present moment that is free of judgment. All meditation leads to a state of full awareness that does not discriminate or categorize things in a dualistic manner, that is to say the perception of what is good versus what is bad, beautiful versus ugly, pleasant versus unpleasant etc. When we examine reasons behind such judgments we find many of these beliefs are based on learned behavior and may vary from one culture to another and have no fixed or concrete reality. With consistent reflection and an open mind we can correct our biased perceptions. You will develop that part of you called, “the Observer”. Once grounded in a regular seated mediation it is important to take it into a moving mediation throughout your daily life. This prepares you for Samadhi.
Samadhi occurs when the analytical mind becomes absent and at one with the object of meditation. The object of meditation can be whatever you are focusing on in your mediation that is used to achieve one pointed concentration. The word om, a diety, or a candle flame are all examples of objects of meditation. Total absorption involves the feeling of oneness with all creation, dissolving all lines between the act of meditation and the object being meditated upon. Namaste!