I teach meditation. It’s the fundamental part of the pathway to Enlightenment*. If you’ve never been Enlightened in a prior incarnation, it’s highly unlikely you’re gonna get there in this one without meditation. We don’t talk about this part that much, but it’s the whole reason for what we do. This meditation technique that I offer is fun and straightforward and easy, and it’s also incredibly effective as the foundations of an intensive practice that shows you how to clear away the clutter in the mind and help you see what’s real.
Want a taste of it? Try this:
How to meditate: Play this song by @jamesmoodswings. Close your eyes. Do nothing except listen – intently! – to the music. When your mind drifts, bring it back to the song. Keep going until the song ends. That's it! https://t.co/XFcKkzVBIr pic.twitter.com/tBjVdMFDto
— Lighten Up Meditation (@LightenUpMed) May 27, 2018
Contrast these techniques with many other styles of so-called “meditation” that are floating out there — and I use the term floating for a reason. Plenty of techniques offered up as “meditation” are actually just relaxation exercises. They may be very beneficial for stress-reducation and overall chilling out, and they may increase health benefits in a similar fashion that this meditation technique does — but they are not the same.
Don’t believe me? Check out a study that Harvard did that shows that different parts of the brain are activated from meditation as from relaxation exercises.
Any real meditation will facilitate major change in your life — maybe not immediately, but it builds. The meditation practices I talk about on Lighten Up Meditation are the foundation of the fast path. Getting to the Source now. I don’t know about you, but I’m in a hurry. I don’t know how long I’ve got on this planet. I want to see how far I can take things. These practices are about energy and intensity and living a high-rev life, with a purpose.
There may be room for both of these activities in your life — real meditation, plus also beneficial relaxation exercises — but it’s important not to confuse the two. Most people who dive in with this meditation find that it’s all-encompassing and complete — it is a lot of work in the moment, you have to really focus, but it also puts you in the zone when you’re done. We’ve not heard anyone say that they also need a relaxation method on top of it!
This meditation takes you places. Ready to go?
*Enlightenment is a loaded word. I use it very deliberately, but I recognize that my meaning may not be clear to everyone. Enlightenment isn’t just some casual one-off experience or a mild awakening, or a new awareness. Enlightenment is when you’ve dropped the patterns of the self-identified ego sufficiently to see the Universe as it really is. While there’s a spectrum of enlightened awareness, I believe that Enlightenment is binary. Enlightenment is not a concept. Enlightenment cannot be understood by the thinking mind so it’s difficult and dangerous to try and put limits or definitions on it. However it’s important to try and be clear in my attempts to communicate.