Why do you want to meditate?

Meditation is much more than just sitting still and breathing.  Saying meditation is just a breathing exercise is like saying say that the ocean is just a puddle of water.  

Meditation, like the ocean, can serve many different masters and how much or how little you want to use it, depends on you.  You can sit on the shore and stare at it from afar without ever stepping foot in the water.  You can build boats which you can use to travel from place to place.  You can learn to surf, swim, or jet ski and enjoy being in it.  You can learn to fish and have it nourish you.  You can find a sense of spiritual belonging by being in it.  Or you can explore its unfathomable depths to whatever extent you desire and experience things you cannot now even dream possible.  

The simple meditation of focusing on your breath is like sitting on the sand, staring at the ocean, and  being content to simply smell the fresh ocean air.  But there is so much more depth to what you are able to do with meditation, why limit yourself to just experiencing it from afar?  

All true meditation, begins with one simple question.  Why do you want to meditate?  What is it that you seek? 

  • Do you feel as if something is missing from your life?  Do you seek greater depth or greater spirituality in your life? 
  • Do you ever feel lost or confused? Do you ever feel as if you are lacking direction in your life and every day feels the same? 
  • Are you trying to achieve a goal?  Such as earning more money, starting a business, getting married, improving your relationship, or even improving your health?  
  • Are you looking for peace of mind or to reduce your stress?   
  • Or are simply curious to learn more about meditation, to learn about what it can do for you?   

Whatever it is you seek, you will find through meditation.  But what you seek to gain from meditation at the beginning will determine where your meditative journey should begin.   

How Meditation Works and the Upward Cycle of Abundance

Most of what you want to do, achieve, or experience in your life you have not yet done, not because you are incapable, but rather because there is something inside of you that is stopping you, preventing you from succeeding. 

Your limiting beliefs are stopping you from taking action, causing you to make excuses (like you don’t have enough time, energy, education, money, etc.), or that is sabotaging you from actually succeeding when you do take action. 

Your limiting beliefs operate from your subconscious mind (which means you probably don't even know they are there) and they determine not only what you do, but also the results you experience from doing it.  But your beliefs, both empowering and limiting, are the guiding forces that determine the quality of your life. 

If you want to change your circumstances, you must first change your beliefs.

Why is it that some people seem to be able to do very little and seem to have everything in life handed to them - love, money, promotions, health - while others work hard and barely get by?  

The difference is not that one is simply “lucky” and the other is “unlucky,” the difference can be found in their beliefs, in what they believe to be true about themselves, the world, and their relationship with the world.  

Do you believe the world is fundamentally good or bad? 
     How you answer this question impacts 
how much good and bad you experience in your life.  

Do you believe money is infinite or do you believe there is a limited amount available to you? 
     How you answer this question impacts 
how economically prosperous you are and how rich you could ever become. 

What do you believe about love and relationships? 
     How you answer this question impacts 
how ‘lucky’ you are in love.  

Do you believe you deserve to be happy?  Or have you been settling for far less than you truly desire because you cannot see how you could ever get everything you want? 
     Your answers to these questions  determine the quality of you life.  

If you want to know what your beliefs are, the evidence is all around in your life, ask yourself ‘how happy are you with where you are in your life and what you have and continue to experience every single day?’  

Through meditation you learn how to identify and release these limiting beliefs. When you release these subconscious blocks, you open yourself up to taking action with a different energy, which necessary produces different, more favorable results.

You then continue to meditate, you continue to release, you continue to act, you continue to improve - and that is how you enter an upward cycle of abundance.  

Conversations with a Guru:

 

Student: How do I find peace of mind?
   Guru: Meditation is the way.

Student: How do I find true love?
   Guru: Meditation is the way.

Student: How do I make more money?
   Guru: Meditation is the way.

Student: How do I improve my health?
   Guru: Meditation is the way.

Student: How do I stop my bad habits?
   Guru: Meditation is the way.

Student: How do I find my life’s purpose?
   Guru: Meditation is the way.

Student: How do I meditate?
   Guru: Why do you want to meditate?

 

Is Meditation a Religion? 

No, meditation is not a religion.  Rather, meditation is the seed from which all religions have bloomed.  There is nothing in your religion, no matter your religion, that is inconsistent with meditation.  All religious and spiritual disciplines involve a form of meditation.  

  • If you are religious, meditation will only enhance your religious practice
  • If you are not religious, meditation can provide for you a path to Spiritual Awakening that will enhance your life by adding a depth of experience beyond the superficial circumstances you encounter every single day, providing you with a life experience you never before imagined possible 

You can be Buddhist and meditate.
You can be Christian and meditate.
You can be Jewish and meditate.
You can be Hindu and meditate.
You can be Muslim and meditate.
You can be Spiritual and meditate.
Or you can just meditate.   

 

 

What is a Meditative Training Session like?  

A good meditative practice is almost like doing self-therapy, it is about developing an understanding of how you feel, why you feel that, and overcoming your mental barriers and blocks. 

However unlike traditional therapy, we do not dwell on your problems, we simply acknowledge your challenges and immediately work on overcoming them through various meditative practices and increasing your understanding as to why you feel the way you do, and how you can feel more empowered to change your situation.  

What actually happens in a particular meditative training session is actually up to you.  The goal is to focus on a specific problem you are having in your life, and work on overcoming it.  During a training session I will ask you different questions, some designed to elicit information from you about your perspective, others designed to challenge your beliefs which are giving life to the problem in the first place. 

Together we develop a specific meditative training plan based on your schedule, goals, and level of Awakening or understanding.  I teach you how to perform various meditative practices specifically tailored to your situation and assign you tasks to complete before the next session or in furtherance of your goal.  

What's the difference between meditation and mindfulness?

Meditation is the clearing of your mind of clutter (thoughts), and mindfulness is the bringing your full mind (clear of clutter) to an action, object, or idea.

Have you ever had the feeling that each day feels pretty much the same as the one before it?  That is because most people go through the day on virtual autopilot (mindlessness) going to the same places, seeing the same people, having the same reactions to different circumstances (traffic, bills, troubles at work/home).  Meditation and mindfulness are the first steps to breaking out of autopilot and begin living your life again.  

Mental transformation is a combination of using both meditation and mindfulness to change your mindset, and to use that change to create, real tangible changes in your life (such as losing weight, changing careers, finding homes, finding love).