My introduction to Meditation was made nearly 50 years ago.
As a teen-ager I was at a friend’s house, and witnessed my friend’s mother meditating.
Back then, I made no real connection to the meditative practice but, I did consider my friend’s mother quite spiritual, and enjoyed many conversations with her.
It wasn’t until just several years ago that I would be reintroduced to meditation. I discovered John C. Bader’s blog, ‘The Responsive Universe.’ After reading entries to the blog, and reading the book I began my own meditative practice.
I was amazed how Bader was able to to come from a very low point in life, and still conquer the universe let alone instruct others to come forward from their lowest points.
My latest meditation discovery is to not rely on Guided Meditations.
They may or, may not represent my individual thoughts, feelings, and goals. It is necessary that my meditations are my meditations. This is all very personal. My mind expanding to make it just right. My words, my thoughts, my feelings. Allow my own mind to discover just the right words that reflects me.
A good guided meditation is deemed good because it addresses you, and your inner thoughts. A Guided Meditation cannot be good without addressing you personally.
A good Guided Meditation has the capability of leading you to construct a good meditation for you; From you. Your mind will continually expand as you construct.
Here is a guided meditation from the Power Thoughts Meditation Club that inspires me…
I have gone ahead, and ordered some sounds of nature cds so, I can take what I have learned, and begin to construct my personal meditations with a relaxing mix of the ocean tide. In, and out.
This does not mean discontinuing Guided Meditations. It does mean an expansion of my personal meditation landscape.
There are many meditations for manifestation, including material wealth.
What many don’t understand is material wealth cannot occur without giving back. Getting, and giving are one. When I meditate for manifesting wealth, I am also meditating for wealth that I will give others at the same time as I receive.
One of the most significant mantra chants is an all encompassing, “OM”
Many subscribe to a daily meditation of “OM”, receiving many good results over many years.
‘OM’ is the convening of you, me, and all of the other natural elements of the universe.
Earphones on, and prepare for a meditative ‘OM’ from The Moody Blues, one of the greatest bands of all time emanating out of the 1960’s Rock culture….
How do you meditate? I have discovered no one person has the way. Many people have a way. Music, candles, mantra…a focal point. Perhaps the power of meditation lies within the sound known as Binaural Beats Meditation.
Meditation is not necessarily formal though I believe it is one way to form a disciplined mind for other less formal meditations.
I sometimes manage a less formal, private meditation at work. While on the sales floor I often meditate on the moment sometimes only for the moment. Perhaps this will become habitual with my mind on to it with or, without me.
You may already meditate, without even knowing you meditate. As an example, you may be avid about working in your garden. Your alone time. Just you, the universe, and your thoughts. The ingredients for meditation. It is quite possible you already meditate on a routine basis.
There is nothing more important than, this moment. In fact, it is vital to observe, and participate in this moment, right now as explained in the following video.
Why use a mantra? How does a mantra work?
My favorite mantra is explained in this video.
This is my favorite version of Ra Ma Da Sa by, Snatam Kaur.
For some, it is just a hint of music to relax the mind, allowing the mind to focus. I find the following does that for me, and is a pleasant occasional departure from Binaural Beats.
This is under a Creative Commons License, from an extremely talented producer, composer, musician, Kevin MacLeod at Incompetech.com
As I listen to Perspectives, the music flows as a perspective develops, and once ultimately discovered, a plateau from which the music ascends to a new discovery pattern to another plateau, and then begins the pattern again, discovery to plateau. A multidimensional gathering of new perspectives. That would be my interpretation in this context.
Meditation doesn’t necessarily have a time frame for results, and it is not magic. Not necessarily over night, and not necessarily years before you arrive so to speak.
Meditation; Kind of like a computer processor taking bits of information, offering a refinement of the initial perceived complexity, and breaking all those bits of information into a comprehensive simplicity.
Actually, I believe you arrive at a myriad of destinations on this journey without time as a limitation as you continue to meditate.
I have found my ego drifting to a point of superiority as if, I am holier than the others, smarter than those around me only because I consciously meditate on a regular basis.
The reality is, there is always somebody holier, somebody smarter in my midst, and humility is the authenticity of proper meditation. My ego will cease to participate once that becomes not only intellectually apparent but, my true nature.
My meditation must become an enabler for me to possibly meet the authentic higher level of others not, that they will reach mine.