The Eyes Open, Eyes Closed Meditation

How does the Eyes Open, Eyes Closed Meditation Work?

Today I would like to share with you a meditation that I often use to center my self, by balancing my thoughts and emotions. This is done so that we can see more clearly with and without our vision. To begin, close your eyes and take a few slow deep breath’s in and then out…in and then out. Relax. Breathe in deeply once more from the pit of your stomach, hold for a few seconds, and as you breath out open your eyes. Now you are reflecting on your surroundings with your eyes open and aware of all that is going on around you. Simply observe without judgement. We recommend 30 seconds to 3 minutes of eyes open reflection, however you can do this part of the meditation for as long as you see necessary.

The next step is to breath in deeply from the pit of your stomach, hold for a few seconds and then breath out as you close your eyes. Relaxing and being completely in the moment, you begin to observe your other senses minus your sight. What do you smell? How do you feel? What do you see without seeing? Let your thoughts and feelings flow naturally during this stage of the meditation. We recommend 30 seconds to 3 minutes of eyes closed reflection, but you can do this for as long as you feel necessary.

Now we will begin the next step by breathing in deeply once again. after holding for a few seconds you breath out and open your eyes once more. Begin to observe your surroundings once again. How does it feel to see after having your eyes closed for some time? What thoughts cross your mind as your eyes are open and observing all that is around you? Remember to relax and simply observe. We recommend 30 seconds to 3 minutes of eyes open reflection, however you can do this part of the meditation for as long as you see necessary.

From here we will take another deep breath in and hold for a few seconds. As you breath out close your eyes once more and really focus on your thoughts. Focus on your feelings. How do you feel? Do you notice a difference when your eyes are open as opposed to being closed? Is your view of the world changing as you participate in this form of meditation? Take a final deep breath in and then release your breath as you open your eyes to continue your day. Or you can simply decide to keep your eyes closed and remain in thoughtful meditation. You should now feel more calm and centered than before.

 

As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality. Adi Shankara

 

My Eyes Open, Eyes Closed Meditation Experience

My eyes are open and I see…

My eyes are open. I am seeing, observing. Energy is being drawn in as I observer the light, movement, and vibrations all around me. My energy is also being drawn out as I analyze objects with my eyes, my attention is focused. Thoughts are passing through my mind about the nature of reality and the things that I can see. I am interpreting different shapes and spectrum’s of light. Physical reality is open to me as I passively observe. My eyes are open and I see…

My Eyes are closed and I feel…

My eyes are closed. Outer influence has no effect on me. My thoughts are my own and the influence of physical reality has no bearing here. I am am limitless and I am free. Focused are my thoughts without the nuisance outside distractions influencing me. I am what I am, I am all that is me. Everything has a connection that I can clearly see without seeing. Everything is connected and I feel this…know this, even without sight. No, especially without my sight. My energy is neither flowing in or out as I am contained within the wholeness of me. My Eyes are closed and I feel…

 

Life is a mystery – mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery. Amit Ray

 

My Take: Eyes Open, Eyes Closed Meditation

Thank you for taking the time to read about our eyes open, eyes closed mediation. I hope you enjoy your experience of the eyes open, eyes closed meditation. Remember this experience is always free. You can perform this particular meditation as many times as you like and whenever you see fit. All we ask is that you please share this valuable meditation with friends and family so that they may benefit from this practice as much as you have. As always, all the best to you and yours.

 




 

 



The Double Slit Experiment

In 1909 a British physicist by the name of Geoffrey Ingram Taylor proved that single photon can also act like waves. One of the initial experiments that sparked the ideas of quantum physics. This is the double slit experiment

What is the Double Slit Experiment?

To perform this experiment, scientists took a particle of matter called a photon. The idea was to shoot this photon at a target. Before the photon could reach the target it would pass through a barrier with a one slit opening. The scientists shot the photon at the target and it passed through the barrier and hit the target exactly as expected. The scientists were pleased with the results of the experiment as the photon / particle acted as they hypothesized it would.

Next they tried the experiment again, except this time they replaced the one slit barrier with a two slit barrier. This time when the particle was shot through the two slit barrier something interesting happened. The particle actually disappeared! When it reappeared the photon had reached the target but was no longer just a particle as it appeared in wave form and had passed through both of the slit openings at the same time. What this meant is the particle changed from a particle of matter into a wave of energy to accommodate the conditions of the newly formed experiment.

The conclusions from these experiments was that the consciousness of the scientists must have affected the outcome of the experiment. The fact that the scientists knew there were different openings affected the way that the particle worked. Similar experiments were conducted in 1927, 1961 and 1971 using electrons and produced similar results… That our consciousness has an effect on the world that we live in.

 

“Reality exists only where the mind creates a focus…” Sutra from Mahayana Buddhism

 

On February 26, 1998 this experiment was repeated again by the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. And once again this highly controlled experiment produced similar results. The scientists were able to demonstrate how a beam of electrons reacted to being observed. However the most shocking aspect of this experiment was that it revealed something unexpected. What it revealed was, the greater the amount of “watching” the greater the observer’s influence on what takes place.

The implications from these double slit experiments are quiet astounding. And I often wonder wonder what consciousness truly is, how it works, and what is its ultimate effect on this reality that we occupy. When reflection on such things I am reminded of the age old question… If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

 

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Sources:

Double-slit experiment

Davisson–Germer experiment (1927)

Jönsson of the University of Tübingen Experiment (1961)

The Merli–Missiroli–Pozzi Two-Slit Electron-Interference Experiment (1974)

February 26 issue of Nature (Vol. 391, pp. 871-874)

Mahayana sutra in english