Jonathon Budd Shares a Process, the Ultimate Experience is Freedom
In keeping with my theme this week on personal development and meditation this post from Jonathon felt more than relevant. In fact this is a post shares a process that will certainly assist all of us on the road to enlightenment. You may be thinking [...]
I think one of the biggest mindsets that gets in the way of a regular meditation practice is the thought I don’t know how to do this, or what if I don’t do this right? Meditation is actually easier than you think. Below I am going to include the necessary guidelines for a successful meditation.
Some Myths of What It Takes to Successfully Meditate
Before I cover how simple it really is to meditate successfully, I’d like to point out some myths.
Must be in an Yogic Posture to Successfully Meditate.
Must Know Mantras to successfully mediate.
You Must Meditate for Hours Per Day
You Must Know Exoctic Breathing Exercises
Must Have A Special Chair For Meditation
Must Have a Guru You Are Working With to Successfully Meditate
Meditation is Hard Work
The Good News Meditation Can Be Easy To Do and Maintain
The good news is successful meditation is much easier than you think. Anyone can meditate. As children we would naturally meditate as we day dream or get quiet and listen, our ability to naturally meditate gets programmed out of us as we grow into adults.
Meditation Connecting with Your Higher Source Leads to Inspiration
Mediation Often Takes a Back Seat in Our Western Culture
We are such an outward focused society especially here in the west that meditation and contemplation often take a back seat in life. Most my life and my conditioning has been wrapped up in what I do and how much I get accomplished. Nothing wrong with accomplishing goals and creating results in your life but what if there were an easier way? Rather than through using our will (driven by our egos) what if we allowed inspiration to guide our lives?
Two years ago when I set out on my online marketing journey there was a lot to learn and do. I found myself so stuck in my head by virtue of the learning curve I was on, I could feel myself getting out of balanced. Again, there is nothing wrong with learning new things and expanding myself and my skills however when I come from a balanced living there is a grace that envelopes my life.
When I Least Expected It
Just when I least expected it, Larry and I were at our health food grocery store in Sedona, New Frontiers. I was eating in their cool little deli restaurant when I noticed the bulletin board. There is this great bulletin board with tons of announcements, events and seminars listed. I was drawn to one in particular. It spoke to me. I grab the information on the flyer. It was for a 8 week meditation course.
Funny How We Often Wait Until Our Backs Against the Wall
Memories flooded my mind when back when I was 30 having just gone through a divorce and living on my own for the first time since college I found myself at a cross roads in my life. It was financially challenging time in my life and I knew I needed help. Just how bad had it gotten, I hadn’t paid my rent at the time for 3 months. Fortunately my landlord was a good friend. I went to see an Episcopal woman minister. She counseled people who came to her and she was highly recommended by friends of mine at the time.
I told her many areas of my life were great but there was this one challenge in my life which was my finances. What seemed to me at the time an insurmountable challenge. She said, something to me that I will never forget. ‘You don’t have a financial challenge you have a spiritual challenge. You are not taking time each day to connect with your higher source, to connect with God.’ I remember laughing all the way home. I knew immediately I could do something about that.
She shared with me that through prayer and meditation I could access this higher power. I am a good student so having tried everything else I just got off the merry go around of life and meditated, prayed intentionally each day, twice a day. Over the next 40 days or so I felt tremendous inward changes taking place in my life. I started having more mystical experiences in my life on a regular basis. Experiences that blew my mind.
I attracted a six figure income over the next 3 months into my life, I’d think of friends and they would call me within minutes the list goes on and on. Now back to present time. Unfortunately my mediation practiced has been sporadic in my life and guess what my life has reflected this. I have had just come through a bout of adrenal and thyroid exhaustion and without getting into the whole story, it was just another reminder of not tapping into my higher power.