Meditation Guide
   
 

Meditation Is Not Just for Men with White Beards



What kind of picture comes to mind when someone mention the word "meditation?"

I don't know about you, but for me, I use to get a picture of some real, health food nut, with a white beard, sitting Indian style with his eyes closed, palms facing up and making weird sounds. Didn't seem like anything I thought I'd ever do. In fact, they looked sort of crazy to me and I didn't really understand it. In fact, I never bothered to try to understand it either.

That is, until I started learning about meditation.

The reason I decided to start learning about meditation is because every single self-development book, seminar or workshop I would read, hear or attend, always mentioned meditating.

No matter how many times I heard the word meditation, I simply ignored it because it was not for me. I simply wasn't "corny" like that. You would never catch me sitting down Indian style and moaning-naannn, not me.

But one day, I decided to read a book on meditation.

I've tried to remember the name of the book, but for some reason the name escapes me right now.

The name isn't important. What is important is that it opened up a whole new world for me.

It made me realize the importance of meditating and how meditating can help me to get in touch with my inner self.

OK, that sounds kind of corny, too. But, hey, it works.

And, I've learned, that it isn't necessary for me to grow a long white beard, or to eat only healthy food (although that wouldn't be a bad idea).

In fact, what I learned was that I had been meditating all the long.

Have you ever needed to figure something out and simply went somewhere you wouldn't be disturbed, closed your eyes and let you mind go blank until an idea popped into it?

Well, hey, THAT's meditation.

I use it all the time. And there is absolutely nothing "corny" about it.

Try this if you aren't already meditating.

When you wake up in the morning, after reviewing your goals for the day (because you did write them down before going to sleep, right?)-close your eyes and put the thought in your head that you will accomplish all of your goals for the day. Then, without forcing yourself, let your mind go blank.

Do you know what will happen?

You will receive a thought.

That thought will be somewhat like a statement.

That statement will be something that you will have to do that day to make sure that you are able to complete the things you set out to do that day.

It might be a thought to contact someone.

It might be a thought to take a different route to work.

It might be a thought to wear a certain outfit, write a paper, send an email.

The thought could be anything.

But it will be a call to action of some kind.

Whatever the thought may be-BE SURE TO TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY.

Do you know that if you run your day using this technique-everything will go smoothly for you and you will find yourself closer and closer to your goals.

Seriously.

Why?

Because you are connecting to your spirit. Your spirit, if you listen and follow it, will never lead you astray.

Trust me. Just try it.

It's not necessary to sit Indian style and it's not necessary for your palms to be facing up. In fact, you could be laying down, sitting in a chair-doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is that you are comfortable (and it helps that it is somewhat quiet).

Let's say you are at work and a problem comes up, you don't know how to solve it. Excuse yourself and go to the bathroom. Go in a stall. Think, for a moment, about your "problem." Close your eyes. Clear your mind. And wait for the answer to come. When it comes, go out and take action.

You'll be surprise how meditation can fit into your day and help you become the YOU you've always dreamed of becoming.

Dawn Fields is a motivational speaker, author and coach. She has an amazing way of reaching you with her down-to-earth style and her ability to make the impossible seem possible. Sign up for her FREE weekly newsletter by sending a blank email to dawn@dawnfields.com with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. Visit the web site at http://www.dawnfields.com. Be sure to tune into her weekly radio show Thursday nights at 9 p.m. at http://www.dawnfields.com/radioshow.htm







Meditation News:




Bloomberg

Tom Hanks Does Trump Impression to Support Meditation for Vets ...
Bloomberg
At a fundraiser in the Plaza Hotel's grand ballroom Wednesday night, Mario Orsatti of the David Lynch Foundation said he once taught transcendental meditation ...

and more »


Washington Post

In the galleries: Drawing as meditation
Washington Post
Painstakingly made with pencil marks and black, white and gold ink, Susan Stacks's abstract drawings are both sumptuous doodles and celestial skyscapes. In the pictures in her Adah Rose Gallery show, cloud and dragon shapes emerge from closely ...

and more »


WXIA-TV

Roswell High students get zen with meditation classes
WXIA-TV
“What happens with meditation is that the brainwaves actually do change,” Newell said. “It can feel like you're dreaming, but you're really having these wonderful insights. Those creative centers of your mind are opening up. You're not asleep, you're ...



The Setonian

New yoga and meditation sessions held on green
The Setonian
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Seton Hall has introduced a new program that holds Yoga and Meditation sessions on Tuesdays 12-1 p.m. and Fridays 4-5 p.m. on the green (weather permitting) this semester. The aim of the program is to ...



WABC-TV

Emily Fletcher: Actress-turned-meditation coach
WABC-TV
"And that is what ultimately led me to meditation," she said. "It was the anxiety I was feeling, of never knowing what role I was going to play on Broadway. You know, I was having insomnia, going gray at 26, getting sick, getting injured. So here I am ...



Variety

David Lynch's Festival of Disruption Unites 'Peaks' Cultists in ...
Variety
At David Lynch's Festival of Disruption in L.A., the director and a number of "Twin Peaks" stalwarts were joined by rockers like Bon Iver.
Festival of Disruption Promoted Transcendental Meditation With Bon ...L.A. Weekly

all 3 news articles »


Forbes

Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain ...
Forbes
A new study provides compelling evidence that different forms of meditation can change the brain in measurable ways.
Different Meditation Practices Reshape Brain in Different WaysLive Science

all 3 news articles »


Greatist

Meditation Really Is As Good As Your Crunchy Friends Say
Greatist
When approached as a practice for maintaining good mental health, mindful meditation can be seen as a powerful cross-section between Eastern contemplative traditions and scientific traditions of the West. The practice can be similar to Cognitive ...



