In this post, I am going to discuss with you a few meditation techniques for concentration that will help you to sharpen your focus so that you can carry out your day to day activities without letting your external circumstances to disturb your inner peace.
The definition of a busy life could be different to each one of us depending upon our roles in our family and society.
A working mom is busy managing home, job, kids, husband while striving for inner peace. Whereas a dad is busy in managing his work, finances, health, planning for the future requirements of his family. The roles of people however do change according to their situations.
You don’t actually need to be a female to be a mother nor a male to be a father; you may be even unmarried or a divorcee and still manage everything on your own. Yes of course the life is much easier when you have the company of your life partner but what matters the most is the kid inside us.
Before teenage we all are natural but the programming of a person’s subconscious mind starts from the birth itself. During our childhood our conscious mind is not developed, so our mind absorbs all the information from our environment and society which results as our hardwired beliefs that are responsible for the blueprint of our decision making capabilities and self-confidence.
Our beliefs are responsible for what happens in our inner world, if the kid inside us is happy then that happiness is reflected in our external world.
No matter how we see this but once we begin to play our roles, life requires us to multitask. The one who is good at doing many tasks at a time is not always the happiest person, they may be successful in terms of what they have achieved in the outer world but the more they try to prove themselves to the world and society, the more they make themselves suffer. Alas, there is a very common by-product of multitasking which is “stress”.
So, is there any pill that we can gobble up in the morning and multitask with perfection? No! Because “Perfection” is an imaginary word; it is born out of the illusion of control. ( I have written more on the illusion of control in my post named meditation to clear the mind)
We cannot control our external circumstances because the ego “I” is just a small part of ourselves that lives in the delusion that it is the master of our lives. Our subconscious mind/higher-self/universe handles everything apart from the one task that we are doing in the moment.
There two types of meditation; one is what we do at the end of the day or during times when we are disturbed whereas the other type of meditation is doing every task with our total focus on it. The latter one is also referred as the mindfulness mediation.
Mindfulness meditation is a way to bring your attention completely to the present moment. Unlike other meditation methods this can be done anytime and anywhere.
One of the simplest methods to be mindful is when you are amidst of doing something,just pause and take 10 conscious breaths and then continue. Doing this resets your mind and enables you to get aware of the present moment, it also breaks the chain of any kind of unproductive thinking in which your mind was engaged before.Since, mindfulness improves your ability to focus on the present moment by clearing the thoughts of past or future, it helps you to get immersed completely in your current task.
Growth and improvement are possible only when a person trains their mind to be completely active in the task in which he is presently involved; with improved ability to concentrate a person can get better in any of their skills.
Who needs this help??? From a kid to an elderly person, just like medication is a catalyst for the healing of the body, meditation is a catalyst for the healing of the mind and emotions.
We all make mistakes of forgetting things and we blame it on our weak memory. There is no such thing as a weak or strong memory unless you have a clinical brain related problem. When you are fully focused in a task, you hardly make a mistake.
The mind cannot be “controlled” because the mind works in the direction where our actual focus is, the more we try to control our mind the harder it gets.
So what can we do?
We can either apply the mindfulness meditation to all our tasks or we can let our life to be as it is and prefer to meditate on any particular hour of the day when we have spare time to spend for taking care of our own inner peace.
Tratak Meditation Method
Tratak meditation is the most appropriate practice to increase your ability to concentrate. A few types oftratak meditations are inner tratak, tratak on a black dot, candle tratak and mirror tratak etc.All these forms of tratak meditation helps the practitioner to fix his focus on a single point and to keep his mind free of thoughts.
Initially it is very difficult to escape from the heavy traffic of thoughts but, gradually with practice you become very good at avoiding the mind chatter and thus you gain more concentration.
Chanting Mantra Meditation
This is not at all religious, you can chant any mantra (like Hakuna Matata) or even sing a song by focusing on your voice. Always remember that our ultimate aim is to use these techniques for calming our mind.
I am including this meditation here because I find it easy to stop my mind chatter for longer periods when I am meditating on my own voice.
