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Meditation Candle Desire

Your eyes are openGradually more and more of

Your eyes are firmly fixed on the image of the flame in front of you and because your eyes are not moving, they are not providing your brain with any new information to process. To achieve this requires both mental stillness and the physical stillness of your eyes.

Feel a sense of purity and

This is a profound experience. You'll find this meditation much easier to do in a room that's not too bright and you'll avoid eyestrain too, so make sure the room you are in is dimly lit and at a comfortable temperature. Casually sense that the light of the candle is flowing into you as you breathe in and out.

For others, this meditation can be a bit of a challenge - yes it can sometimes be tricky to keep your eyes open and focussed on a candle without them blinking or watering. Gradually, more and more of your peripheral vision fades away until you have no visual awareness of anything but the candle flame. At first, your mind will probably wander about and your eyes will resist your efforts to keep them still. Again, this is normal and it usually dissipates quite quickly. Before you light a candle for your meditation, take a minute to prepare the space in which you will meditate.

For others this meditation

Something rather special happens whenever you go deep into a candle meditation. At the completion of your candle meditation, close your eyes and lie down for at least five minutes as you let your body and mind come back down to earth.

Now simply stare atAt first your mind will probably

If distractions like these arise, simply return your attention to the candle flame and let them go. The Candle Meditation Technique As you might have guessed, a candle meditation is practiced by gazing at a candle flame. Remain still and focussed on the candle, and you will slip back into this state of profoundly deep meditation quite quickly. As a result it feels as though there is no distance between yourself and the flame.

Something rather special happensAt the completionAgain this is normal

In essence, you have become one with the flame. As soon as you move your eyes around, your brain is flooded with new sensory input and you will instantly be able to see the room around you again. One thing is for sure, this meditation is a fantastic way to improve your concentration skills, and it can lead you into a profoundly deep state of meditation if practiced properly. Turn down the lights or draw your window shades closed.

Feel a sense of purity and clarity infusing with your body and mind as you absorb yourself in this meditation. Your eyes are open, but you are actually not seeing anything but the small flame in front of you. Now simply stare at the candle and allow the image of the flame to occupy your mind.

Before you light