How To Meditate
By Leo Gura - October 20, 2014 | 118 Comments
The no-bullshit guide to meditation
Hey, this is Leo for Actualized.org. In this video I’m going to tell you how to meditate.
I want this to be a very foundational video that gets you to actually practically start meditating in your life. What we’re going to talk about here is why meditation is important, how to actually meditate – the technique, and at the end we’re going to cover some of the common pitfalls and traps that people experience with meditation which prevent them from building a consistent meditation habit which is so important to actually get the benefits of meditation.
Make It A Habit
You can’t get the benefits of meditation by just meditating once or twice. You have to make it a habit. I’m going to tell you a lot of important nuances you need to understand to help you meditate successfully.
When I tried to meditate and make it a habit several years ago, I stumbled around, I tried to make it happen and I was always falling off track. I did a couple of thirty day challenges with meditation, I was able to stick through those thirty day challenges but in the end it didn’t stick and I wasn’t seeing the benefits. Right now though, this is getting towards the end of 2014 and I’ve been meditating consistently for one hour every day since the beginning of 2014. I started in very early January, the beginning of the New Year. It was kind of my new year’s resolution.
I meditate for one hour every day and I did that consistently without missing a single day this entire year. Right now I’m on day two hundred fifty something so I’m getting into the three hundreds in a row. That’s what you want. You want that very steady consistency. Now it’s pretty easy for me. Even though one hour is a big chunk of time, it’s pretty easy for me to do this consistently because I built that habit.
Let me share with you some of the important stuff that I have learned through doing almost a year of really consistent meditation. The Buddhists, they have a way of characterizing our mind. They put it this way. They say that your mind is like a crazy monkey, constantly running around, always ADD, always frantic, always searching for something new, can’t sit still.
Worse than that, it’s not just this crazy monkey but imagine this crazy monkey and that you’ve got it drunk, totally shit faced. Your mind is that, it’s a drunk, crazy monkey. Worse than that, not only is it drunk and crazy, it’s totally out of control, but imagine that monkey being stung by a scorpion. Now you have the perfect metaphor for your brain, the way that your mind runs itself, the way that it works.
Without beginning to do meditation, without beginning to take a real close look at the kind of false emotions and things that are going through your mind on a minute to minute basis, it’s hard to even appreciate that this is what it is. Your mind is this crazy, drunk stung monkey. The more you meditate, the more you realize that’s the perfect description.
What’s your life going to be like if you’ve got a crazy drunk stung monkey running around and trying to manage it? Is that going to be an exceptional, extraordinary, successful, fulfilling, happy, peaceful type of a life? Or is that going to be a frantic, neurotic, chaotic, overstressed, overwhelmed, making stupid decisions kind of life? It’s going to be the second one. You don’t want that.
The ultimate benefit of doing meditation is to get this drunk, crazy monkey in line, get it under control. You take away the scorpion, you take away the drunkenness, you take away the craziness and now you’ve got just a plain relaxed monkey. The more you meditate, the more of these bad characteristics you take away.
Eventually what you reach is this state of really calm tranquility. Imagine this monkey on sedatives. That’s kind of what you reach. It’s a good state to reach, but it takes some work to get there.
The Benefits Of Meditation
Let’s talk about some of the other benefits of mediation really quickly. One very important aspect is mastering your emotions. Your emotions run your life. They determine how much you could accomplish in your life, they determine whether you sabotage your own results, so this is really big.
They also determine how you feel. If you’re always emotional, you’re always up and down, you’re having all these negative thoughts, then this is making you stressed and frantic throughout your life. This is destroying the quality of your life. Meditation gets that under control.
Meditation is really good for eliminating stress and helping you unhook from stimulation. Nowadays it’s very easy to get hooked on addictions. You can get hooked to television, internet, pornography, drugs, food, sex…you name it, it’s out there and you can get addicted on it. What meditation teaches you is to unhook from that stuff and not be frantic the way you would be now, but to be calm and peaceful and really be happy just in the moment.
True happiness can really only be attained by being very present and happy, content you might say, with the present moment. You might have noticed that if you’re always seeking stimulation what that does in your life is it produces a rollercoaster ride up and down. You have some amazing sex then there’s a crash because you can’t have sex forever. You have some nice drugs then there’s a crash because you can’t be on drugs forever. Same thing with food, alcohol, internet and television.
What you want to train your brain to be happy with is just a very consistent level of contentment in the present moment with whatever is going on and not necessarily even with pleasant stuff. This is something that is really big that you get with meditation.
