After practicing meditation for a little more than two years on a regular basis , I can say that the results are astonishing.
Let me cut it short and describe how it helped me and how it might help you in general:
- Clarity of thought in life. I was aware of my short comings and knew that I had to work on them.
- Improved mental strength.
- Ability to cut off negativity from your life ( people , habits etc )
- Ability to start new things. ( skills , languages , explorations etc )
- Unleashing a new world inside of you and realizing that the mind has infinite potential as infinite as the universe.
- Reduces stress.
- Forgetting the brutality of our “Pasts”. Past is a desert. Don’t go back unless you like desert safaris.
Things to remember while meditating on a daily basis:
- One should integrate the skills honed while meditating in daily life. Or else it’ll be useless. Too much purity in thought can distort your perceptions of reality.
- Excess meditation might disappoint you about how the world works. Just meditate enough to balance all levels of your existence. ( Material , spiritual , physical and mental ).
- Journal writing is effective. Record your thoughts pre and post meditation. Observe how they change over time. Write down your issues in your journal and try to seek answers within. There will definitely be fruitful results.
- Use it to help yourself and others. Spread love. Reduce anger. Others observe and learn so many things from you. It is a great motivational tool.
- Use it to study or work. It’ll improve your efficiency and fetch you good results.
- Relationships can improve when either of the partners meditate. This will help in balancing the bond. I’m telling this from seeing many people who are happy while they’re in this path of meditation.
- Read any good books : Self-help , financial , psychological , spiritual etc. Meditate over the essence and try to understand what the book says.
That’s it guys. These are what I’ve experienced. I may still be a novice at meditating but I’m going to experiment real hard and get back sooner with new results. Till then , happy meditating and enter a new world of infinite possibilities and peace!
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I’m too young to answer this question “What is our purpose here?”
I strongly believe we’re just bunch of flesh covered skeletons with an evolved consciousness. Just imagine about not taking a step to ask out someone , or leaving your job or taking that ride or trekking in the hills. Would that really matter in ten years? It somehow appears that everything is scripted but going with the uncertain tide called “time” that takes us wherever it wants to , living life becomes fun , especially when you don’t expect anything.
Is our purpose in life to find the hidden purpose inside of us or is it to connect the dots. Can it also be that our purpose is to embrace everything and strive to evolve and expand our consciousness?Well , this certainly takes a lead role when you’re on higher levels of spiritual evolution. Let us assume that our body is driven by a metaphysical entity called “soul”. As in math we assume unknown entities to be “x” or “y” only to prove it later with sort of reverse engineered techniques.That is a sole driver of our existence. Our purpose should be to maintain purity of this soul. Is there a possibility that when we die , our soul gets shifted to higher realms of unknown dimensions where our consciousness gets shifted to bodies that are far more intelligent than human species?Well , this is good for science fiction. But there’s a possibility. If this thought exists in our mind , there’s a far higher possibility of this situation to exist in some other world , for mind is as infinite as the universe as it is just energy manifestation of two halves of our brain. Do we have secrets to the universe , that in deepest of deepest conscious states we have access to this?
Meditation helps certainly in answering these questions. What’s the use of knowing about such possibilities if we on earth have lot to worry about?
Well , if we unleash few secrets of the universe , we can certainly get access to different worlds. Who knows if we could find mutations to our genes , we may alter our entire genetic structure and extend our lifespan , protect earth from next extinction phase , change the entire earth for good.
For now , our prime question remains , what next? Purity in everything should be our goal , so that we can move to higher levels in life. Do share your insights on spirituality and evolution of consciousness. We can definitely reach greater heights in life when we collectively connect the dots.
Like Shakespeare said
” There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
Till then , lets meditate and liberate.
Failure. Most of us whine on this single word. We don’t want to fail. We don’t want to try. Yet we want 100% positive results. And what happens next? Perpetual mediocrity. This is because a person doesn’t want to challenge his/her intellectual abilities , doesn’t want to push beyond his mental potential , doesn’t want to try new challenges , doesn’t want to abstain from those material desires that get us hooked on to abysmal things.
Why should we fail? What should we learn from the journey of failure?
- Failure is important to know how to not do things.
- It will strengthen the bond between your inner self(Soul) and your material self(Mind as a whole).
- What distinguishes us from the crowd is our ability to perceive failure. Failure indicates a new clear cut path way to higher states in life.
- If you fail right now and a few times later in a few days , you’ll learn that lesson for life time. You’ll never repeat it.
- One’s failure can be other man’s lesson. True , we should learn from other’s failure as well. This will help us know the uncertainty of future where we might certainly commit some worst mistakes ( like crimes …) due to peer pressure or being brain washed.
