June 10, 2008 06:16:48
Posted By Dhamma Friend
When we do the hand movements with eyes open do we look at our hands moving or do we just look straight ahead at "nothing" and notice the movements. This is distracting me at the moment because I'm switching between looking ahead and looking directly at each hand while it moves not knowing which I should be doing. Or are both ok? Thanks, Andy
Dear Andy, We do not look at the hands while doing the hand movements. Just look at a comfortable distance of about 5 to 8 feet and do the rhythmic movements. Move your hands (or your feet if you are doing walking meditation) and be aware (know) that you are moving. You should pay attention to just one movement at a time. Practice in a relaxed way. Practice without tension. Practice playfully.