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Mike Conners


Effortlessness is something that you can approach with a practice. It doesn't interfere with life's unfolding. In fact "so-called" effort interferes.

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Just what does effortless mean? NO EFFORT! We sit down with the intention to do our technique, but then we "do" nothing! We welcome whatever happens as it comes. Just like remembering and forgetting a name or phone number, we remember our technique automatically.

 

To meditate effortlessly, sit comfortably with closed eyes for a moment. Thoughts and feelings and bodily sensations will arise within the silence without effort on your part. Then you will remember that you are sitting there to meditate, and that remembering will be effortless ("Oh..."). That is one repetition of the effortless meditative cycle. At this point it is important to not try to "do" your meditation technique! This faint remembering is enough. Then, after a few moments, you will become lost in thought for a while until you again remember "Oh...", which continues the cycle.
 

To keep your meditation effortlessness, REMEMBER!

  • NO EFFORT
  • NO CONCENTRATION
  • NO EXPECTATIONS
  • NO MENTAL OR VOCAL VERBALIZATIONS
  • NO RESISTANCE TO ANYTHING THAT COMES
  • IT'S A NATURAL, AUTOMATIC PROCESS

In practice we sit like this for 15 or 20 minutes, twice a day.

Free Counters
Effortlessness with Mike Connors, from TAT 2011
Talking about life but without Effort
What is Effort?
That is a great question that Mike can stimulate you to look into
Effortless Meditation Technique
Two Silent Periods to try this Meditation
There is a 3 minute meditation and a 10 minute meditation (with 2 more minutes to slowly come out of it.)

Getting to the meaning of Effortlessness

I really want to talk more about effortlessness.  Non-Doership and non-identity are pointed to from so many places, but I don't see anyone on the receiving side of these messages who seems to understand what is being said.

 

Here, I think we are saying something new about the subject.