- It is okay to relapse on your streak of trying to not fail. This will teach you so many ways that could trigger failure which you can definitely avoid in future.
- Failure teaches you who your real friends are. The one’s who are with you in the times of distress are the one’s you need the most in life.
- It helps you know about your weakness , weak points and will help you work on it for better. For ex: I was addicted to so many things with out even realizing that I was addicted to them ( Like social media , Low self esteem ,junk food , hitting on every girl I meet etc..) I realized this was very harmful to my evolution and existence. I worked on these with some serious self-introspection. Here I am , clean from it.
- You’ll learn to forgive yourself for the mistakes you did in past. Each time you fail , you become a better person but only with self-introspection and some serious scrutiny of that very incident which led to failure ( in your terms of course ).
My message for this new year to whoever is reading this
- Have some serious higher goals in life. Don’t get stuck in mediocrity. Everyone is equally intelligent. We have all pretty much the same amount of neurons. The only place where we differ is the functional ability of those neural synapses ie; pathway of neural transmission. So , to strengthen it and get better at something , you need to work hard , practice more to not fail , fail , learn from it , get better , keep ruthlessly moving on etc.
- Take some viable resolutions. Work on them one thing at a time. Doing so many things at once will put our self esteem at stake.
- Read more , embrace the beauty of solitude and silence , do new things that you never did earlier ( like learn cooking , art , reading , instrument etc. everything is on the internet ).
- Procrastinate less. This is the biggest trigger factor for failure. Once the procrastinating vibes set in , it becomes hard for us to get up and move on. It is like falling down from a motorcycle at a high speed. After injury it takes a lot of time to get back to normal. So , avoid watching those gossipy videos , dark humor. Instead tune into something positive and productive like spirituality , nature , traveling , food , sketching , meditation , languages etc.
- Don’t stay idle. Idle mind is a devil’s workshop. An idle mind for few minutes is enough to destroy all your efforts. Keep your brain engaged in some activity or the other. Grab a book , contribute to your own poetry.
- Switch things during boredom. Switching is necessary.
- Listen to good music like instrumental , spiritual , motivational music genres. Avoid romance , metal , etc because they trigger emotions in us.
Have a great new year ahead. Hope every year you become more and more intellectual, smart , hardworking , positive and stay happy for the rest of your life.
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Register yourself for the new year’s meditation workshop. Isn’t this an amazing way to start your new year? Go ahead , explore the universe in you and embrace its absolute rawness!
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That’s how life is. With full of ups and downs. We’re born in such a way that at any given point of time in life our emotions are balanced ie. we’re neither too happy nor too sad. It is this ~50% rule of earth that one’s happiness doesn’t exceed their gloom. But this can be avoided with practice and altering one’s daily routine.
What causes us to grieve and worry over petty things?
- Desires – I want this , that , I want to become that …I wish I had a car , after having a car ( I wish I had a triple storeyed bungalow) etc. All these feelings will lead you to a perpetual quicksand of misery.How to overcome these desires?Meditate everyday ie. connect to your inner self. Over a period of time you’ll know your purpose according to your life style. Meditation will connect you to your higher self.
I asked a Neuroscientist with a Ph.D about the possibility of Telepathy ie possible communication between two brains ( if two non-living devices could communicate ie cellphones then why can’t two brains communicate was my question). His response was shocking. He said it is theoretically possible to communicate from mind to mind. So , if this is possible , that means there should be higher beings in this multiverse. Which means there should be some form of communication with them. Through the wave patterns in our brain ( like alpha , theta , beta states of consciousness ) we can possibly communicate with them but in a mere superconscious state. To achieve this we must have a very firm control over our thoughts , brain , mind , feelings etc.
Why am I talking about this in Desires column?
We have to remind ourselves that there are more than these material desires ( lust , greed , power , hate , depression ) etc. Its okay to have experienced all sorts of feelings in life , its okay to have made gruesome mistakes. We’re all here to forgive each other , move together for a better future , for a better galactic evolution so that our human life can evolve to higher states. We have come from times where our daily routine was to find animals to be eaten with a settlement by the river side to receiving a text from our loved one.
- Your company mattersThough our primary target is to make this world a better place to live in , your peer group matters a lot. Because it is very obvious that your intelligence is the average of the 5 people you roam with because you tend to blend in with the crowd for the sake of it. Always stay in a healthy group , the one’s with high ambitions , who gossip little and focus on something serious in life. This will eliminate 90% of your sadness , depression or psychological ailments. Do justice to solitude , embrace its absolute purpose but don’t become a slave of isolation. There’s a very thin line between loneliness of isolation and comfort of solitude.
