Friday, September 15, 2006

Meditation, Enlightenment & Paradox

Meditation, Enlightenment & Paradox

There are different types of meditation. Some types are for relieving stress or tension and some are more concerned with physical health and postures but the main goal of all of it is enlightenment.

Yes, people start on this with regards to their problems or maybe releiving stress or increase their energy levels but soon find that there is a deeper level. A level which is deeper than the eyes can see and thus your journey on the pathless path begins which would take you to a state of peace and tranquility which you have not experienced before.

you would not know that you are travelling on this path until you have gone very far.
You will keep practicing techniques and methods till you realize that no technique is required.
You will keep practicing till you see that no practice is required and you in the end you will find , that what you have found has always been there.

Yes, This sounds like a lot of mumbo jumbo but it is not. Only the mind cant get it.

You will find it when you realize that there is no you to find it and there is no one who meditates.

Wow!! What a paradox it is.

The pathless path which takes you through the gateless gate guarded by desire and fear.

A site which could teach you to have meditative and spiritual experiences. Really cool here.

Relieve Stress:Financial Troubles, Low Self Esteem

Relieve Stress from Financial troubles. Low Self Esteem

Another question that I answered. It could help you too.

Q: How do I relieve stress: motherhood, financial troubles, death. Low self Esteem.


There will be motherhood, there will be financial troubles and obviously death has to happen. Just see that stress is the normal reaction of a human being. Stress happens when the body releases some chemicals as per the needs and demands of the individual .

About low self esteem. I would say that you write down the reasons of having this low self esteem. Write down all the things, such as " I am no good " or "Why am I the way I am" "Why cant i hold on to my job" or similar stuff.

You will find that all of this is part of a story--your story. The story that you believe in so much. The story which you are trying to change. Okay, Imagine this. What would happen if you suddenly lost your memory and forgot everything about your past .

Would you still have low self esteem? Doesnt this prove that it is your belief in the story that is keeping your problems with you.Could you for a moment see that whatever stories you believe in have long gone and now only exist in your mind? Answer this question for me. In this moment, just this moment not even a second ago, what is the problem. OOh, So did you have to go and do a search for it in your mind. But would that problem still be there if you didnt think about it.Your beliefs in the problems are feeding energy to them and thus making them real.

So, is the low self esteem still there when you dont recreate it in this moment. I would suggest you to stop thinking about it for some time. Set aside some time. say 30 minutes or even 5 minutes and stop trying to change your low self esteem. Just for half an hour behave as if there was no self esteem problem. What ?? Cant do it?? Try it. I am sure you will get results .

I would also suggest you to listen to some relaxing music or maybe use binaural beats or brainwave entrainment to get detached from your stories and problems and have a different view of these.

The one that I use now is this one---click here. I used to listen to some music with ocean waves and nature sounds before which helped me to calm down my chattering mind but I find binaural beats to be much better. So, you could take a look at it and even get a free course on brainwave entrainment there.

How to Remove feeling of Fear and Anxiety

How to Get Rid of Negative Thinking and remove Fear and Anxiety from myself??

This is a question that I found in one of the sites I visit. So, for any of you who have a similar problem. see the answer below.
I would like you take you a little deeper into this . You say that you keep thinking negatively and feel depressed and have lack of motivation. You also have a feeling of fear and anxiety in me.

Just to give your point of view a different direction----
You have seen all these thoughts and feelings coming . But do these stay there most of the time. Sometimes there is a feeling of fear and at other times there is anxiety. Still at other times there is depression and lack of motivation.

Now pay attention---- "Who is the one who is noticing all of these different feelings and thoughts coming and going?"

Is the one who is noticing all these feelings , depressed and anxious? Keep in mind that you are just noticing these feelings and thoughts that arise and disappear in you.

Yes, I said arise and disappear, because none of these thoughts and feelings stick to you. They come and go spontaneously but it is your memory that is recreating the problem.

So, could you just let them go?

Just try this ---

Stop trying to make these feelings go for 5 minutes? Cant do it for 5 minutes?? How about 2 minutes?? how about 1 minute??

In other words , stop trying to remove these feelings , just for 5 minutes and see whether they stay or not.

The fact is that these feelings come and go , but we keep reminding ourselves of how bad we felt during this feeling and keep wishing that it does not happen again. We just keep thinking about the anxiety and the negativity , thus recreating it.

So , what is happening is that you are worrying about anxiety.
You are fearful of fear.

You are making them permanent by trying to remove them.

The only thing i would suggest is to stop trying to control it for sometime and see what happens. I could put it this way---Set aside 5 minutes(or whatever time suits you) for worrying and anxiety. Set aside 5 minutes for feeling fear and depression.
I am sure you will like the results.


I would also suggest that you set aside some time for meditation .

Just try to get relaxed before starting your meditation . It is difficult to meditate when one's mind is racing with difficult thoughts and feelings. If you find it hard to slow down your feelings you could also use some brainwave entrainment cds. I have used it and found these brainwave entrainment cds to be helpful. There are lots of these in the market. The one that I use at present, is this one --click here.

So when you keep meditating regularly and just keep watching the thought flow and the feelings , the mind chatter will start to slow down and the feelings will get less intense.