These guided meditations are designed for you if you've already learned the basics of mindfulness meditation, and you'd like to develop your practice further. There will be fewer prompts than in the Beginner sessions, and we'll start to introduce some concepts and philosophies that will help deepen your meditation practice.
This is the first session in the Intermediate series. These sessions are designed for you if you've already learned the basics of mindfulness meditation, and you'd like to develop your practice further.
2. Spontaneity of thoughts
This session investigates the nature of thoughts, and their temporary, changing and spontaneous essence.
3. The self
In this session, we'll consider the concept of the self; the sensation of being an autonomous, enduring, individual directing our own experience. Meditation lets us re-evaluate the natural instinct that we exist as a subject at the centre of consciousness.
Meditation is really all about the investigation of consciousness, and how things like thoughts, feelings, and sensations appear within it. Meditation allows us to investigate the nature of consciousness first-hand.
Through meditation, we can develop a healthier relationship with anxiety by learning to observe the symptoms as they arise. Just as you would observe the breath during meditation, try to observe the anxious feelings without judgment. This will help to reduce the impact of anxiety, and lead to a happier, healthier state of mind.
6. Minimal living
Minimalism is about living more intentionally, removing unnecessary materialistic distractions and prioritising the things of true value in life. This can go hand-in-hand with mindfulness, allowing you to live more fully in the present moment.
7. Ego Dissolution
We normally have a sensation of a continuous and enduring personality that embodies who we are - 'the ego'. When we become more mindful in the present moment, observing the fluidity and spontaneity of thoughts and feelings, it's possible to realise that the ego is simply a narrative based on our memories of the past and our expectations of the future.
By becoming mindful of stress, it's possible to observe the feeling in a non-judgmental way, and to avoid a vicious circle of negative emotions. Meditation can have the immediate benefit of helping you relax, but it can also have a long-lasting effect, reducing the impact of stress over time.
9. Open Awareness
In this session, we'll use the 'open awareness' method - meditating with an open awareness of all sensations and feelings, rather than focusing on a specific object like the breath. The key is to clearly observe thoughts, emotions, sounds and bodily sensations as they arise.
10. Free will
Considering the nature of free will and the fluidity of the mind's thinking process can help you to refine your understanding of consciousness and to become more mindful of thoughts as they appear. This can lead to a greater sense of awareness in the present moment.
For more session lengths, different voice options, unguided meditation timers and to keep track of your progress, you can download the Medito app on the App Store or Google Play. It will be free forever.