I have read in a Buddhist book, that there is concentration practice (Samatha) and insight practice (Vipassana). I'm not sure where my meditation falls in (probably concentration). But from what I read in that book, Samatha alone can never bring you enlightenment other than some exalted states. Insight meditation is what is needed to really see into reality and to really awaken.Do this;
After you have finished the formal part of your meditation (good stuff by the way, just a shame it can never lead to enlightenment) Contemplate this; Everything in your direct experiencing (that is Now) is what we will call reality.
Everything added to that by thought, opinion, judgement etc. is NOT reality, but the reaction to that is.
Seeing what is added, and the ensuing reactions is our task. We do this backwards. Ask yourself, is the reaction (sensation, emotion, thought pattern etc.) is it what is Added to reality, or is it part or the Original direct experiencing.
You are NOT looking for answers here. Just do this at the end of each meditation for a few minutes and focus on developing the Questions. (re-read the bit above from my blog)
Report what happens.
From what I understand you are suggesting me to add an insight meditation style practice at the end. Correct?
Let me restate what you said. I think it is similar to the noting practice. Just sit and remain silent. Try to note sensations/thoughts/emotions occuring. Just note if the experience is first-hand (directly emanated from silence) or a reaction to my first-hand experience. Just note and do nothing. Continue with the process.