Oct 3, 2019
If you would have told me this 5 years ago I too would have been a skeptic.
Had you told me this 10 years ago, I would’ve said: ”don’t make me laugh”.
Had you told me this 20 years ago, I would’ve said “f*ck off”.
Had you told me this when I was 10 years old, I would have been further ahead in life …
The Egyptians, Mayans and Indians knew this thousands of years ago.
If you are a skeptic at this moment, I can understand when you say this is b*llshit …
The only thing I ask of you is to be curious.
When we talk about meditation, we are not talking about something new. In the last few years, we’ve seen the hypes like mindfulness, yoga and similar things … these are also forms of meditation.
Because there are so many forms of meditation.
In the last few years, I’ve gotten quite a lot of people to ‘meditate’. A few who, not even a year ago, said this was nonsense…
Now these people meditate daily and tell me clearly how it helps them.
What meditation is and what scientific research currently is being done, will be discussed now. A good book about this topic is …
First and foremost, I think there are a lot of misconceptions about meditation.
You could see it like a Buddhist monk sitting on a mountain for his whole life, underneath a tree or in a temple meditating to get into the purest form of enlightenment. And by doing this, is trying to banish every voice or idea from his mind.
But you can also experience the advantages of meditation, by meditating 1 minute per day.
Yes, even in our busy western world you can find 1 minute per day right?
Even if it’s when you wake up or go to bed?
There are a lot of myths about meditation.
What it is, what you should experience and how you should be doing it.
The good news is … everybody can meditate.
Even better … as a kid you probably already did so naturally.
It’s just that back then you had no idea you were doing so (
However, we live in a society that programs us for business that might even be counterproductive.
As a kid we live in a dreamworld, we daydream, we have a rich fantasy.
When we are still very young, that’s all fine… But one day people tell us to stop!
You have to pay attention, behave just like the grownups, … and have to stop believing in these childish things.
20 years later you discover that the programming your mind received during the first 20 years of your life was not that effective after all. And now you are realizing that this might have been the intention?
Deep inside you feel something is not right. The world seems to have become crazy.
Meanwhile, the programming of the masses continues to a world soon to be uninhabitable. Media and social media play a bigger role by the day.
People are less happy by the day, more divided than ever, more disconnected than ever (read my other articles about the ways that we are disconnected in the current day).
What you usually hear about meditation is that it is a tool to find peace and quiet.
It’s a tool to calm down, a tool to take time for yourself.
Which is all obviously right.
But what you never hear, is that it is a way to restore the connection with yourself.
It’s a way to make a connection with your higher self, your surroundings and with nature.
That is where the true value of meditation lies.
It’s a way to create and recover the connection with yourself.
This part is usually ignored because it suddenly becomes all woolly.
When you repair the connection with yourself, your higher self and your environment, magical things start to happen.
You will realize more and more that the programming you received and still experience daily, promotes ‘disconnection. That the challenges that are present only make this larger, they make people more unhappy.
There are 101 things that you can do. You could go to the doctor who could prescribe something to make you feel less bad.
But one day, you will realize that the only thing you need to do is repair the connection with yourself, your higher self and your surroundings – nature, that is it!
However bizarre that might sound, it’s can be that easy.
Everybody could take 1 moment or minute per day to have a short break to meditate.
If I succeed to give 1 person per day a new insight, that one person could give 1 other person new insights. And that’s simply what we will be doing, inspiring 1 person at a time to take this step… You will be astonished by how quick the world can change this way.
And the best part of it all, it’s completely free… you just have to do it!
I heard a beautiful saying the other week.
“Make sure you always carry a flashlight…”
Because then you can make the light shine in the darkness.
And if we can all inspire 1 person per day to use his/her flashlight, the light will prevail over the darkness.
Do you agree or disagree?
In both cases I would love to hear what your convictions about meditation are.
Let me know!
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