Forbes

Meditation: The Miracle Life Hack? - Forbes
Forbes
Meditation may be the fastest long road to happiness.

and more »


Lifehacker

Use Meditation to Finally Filter Out Your FOMO
Lifehacker
This week, we're going all-in on subscription services, experimenting with new meditation models, adding extra exercise into our routines, and exploring the world of Batman pajamas. What upgrades did you make this week? Let us know in the comments.


Google News

Featured Video

Meditation Store


Enjoy the immediate benefits of our meditation products!
Read more...

News & Events


Sign up to receive breaking news as well as receive other site updates!

Meditation Guides


Featured Posts


Meditation - Easy Tools for Success
Do you want to learn how to meditate? Have you tried to meditate but you keep falling asleep? Or you're not sure you are doing it right? Do you keep thinking about other things while you are trying to "clear your mind"?First you need to decide what type of meditation you want to do. There are basically two types of meditation - active and passive.
Meditate with Mindful Breathing
Breathing in, I calm my body. Breathing out, I smile.
Objective Meditations: What is Reality?
Is reality a projection from within the mind, or is it an "altered lens" into the outside world? Let's look at the altered lens theory first. Obviously, we are not all looking at the world with the same lens or viewpoint.
The Art Of Meditation: How Easy Is It?
Meditation is a form of relaxing and a method to spiritual enlightenment that has been around for centuries. Yet with all the different types of meditation as well as the varied methods, how do you know you are truly meditating? Which one is right for you?We are often told that to meditate is to think of nothing and clear your mind, which to me is impossible.
Herbal Teas
If you want to get hold of a particular tea and can't find it, then it is fine to use a combination tea, which contains the ingredient you want along with a few others.Some Health Benefits from Particular Herbal Teas:Heart and Circulation: Hawthorn berry.
Active Meditation For Surges In Energy Levels!
When I first started learning about deep breathing exercises and meditation I had this pre-conceived notion of sitting very still for long periods of time, my body like a statue, my breathing hardly discernable to an onlooker.Little did I know that this was not the only way to achieve a meditative experience.
Past Life Regression - Without Trance or Hypnosis!
Instant Past Life Regression - No Trance RequiredI was in the employ of a UK adult education college at one time and was asked to do a course on Hypnosis - BUT I was not to do any hypnosis with anyone, nor hypnotise anyone because that was too dangerous and they didn't want to take the risk. It was also something to do with the very strange regulations that exist in the UK for the use of public buildings for hypnotist performances and group hypnosis; either way, I was faced with the bizarre challenge how to conduct a hypnosis training but without hypnosis.
A Forty-Five-Second Meditation
Is Meditation Too Much Time And Trouble?If you haven't meditated before, you might think it's too much trouble to learn. If you do meditate, you know it can be difficult to find the time to do it consistently.
4 Little Known Secrets of Meditation
Secret #1:The True Purpose of Meditation Many people feel a sense of fascination when confronted with the possibility of mystic visions, psychic intuition and heightened mental functioning. While meditators often report these sorts of improvements, these experiences should not be the primary reason for practice.
Stress: Guilty As Charged
How To Defend YourselfDo you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed? Do you sometimes feel like you just have too much to think about? Does it make you tired, irritable, or even depressed? What can you do about it?People rarely go to the doctor to say "I think I have stress," and yet the National Institutes of Health say that 80% of illnesses are caused by stress, directly or indirectly. Hormones, such as adrenalin, are released into your blood when you're stressed.
Meditation Is Not Just for Men with White Beards
What kind of picture comes to mind when someone mention the word "meditation?"I don't know about you, but for me, I use to get a picture of some real, health food nut, with a white beard, sitting Indian style with his eyes closed, palms facing up and making weird sounds. Didn't seem like anything I thought I'd ever do.
The Relationship Between Meditation and Self-Analysis
These are two very powerful tools for self-improvement, but how can you use them in harmony? For example: Self-analysis and meditation cannot be performed at the same time. After all, multi-tasking runs contrary to what meditation is all about.
Experiencing Peace as You Would Imagine Peace to be
Peace can mean quiet, tranquility, serenity, peace of mind, mental calmness, friendliness, no wars, civil disorders or strife. Sometimes a word makes sense and other times there is no reference for it.
Fitness Workout - Exercising the Present Moment!
The following exercise program has been designed to get the mind firmly in the present, not yesterday or tomorrow but right here, right now. It's a particularly great exercise to become familiar with because it helps during times when you need to totally concentrate on an important task.
Meditate to Unlock Your Hidden Potential - Part 1
Meditation is often misunderstood by those who do not practice it. Very often, I hear meditation referred to as, "altered states of consciousness.
Quieting the Mind Opening the Heart
To put it simply, the act of meditation involves quieting the mind so you can open the heart. That's it in a nutshell.
Healing From Within
"We become sick because we act In sickening ways." Louis JourardModern medicine is based upon the notion of battle.
How to Train Your Brain to Keep You Healthy and Happy
When you are unhappy what do you do? Do you go out for a meal? Go to the cinema? The theatre, perhaps? Do you go shopping? Perhaps you like a drink to overcome your unhappiness. Or do you get a buzz from jogging or going to the gym?Whatever it is scientist are in the process of proving that internal change is the only thing that can give you health and happiness.
Meditate to Unlock Your Hidden Potential - Part 2
You can be the creator of your own manifest destiny. Through daily meditation practice and focus on changing your life for the better.
Holosync Meditation - Does It Really Work?
Chances are, if you are on a quest for self-improvement, you've already heard of the Holosync Meditation CD's. What It Is: Developed by Bill Harris in the late 1980s, the Holosync Solution is an audio program designed to bring your brain waves to the alpha (and lower)levels automatically just by listening to the cds.