The other thing that meditation is great for is building up your willpower, your prefrontal cortex. There have been scientific studies and evidence done that shows that by practicing meditation, even for just ten or twenty minutes every day, within a few weeks in the brain scans that they do they see the prefrontal cortex building new connections, growing stronger. This will help you with your work, this will help you with your gym routines, this will help you with everything you’re trying to do in your life.
It’s really a form of brain training. It’s the most original, old school, millennia-old form of brain training. You don’t need to play games online to train your brain. The best way to train your brain is to actually use your brain. The way you use it, one of the ways, is through meditation so it’s really good.
It also helps with brain health. More and more studies are showing that stuff like Alzheimer’s disease is actually a result of disuse of your brain. When you stop using your brain it starts to atrophy. When you’re using your brain actively all the time, you’re putting it under stress, just like a muscle when you’re using it it’s growing and it’s developing.
Be More Productive And Creative
Another thing that’s really great about meditation is it increases your productivity and your creativity. If you’re a very productive person, if you’re a no-nonsense kind of no woo woo, no hippy kind of person, you’re very pragmatic and hard-nosed, you just want straight forward results in your life, in your relationships, in your business, you want better finances and better money, this stuff comes from productivity. Productivity comes from a clear thinking mind that’s able to focus. That’s what you develop with meditation.
You can also use mediation to become more creative. Creativity is something that comes from your subconscious mind and it comes when you’re able to calm yourself down and be peaceful and grounded. Then, creative stuff tends to bubble up. When your mind is frantic all the time, it’s very difficult to be creative. If you’re a creative, artistic kind of person then meditation will serve you very well.
Meditation is also the single best way to develop and practice mindfulness. Mindfulness, this is just an awareness and the ability to be an observer of yourself, your mood, your emotions and also other people in life in general. It’s the ability to look objectively at these situations without being reactive to it emotionally. It’s the ability, for example when you’re angry, to look from the outside as it were at the situation that you’re in and the emotion that you’re feeling and the ability to just look at it without having to do anything about it.
The power of mindfulness, which I talk about in other videos and I’m not going to go into too much detail because it’s a very deep topic, is that it can be used to melt away and dissolve negative emotions and any kind of frustrating situations in life, just by observing it with a lot of consciousness and awareness, without any form of judgment, without any kind of action taking. Just pure observation and awareness can be a really powerful tool. It’s hard to appreciate this until you start to meditate and you start to develop those powers to grow those mindfulness muscles, and then you start to see the results of that in your life and it’s very cool.
Lastly, this is perhaps the most amazing thing about meditation is that it can be used to attain enlightenment. That’s again a very advanced topic and I’m not going to go into here. Suffice it to say that through proper use of meditation for long enough times, what you can do is you can literally melt away your sense of ego, your sense of separation with the world.
You can literally reach this very blissful, peaceful state which is your natural state, which is obstructed by all the crazy monkey chatter that’s going on. This is just the truth that you are one with the world, you are one with everybody else. When you can attain this state then the amazing thing about it is that you feel very peaceful, totally content, totally fulfilled without needing anything else in your life. This is the ultimate state you can shoot for with your personal development.
I’m doing a lot of work with that personally. I’m really excited about sharing some further techniques about how to use our meditation in order to actually attain enlightenment. I’ll have more videos on that to come soon. This is why you want to meditate.
What Is Meditation?
Now let’s talk about what meditation is. Let’s give a definition for meditation. It’s very simple. It’s basically just sitting down and quieting your mind. Just being aware of exactly what’s happening in the present moment. That’s how I would define meditation.
It’s the ability to just focus your mind on basically nothingness, nothing in particular, and not getting caught up in thought stories. What’s going on in your head is that all the time you’ve got these stories that come up. What can happen is either you go along for the ride with this story or you don’t, or you just observe the story just kind of wearing itself out, fizzling and bubbling away. That’s what thoughts are in your mind.
Thoughts are like clouds that move through the atmosphere. Imagine your mind like the atmosphere and the thoughts are like clouds. They just come through, they are very random, they are very capricious. One day they are this kind of cloud, the next day there’s this other cloud, sometimes there’s this interesting formation of clouds, sometimes it’s pretty boring.
Sometimes what happens is we get triggered. We get caught up in these thoughts and we get carried away and we get taken miles and miles off track by going along on these clouds. What mediation is about is just being totally still and watching these clouds move through the atmosphere without moving, without judging them, without thinking about them, just watching them. That’s a definition of meditation.