- Transmutation is a great channel to harness energyHave you ever wondered why great people like Albert Einstein , Nikola Tesla , Newton did things so great? They were celibates. They knew the power of harnessing the cosmic energy that was present in their body. The greatest power in this universe is to be able to reproduce. Transmutation means to convert that energy into something creative because at that time your brain works faster , the neural synapses function better because all the sexual energy is channelized to your brain effectively. This comes through practice. Becoming a celibate is not a freaking joke. It means to become one of the best beings that mankind has ever witnessed because it means to have ultimate control over thoughts. To achieve this , meditation can help , reading healthy books can help , journals , positive group etc do a great job too. So , love yourself the most. That doesn’t mean you’ve to become a narcissist. It means you’ve to respect your fellow beings , have a firm control over your thoughts and be an inspiration and do things on a greater scale. Learn skills and cultivate new hobbies during this process. Wait and observe the changes.
That’s it. These are some important things that matter the most in life which we tend to ignore because we get swayed away with material desires. Its okay to make mistakes. Its okay to regret. But convert that regret into something inspiring for yourself. I’ve seen criminals who became amazing singers. If they can do it , we can too. Its all about self introspection , acknowledging our mistakes and working on making ourselves better.
Persevere, fail , learn!
Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached- Swami Vivekananda
With so many alien civilizations out there, why haven’t we found them, or why haven’t they found us? That is because of the obvious reason that we are a self-destructing race, where we don’t know how to live in peace and haven’t learnt to love our fellow humans in the first place.
I just want to remind you people that there’s very little time on earth left. By the time you realize and try to let your heart out, poof, everything will be gone, in a jiffy. Just like the burst of wind on a pile of leaves before the arrival of a storm.
So, I remind you humans of your privileges. You are stronger than you think, wiser than you are and have a purpose to live. That purpose is love. So , do justice to your time on this tiny planet and live whole heartedly without any regrets.
We need to focus on our mental, physical, material and spiritual evolution. Change will be observed soon only when we start working on ourselves and re-consider our position in this endless space-time grid. Do justice to your existence, for the glory of The Galactic Federation Of Light, of course!
Have you ever wondered what’d happen to you because of the high intensity of negative thoughts hitting your head? It could be any negative thought that either got triggered because of some provoking thing you saw or something new that activated a series of reactions in your brain.
So , why do we get these negative thoughts?
- It is common to get negative thoughts. This happens of daily basis as we encounter new things , new people , good/bad. It is our duty to duly brush them off as and when we get such thoughts.
- Our brain has the capacity to absorb anything and everything and then process it trying to analyze if it is good or bad. So , when you absorb something bad , just let it pass by. Don’t try hard or pressurize yourself. It’ll just go away.
- Our daily habits are also responsible for such negative thoughts. Try to change one thing at a time in your daily life so that you experience a good and positive life full of vibrancy around you.
- We also get such thoughts because we end up staying idle for a while. Idle mind is a devil’s workshop.
What is thought shifting?
- It involves distracting yourself in that moment that put you in disgust by giving you a negative thought.
- Thought shifting can be anything ranging from doing chores , helping in running errands , talking to friends/family members etc.
- It is same like taking bath. We take shower/bath because we need to get rid of those negative things that get accumulated on the skin. In a similar way , thoughts as such must be removed from the mind so that we evolve in a progressive manner.
How to go about it?
- Grab a book. Write down the intensity of thoughts. Write solutions to it accordingly that suits your thinking.
- Cultivate a hobby. Music,creative writing , reading healthy stuff , sketching , cooking , walking , socializing etc. This will keep you engaged and also give you little time to get negative thoughts.
- Meditation. Spend time with yourself to brush off those thoughts.
- Change your habits. If you are someone who constantly whines , talks about other people , concerned more about what others are doing , stop right there. Its okay to have done that. We’re all humans. But in retrospect to that , try to change that behavior. Cultivate the habit of thinking twice before you say. Saying anything/everything that comes to your mind will wreck your relationships with people.
- Remember , everyone is nice. It is your inability to resist BS. Work on this. Find life full of joy and pleasure.
- Avoid watching anything that invokes negativity. Watch / read healthy stuff.
- Assure yourself that it will just last a while and then if you could survive that bit , you’ll do amazing in life.
- Be tough. Life will beat you , throw you in dungeons , leave you deserted , but it is your ability to pick yourself up every time you fall down that matters the most. Keep walking ignoring all the negativity.
- Set goals , targets. Ruthlessly smash them.
- Avoid over-procrastination.
It is easy. One thing at a time. One habit at a time. Over days , weeks and months you’ll observe subtle changes in yourself. Go ahead , unleash the beast in you and be the best!