Mystic Indian poet ‘Kabir’ defined it the best.
आसन मारे मंदिर में बैठे ब्रह्मचारी पूजन लागे पथरा मन न रंगाए रंगाये जोगी कपरा
Sits in lotus position in the temple Celibate man, starts worshiping the stone Yet, mind stays elsewhere Though clothes are all coloured!
There is a mystery component to meditation. Only that can colour the mind in the colour that’s needed for eternal success.
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If meditation must happen, it must happen amidst the tussle of life. We can’t be giving away this world and seeking ways to forest or caves. Even if we do, we may not find what we truly seek through meditation. Because for that we need this mystery component!
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Closing this post with ‘Kabir’, sung by Saba Prateeksha in her enchanting voice:
Does meditation also need protection? Why? From What?
Countless people all over the world learn meditation every year. Yet only few are able to continue it on a regular basis. What happens to the rest? They are not able to grow it beyond a point. After sometime they lose interest and just leave it.
This is because our meditation needs protection. Here I compare it with a tender plant. Like a small plant needs protection in its growing years, so does meditation. In the slideshow featured below I share 5 tips that can help us protect and grow our meditation on a daily basis. Check it out:
Yes! There are best postures.
Now what if, one cannot be in them for some reason. Can such person gain higher benefits of meditation? Check in this slideshow:
We all have them. They exist within our mind. They may be delighting as well. So, should we continue to have them if they are harmless? What meditation may do to them? learn in this short slideshow:
Mind – the most crucial element of meditation. What are its movements that prevent us from achieving desired progress in meditation? How they may be overcome? Learn in this short presentation.
This may be more relevant for slightly advanced practitioners of meditation. those who may be practicing for some time and/or wondering why they are not able to make desired progress.
In India religion is tremendously about mythology. Many modern people don’t like that. Yet, can this branch of belief be a support for meditation? And why it may be needed? We try and observe through this slideshow:
1. Physical Exercise: Walking, Swimming, Running, Yoga, Sports, etc.
2. Reading Spiritual Books: Bhagwad Gita, Ramayana, The Bible etc.
3. Listening to Devotional/Soulful Music
4. Company of Good people:
5. Disciplined Life: This is not the regimental life of the army. This is discipline of 5 senses.
Now since among all the senses ‘taste’ is one of the most crucial ones, here’s something for help in that area vis-a-vis meditation.
My area of work is continuity in mediation.
I choose this because I see everywhere people learn meditation, do it for a few days and then quit. Everyone has one reason or the other.
They all liked it, yet just couldn’t continue. Why?
Have life situations becomes so complex that we can’t have 15 minutes of time for this thing in the day.
Many people say, it has made no difference. Well, that’s because and as my revered teacher says, mind continues in brooding, even when we sit to meditate.
I have chosen this as my area of work.
I faced these challenges. I still continue to face few. Yet, I stayed on and because I did, many things came to me.
I share those findings with all. I do this to motivate more people to meditate.
Meditation is the only way one can be peaceful at heart eternally. Other than this, everything will give only momentary happiness.
Gratitude: My revered teacher Swami Amartayananda & the mantra of SDM – Satsang, Disciplined Life & Meditation.
Success is becoming difficult to sustain. No one is discovering it tougher than the entrepreneurs, artists, and creative professionals.
They have no job guarantees, no assured streams of cash flow. They survive on sheer belief and a dream that someday they would make it big. No doubt, 95% fail.
I am a writer and an entrepreneur. My clients are reputed names of the industry. I help them pen their thoughts and ideas. Working with these luminaries, I realized today’s entrepreneur & creative souls need more than the support of their skills & raw grit.
I was initiated into meditation by my teacher at the age of 27. I followed his words. Today I reached a situation where uncertainty doesn’t induce as much fear in me. Even when I have no answers to a situation, I am able to stay relaxed and relatively in peace.
When things fail, I am able to smile and continue on.
Over a period of time, I realized that this understanding in itself becomes a tremendous support.
Plus when things work out well, I am not as excited either. That’s because somewhere I understand that the situation could have gone either way. Thus I always end up thanking the Almighty, try stay humble and simply continue.
This way I am able to live on the path of peace, either way.
Having lived this path, now, I strongly recommend entrepreneurs, artists and all creative professionals to learn & practice meditation.
The type or technique could be any. Every form of meditation is guided to the same objective. So it doesn’t matter, though 15 minutes of sincere practice every morning and evening could make countless positive impacts over a period of time.
Start by finding a good teacher. Here’s why: