Modular Meditation 2
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“Remember Kenton Whitman’s wonderful GLOW meditation [<link, video]?“
“Yes. Remind me what GLOW stands for.“
- Gratitude – bringing to mind one or more things that you are grateful for, focusing on the feeling.
- Love – bringing to mind one or more things that you love, again focusing on the feeling.
- Oneness – releasing your sense of self and feeling the connection with any and everything.
- Wonder – accessing curiosity: ‘I wonder what magical amazing wonderful unexpected surprises are going to come into my life today.’
I’ve recently discovered another wonderful meditation by Vishen Lakhiani. He calls it the 6-phase meditation [<link, video]:
- Love and Compassion – feeling the energy of love and compassion radiating from you, and gradually expanding the feeling to all humanity and every living being on Earth.
- Gratitude – bringing to mind multiple things that you are grateful for, to produce an emotional flooding [<link; short read] effect.
- Forgiveness – bringing to mind someone you haven’t yet forgiven and forgiving them.
- Future Dreaming (Creative Visualization) – thinking of some aspect of your life a few years into the future and imagining yourself experiencing the ideal outcome, feeling the joy you would feel as if it were already happening.
- The Perfect Day – thinking about what you want/have to do today and visualizing each of them unfolding in the most perfect way possible.
- The Blessing – imagining there’s a loving higher power above you that’s supporting you in your vision and intentions and giving you endless strength and energy.
“I notice a pronounced imagination component in Vishen’s meditation.“
“That’s the beauty of it. It’s also imagination and visualization practice.“
“Which one do you like more?“
“Notice how both have the same structure in that they are made of several components. I like to call this kind meditation structure modular meditation. Each of the components that make up the meditation is an interchangeable module.
I like both meditations, so I’m taking pieces from both and creating my own meditation.“
“What does it look like?“
“It’s a play in progress. I’m experimenting with it.“