How to Meditate and Find Peace

How To Meditate

It has been the secret of the sages. Now it has become a need. Meditation will lead to pure bliss and a stress free life. Let us learn how to meditate so that it may lead to total peace and spiritual enlightenment.

 

How To Meditate

 

Look at the picture above.

 

This picture sums up the answer to the question: How to Meditate?

 

Meditation is NOT:

  1. A sleep inducing exercise.
  2. Done with eyes closed.
  3. Sitting comfortably.
  4. Done to relax temporarily.
  5. Related to Buddhism or any other religion.

 

Meditation IS:

  1. Talking to your child.
  2. Cycling.
  3. Skydiving. (As shown in picture)
  4. Cooking.
  5. Exercising.
  6. Dancing.
  7. Singing.
  8. Playing games.
  9. Walking.
  10. Everything.

 

The difference between what meditation IS and what it IS NOT is this:

 

When you are fully present in whatever you are doing, You are Meditating.

When you are thinking about something else while doing something else, You are Not Meditating.

 

In the above picture, while skydiving one hardly is thinking about other things, hence it is a form of meditation.

 

By sitting idly any thought can come into your mind. And this will make you lazy. You will begin fighting with thoughts. Although mostly used, this form of so-called meditation will be tough and is not normal

 

How To Meditate

what is meditation

If you really want to find true peace, you will learn to be completely present.

Here’s how you meditate in your daily life:

 

Do not take out any separate time for doing this. Simply involve your whole being in whatever you are doing.  That’s Meditation. Forget the past and ignore the future. Simply LIVE in the present moment. That is how you meditate.

 

The beauty of this form of meditation is that you go beyond all concepts.

The moment you are beyond all concepts, you will be free.

By meditating this way you will be free from past and future.

This freedom from past and future will create SUPREME BLISS AND SATISFACTION in your life.

 

Trust me, there is no other way to enlighten yourself. There is no other way to meditate.

 

People these days do meditation only for relaxing. They think it is a pastime. It is not.

 

Meditation is not something that is to be used just as a tool for stress relief or relaxation.

 

Meditation, if made a way of life, can bring about a complete transformation in your life. You will become whole and free.

 

Meditation will lead you to your own truth. It will make your life playful.

Most importantly, it will help you realize the Unity of all things. You will not feel left out. You will feel yourself a part of this cosmos. You will find yourself one with everything. The fear of death will vanish.

You will let go of the need to be in control. You will enjoy all moments in your life and even in death there will be complete peace. You will experience beauty in giving, sharing and loving.

 

Meditation is walking when you walk, talking when you talk, sitting when you sit. It is the act made perfect in itself.

 

Just follow this way of meditation and you will surely find bliss and content in your life!

Stay Blessed!

 

Spiritual Awakening Training Dimension SAT 1

spiritual awakening training

Greetings fellow spiritual seekers,

We are starting the practical spiritual awakening training techniques articles. In this series of articles, we will discuss about how to actually go about in your life achieving spiritual awakening.

This series of articles will explain how to be spiritually aware and elevate your level of consciousness.

I must reiterate that these techniques will help if you approach them with right attitude.

An old Zen saying states

You must empty your cup before you can fill it.

spiritual awakening training dimension 1 cup

It is a great analogy to understand spiritual awakening.

If you truly understand the meaning of this cup, you can attain enlightenment in a jiffy. But to truly understand, you must practice hard.

Practice is required only to get rid of that which you already have in your cup. Otherwise enlightenment is a piece of cake!

Hence you must empty yourself of all the preconceptions, ideas and prejudices you may have in your mind. You must come bereft of all these if you want to benefit from these spiritual awakening training sessions (SAT). I chose to call them ‘dimensions‘.

The Spiritual Awakening Training dimensions or the SAT dimensions are the step by step practice periods which you must enter to progress on your spiritual path.

Note that it is important and advisable to follow these ‘dimensions’ one by one. Do not enter another dimension for (eg; SAT 2) before becoming expert in SAT 1. Of course this is just my advice to you!

Who will benefit from Spiritual Awakening Training (SAT) dimensions?

  • A true spiritual seeker.
  • A true spiritual seeker.
  • A true spiritual seeker.

No, it is not a writing error. Only True spiritual seekers can hope to achieve any progress. If you are looking for anything else, you may not be able to utilize the training.

A person who understands the ephemeral nature of this world. A person who knows how fleeting and short this life is. One who knows that only spiritual awakening is the path to true peace and happiness. Such people are true seekers. And this training hopes to help them as much as possible. Again, it depends on how well you have ‘emptied your cup‘.  🙂

To beginners, this may seem tough or even illogical, but if they practice continuously, they will uncover this gem, this secret of spiritual awakening.

 

Let us now discuss the first dimension.

Learning to drop the world – SAT Dimension 1

Welcome to a whole new experience. Entering this primary dimension of the spiritual awakening training means that you are ready to drop the world.

Yes you heard it correctly. You will have to move away from all attachments to any worldly possessions. This dimension is called ‘dropping the world’.

When the universe came into existence, it was a playful deal. Just imagine this earth as a giant football or even the universe for that matter. It is a big play-field.

Here’s how to practice ‘dropping the world’ in daily life:

NOTE: You must practice these points as best as you can even if you find impossible. Remember, the great gem of spiritual awakening is priceless. You should be willing to sacrifice everything for it.

Trust me, if you follow these steps, first you will lose everything and only then you’ll get back everything. That’s the way it is meant to be.

Here goes:

  • As soon as you enter this first realm or dimension, be prepared to give up everything. You must even be ready to die. The fire of the desire to attain enlightenment should help you.
  • In your everyday life, learn to relax and let go of possessions mentally. I am not saying throw them or give them to others. Just don’t attach your feelings to them. Be prepared to lose them if need be.
  • Do NOT expect anything in return. Learn to give!  Help poor, underprivileged, elderly, sick and even animals on the street. DO IT EVERY DAY as long as you are in this ‘dimension’ (SAT 1).
  • Remember just practice in this way and do not expect anything in return. Just know in your heart that the wonderful gem of this eternity is your OWN true nature. You don’t need anything! When you simply give, the bliss multiplies manifolds.
  • In this dimension you are telling the universe that you are aware of your eternal and boundless nature and therefore you do not want to possess anything.
  • Gradually when you simply give and do not want anything you develop the awareness of your GREAT AND ETERNALLY UNBOUNDED nature of your existence. You develop the awareness of your unity with the all-powerful and mighty existence. You know in your heart that the power and bounty of that universal energy is YOURS!
  • Practice generosity.

 

The basic idea of this dimension is that you need to bring your attention away from the world you are living in and to the universal force that is the supreme authority.

At first it seems like moving away from the world, but no, You’ll come back to it!

All the spiritual paths lead you to your own home. So you must return where you were. It is not a journey at all in the sense that you do not leave your home. You travel and travel………. and in the end when you realize the source of your spiritual existence, you come back home!

Spiritual Awakening is like coming back home! It is quite easy and natural!

 

Stay Blessed!

Love,
Ankush