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Where did meditation originate?

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Saint Padre Pio stated: “Through the study of books one seeks God; by meditation one finds him”. The Rosary: A Path Into Prayer by Liz Kelly 2004 ISBN 082942024X pages 79 and 86 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Christopher Lloyd Clarke

Like many researchers, I believe that meditation has been a part of human life since the very beginning of human existence. Since man first became self aware, that is to say, when he first became conscious of himself as a being that can think, that can act out of conscience, that can remember the past and visualize the future, since he became aware of his own mental faculties, he has been driven by a innate urge to better understand his place in the universe and the essential nature of his own mind.

When we try to imagine the origins of meditation, most of us tend to picture it being practiced by followers of the earliest religions, such as Buddhism or Hinduism. As human civilization gradually developed, mans search for meaning blossomed into a variety of spiritual practices throughout the East, many of which included meditation. The earliest recorded evidence of meditation in written form is found in Hindu scriptures that date back approximately 5,000 years, and plenty of evidence is found in other religious texts, including those of Christianity, Judaism, and Taoism. These are the first texts to describe meditation as a formal practice with defined methodologies and objectives.

However, it is extremely likely that meditation played a part in the life of many human beings from a much earlier stage in the spiritual and sociological development of our species. The history of meditation probably goes back to a time well before we were capable of producing documentation to describe it as a systemized form of practice, and as a result, archaeological evidence of meditation is unlikely to provide us with the complete story. For example, scriptural records of meditation in countries such as India, Japan and China is plentiful, but very little recorded evidence of meditation in Australian Aboriginal culture exists, even though it is generally accepted that the Aboriginal inhabitants of Australia were practicing a form of meditation many tens of thousands of years ago, and they were certainly no exception at the time. Tribal rituals and ceremonies that involved trance-like states were common to a variety of ancient indigenous tribes around the world, and still are in some places.

It is almost certain that meditation has been practiced “informally” by man since the earliest of times. If one broadens one’s definition of meditation to take into account any form of silent awareness, any gaze of wonder, any form of focused introspection, then it is not hard to imagine early man slipping into states that we would happily define as “meditation” by our current standards. Since man first became self aware, he has had cause to look within, to become conscious of his own mind, and to rest peacefully in the space between his thoughts.

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Dr. Christopher Lloyd Clarke – Meditation really is one of the most powerful ways to experience inner peace and to improve your quality of life. For more information about guided meditation and to learn how to meditate for free, please visit www.The-Guided-Meditation-Site.com.

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How to Get Rid of Negativity Learn Some Self Improvement Lessons

English: Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions

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Learn some self improvement lessons related to negative chatters, meditation, etc to eliminate negativity.

Negative feelings are like tidal waves, they attack your mind like waves coming one after another. Negative energy in you can take away you from good things in life. You are the beautiful creation of god and so don’t let any negativity affect your living. How to get rid of negativity? Get in touch with experts that deal with self improvement lessons. This will help in understanding the reason behind such pessimism and way to cure it.

In one day you cannot eliminate all negative energy, so start slowly and steadily. First understand what invites such bad feeling in your mind. Feelings like anger, jealousy, confusion, depression, etc results in downbeat which affects your persona. Learning self improvement lessons can help in getting rid of demons like negative energy. How to get rid of negativity? Here are some lessons related to self improvement which you need to learn:

Get in touch with experts

There are experts who can take you to the path of happiness by means of examining your problems. Learn how to control harsh emotions and not let them come your way in future in order to continue living and ego free life. In self improvement lessons, expert will always advice you to love yourself because this will help you to love others. If you let ego go out of your life, it can become very easy to handle emotions.

Meditate

They will always advice you to meditate more in order to develop the power of concentration and gain back the positive aura. Meditation has power to eliminate every reason behind negativity! It helps to lower down the stress level, eliminate anxiety, etc. It will connect you in understanding yourself emotionally and will bring out positive power that can assist in dealing with different problems. Basically it quiets your body and soul, allowing you to develop self awareness.

 Control negative chatters

 What are chatters? Chatters are those thoughts that keep on running in your mind like things you want to achieve, your goal, your daily task, etc. You keep on thinking such things while traveling or while working but the problem arises when these chatters turn out to be negative. When you start thinking ‘you cannot travel, you cannot work’, etc brings in negativity. How to get rid of negativity? Best answer to this is control negative chatters. Don’t divert your mind from your goal! Such negative chatters are not worth against your precious time.

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Gift from devotion is run by David Adelson, a well-known spiritual genius known to offer how to how to Get Rid of Negativity. Enjoy the relief with kind healing.


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The Science Of Meditation – Part 2

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About The Logistics: The Mechanics: The Simplicity: Avoiding Complications:

Page by page instruction on how to individually self-implement the practice of Correct Meditation, along with its introduction, has yet to be posted on this Web Site @ www.alfsbootcampblog.com. It will be posted in the Boot Camp section, not on the About page. Primarily, the About page is directed at the highly educated in society and particularly the disciplines of Science & Academia. That is not to say that others with lesser education, will not understand the content on the About page. But many others in society may struggle with its content, they should not have to struggle with the revised content on the boot camp pages.

Personal one-on-one instruction of Transcendent Meditation, is the correct way to learn the technique of its simple practice. But, it is possible with written clear instructions to self-implement its technique…and very necessary, for those having to wait years to receive personal instruction. For those in this category, very close attention to its written instruction is most important. So careful reading of that simple instruction, is very necessary to avoid making-it-up as you go along. Sooner or later, the means will arise in your town, to receive personal one on one correct instruction on its technique. Be patient and considerate of the enormous logistics involved, to reach everyone in society with its one-on-one instruction.

