Live meditation 02-06-2021 – The internal signs of the sense of existing (#22 Replay)

Today’s meditation follows on from the previous two on the feeling of existing. Danis Bois guides meditators towards the exploration of the internal indicators constituting the feeling of existing carried by the Sensitive. Introduction Some of us have at some point in their life the sense that they do not exist. To illustrate this, I referred to the experience of boredom and of monotony, where every day brings the same things and interlesting happenings are lacking, as well as other examples such as being unable to assert oneself or to exist in the eyes of others. As a remedy to this sense of not existing and furthering the previous meditations, I offered a meditation based on the processual spiral of the relationship to the Sensible body. This concept is particular to Full-Presence Meditation and reflects the bodily-felt experiences that appear in the meditative experience in the form of feelings generated in the connection with the inner movement and/or a motionlessness of rest. Immersion Having established the three necessary conditions to connect the experience of the Sensible, I invited the meditators to explore the seven internal signs that express the inner journey towards the sense of existing. • Exploring the seven …

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Live meditation 26-05-2021 – The sense of existing – #21 Replay

In this full presence meditation(#20), which follows the meditation on emptiness and wholeness, (#20 free access)Danis Bois explores the feeling of existence, where feeling is associated with an act of consciousness that nourishes the feeling of permanent certainty of oneself and one’s uniqueness. During our last meditation ((#20), we explored together the experience of emptiness from the central question of whether emptiness is a contradiction in terms with the sense of existing. The meditation today developed the notion of sense of existing, particularly when we are immersed in the depth of Full-Presence Meditation Introduction I introduced the sense of existing through my own experience of meditation. The more I immerse myself in the fullness of emptiness, the more I feel I exist. I am at that moment absolutely aware that I exist, independently of my characteristics and what constitutes me in relation to my own existence. Danis Bois This nature of sensing is at the root of our singularity. It’s a sense-feeling combined with an act of awareness: ‘I know that I exist because I feel that I exist’. Immersion I reviewed little by little what constitutes the various subtleties of the certainty of self revealed through Full-Presence Meditation, and …

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Live meditation 19-05-2021 Emptiness and plenitude (Episode#20)

This meditation, which is part of a series of three meditations on the theme of the sense of existing, centres on emptiness and plenitude. The central question is this : are ‘emptiness’ and ‘sense of existing’ contradictory terms ? As we will see later on, the notion of ‘sense of existing’ refers to a particular and singular way of being. Whereas, in common parlance, emptiness refers to a notion of being empty, to an absence, a lack of consistance, of interest or of pleasure. Whereas, in common parlance, emptiness refers to a notion of being empty, to an absence, a lack of consistance, of interest or of pleasure. It is the second time that I hear you talk about emptiness. Having studied Buddhist meditation, can you clarify what you mean by this term ? You have also said later on in the meditation: “We are not looking for emptiness, but for plenitude”. This resonated as in fact I have always understood emptiness to be, for me, plenitude”. Elodie C. Introduction I did not wish to talk on emptiness and sense of existing, so I suggested that we immerse ourselves directly in the meditation by creating the conditions for emptiness. Immersion …

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Live meditation with Danis Bois – Resonance – A summary (Replay#19)

This is the third meditation we have done on the theme of resonance. I started our session by answering a question from Sylvie Rosenberg, a long-standing friend: “Tell me, do you make a difference between resonance and actuating reciprocity ? Or do you use the term ‘resonance’ as it is better known ?” I use the term ‘resonance’ as it is commonly used and understood by all. I use the term ‘resonance’ as it is commonly used and understood by all. It also fits within the paradigm of support, mentoring and personnal development approaches. Actuating reciprocity is the resonance that occurs through the inner movement, which then becomes a channel of transmission from self to self, from self to others, from self to nature and from self to what is greater than us. The various dimensions of resonance I went on to clarify the various dimensions of resonance. For resonance to be, there needs to be: An encounter with something or someone (a gaze, a sound, a gesture, touch, words, an attitude) A feeling (sensation, emotion, a sensing, mood) A welcoming attitude (listening, interest, attention) A relational quality (empathy, sympathy, compassion, benevolence) Something catching the attention (being touched, involved, engaged) …

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Live meditation with Danis Bois – Entering into resonance with ourself

This meditation follows on from the previous meditation and explores the theme of resonance, and more precisely: How to enter into resonance with ourself? In the brief introduction, I recalled the three key elements that are linked with the unfolding of the meditation. Through resonance, we feel alive. Through resonance, we feel involved. Through resonance we can begin to echo with the outside world, with ourself and with others. Danis Bois The meditation I started by creating the conditions for the meditation, with a particular emphasis on relating and resonating with the silence. We have taken our time, and observing the silence has become a quality of silence, and the quality of silence has become a quality of presence, and this is the condition to create resonance. Danis Bois In the immersion phase, I guided the meditators towards these attitudes: Having the intention to feel, not to understand Appreciating the moments of silence that slip in between the words Having a sense of pride in being able to offer yourself a moment, for yourself Cultivating a sense of kinship to benefit from the collective resonance Welcoming everything that arises. I then led the meditators to become aware of what they …

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