Sitting Meditation and Stillness Cultivation
Everybody knows that our physical body feels tired every day from our common lifestyle and work, needing rest and recovery of its strength. Our brains must recover to normality as we will also feel fatigued mentally. For that we need to stop the thinking process in order to make space for regulation, recovery and retrieving normality. There are many methods for recovery and rehabilitation, but sitting meditation and stillness cultivation also help us regain our physical strength and open our wisdom. In fact they are the best and fastest method for such accomplishments. Not only for the refinement of the elixir and for the cultivation of the Dao can sitting meditation and stillness cultivation be practiced; any person can do it. All that is required is to be interested. Every day assign thirty minutes, let your brain stop operating and relax. It is not the case that the longer you sit, the better. You only need to relax your brain. The most important goal is that each layer gets recuperated. Every day upon waking up and opening our eyes, we are always looking outwards, seeking outwards and contemplating outwards.
We are very rarely contemplating our breath, our heart beat, and the peristaltic movement of our intestines and stomach. If we attempt to look inwards, seek inwards, we are capable of opening a new gate, which will make our thoughts and train of thoughts to be more clear, distinct and sharp, and which will make our physical flesh and organs to be more sturdy, firm and powerful. When we embark on sitting meditation and stillness cultivation many fluids (Jin Ye) are produced inside our mouths. Compared to other occasions, at this instances our fluids (Jin Ye) contain multiple times the amount of all kinds of enzymes. This phenomenon can elevate our body’s immunity and greatly assist our well-being.
Therefore after the tiring process of every day work has come to and end and before going to sleep, grasp thirty minutes to accommodate for sitting meditation and stillness cultivation. You only must persevere for a certain time period and you will discover the influence that these practices exert on your body. There are many methods of sitting meditation and stillness cultivation, but the only requirement is to be able to find the manner which allows your brain to stop, that allows your thoughts to return to zero; this is precisely the best method for you. However, when some people start practicing sitting meditation and stillness cultivation, they do not know where their thoughts have run off to. It does not matter. At the beginning of learning these practices everyone will have these kinds of issues. Therefore many Founding Fathers said:
“Do not be afraid that thoughts might arise,
be afraid of noticing it too late.”
The previous sentence illustrates that one should not expect thoughts not to emerge, but as soon as they are perceived, one should grasp them and cut them out at their roots, avoiding completely their elaboration.
If you feel that your own thoughts have run off, just take them and retrieve them back by putting them inside your body, inside your belly button and safeguard them there. Refocus on relaxation. Sitting meditation and stillness cultivation has three levels in total. The first type is for eliminating illness and for achieving a healthy body, strengthening the physique and improving one’s physical constitution. The second type is for experimentation and for seeking the unusual and strange, as well as for gaining powers. The third kind is for the refinement of the elixir and for cultivating the Dao, gaining an eternally living and immortal body with higher dimensional and vibrational frequencies. Therefore the goals are not the same, and subsequently the requirements are not the same. Only a simplified introduction can be given here.