Hi all, I realize that there have been similar questions and many answers pertaining to the first lesson in the Master Key System, but there is one question I would like to ask:
For the first lesson where the particular application of sitting still for 30mins required, is it a must for one to close their eyes and shut their mouth completely? because personally for me, I found it extremely difficult to do it with my eyes closed, but when I opened my eyes n closed my eyes in between I found it much easier to sit still longer. also, i sometimes involuntarily say out particular thoughts which I was thinking at that instance...so i was just wondering whether it is actually ok since there was no such mention in the first chapter.
Regarding that exercise, I don't believe there is a right or wrong way to do it.
I would suggest tackling this exercise in stages and congratulate yourself on each success, rather than trying to achieve perfection all at once. Otherwise you risk demoralizing yourself right at the start of this wonderful course and then giving up with it, like many seem to do.
If you need to open your mouth or eyes initially then do so, and just be pleased that you've managed to sit still for 15 to 30 minutes.
After a day or two of this, try increasing the difficulty. This time, try keeping your eyes closed, say, for this period of time while allowing your mouth to open when needed.
After a few more days, go for the big one...keep your eyes and mouth shut the whole time while remaining perfectly still.
By making small gradual improvements, you give yourself time to get used to something that you may never have tried before.
I have noticed that there is a required elapsed time interval that seems to be necessary for us human beings to get used to anything.
I have a suspicion that after practising this exercise for about three days in a row, you'll suddenly find it becomes much easier. Here is why I think this happens.
And I can assure you that, in time, you will find this exercise of just sitting still to be very easy to do (if you keep on with it) and there are some interesting benefits if you can master it.
The exercise seems to put emphasis on sitting still for 15-30 minutes in order to gain full control of the physical body and until you have done that, it does not recommend moving to the next exercise.
I don't think that having your eyes open or closed makes a difference. However, the fact that you are involuntarily putting your thoughts into words does not sound like you have full control yet. Obviously, if you have just started this exercise, things like that will happen. Your thoughts will be all over the place and you will not feel comfortable.
Keep practicing it starting with 15 minutes and increase this time gradually. You will find that you will be able to focus your thoughts more and more and you will start to have more control over involuntary bodily movements.
answered 02 Nov '09, 15:29
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