| (experimental, nothing proven, draft versions, excuses, etc.) |
ONE MINUTE and TWO MODES
I believe many animals may laugh at the idea, but for beginners, it is useful to think of the senses as having an active and a passive mode. The passive mode uses no effort, for example, when dozing, you will find that you can still let the scents linger, without making any effort to flare the nostrils.
Only practice any of these exercises for ONE MINUTE at a time (because new experiences need time to be digested, Please avoid the frustrations connected with concentration and will power).
Im sure young people and old people need different methods and different times - but the key, if you are keen, is to get flexible, do a minute on every single exercise, ...
Getting "the feeling" for something normally requires time for the subconcious to digest the experiences. - So the simplest and safest way to start learning anything new or difficult, is to start exercising and experiencing for only a minute at a time to let your body and mind have the time they need to digest. And stop while you are still feeling creative and interested, before you even start feeling tired or frustrated.
i believe hours of concentration will be counter productive ... but 10 minutes flexible creative dozing should be possible - with listening as basis - now and then sensing smell - and occasionaly checking the taste in your mouth and throat ... maybe for a while even opening the eyes - de-focussing and checking all around.
see note on Da Vinci : How to Learn
also there is another file developing the one-minute meditation