There have been a lot of scientific studies that have been done especially in the last fifty years or so on meditation. They’ve done EEG scans and FMRI scans on meditating monks, Buddhists, and yogis. They’ve also done studies on regular western meditators, people who meditate for just ten minutes every day.
What they found is that meditation has enormous health benefits. One of its benefits is towards improving your life. We’re already covered a lot of those benefits. Don’t think that this is just some sort of new age tradition or some sort of fad type of habit.
Meditation has been around for thousands of years because these benefits are very real. In fact science just now is catching up to some of the benefits that I’ve been talked about in Eastern traditions where meditation originated from for literally millennia.
There is so much scientific evidence. You can read books that will teach you and convince you of some of this amazing stuff. There are a lot of different meditation techniques. I’m going to share something very simple today.
There are different ones: some of them have you focusing on a mantra or an affirmation that you say to yourself, some of them have you do particular breathing exercises, some of them have you counting your breaths in a specific way, some of them just have you trying to clear your mind constantly…there’s a lot of different stuff. Actually meditation is very, very simple. I want to keep things very simple here. I’m going to cut a lot of bullshit.
A Simple Yet Effective Technique
The fact is you don’t need to spend a lot of money on classes, you don’t need to spend a lot of time reading books, you don’t need any special equipment. Here’s the technique I’m going to give you. You can use this technique to get to the highest levels of meditation you can. All you’ve got to do is use it consistently.
Step one is you get a timer. I’ll take my smart phone, I have a timer on there and I set a timer. Let’s say for you the time is going to be twenty minutes. When you’re starting off a meditation habit, a good time to shoot for is twenty minutes. Let’s have you start with that. Twenty minutes on the timer.
Step two, sit in some sort of quiet area, preferably alone. Sit in a comfortable position. You don’t need to sit in a full lotus position, that’s usually difficult. You don’t even need to sit in a half lotus position.
You can literally just take a chair and sit on it. You could do it on the couch. You could do it on the side of your bed. Don’t lie down. You need to sit up and not just sit up, but the more perfectly straight and erect your spine is the better because one of the things you’ll encounter with meditation is sleepiness.
One of the ways to correct sleepiness when you’re meditating is to keep your back very, very straight. I used to think this wasn’t important until I started falling asleep a lot and then I discovered that actually the angle of your spine matters very much. The more you tilt it, even just a little bit, the more sleepy you tend to get, so the more straight your spine the better.
If you want, start off meditating with some sort of support for you back, so let’s say you’re sitting on a chair with a support for your back that’s fine. Eventually it’s probably best to sit in a way where nothing is supporting your back, just your muscles are doing it. That will keep you the most alert.
You’re going to sit like that then you’re just going to close your eyes. You’re going to relax, you’re not going to do anything special with your breath, you just going to kind of breathe not too deliberately, you’re just going to let your breath go automatically nice and calm and steady. Your eyes are going to be closed and what you’re going to do in your mind is you’re going to try and clear your mind of any particular thoughts.
Like I said before, you’ve going to try and not get caught up in the thought stories. It looks something like this; you’re sitting there, you’re comfortable, give yourself a minute just to adjust, scratch anything that needs scratching so that you’re comfortable there, you’re going to try and sit still and not move for those twenty minutes. What immediately is going to happen is that for the first five or ten seconds maybe your mind will be clear, but then some thought will come up, some sort of story. It will try to grab you take you with it as it goes.
You Can Either Let It Go Or Get Carried Away
Maybe I’m sitting there and then the first thing that comes into my mind is, “Oh shoot, I’ve got that email I’ve got to answer for a client of mine.” When you get that thought, you have a choice. You can either continue on that train of thought and start thinking about it like, “I need to go and research, I need to compile this report then I’ve got to send that to my clients.”
You can kind of get carried away with a story, or you can notice in your mind like, “Wait a minute, that’s just a thought. I don’t necessarily need to go along for the ride.” Let the thought go on its own way but don’t go with it. You just let that thought go.
As soon as you let that go maybe a new thought comes up. The new thought tells you, “I’m out of groceries. I need to go to the grocery store” and “My car’s out of gas I’ve got to fuel up first.” Again, you can start to go into story mode about that and you could say, “I’ve got to get gas, what about gas prices? The gas station near my house is closed so I’ve got to go find a new gas station.” You get carried away or you could just let it go and again, just wait for a new thought to come.
