Basic exercise on self-observation

“On how to change my mood”

Contributed by Esteban Rojas Nieto from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

An exercise of at least 5 minutes:

Relaxed and with no outstanding work to do, I pay attention to how I feel.

When a thought emerges that changes my mood, I OBSERVE IT WITHOUT RESISTING IT and I let it pass.

When I regain my state of tranquillity, I take note of the thought and how it affected me emotionally and whether it caused me any kind of physical tension.

After taking note, relaxed and without anything outstanding to do, I pay attention to how I feel.

When a thought emerges that changes my mood, I OBSERVE IT WITHOUT RESISTING IT and I let it pass.

And so on…

Questions about the experience after practicing the exercise:

Do my thoughts affect my

moods?

Do my thoughts cause me physical

tensions?

In the last week of February this year, we will begin the new courses on Self-observation that are a result of the feedback that we have received from many of our course participants.

We are expanding our practical exercises like the one that we have offered you here.

Simple exercises devoid of unnecessary conditions like many of those that tend to come along with the meditation proposals.

Best regards, Esteban

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