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Offline khragthung

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« on: March 13, 2018, 10:23:48 am »
Hello, I am in a very difficult life situation, should I let my situation be the object of meditation, or should I focus on present moment, breathing etc.
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Offline VisuddhiRaptor

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Re: Focus
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 10:53:35 pm »
If the situation is very important, you should learn what Buddhism teaches about this type of situation.

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 10:57:30 pm »
Hello, I am in a very difficult life situation, should I let my situation be the object of meditation, or should I focus on present moment, breathing etc.
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Both simultaneously

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Re: Focus
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 03:13:40 am »
Hello, I am in a very difficult life situation, should I let my situation be the object of meditation, or should I focus on present moment, breathing etc.
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It depends on your particular practice at the time.Sometimes it's better to try relaxation meditations, to give yourself a break from worrying and then be more relaxed outside of the meditation. 

Other times it is useful to go through different stages in the same meditation. The first few stages follow something like mindfulness of breathing for the first twenty minutes. By this you may feel ready, having 'come down' from the day, to allow thoughts to arise. Sometimes those thoughts can by about what is currently happening, sometimes not. If I try to force this then the whole thing breaks down and you can just start to ruminate rather than meditate.

You could use this second stage to bring in your mindfulness practice, to develop general mindfulness about yourself and the world. This won't tackle your particular situation head-on, but will eventually give you different insights into the situation you are in, and may be of help long term. Hope this helps.
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