You continue like this, you just let thoughts come and go without ever moving from where you are. Not physically, I mean in your head. Be very still. Be the atmosphere. Don’t be the clouds. Let the clouds pass through you.That’s it.
Your brain is going to get caught off track. You’re not going to be able to do this perfectly. It’s very difficult to do this perfectly. In practice what you’re going to do is get carried away by these thoughts.
Sometimes, you’ll get carried away a little bit and you’ll start to refocus, sometimes you get carried away very, very far. You might find yourself caught up in some sort of thought story and you’ll be caught up in it for five minutes. For five minutes you’ll be totally unconscious of the fact that you’ve caught up in this thought story but then five minutes later you’re going to go, “Wait, that’s right I’m supposed to be meditating. Where did I go? I got lost in fantasy land. Let me bring myself back and center myself, become the atmosphere again.”
You’re going to keep doing this again, and again and again. That’s basically what meditation is. You do that for twenty minutes or however long you decide to do it and you’re done. At the end of the twenty minutes you open your eyes, you get up and you’re off to do whatever you want to do throughout your day.
That’s the technique. Very simple. There’s no new age nonsense here, there’s no ritual, there’s no theory behind it, there are no gods to it, there are no religions behind it, there are no principles, there are no holy books. It’s very, very simple. You just sit and clear your mind.
Even though this is simple, it’s extremely difficult. If you’ve never meditated before then one of the things you’re going to discover is how shocking it is, how difficult it is to sit still for twenty minutes without thinking about anything, without getting carried away to fantasy land with your stories. It’s very, very difficult. You’re going to tend to want to get distracted.
With meditation a lot of different traditions form the east have different rituals behind the way that they meditate, theories, philosophy, theology… all of this stuff is distraction. I tend to find this is distraction. People tend to make excuses about why they don’t meditate. They’ll say, “I don’t have the right pillow under my ass, I don’t have the right mat, I need to go take a class, I need to go read this book…” The fact is that stuff is just a distraction.
Meditation is meant to be very simple. It’s meant to fundamentally make you totally accepting of the present moment as you are right now without needing anything. It’s like the most simple activity that you can do. It’s the essence of minimalism. Don’t let somebody confuse you into thinking that you need more information, more theory, more equipment, this kind of stuff. You don’t need it.
In fact that stuff will just distract you. Notice your mind trying to complicate meditation, try to make it too complicated. It doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be very simple. What I find is that whenever you’re trying to complicate meditation, that’s you trying to procrastinate from doing it.
Your mind is very tricky. It will try to procrastinate this especially at the beginning where you haven’t built up a habit yet just because it doesn’t want to sit still. Your mind is, remember, that drunk, crazy, stung monkey. It wants to be running around. It doesn’t want to be sitting still. The scariest thing you can do is force your mind to sit still.
How Do You Go About Making It A Habit?
At this point let’s actually talk about how to make a successful meditation habit. The trick is that this must be done daily. This twenty minutes? Every single day; weekday, weekend, holidays, birthdays, on Christmas, on New Year’s, on Valentine’s Day… every single day. On vacation days, it doesn’t matter.
On your worst days, when you have a break up, when your business collapses, when you lose a hundred thousand dollars, you’ve still got to do it. When you’re sitting sick in the hospital, you’ve still got to do it. That’s the point.
If you’re not going to do meditation every single day of your life, there’s not even any point in watching this video and continuing further. Don’t even try it. It’s pointless. It won’t get you anywhere.
Meditation needs to be done daily not just for a month or year, but you need to make a commitment to do it for the rest of your life. That’s what I find is necessary. It’s just like going to the gym. If you’re only going to go to the gym for a week, why even go? If you’re only going to go for a month, why even go? It makes no sense. You’re just going to waste a lot of your time and get very frustrated.
The thing with meditation is that it takes work to start to get benefits of it. Yes, you’ll get a little bit of a benefit even within just a few weeks, but the true benefits come months and years later. This is a subtle thing, meditation. It’s not this big, huge, supercharging boost to your life, at least when you start.
To start to get that giant, supercharging boost, that will take you months and years. It’s not going to happen immediately. You need to prepare your mind with those expectations otherwise I find that you’re going to fail.
Here are some of the common doubts and pitfalls that I see people having with meditation. One is they tell me, “Leo, I can’t focus. I’m ADD, my mind can’t focus.” No, everyone’s mind can focus.
There’s nothing wrong with your mind it’s just that you haven’t trained it. Meditation will help train that. If you can’t focus that means you need to be meditating extra hard. It’s not an excuse.
