4 Little Known Meditation Secrets
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. The purpose of meditation is to bring us back to
As we become healthier, happier and realize greater
self-awareness, the other benefits of meditation begin to follow
naturally -- improved mental functioning, greater intuition as
well as greater access to unconscious resources and abilities.
Distraction Does Not Equal Failure
Meditation is not work in the sense that you have to "force"
yourself to concentrate completely for long periods of time. If
we consciously try to prevent thinking, it's going to have a
negative impact on the meditation.
Instead, whenever we become lost in thought or confusion, we
simply acknowledge those thoughts and then gently return the
attention to the object of the meditation. We do this as many
times as distraction or thought occurs. Eventually, the mind
becomes calmer and discursive thought begins to slow.
Insight Alone Is Not Enough
Insight alone will not transform our lives. Meditation is likely
to help us by giving us larger perspectives and increasing
clarity of thought. But although our sense of inner guidance
might become stronger, unless we ACT on that guidance, we will
never manifest the changes we truly want in our lives.
This doesn't just mean we need to take action in our outer world,
for example, having an honest conversation with a friend or
paying a bill.
It also means we must actively request the assistance of the
unconscious in a clear and persistent way. When you do that, as
I teach in "Secrets of Meditation, Energy and Manifestation," you
find yourself magnetically drawn toward your dreams with an
Learn To Let Go
Once you have made your request, it's important that you let go.
Don't be concerned with HOW you're going to get what you truly
want in your life. Needing to know how can hamper the process of
making it manifest in the outer world. Learn to trust your
Some changes -- perhaps all of them -- will happen automatically.
I have personally found that many of my destructive habits simply
dropped away with minimal conscious effort.
For me, this was achieved not by self-discipline and will power,
but rather a "letting go" and a realization that spiritual growth
is a natural process powered by parts of ourselves that know more
than we can understand consciously.
As we let go consciously and receive more input from these parts,
we learn to trust this feeling, this feeling that we are in safe
hands and that something amazing is about to happen.
About the Author
Matt Clarkson has created a no cost e-course teaching
simple meditation exercises for busy people. Each "Daily
Meditation" is an exercise, inspirational message or tip
to help you calm the mind and reduce stress. If your
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