Chanting mantra meditation requires you to choose any mantra or positive affirmation and repeat it while focusing on the sound. This mediation helps you to shift your conscious attention from saying the mantra to hearing it. (The first time I realized what being an inner observer was while doing this meditation, when you do this meditation you can observe that the action of “speaking” is handled by your subconscious mind when you put your conscious attention on hearing your own voice)
Chanting “OM” mantra is most recommended, but you can choose whatever is convenient for you.
At the end of the day, doing a thing with better focus would save us time, reduce our anxiety and provide a sense of accomplishment.
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In this post I am going to share with you some ideas that will teach you how to deal with psychic vampires.
Such people are also called energy vampires because they feed on your positive energy you can find them everywhere-your house, workplace, parties, gyms, markets, shopping malls and wherever you go.
These type of people can come to you and suck your energy before you could even know, they not only drag you into a negative emotional state but they also affect your aura-unless you know how to consciously clear their affect by meditating or using any other spiritual method.
A simple definition of energy vampire would be-People who constantly dwell in extreme negative states and their energy is so contagious that they can affect anyone’s aura within few seconds.
These people are the ones who have a very bad perspective about the world and they are highly driven by their ego. Due to the childhood programming or because of unfair events these people have developed a very bad picture of the world in their mind and they are finding evidences to validate it in every moment.
Unfortunately, these type of people are spiritually underdeveloped and they have totally forgotten their true nature. They have formed a very pitiful self image and they keep on feeding it by getting involved in destructive self talks.
Such people carry a very negative energy around them and they have the ability to pull others into destructive talks which in turn lowers other people’s energy as well. Sometimes such people can affect your energy by just being present around you.
One of the common characteristics of such people is that they love to complain and talk about what is wrong with the world, they are very good at pulling others into such negative talks, they run away from any kind of good discussion or spiritual talks.
These lower energy people often make fun of spiritual people and such wisdom because they unconsciously fear such higher energies.
Before thinking about safety we must first concentrate on recognizing such people, be aware of your energy and emotional state. Without even talking to them you can identify such lower energy people by keeping a watch on your feelings.
Whether let it be a place filled with lower vibrations or people with deleterious vibes, your feelings will tell you. Just move away from people or places where you feel bad…with NO exceptions, just discard what makes you unhappy!
You have the choice to keep yourself away from such people, even if it is not possible to avoid them you can still choose to be detached from their talks or you can keep your energy unaffected by consciously deciding to not participate with them in such talks. When your energy stays unaffected from theirs then they will automatically start to avoid you.
When I opted for Christie Marie Sheldon’s love or above program I came to know that we all form unconscious energy chords with people whom we come in contact with, these chords affect our energy in accordance with the other person’s emotional state.
This is the reason why energy vampires drains us energy wise, we unconsciously form chords with them which keeps our energy in a lower state.
Christie, in her course offers a meditation which is called as cutting chords meditation using which we can detach ourselves from such energy draining chords.
So, be sure to be in good company always because the quality of people you choose affects you in a much deeper level then what’s visible and make sure to keep a distance from people who don’t hold a good opinion about the world.
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Third eye, also called as the sixth chakra of our energy body is considered as the source for intuitive insights.
Sometimes pineal gland of the brain is also said to be the center where the third eye exist, however one cannot be completely sure about this because that particular portion of the human brain has been a debatable subject for a long time.
Some people claim that the pineal gland’s function is only to produce a few essential hormones and some say that it is a portal between a person’s spiritual world and the physical world.
However, we can be certain about one thing that is the pineal gland produces some hormones that regulates a person’s sleep cycle and according to it we can assume that it has some role to play in the serenity and flow of thoughts which definitely has a lot to do with the energy body of a person.
Opening up the third eye refers stimulating the sixth chakra, which actually indicates the state of being highly intuitive and the complete opening of the third eye is the state of enlightenment. Continue reading
In the previous post “allow your abundance“, I have talked about the first method for clearing the energy blocks that stops you from achieving your desired goals. Now we will look at the other two methods for doing this.
With a little modification of regular creative visualization and meditation process you can change your old limiting beliefs and boost up your success rate in all the areas of your life.
Practicing these techniques will enable to become good at performing energy clearing on your own without the need of any light worker or energy healer.
