How Do You Meditate? – Meditation is Simple

If you’re wondering how to meditate, consider this. You’ve heard the expression “lost in thought.” How often does that describe your experience? You can realize you’re not lost when you reclaim the simple role of observer.

Unencumbered By Rational Thought

Often, every thought that arises in consciousness can seem so enthralling that you feel you must follow it. There is another way. Your natural insight and presence, as Click and Clack like to say is “unencumbered by rational thought.”

Clearly, rational thought has its uses and value, yet surprisingly, it can also be an encumbrance. Here’s why. Just as classical Newtonian physics accurately described the world for centuries, when more sophisticated instrumentation appeared, a deeper level of reality was discovered.

The limitation of rational thought says Alan Watts, is that we are always reasoning from the known to the known. Rational thought is a construct. When we read or say the word “red” we understand we are representing the color. As Shakespeare remarked, a rose by any name smells as sweet. So we need to dissociate language and reality to perceive and experience directly.

The Direct Experience

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Sub Atomic Physics and Daily Life – A Practical Guide

Sub Atomic Physics and Daily Life – A Practical Guide

The implications of modern physics can seem puzzling because the phenomena they observe are far removed from your daily experience. The joy of Science is that it’s a window into reality that irrevocably alters our perception of life in ways that often have far reaching significance.

The heart of modern subatomic or theoretical physics apart from fermions and pions is that the mathematical constructs used to describe reality, illuminate a non physical realm as the foundation of all that exists, as matter melts into probability waves in the mind of the observer.

Here’s an interesting parallel. In the Bible, St. Paul remarks that things which are seen are made of things which do not appear. Here again, the idea of something solid behind and beneath the seeming solidity we perceive – isn’t solid at all.

Let’s hasten to add, this in no way diminishes substantiality, it only means Reality is not finite.

What actually holds up the moon? Surely it’s heavier than a large shovel full of dirt, and the answer is not an invisible string. We know the earth revolves around the sun, but why doesn’t it feel that way when we see the sunrise?

There’s an extraordinary way of answering questions that seem incomprehensible. Alan Watts posed the idea that if a question persists in being unanswerable, it may be the wrong question. Once you have the right question, there is an aspect of your Mind often overlooked that you can access directly.

In its simplest use for example, Thomas A. Edison would take catnaps and ideas would come to him. We’ve all experienced a “Eureka” epiphany when conscious thought had been stymied. We can access this faculty directly with guidance.

Often, in early childhood, our minds are trained to be incessantly in action. In Eastern thought, the mind is likened to a monkey constantly jumping from one branch to another. Meditation occurs when the mind is still. It’s like finding the “off” switch for random thought.

Christmas Humphreys authored a book called Concentration, Contemplation, Meditation and this progression in the title provides a useful framework to understanding the progressively deeper thought that leads to the meditative state where previously unseen aspects are revealed, and we probe beneath labels to direct knowledge and the heart of Reality.

For more detailed information go to Amazon.com and search for “How do I find inner peace?” to find my electronic book which you can purchase or borrow.

The Incredible Power of Stillness and How You Can Use It

The Incredible Power of Stillness and How You Can Use It

The incredible power of stillness belongs to you, and yet, you may live your entire life without finding it and all the while it is your simplest and most useful power. Here is what you need to know.

The Nature of Your Own Being

You have different aspects to the nature of your own being. This is clear to you when you realize that focus and perception alter your attention and consciousness all the time. Continue reading

Nimbus – How To Find Yours

Nimbus – How To Find Yours

Your nimbus or halo is an innate quality of life reflecting an exalted state of being that is accessible to you now. This is traditionally associated with religious icons in art, but represents something real that you can feel when you know how.

Allowing Your Light To Shine

You have energy that can be mental, emotional, or spiritual in its expression. See if you can feel this like a current flow subject to resistance or being shunted off in another direction.

Have you ever seen an infant sleeping peacefully and then wake up and smile at you? That’s your native being. I saw something similar in a tortoise awaking from hibernation, and it reflected innocence and purity and tranquility.

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What Is Meditation?

What Is Meditation?

What is meditation? You have a way of understanding your own life and the world that opens new up new vistas and unplumbed depth. It is called meditation and you should understand something about this amazing innate faculty without having to study for years, join a special group, or learn difficult practices.

What Is Meditation?

There is a depth and breadth and beauty to life which you often may miss. Abraham Maslow coined the term peak experience for that exceptional, joyful, self actualized trans personal special moment. Zen describes an experience known as Satori, which is seeing your essential nature. The Armenian philosopher Gurdjieff talked about how we need to wake up. Yogis speak of a non dualistic awareness known as Samadhi. Nirvana relates to moksha or liberation. All of these wonderful and exalted states actually point back to our essential nature of being. That which you are and remain, when you are not identifying with limited concepts about yourself.

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Daniel Dreifus On How I Find Inner Poise

Daniel Dreifus On How I Find Inner Poise

Inner peace is not a philosophy or an idea or a set of beliefs, it’s the thing itself.

Imagine, (this occurred to me this morning, see if it makes sense to you), imagine you’re a bowl of water and you’re shaking it, you know, so the surface is agitated, in turmoil. What you’d like to know perhaps how to do, is to be able to allow it to be still, to regain, rediscover, that tranquility which is innate, to that bowl of water, and indeed to your own identity.

Often we’re tossed so much with – I probably don’t have to tell you, right? Politics, the economy, relationships, finance, children, you know, the list is endless.

What you discover is that by learning to be aware of that peacefulness which is present within and around you, you develop – what word shall I use? A greater insight and perspicacity. A greater ability, a greater depth, a greater humanity, you become more of who you are, and you’re able to give more of yourself as a result, so that all, all of these areas are improved.

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Inner Peace – How To Find Tranquility

Inner Peace – How To Find Tranquility

You need to meet certain prerequisites to find inner peace.

  • You Have To Be Open Minded Enough To Discover Something New
  • You Have To Dedicate Some Time Learning To Experience Something New

The book title and headings are not just words. It all comes down to this, you are receiving direct instruction in techniques and ideas that guide you in discovering, experiencing, knowing the truth of your being. Just skimming over the words without implementing the methods, absorbing and realizing their significance and presence, robs you of the sublime understanding.

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