So, you already know that you should be meditating, especially if you tend to have a busy, hectic or crazy life. But, for some reason, you are not able to do it regularly – if at all.
Let’s discuss why most people don’t or can’t meditate, despite their best efforts. Some of the most common reasons people don’t or cannot meditate regularly, or never even start, are:
…or some other valid reason. (There are many of them.)
We will address each of the above problems individually. And, we’ll discuss how we can resolve them so that you can be on your way to meditating like a master monk, in the quickest and easiest way possible.
If you pay attention to the tips and advice I share in this report, you’ll get more out your mediation – and go much deeper – much, much sooner than most people ever will.
If you don’t have time to meditate because your life is too busy, cluttered, or chaotic, then you
absolutely must start meditating.
Don’t worry, I will show you how, even if you don’t have time.
And, if you don’t start soon, things will only get worse, and they will continue to spin out of control until it’s too late to fix most of the problems, because the damage will have already been done.
First of all, you should know that sitting down formally (and closing your eyes) to meditate for an hour, 30 minutes or even 5 minutes is not necessary…nor is it the only way to meditate.
I will show you how to start meditating during your regular day – without closing your eyes, while you’re out and about… taking care of business, grocery shopping, or even having lunch.
The most important thing for you to realize right now is that time is insignificant and even irrelevant. This may seem to conflict with what most meditation teachers say or teach, but it’s true. (I will build on this “time” concept soon, in a later chapter.)
You can meditate for one hour or you can meditate for one second. When you do it the way I’ll show you to, time simply won’t be an issue anymore. (And you’ll still enjoy the benefits that come from meditating.)
I know that the above statements may seem a bit confusing or unorthodox right now, but all of it
will soon start to make a lot of sense. For now, just realize that “not having time” will not be a problem for you anymore.
There are a lot of meditation techniques and schools of thought out there. Some are simple, others are incredibly complex.
Some can take as little as 10 minutes to learn and start practicing…and others require a minimum of 5 (and up to 10) days of complete isolation from civilization, just to be able to learn to start practicing in the correct way. (That’s not how long it takes to master it, mind you. It takes that long just to learn to do it right.)
Ultimately, all forms of meditation are designed to take you to the same place. It doesn’t really matter if you choose to take the longest, most complex road…or the simplest and easiest one.
There are people out there who try to learn one new meditation technique each week. There are also people who try to complicate their life more than it really is or needs to be.
And, learning about several kinds of mediation is fine if you’re the curious or investigative type. Unfortunately, many people learn dozens of different techniques just so they can feel good about themselves, or about knowing more than others.
Many of these individuals are the same ones who are constantly talking – and telling others – about what new and “fascinating” meditation technique they have just learned this week.
Sadly, many of these people never really learn to meditate – and thus, never get to enjoy the benefits of meditating – because, somewhere along the line (without them realizing,) their goal shifted from learning to “collecting meditation techniques” and/or to turn it into the “having more” game.
It’s not about how many different techniques you can learn. Because you only need one.
During my research over the years, I have come to learn several of them. But, I almost always
use only one.
And, if you happen to be one of those individuals who doesn’t have much time to do the formal “sit down” mediation, then you can learn one or two more techniques (as I mentioned earlier) because you actually have a valid reason to do so.
But, that’s about it. This isn’t a competition to see who can learn (or collect/acquire) the most number of techniques and styles of meditation.
One could say that the main purpose of meditation is to cut down on the mental noise and inner dialogue…the continuous mental static that exists in your mind…that prevents you from touching a deeper and more intelligent place inside you. (We will go with that basic explanation, for now.)
This place inside you is where you can go to recharge your body, mind and spirit… to spark inspiration and creativity…to simply gain peace of mind… or to experience many other benefits.
As, I mentioned earlier, it doesn’t matter why you go to that place, how you get there, or even when you get there… just that you go. The simplest and easiest way to get there is to create an atmosphere around you that allows you to access that deeper place inside.
Contrary to what most people believe, this atmosphere can be created almost anywhere. You can create it in the privacy of your own home or even in the middle of a busy shopping mall. (More on that later.)
Obviously, I would suggest that you start at home, where you can find privacy and a quiet place, so you can learn to focus on just the process, for now, without any outside distractions. But, if that’s not possible for you…or even if you don’t think you have the time to do so, that’s okay. We will talk about an alternative method.
Alright… so what is the simplest and easiest way to meditate, if you do have the time and place to do so?