Sunday, October 12, 2014


Sit Back... Relax... Breathe

Our existence is not based in the past. Nor is it based in the future. Our only true existence is in the Now. Life is available only in the Now, and it is in the Now that things get done. In fact, Now is the only time that truly exists.

Dwelling on an unwritten future, or an unchangeable past are focal points for stagnation and the figurative death of the soul. When we are dwelling on such things, we are no longer present in the Now... and when we are not in the present moment, we effectively remove ourselves from existence.

Staying focused on the Now is known as "Mindfulness". 

Mindfulness means keeping your mind on "where you are" and "what you're doing" right now. This practice helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that are already present in our lives. Mindfulness is when you are truly "here", mind and body together, aware of yourself and the world around you in all facets. 

But if you allow yourself to be a victim of time – a victim of the past and a slave to an unwritten future – you will be susceptible to stress, agitation and feel generally uncomfortable in life... There is no solace or redemption to be found in time. So surrender to what is right now.

But How?

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. Meditation was originally intended to help deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life. And I highly recommend it for such. When we align ourselves with Universal energy through meditation, we can feel the oneness we have with the Universe. We can open the communication pathways to access the Universal energy and when we do, we can feel the stress relief as we find answers to our problems, solutions to our circumstances, and confidence in ourselves. To experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary. It takes only a few minutes every day. Once it becomes a daily routine, meditation becomes the best part of your day.

Meditation is like a seed. When you cultivate a seed with love, the more it blossoms. Some palm trees yield in three years, some in ten years. And those that aren’t nurtured - never yield, they simply exist. Similarly, the consciousness within you needs to be nurtured, and simple meditation techniques can help.

For some people, meditation can be difficult. Some people have trouble quieting their minds enough to enter a meditative state. They allow the sights and sounds around them to distract them from the deep focus of their energy. Some people simply cannot withdraw from their problems and issues long enough to reach the state and they become frustrated even more. For those people, a guided meditation is the key.

Guided meditations are very helpful to direct your thoughts and feelings. They can help lead you to places that you cannot find on your own. They can lead you down a path to finding the Universal energies that will help you relieve the stress, worry, frustration, and anger.

I have a meditation that I do where I communicate with my “Perfect Self”. My “Perfect Self” is the Universal energy, the life force, that is me; the Universal energy that decided to manifest into human form. My “Perfect Self” is the energy that is pure and has not been polluted or influenced by outside forces and circumstances. That energy has access to Universal knowledge and can clearly see the answers that anger, frustration, and pain can conceal. 

Don't let the thought of meditating the "right" way add to your stress. You can make meditation as formal or informal as you like. Whatever it suits your lifestyle and situation is the right way. 

Here are some ways you can practice meditation on your own, whenever you choose:

  1. Breathe deeply. This technique is good for beginners because breathing is a natural function. Focus all attention on your breathing. Concentrate on feeling and listening as you inhale and exhale through your nose and out through your mouth. Breathe deeply and slowly. When your attention wanders, gently return your focus to your breathing.
  2. Scan your body. When using this technique, focus attention on different parts of your body. Become aware of your body's various sensations, whether that's pain, tension, warmth, or relaxation. Combine body scanning with breathing exercises and imagine breathing shimmering light into and out of different parts of your body.
  3. Repeat a mantra. You can create your own mantra, whether it's religious or secular. Examples of religious mantras include the Jesus Prayer in the Christian tradition, the holy name of God in Judaism, or the “Om” mantra of some Eastern religions.
  4. Walk and meditate. Combining a walk with meditation is an efficient and healthy way to relax. You can use this technique anywhere you're walking. Don't focus on a particular destination. Concentrate on your legs and feet, repeating action words in your mind such as lifting, moving and placing as you lift each foot; move your leg forward and place your foot on the ground.
  5. Focus on love and gratitude. In this type of meditation, you focus your attention on a sacred object or being, weaving feelings of love, compassion, and gratitude into your thoughts. You can also close your eyes and use your imagination or gaze at representations of the object.

Don't judge your meditation skills, which may only increase your stress. Meditation takes practice. It is common for your mind to wander during meditation, no matter how long you've been practicing. If you're meditating to calm your mind and your attention wanders, slowly return to the object, sensation or movement you're focusing on.

Experiment with it and you'll find what works best for you. Adapt meditation to your needs at the moment. Remember, there's no right way or wrong way to meditate. What matters is that meditation helps you reduce your stress and feel better overall.

Stay Zen!

Joe Vulgamore CHT is author of the Best-selling book "Alignment- Law of Attraction and the Seven Universal Laws" and "Powerful Powerful You - Understanding Your Power". He is a Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, and Holistic Healer. For almost 30 years, Joe has helped thousands of people from over 14 countries, across 5 continents, to make life-transformations through one-to-one coaching, books, and workshops.

1 comment:

  1. Anger hate different colors,lover smile to all colors,,,remember,the deeper you meditation,the less you will be dictated by dualistic mind