How To Transform Your Entire Life With Meditation
Meditation is an important pillar to a happy and fulfilled life and to realizing the life of your dreams, I would like to go a bit deeper and tell you more about meditation and how it can help you to make your dreams come true.
Actually, meditation is the only possibility to pass through the illusion and to experience your true nature, your higher self. It allows you to access and experience the highest form of happiness, love, fulfillment and freedom.
Meditation also makes you more creative, it grows your intuition and inspiration and it allows you to get in touch with the universal intelligence and to receive help, guidance and answers for all your problems and questions.
Meditation is the most powerful way to inner transformation, and by allowing you to get in touch with your inner happiness, love, fulfillment, abundance… it provides you with the surest and quickest way to realize happiness, abundance, love, fulfillment… the life of your dreams in your physical reality.
As you know, whatever you create within (and whatever you become aware of as your inner nature) will also become your outer reality, because everything on the outside is nothing but a reflection of what is within.
There are hundreds of different meditation techniques, some are simple and others are very complicated. But the ultimate purpose of meditation is to enable you to go beyond mind.
The technique itself isn’t really that important. You can experiment with different meditation techniques and one that ‘s maybe great for you might not work at all for someone else. The goal here isn’t to master a specific technique, the goal is to move into silence, to calm down the mind and to go beyond the mind. The technique is only the tool – don’t let it become the ultimate purpose.
Here is a brief summary of it:
Choose a position that’s comfortable for you. You can be sitting on a chair, on the floor or lying on your back… Close your eyes, turn your palms to face upward, relax your body and let go of any tension. At the beginning it is helpful to focus on your breathing.
Breath in and be aware of the air flowing inwards, then stop, be calm, let go of all your thoughts, move into silence, don’t do anything, let it happen. Then breathe out and be aware of the air flowing outwards, don’t force it, simply let it happen.
At the beginning it is difficult to switch off your mind and to let go of all your thoughts, but focusing on your breathing will help you to gradually calm down your mind. Doing this, you will be getting calmer and calmer, your mind starts disappearing and then you can also stop focusing on your breath and move even deeper into silence.
Don’t forget, the goal here is to get out of your mind, to go beyond mind, but as long as you are using a specific technique you are still in your mind, no matter how perfectly you master it.
The technique I just explained is only one of many and of course, you can also “play” with others. Just don’t put too much importance on the technique itself, the only purpose of it is to calm down your mind as much as possible. Once that happens, you also have to drop the technique, otherwise it becomes an obstacle and you won’t be able to break through to your true nature, to your ultimate reality.
Make a conscious effort, to calm down your mind. Don’t think about what needs to be done tomorrow, what happened yesterday… that’s not important right now, just don’t give it any attention for the next few minutes. Whenever a thought comes, simply dismiss it.
Calm down your mind, stop following your thoughts…
You can do it. At any moment you can decide to follow and further develop a certain thought or to dismiss it. You only have to become conscious and aware of your own thinking and “minding”.
When a thought arises, decide not to follow it. Observe it, be aware of it, but don’t engage in it. And the thought disappears, it simply evaporates and suddenly there is a bit less mind and a bit more silence, a bit more “being”.
Now, another thought comes and again, dismiss it and create a bit more silence. This little game continues and thoughts start coming less and less frequently while the silence within keeps on growing until your mind disappears completely and only your being, your true nature is left.
Your mind is a very useful tool, it is absolutely necessary, but you don’t need it 24 hours a day. At least for a few minutes every day try to go beyond it and to become aware of your inner nature.
These few minutes of deep authentic silence will already be sufficient to completely transform your life. You will open up and experience your true nature – love, happiness, abundance, freedom… – and your life will never be the same again.
Thinking or “minding” became the most natural thing to us, we do it all day long and we are not even aware of it anymore. And that’s also the reason why it’s so difficult at the beginning to move into silence, to move from doing into being. You try to be silent for a few seconds, but then a thought arises and without even realizing, you follow it, you indulge in it.
You might think you are meditating (going beyond mind), but in reality you are “minding”, you are following your thoughts, you are interpreting your feelings, you think: “Ah, how great this feels” or “is that all?” or “I’m a bit bored, but I will make an effort” or “oh, I’m so calm and silent today, if only it would always be like that”…
These kind of thoughts come and go and that’s absolutely normal. All you need to learn is to become more and more aware of them during your meditation and to stop following them.
During Meditation A Continuous Inner Transformation Is Happening…
It might and it probably will happen that certain doubts arise concerning your meditation. You may ask yourself: “Why am I doing this?”, “This doesn’t seem to lead anywhere”, “I am practicing meditation for already quite a while now and still, nothing seems to happen”, “I cannot meditate, this doesn’t work for me”…
Even if nothing seems to happen on the surface, there is always an inner transformation going on. Every second of deep silence connects you a bit more with your true nature and brings more love, happiness, freedom… into your life.
Sometimes you might even feel bored, annoyed, uncomfortable… but that’s absolutely normal and everyone who practices meditation encounters these feelings every now and then.
When his happens, take a few deep breaths, relax, let go of any expectations and move back into silence. Just let it happen and don’t try force anything. Say to yourself something like: “I am peaceful, I enjoy myself and I am completely one with this moment. Only this moment counts, nothing else matters right now.” This will help you to calm down your mind.
Silence feels uncomfortable for your mind, because it’s against its nature. The purpose of your mind is to reflect, to analyze, to think, to evaluate… and not to remain silent. So, as long as you are not moving beyond mind, all situations and happenings will be interpreted by your mind and it will keep on telling you: This is boring, annoying, uncomfortable…
Just be patient and keep on practicing. Learning to move into deep silence, going beyond your mind and getting in touch with your true nature, takes some time. This is because you are so identified with your mind. Thinking, “minding” is what you are doing since early childhood on.
Don’t Expect Anything Particular, Simply Let Go And Let It Happen…
Simply watch and observe. Watch and accept what is happening and don’t judge or interpret anything. In mind, you are engaged, you judge (this is good, this is bad), you evaluate and you interpret. Beyond mind you simply watch, there is no attachment, no judgment, no preferences… you don’t even try to cling to pleasant experiences you might have during meditation and neither do you try to get rid of feelings you don’t like.
Meditate without any expectations. Your mind says: “Lets meditate for half an hour, I would like to have again the same amazing experience I had last week”. Now you are waiting for that great feeling, for that pleasant moment. You say: “I become absolutely silent and then I will feel it again.” But it won’t happen, because you are expecting, you are IN mind, the silence you create is a forced silence, a fake “mind-silence”.
Many people have a wonderful experience already during one of their first meditations, but then they never feel anything like it again, because from that moment on, whenever they go into meditation, all that’s on their mind is to have that wonderful experience again. This desire and expectation keeps you trapped in your mind. Let go of it, otherwise it becomes impossible to move beyond mind.
Also, don’t force anything, the state of no-mind cannot be forced, it cannot be achieved through discipline and sheer will power. Who forces? It’s your mind and that means you are IN mind and not beyond.
Yes, establish the discipline to meditate every day, drop everything else for a short while, leave the world behind you and go within. Discipline is a very useful tool and it helps you to get to a certain stage, but once you reach that point of being almost beyond mind you have to drop your discipline, otherwise it becomes an obstacle.
Let go, simply watch, completely detached… and mind disappears. This is meditation.
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