What Is Mirror Meditation?
Sitting in front of a mirror where you can look at your entire body, or even just your face as you meditate is ‘mirror meditation’.
There are some odd things that can occur while meditating in front of a mirror with your eyes open. Usually we sit with our eyes closed, but this is another type of meditation that involves opening your eyes. I recommend to do it sometimes if you can.
Once a month or even once ever is interesting to try.
One thing is that your eyes/brain will become too accustomed to staring at the same thing and what you’re looking at begins to go away. It’s bizarre, I know, but this happens. It’s worth it just to see this begin happening.
To do mirror meditation just sit in front of a mirror and keep your eyes open. Stare into your eyes and look at your face. When thoughts arise, focus back on your breath. Be mostly aware of your breath, but don’t stop looking at your own face in the mirror.
My Mirror Meditation Experiences
I’ve mentioned this a number of times here on this site. For a couple of meditation sessions, I sat staring into a mirror in my garage. It was a gigantic mirror and I could see my entire body clearly. I stared into my eyes, at my face, and at my body during the session and remarkable things happened.
Patterns of a puzzle seemed to rearrange themselves – meaning – my body appeared to re-arrange itself in the mirror-like a puzzle. It was fascinating to see, but there’s more.
At times my entire head disappeared. At times just my eyes, then my face… and then my entire body disappeared from my sight. It was a very weird thing to experience, but I just continued sitting to experience it.
Today, let’s see, about 17 years later we’re at now, someone studied people staring into the eyes of others and staring into mirrors. Interesting, right? Try it, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Better if the light is dim and you’re sitting close to the mirror – so you can see your eyes. Better without wind or something else irritating your eyes. Your eyes should be nearly closed – but open enough to see yourself in the mirror.
Here’s a link to my mirror meditation post on this site:
Various Meditation – first time I did the mirror meditation >