Gestalt, as a meditative approach, finds its tradition in Zen practice called just sitting. Developing pure awareness is the objective. Our ego minds usually carry the weight of many ought-to's and should's that hinder our awareness of the way we truly are, the truth about ourselves .. here and now..
Zen societies have the luxury of time and the patience to allow the process to develop and grow. Our western cultural predisposition is to make it happen right away... actually, force our subconscious to behave in a certain way. When we consider the enormity of our individual conscious and its relationship to the mass consciousness, our egos are in a no-win situation.
So, just sitting, or Gestalt Awareness meditation, is a sacred act of honoring and listening to our divine self. What we become aware of is our ego mind chatter... most of which originates from fear and our neurotic need to control, judge, and deny what would be an expression of being here and now.
In Gestalt practice, we suspend judgment to make room for discrimination. We allow our natural process of being to exist.
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