A to-do list is great to have, as long as you don’t stop with the list. Getting moving on each entry is the hard part. But if you are reading this, I am guessing that Meditation is on your list.
If you are counting your breath, then you should count the breath from 1 to 10 when you exhale and inhale. You can purchase items like a bell, a ringing bowl or a incense to signal the start and the end of meditation period.
Many years ago, I was very interested in what I had read about enlightenment and I wanted to discover it for myself. I explored many buddhist meditation baltimore and I was almost invariably invited to meditate in a certain way and believe in a set of beliefs that would ‘one day’ lead to my personal enlightenment.
I fall into the cold refreshing enlivening wetness of the steam. As the water carries me effortlessly around rocks I imagine everything as God. (More than just early religious conditioning). The sense of awe as my senses explode with joyful exuberance, color and aliveness at having landed in the water in my clothes only makes the fun of this experience more titillating. I surrender to the moment. I drink deep the water.
Let’s consider your brain for a moment. It contains 100,000 miles of blood vessels and one hundred billion neurons that are capable of conducting ten quadrillion computations per second. Your brain comprises only 1-2% of your total body weight, but consumes 20% of the oxygen you breath, 25% of your blood flow and 30% of your water intake. With such a super computer inside of us, we should all be geniuses, but we only use a small portion of our brains. In fact your conscious mind (That’s the part that is reading this article) only controls between 2 – 4% of your perception and behavior. 96 – 98% is controlled by your sub-conscious mind.
During your silent retreat, you should not speak or be spoken to by anyone unless of course it is an absolute emergency. Pick a place that will allow you this time and space. some places I enjoy are a quiet park, your favorite and most comfortable room in your home, or if you have family try to wake earlier in the morning to catch the sunrise and spend that time in complete silence, Unplug your TV, telephone, and computer. Resist the temptation to check e-mail or the daily news. Use this time to practice meditation skills. Focus on just being, instead of doing anything. This exercise is perfect for balancing your throat chakra.
So don’t wait for flashes of inspiration to hit you like a thunder bolt, prime your goldmine and you will always produce gold. Creative juice will flow effortlessly and automatically with practice and priming your brain. You become a living magnet that attracts money, health, happiness, influence, protection and relationship because you are aligned with the energy of the universe where every good thing originates. The laws of the universe are the laws of success. It is in our heart and mind that God teaches us the secret to unlock the vault of the universe. It’s all within you waiting to be harnessed. “That’s GREAT (God Rewards Every Active Thinker),” says my friend, Ed Gray. Meditation is what makes the great, great and separates them from the rest.