1 — Concentration
Concentration means "with centeredness." You will find that all three steps in the development of transcendental consciousness involve focusing your awareness well and being able to poise your mind on the object of your meditation — whether that object is a gross physical object or a very subtle interior one.
Consideration of transcendental consciousness begins with an awareness of the content of your mind. Notice, as you watch your mind, how many thoughts and feelings flood through it — related thoughts and feelings, unrelated thoughts and feelings, images based on what your senses are telling you about the world or what they told you about the world yesterday or ten years ago. Memories and feelings flood up from the subconscious basement where you store the events of your life. Plans about the future also are part of your mental content — happy plans and views, as well as dreads.
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