Even if you don’t believe in energy healing, use these methods by looking at it as the tool to do the required inner work of changing your attitude towards the life which will allow you to take the right decisions. Continue reading
“Brahmamuhurtha”, is a term in Hinduism for the early morning hour before sunrise which is also called as the God’s hour.
This time duration occurs approximately one and half hours before sunrise and it is considered as the best time for meditation, yoga or visualization.
Brahmamuhurtha starts about 3.30 am and lasts up to 5.00 am, it is considered as the best time to meditate because the mind has lesser thoughts during this time, so, it becomes easy to go into the deeper states of meditation during these hours.
Yogis would take a bath about two hours before the sunrise and sit in the lotus posture during these hours to connect with the divine, pure positive energy as they find it easy to stop the “mind chattering” at this particular time of the day. Continue reading
Lucid dreaming is a very interesting art to learn because it can help a person to use his dreams for fun purpose as well as for spiritual growth, some people are very fortunate that they don’t find it very hard to get their first lucid dream whereas many people struggle with it and get discouraged soon after starting.
The major reason behind failure to get the first lucid dream is “trying too hard”, the harder you try the worse it gets!
There are so many methods for controlling your dreams and to dream what you want but beginners should not focus on these deep methods instead they should get a grip on the basics.
We are enlisting 6 simple tips here by following which you can get your first lucid dream easily.
In this post, I am going to provide you the procedure to perform Candle Tratak meditation which will help you to achieve greater focus and inner peace.
Candle Tratak (also known as Diya Tratak in Hindi) is the process where the practitioner meditates on the flame of a candle or oil lamp.
I have discussed few other forms of Tratak methods earlier like Tratak on a Black Dot and Mirror Tratak, but gazing on the candle flame is much effective than the other two as it becomes easier to concentrate on bright light than the other objects, but this technique comparatively has more disadvantages.
Meditations like Tratak requires discipline and an environment that is conducive for deeper focus. (for this purpose you can read the post – creating a perfect atmosphere for meditation)
It is best to do this meditation in the early morning hours between 4 am and 6 am because quieting the mind is much easier at that time than the rest of the day.
Please make sure that you don’t change your place and time for this practice frequently, try to stick to a regular schedule.
Keep your stomach empty but make sure that you are not hungry. Tranquilize your mind first by taking a few deep breaths before you begin. Continue reading
“What Is This Life If, Full Of Care,We Have No Time To Stand And Stare”….these famous words of a poet always echoes in the minds of the modern man, whether he may be an executive, college student, industrialist or businessman, every modern man requires a solution from his hectic daily schedule.
How can he calm his mind? The only solution lies in practicing mindfulness meditation in daily life. Continue reading
If you want to get some good ideas for making a meditation room in your home or for creating a meditation space, then you have reached the right place.
I will share with you some tips here on how to make a particular area conducive to a deep and effective meditation
The biggest challenge to meditation practitioners is to maintain the present moment awareness so that they could frequently be able to stop the continuous thought current in order to reach the higher levels of meditation. If the place that you have chosen for your practice is not appropriate then you might find it very difficult to stay focused, this is why creating a good atmosphere for meditation is very essential.
There are many direct and indirect factors that decide whether a place is favorable for you to be able to detach yourself from the noises inside your head or not. Continue reading
There are a few places around which a person would not like to go unless they lose someone dear to them. Yes, I am talking about places like cemeteries or cremation grounds.
To my surprise, I found out that the ancient Indian yogis preferred meditating on cremation grounds and some of them still follow this practice.
They were neither insane and nor ghost whisperers, such yogis are also known as the “Aghoris” and there are so many myths associated with them that they perform occult practices there.
In reality, this practice is associated with freedom for them, they use the energy of cremation grounds to realize the truth.
By meditating on these grounds, they sought enlightenment using the atmosphere that had the vibrations which further led them to deep thoughtlessness and dispassion.
A true “Aghori” is hard to find these days because people are now aware that meditation is possible wherever they are and moreover some people have misused the concept of Aghoris for their personal materialistic gains. Unlike earlier, today we have so many better ways to achieve inner peace but these ancient stories of real Aghoris are still interesting.