Two is that people tell me, “Leo, I keep trying to meditate but my mind isn’t calm in the middle of the meditation. I can’t calm down.” Again, that’s not something fundamental that’s wrong with you, that’s just how the mind works. That’s exactly why meditation needs to be done.
That’s kind of like telling me, “Leo, I’m fat so I shouldn’t be going to the gym.” No, if you’re fat that means you’re fat because you haven’t been going to the gym and you need to be going to the gym even more than the regular person does. Same thing here. Your mind will learn to calm down through the repetitive practice of meditation.
It Takes Years Of Practice To Perfect
Just because you can’t always focus during a meditation session, doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong. This is where people get caught up the most, I think. This is the biggest failure point right here. People think that, “I sat here for twenty minutes and even though I sat through twenty minutes of it I couldn’t get my mind to be calm and peaceful.”
They imagine this picture in their head of a Zen master sitting there with a perfectly calm mind for twenty minutes or a whole hour and they think that that’s meditation. If they’re not doing that then I’m not meditating. No! Meditation is the entire process, not just the calm part.
When you start what’s going to happen is you’re going to have little windows of calmness, maybe five seconds here, and then in five minutes you’ll have another five seconds, then maybe you’ll hit ten seconds somewhere in your twenty minute meditation session. Don’t expect to do this for twenty whole minutes. You might not reach that state for a decade.
Maybe with ten years of meditation practice you’ll be able to do twenty minutes perfectly calm, but right now you’re not going to be anywhere near that so don’t set that expectation. Don’t think that because you’re having five seconds of peace here and five seconds of peace there but the rest of it is mental chatter that somehow you’re failing. No, that’s a full twenty minute session as long as you sit down and you try to focus you’re meditating, even if your mind is going crazy. Especially if your mind is going crazy, that’s where the muscle is being trained.
Imagine that I sent you to the gym. You go to the gym for a couple of weeks and then you tell me, “My muscles are so sore. I’m straining my muscles every time I’m doing a bicep curl.” Yeah, that’s how it’s supposed to be.
Your muscles are sore for good reason; because you’re working them out, they’re training. You’re literally breaking down the muscle tissue and those last couple of reps that are really tough, those are actually building up your muscles the most. Keep doing that, your muscles will get really big.
Same thing with meditation. When your mind is chattering away and it’s having difficulty focusing and you bring it back and you focus it, that’s when you’re getting the most benefit. You’ve got to refrain that and say, “I’m doing good. That means I’m doing it properly.”
Another expectation people have is that meditation is somehow going to be exciting and stimulation. No. If you feel like meditation is boring at first, that’s totally normal. You’re going to have a wide range of feelings while you’re meditating.
Everything That Happens Is Normal
Sometimes you’re going to feel agitated, frustrated, stressed, bored, sleepy, tired, anxious… all of those are normal emotions, especially the one about being frustrated and agitated. Sometimes people will do a twenty minute meditation session and at the end of it they’ll actually get agitated not calm.
They’ll tell themselves, “What’s the point? I thought meditation was supposed to make me calmer. I must be doing it wrong.” No, you’re doing it just right. Meditation doesn’t always make you calm. That’s the end state after many, many years of meditation. Initially in fact you can be very agitated doing meditation. That’s okay. Remember, you flexing your muscle.
Some people say, “I don’t see the point of meditation. Why should I keep doing this?” I’ll cover that at the very end of the video. Some people have this belief that, “I’m not a good meditator. Somehow meditation isn’t right for me. It might work for other people but for me it doesn’t work.” No that’s total nonsense.
Meditation literally works for everybody. All human beings can meditate, and anyone can become a professional meditator, you’ve just got to practice it consistently which is what you’re not doing.
Here’s the principle that I want you to carry with you for the rest of your life as you’re meditating: everything that happens in meditation as long as you’re sitting there, you’re focusing and you’re trying to be mindful, as long as you’re doing that everything else that happens is perfectly normal and exciting, and it’s good. Sleepiness, tiredness, feeling boring, feeling anxious… all that stuff? Good. You’re doing it properly.
This is a really huge principle to accept. Once you accept this principle you can use it to reground yourself. You are going to have days when you’re going to be like, “It’s not working. I must be doing something wrong.”
You’re going to doubt yourself, especially when something turbulent happens in your life. One of the most difficult times to meditate is when you have a big breakup with your girlfriend or boyfriend. Meditating on that day or the next morning, that’s like hell because your mind is all over the place. It’s thinking all these negative thoughts. You just sit down, you try to focus, you do the best you can.
