Before I get into the meat of this, there’s an obvious disclaimer I need to make:
When you’re out and about, pay attention to what’s going on. Streets have fast-moving metal things that can give you owies.
I’m not patronising you here. Once, by (mis)using this, I almost stepped out in front of a cyclist. That was an excellent learning experience for me, followed by the strange one of him saying:
“Hey, watch it! I almost hit you… but I didn’t, so there’s no need for me to get upset.”
My point: it’s easy to lose yourself in this experience.
And what experience is that?
Well, a couple of days ago I entered a self-hypnotic trance while I was walking home from the shops.
Think you don’t have time to meditate, practice self-hypnosis or sharpen your mind?
The typical rebuttal is it’ll say you time in the long-run. Thirty minutes in the morning will enhance your productivity and focus for the rest of the day.
But if you struggle to find the time to even do that?
Why not meditate while doing other stuff?
Now, there are plenty of tricks out there for how to drive, cook and have conversations mindfully.
And mindfulness is a key part of meditation…
But it’s not the only part.
Mindfully dicing veggies misses the experience of where you go so deep in your own mind, you lose yourself in a vast, mental void – free of problems and attachments.
It’s hard enough to reach that state while sitting still with your eyes closed.
At least, if you learn meditation the traditional way…
I practice both meditation and self-hypnosis. There are important differences, but the important details are the same. They draw you into a similar state of focus and enhanced awareness, although self-hypnosis is generally easier to enter.
And you can go deeper.
Going deep in meditation takes years of practice – ideally full-time in a monastery.
I reached monk-like levels of trance after a year or two by mucking around with self-hypnosis.
But the really cool thing with self-hypnosis?
You can set up triggers for it.
Think of a stage hypnotist: “when I snap my fingers, you will cluck like a chicken!”
Only it’s less ridiculous and more useful than that.
When you touch your own earlobe, you will enter a deep meditative state.
It’s a handy trick to know.
Especially because, with practice, you can do it anywhere, anytime.
Do this and meditation will take no time – because you’re already using that time for something else.
In fact, with practice, you’ll end up doing the task faster.
Now I truly can say you don’t have the time to not learn this stuff.
But that raises the question of how.
You could find a great self-hypnosis guide, muck around for years and try to merge the two disciplines together.
Or you could skip all that and learn my approach. With enough dedication, you can go from never having meditated to meditating with negative time in less than a year.
If that’s still too much time, I wish you luck learning this any other way.
For anyone willing to work for real results, here’s the link: