I started to do a meditation program. The 21-day Meditation Experience with Deepak Chopra and the musician J Balvin. I am on day 5 and I am loving it. It a small talk with a few minutes of mantra work. After that, you are good to go, or you can stay longer if you used to meditate.
And am I here just to say what I am doing? of course not. (Maybe)
Let’s talk about meditation. If you read a little bit about it you already know that meditating is not so much action, it is more a state of mind. It can be made in a nonaction state, but it also comes from a nonreaction state where you living your normal routine, but in a meditative state.
You live in connection, aware, conscious, observant, without reacting to outside actions. It means two things.
One, meditation is NOT an assignment to put in your daily list. It is how you will live from the moment you decide to give it a chance. If you start to add the “traditional” (feel, don’t move and avoid thinking – or any other similar technique you like), you will start to see your life change. Memory improves, day look bigger, patience is natural, right choices, less negative thoughts, or less reaction and attachment to them. From now on, your life will change.
Two, meditation has a starting point, not an end one. Of course, we need to train to be in this state. Surrender to a knowledge that it is not rational it is hard. First, it is hard to believe in it. Maybe you will need to put to the test, so you can experience the best answer coming in a moment of no thoughts. You can read about many scientists that had some practice to use those tools.
Many successful people use it. J Balvin, it is just one example, you can think about Steve Jobs, and if you want the practices but not a spiritual/religious talk you can read about Ford, DaVinci, Tesla…
I recommend Deepak Chopra for both cases, his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams https://amzn.to/32BE4mR it is quite straight forward and you can apply it in your daily life with not much effort.
If you are at the starting point of this process.:
- Plan to live a moment in the morning for meditation and keep yourself in this awareness during your day.
- If you feel like your mind can stop thinking about a list of things to do in your mind, observe what it make you feel and where this feeling is concentrated. You don’t need to do much, just observe.
- Make it fun, maybe you can find a challenge where you have guided meditation for a few days. (I am thinking about creating it on Youtube to help). Tell me what you think.
- Sometimes I wake up excited to do something and meditate it is quite hard. I repeat to myself “Nobody is asking anything, nobody wants anything from me now. I am free to be here. I feel comfortable.” Convince yourself that this is good. Sometimes I used to say, each minute here I gain a minute in my day. Because after meditate I was more productive, it was like I had more time.
- Write about your experience. You can talk to your phone in some “note” app and record it if you lack time. But register what helps you, how you feel, when you meditate and felt better, calmer… And you will learn what makes you have a better moment.
- At the end of the day, write about your day. What can you do to meditate, be present, during your day? What have you learn about this practice, how is it helping…
Meditate is a simple practice and has many names and techniques, but it is not easy. Simplicity and easiness not always walk hand by hand. But since it is easy, everybody can do it.
I hope this helps you, if you know someone at the beginning of this path share this post and help us to connect.
See you soon,