The Healing Code and Mindfulness Meditation?
The Healing Code and acupuncture
Last week, I did a blog post entitled The Ultimate Healing Code book review B2B TechCopy on Healing Code. There was something they mentioned that I didn’t focus on. Someone told them in the book that acupuncture work lasts longer if one is simultaneously doing the healing code stuff.
This got me to thinking. The authors briefly talk about benefits of stress reduction using meditation. They even give a short exercise called Instant Impact. But they really don’t mention what meditation to use with the healing code work.
This week, I received an email from The Great Courses. They have professors giving audio-video courses on academic topics. The current email was for Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation by Professor Mark W. Muesse , Ph.D., of Harvard University at Great Courses on Mindfulness. Now a later follow-up to Wiki revealed the following:
The Buddhist background for this discipline is found at Buddhism and Mindfulness. It says that, “Mindfulness … is a spiritual or psychological faculty (indriya) that is considered to be of great importance in the path to enlightenment according to the teaching of the Buddha.”
Mindfulness meditation in psychiatry and psychology
- The psychiatry and psychology pursuit of the topic is found at Psychology and Mindfulness. It says that, “Modern clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on the concept of mindfulness …in Buddhist meditation.”
- There’s even a website devoted to mindfulness and the physician at Physician and Mindfulness .
- Amazon has a book entitled Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams (Author), Danny Penman (Author) at Book on Amazon. It says “The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and is widely recommended by US physicians and the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence – in other words, it works. “
- There’s an article in Psychology Today entitled How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation at Psychology Today on Mindfulness .
- There is an article entitled Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Understanding Mindfulness Meditation at Understanding mindfulness.
Paying attention to little things is confusing
If you read the Psychology Today article, it is written by Karen Kissel Wegela, Ph.D., is a professor at Naropa University and the author of The Courage to Be Present. Wiki describes Naropa University at Naropa University as, “a private liberal arts college in Boulder, Colorado…describes itself as Buddhist-inspired, ecumenical and nonsectarian rather than Buddhist.
Now I don’t like the keep my eyes open. So I did ask one of the Buddhist monks at an Illinois Buddhist center this question:
“I don’t have access to Buddhist centers nearby to ask questions on Mindfulness meditation. I only have access to books. What do I do with the eyes during sitting meditation? Do I keep them open or closed? If open, what do I look at or focus upon?”
Here is their answer to me:
“It’s totally up to you. I rather keep them gently closed, because that’s a less distraction for my practice. If you want to keep them open, I would suggest you to keep a focal point. That would allow you to have some discipline with the objects you see. Sorry to hear that you don’t have anybody to practice with. if you have any questions, please let us know. “
So something as simple as keeping the eyes opened or closed might be answered differently by the Harvard trained professor from The Great Courses, a professor from Naropa University, the authors of Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World , or residential monks at an Illinois Buddhist center.
It makes perfect sense to me to practice both the Healing Codes and Mindfulness Meditation (at least the version given by psychiatry and psychology). One can practice both for health maintenance and assisting medical science in curing serious illness. How do you start to learn? Probably with the following advice:
- Get the course from The Great Courses on Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation.
- Read the books Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World and Mindfulness in Plain English
- Find a local Buddhist center that teaches Mindfulness or Insight Meditation or hook up with a like-minded group like Meetup (Meetup ).
Academic and business blog posts
Here are some blog posts I recommend from academic and business acquaintances of mine:
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