For those listening to today’s meditation, I’d like to post a little about how simple meditation can be. Changing the world sounds hard, and it is when one tries to do it alone. Here, we have each other’s powerful intentions and group effort to help us pull off the seemingly impossible.
For me personally, “learning how to meditate” was just another example of how I tend to make mountains out of molehills. In 2010, I decided that I wanted to incorporate meditation into my life. I’d heard of the health benefits and was acutely aware of the damaging effects of stressful living on my own well-being. So, I bought a book about meditation, which recommended that I take a meditation retreat. I thought that was a great idea, so I booked myself a 4 day retreat in Sedona, AZ, by myself, at a little place perfect for this sort of thing. I followed the instructions to a “T” and had a great time, although I didn’t immediately notice much difference in my life. Once I got home though, all hell broke loose in both my professional and personal life. I was then very thankful for the routine I’d developed, which involved getting certain types of crystals, using essential oils, setting up an altar, and a few other techniques that many gurus and masters advocate. Much of this is outlined in the ebook that is available on the resources page of this site.
Here it is eight years later, and this is what I do now:
- Before I go to bed each night, I empty my mind of everything from the day (“empty out the pockets onto the dresser” like Jared likes to say), and focus on ONE positive emotion that I’d like to keep with me through the night. Examples: gratitude, happiness, joy, abundance, peace, etc.
- When I wake up, I force myself to think “How awesome! I’m awake!” and match up the previous night’s emotion with that thought. Then I go about my day.
- At 2:55 PM Eastern time, I dial the call-in number and access code for the Global 8000 Meditation. I sit in a comfortable chair and have quiet contemplative music playing while I listen to the meditation call with my eyes closed.
- Then I go about the rest of my day, which includes another time sometime later (varies with my schedule) of sitting in my chair with eyes closed and music playing.
- That’s it! Rinse and Repeat.
Those new to meditation may find that getting all into the science and protocol is what you need to help you get started, like I did. But it really is a simple process once you understand that it is just like anything else we do to keep ourselves in balance; like brushing our teeth, bathing, or keeping our house clean.
Namaste until next time!