Recognizing sensations
By- Sitender Sehrawat

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Welcome, seekers!

Find a comfortable sitting position and gently close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths and focus on following your breath as you inhale and exhale.

Now, think of a moment that brought you joy and pleasure. 

Maybe it was visiting a place you love or talking to someone you love.

 As you imagine this moment, notice the sudden sensation of joy that occurs in your mind. This mental sensation also travels through the body. Like a sudden flow of positive energy through the nadis.

Once again, focus on your breath again and think of a moment that brought you discomfort or something you do not enjoy. 

As you bring this thought to mind, notice any sensations of discomfort that arise in your mind. This sensation craves an action. There is, again, a flow of negative energy through your body.

This energy is felt in different parts of the body depending upon the kind of sensation.

The purpose of this guided practice is to recognize these sensations as they arise in your mind and body and to discriminate between positive and negative sensations. 

By doing so, you can learn to control the sensations and determine whether they deserve an action or not.

Remember to take deep breaths and focus on your breathing throughout this practice. 

Keeping the focus on your breath works as a pause between the sensations and acting upon the craving to react. 

Note that as soon as you see a sensation, negative or positive, you can use the following phrase to control it: “Ah, there’s a positive sensation, But I will let it pass” or “Look, there’s a negative sensation arising and it does not deserve an action.”

This is a powerful way that turns into habit energy if we practice it for seven days.

Take a few deep breaths and gently open your Thank you for joining me on this journey of recognizing and managing mental and physical sensations.

Thank you for listening to the practice. 

  Love & gratitude