Category: Meditation

Slow is Smooth and Smooth is Meditative

Slow is Smooth and Smooth is Meditative

One of the many, many hurdles on the meditation path is speed. People want to rush things. They want results now. They want to enter an altered state of consciousness now. Hurry it up with the inner peace, would you? Here’s the truth: you…

Meditation Failures are Self-hypnosis Successes

Meditation Failures are Self-hypnosis Successes

Many people want to meditate. They hear about the incredible benefits it brings – sharper focus, emotional balance, greater relaxation – and they decide that, yeah, they want some of that. But it’s hard work. The techniques are difficult to use at first, especially…

Disengage and Go Inside

Disengage and Go Inside

Sometimes the world is too much. Crowded shopping centres, traffic jams and incessant thefts of your attention assault you every moment. And sometimes the world is not right. A few obvious changes would make everything better. So what can you do but disengage? I…

Let’s talk about trance, baby

Let’s talk about trance, baby

One of the problems with learning to meditate is that there are a lot of abstract ideas. It’s hard to follow advice when it consists of things such as loosen your thoughts. How do you do that? What tells you whether it’s working or…

Wean Yourself Off Reality

Wean Yourself Off Reality

If you want to enter a meditative state, you can do it quickly and suddenly. If you know how to do that, then you can probably skip the rest of this article. This is for the rest of us. Let me share a technique…

The Lazy Way to Find Joy, Courage and Motivation

The Lazy Way to Find Joy, Courage and Motivation

Everyone wants more of the good things. Happiness, love, charisma, success – which is your desire? Maybe you chose all of them. Don’t worry, I’m not about to tell you of the evils of desire. If you meditation long enough, you’ll either discover that…

Access Your Inner Mind by Ignoring It

Access Your Inner Mind by Ignoring It

Most meditation coaches (myself included) will tell you to direct your attention inwards. But here’s the thing – where’s the fun in doing the same thing each time? There are no wrong approaches in meditation, only those that are less likely to work. So…

Bully Yourself into Better Meditation

Bully Yourself into Better Meditation

Meditation doesn’t work unless you are kind to yourself. Many would-be practitioners go astray because they’re mean to themselves. They judge. Nothing they do is good enough. They’re failing at something. Comments like these have no place in your inner dialogue at the best…

Ultimate Focus and Awareness

Ultimate Focus and Awareness

There’s a state of mind that sounds corny but is absolutely sublime. Colours are richer, sounds fascinate you and you can sense the air as it caresses every part of your skin. When people talk to you, you hear everything that they say and…

Don’t Lose Yourself in Meditation

Don’t Lose Yourself in Meditation

The meditative trance is a wonderful experience. It should be part of your daily routine, if it isn’t already. It opens yourself to new parts of your mind. Your thoughts and your body align and come under your conscious control. You cannot meditate too…

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