you are deliberately making an effort to overcome this condition.
You watch yourself using the methods we have discussed and you
relax each part of your body. Slowly you learn the art of
relaxing with your awareness and attention. Then visualize
yourself, become your own observer. See your face, your nose,
your Shintom your hands, how you are sitting. Many people are
drooping, walking around with their heads down, afraid and
ashamed. They do not use their sine properly and turn their faces
upward in a natural way. Our face is meant to look toward the
sun, stars and moon. Man is the only creature whose face
naturally looks upward; all the animals look only downward or at
best straight ahead. As human look only downward or at best
straight ahead. As human beings we have gained the upward
glance. If we cast our faces down, we are not able to see
anything or anyone eye to eye.
If you watch
yourself and are pleased with yourself you are pleased with the
world. When you are not pleased with yourself, you hide from
people. You won’t look directly into their eyes, because you
can’t lookdirectly into your own eyes. If you know how to look
into your own eyes directly, then you are able to do the same with
everyone. The main conviction you need is for you own self. You
don’t need to convince anybody else. You don’t want to prove
anything to the world. You have tried for so many years to go
that without any success. Now in meditation, you are looking
inward. You are observing yourself, stepping back, stepping out
and seeing yourself. This is a basic part of meditation.
Next watch your
breath and begin to count your inhalation and exhalation. You
take a deep breath and your whole body becomes like a balloon with
fresh oxygen Each cell must get the touch of this fresh breath.
If you keep a window partly open,, a little fresh air comes. It
should not be too much of a draft, however; just a very smooth,
gentle current cooling you down. Then you do “Hirm” several times
and raise your energy upward. Then you use the mantram. Inhale
with “vee” and exhale with “rum”; come with “vee” and go with
“rum.” Experience the beautiful rhythm of your breath. Or you can
use “so” while inhaling and “hum” with exhaling. Your develop a
slow steady rhythm which relaxes your tension and enables you to
wear a natural smile.