There’s no way you can have the perfect meditation session on that day. You’re going to have a very rocky, very turbulent and agitated meditation session, but when you finish that you tell yourself, “You know what? I sat here, I did it. I followed through on my commitment.” That’s exactly what matters. Everything else is okay.
Don’t judge yourself while you’re meditating. In fact try to turn off your logical mind. Don’t be thinking too much about the thoughts you’re thinking. Don’t be doing any meta-analysis. Just sit and be peaceful.
It’s kind of like you trying to find an off switch to your mind. You’re never ever going to find that off switch because there is no off switch. Thoughts just come. One thing you’re going to learn through meditation is that you don’t really have as much control over your thoughts as you think you do. That’s fine.
You Become More Mindful
What you’re going to learn is mindfulness. You’re going to observe the thoughts. What that’s going to do, it’s not going to shut them off, it’s just going to get you distance and separation from them. It’s going to misidentify you with them. You don’t even realize how powerful that is right now until you’ve actually experienced it.
I want to set the expectation that the first two years of meditation, even if you do it consistently every single day, are going to be hell because your mind is not good at bringing your focus back from these wandering thoughts. It’s going to be difficult. You have to tell yourself that that’s normal. It’s not going to be smooth sailing.
Which brings us to the final reason which is why should you meditate at all when there are all these difficulties, frustration and agitation, feeling bored, tired and sleepy, and all this stuff? Why are we meditating? We already talked about some of the benefits, but the reason that you fail if you’ve tried it in the past to set up a successful meditation practice, is because you’ve lacked the vision of what meditation can do for your life.
The reason that now I’m very consistent with my meditation is because after lots of research, lots of trial and error, I’ve finally been able to create a vision that I’ve really bought into, heart and soul convinced myself that meditation is something that I should do for the rest of my life.
Here’s what I picture for myself. I picture that through years of meditation I’m going to develop really strong emotional control. I also picture to myself that I’m going to be able to be happy no matter what the circumstances. How cool is that? If something goes wrong in my life, I’m still going to be happy. If something goes great in my life, I’m still going to be happy. I’m going to be in control of my life, I’m going to be in control of my emotions.
It’s going to help me in my relationships, it’s going to help me overcome any negative habits and addictions that I have, it’s going to build strong mental willpower that I’ll be able to apply in my business – I’m very business oriented. I’m also going to be able to apply this to become more productive – I’m very productivity oriented. I’m also big on creativity. I love being creative in my work, it’s going to help me with that.
I also realize that without meditation I’m never going to actually attain fulfillment in life. It’s not going to be possible because I’m just going to be chasing and running around like that monkey looking for sources of stimulation. I want to unhook myself from all that. I see myself five or ten years from now being much more unhooked from stimulation than I am right now and I can see that having huge positive repercussions throughout my life.
Ultimately the thing that has me really excited is the potential of using meditation to attain enlightenment. The sense of oneness with the whole world, the loss of ego, the loss of all the pettiness that we as human beings strive for every day, the need to protect yourself, all the insecurities you have, all the negative emotions… all that ultimately stems from ego. I’ll shoot more videos talking about that but for me that’s a really exciting prospect, is to attain that kind of state.
That’s how I was able to convince myself. You have to build a case in your own mind. Pick and choose from this laundry list of benefits whatever is most important to you, latch on to it and try to make this vision then go and start with a thirty day meditation habit.
Start with just thirty days. Do a thirty day challenge and see if you can last for thirty days staright. Every single day, like clockwork, twenty minutes, and see how far you get. If you’re still not convinced, that’s fine. Try it more.
The first time I did a thirty day challenge I wasn’t convinced and I fell off track. Get back on until eventually you see that this is something that you really, as a human being, must do if you want to attain fulfillment, happiness and full potential in your own life. This doesn’t just apply for hippies but for every single human being.
If you aren’t meditating and you’re saying it’s too difficult or whatever excuse you’re coming up with, in the end it’s just because you’re lazy and undisciplined, and you don’t want to become disciplined. It takes a lot of practice to discipline your mind because your mind is the most unruly part of you. It’s that drunken monkey. So bust through the laziness, bust through the lack of discipline, start the habit and we’ll talk when you become a good consistent meditator and I’ll shoot a lot of cool videos that will help you to take that meditation and channel it into even more advanced things with enlightenment, which is really exciting.
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