Note: Obviously we are talking in years for everyone in a Nation to receive personal instruction on its technique. So it is very necessary logistically, that the one-on-one teaching of meditation, starts in the Higher Education system & Government and eventually works its way through society. This is the practical way, the fastest way and the order out of chaos way, to implement Correct Meditation in a Nation.

It is also very necessary for anyone practicing Transcendent Meditation, to understand that acquiring silence in the mind, is the whole objective of sitting down for two twenty minute sessions a day. So it is important to create the habit to remind our self, to directly aim for that stillness in the mind when commencing its practice. Otherwise the mind will continue with its old habit of constantly thinking about things and over-ride the principle objective. It takes time and practice for the mind to adjust itself to new habits, so fighting this old habit with your thoughts every time you sit down to meditate…is a no no with an extra no thrown in for remembrance.

Note: The process takes care of itself, that is why it is called a simple technique by the author and open to any adult to practice. Children are another matter where Correct Meditation is concerned, requiring expert one on one tuition owing to that fact they have not reached adulthood. Nothing mysterious about that fact, just common sense. Common sense that children lack, until the mind grows to develop the reasoning processes of the intellect in adulthood. Those reasoning processes of the mature adult, allow the adult to digest its written instruction thoroughly and apply it to the letter when self-administering its technique.

The other complication, that the conscious mind has little control over until it expands, is the all important sub-conscious driven ego. The ego and its subliminal thought process, has developed (evolved) in our human evolution, to automatically protect the created identity and conscious self of the individual…and that includes its belief system indoctrinated in childhood. To avoid the ego automatically taking over the mind with thought during the practice of meditation, learn to realize this takeover when it happens with the awareness of the mind. Understand the awareness of the mind is not thought, and it will eventually expand with the practice to become aware of that distraction. You will know this distraction when it arises, because you will have stopped intoning the mantra and replaced it with thinking about something.

Note: As soon as you realize with the awareness, that you are thinking and not reciting the mantra, gently…repeat gently, go back to intoning the mantra. You will eventually master this distracting process of the ego with time and patience. The ego and its sub-conscious thought process in the mind, will eventually acquire the habit to remain quiet when you are intoning the mantra…if you follow this advice. When that happens, you will be able to spend most of that twenty minutes out of thought…and not in and out of thought. But, it does take time and everyone is different in the time it takes, to master that distraction of the ego and its activity.

That brings us to understand, that the practice of meditation is very…repeat, very personal. The experience out of the practice is also very…repeat, very personal. As such, learn to keep it personal. Along with all experience that that arises out of its practice. In doing so, you are respecting its ancient tradition and respecting the quality of Abstract Consciousness that comes out of its regular twice daily practice. We will not consciously realize that Abstract Consciousness growing in the mind…definitely. That is why we do the practice and forget all about it afterwards and become busy.

Note: Life & Nature demands that activity of us…nothing to do with the author, he is only giving the instruction and help. So setting up chat pages on the Internet and telling all & sundry about your personal experience, is a no no with an extra no for good measure. That respect & dignity, is a powerful influence in the spiritual workings of Nature, that reaps invisible dividends down the track of life. How does the author know all this? Because he has been there and back to bring this information to you. It is your turn now…if you want it to be.

To conclude with a brief history, understanding & meaning of the word mantra; to help clear up misconceptions and satisfy the natural curiosity of the inquisitive mind. A mantra has no physical attribute, it is a abstract non-physical vibration. By that, we mean it is a vibration manifesting out of the Absolute Consciousness that sources everything in Creation. It has no conscious meaning. The science of mantra’s, is exclusive to those who have acquired the fullness of Absolute Consciousness and the fullness of Spiritual & Physical Consciousness in their life. Those human beings have been extremely rare throughout the history of mankind. When they are here, the knowledge of mantra’s is always revived and renewed in that civilization. They have now been renewed in this global civilization.

Note: To say more than this at this point in time, is not productive in or out of boot camp. We need to climb further up the ladder of spiritual evolution first as a species. The means to do that, is through the regular twice daily practice of Correct Meditation and the knowledge of mantra’s.

If the mind cannot accept this new information to the world, then it is not fair…or productive, to blame the subliminal mind or call the ego immature. As the writer has done (for a positive purpose) in a previous article. Denial, sub-consciously protects the conscious mind of the individual and the more intelligent the mind, the more convincing that instant denial is to the listener. The only way around this automatic protective mechanism of the ego, is to become conscious of that fact and try the practice of Correct Meditation. No harm can come to the individual through its practice, only the creative imagination of the mind can bring harm to this simple uncomplicated practice.

Note: That last fact, is always good to remember through all internal experience in the complex mind. Because the imagination of the creative mind and the thought process of the subliminal ego, are not required during the effortless practice of Correct Meditation. So send them on holiday when practicing its technique and your mind, will be very refreshed when they return to remind you who you are.

Summing up: The continuation of this Article will be found in in a future article called, The Technique. It will be posted when the time is right for it to be posted. That depends on how fast Universities can expedite setting up the logistics, for the establishment of a new science discipline in their busy curriculum. I can say to the Principles of those Universities, that the necessary funds will be forthcoming, if the process is enacted & forthcoming…not otherwise. You will have to trust me on that statement, a trust that can be found in the sincerity of all my words to you. It is very necessary for the harmony of society, that the inauguration of that new discipline, coincide with the release on the Internet of the article called The Technique. It will only complicate this necessary process, if the author is compelled to elaborate further on the subject…at this point in time.

Note: To release that article called The Technique on the Internet, it is not necessary for every University in a Nation, to establish a Department & Faculty for the Science of Meditation immediately, only one. It is also important to inaugurate that new Department, with a simple but dignified ceremony. Further elaboration of this polite request to the University in question, will be forthcoming if requested. Just to add that Ceremony, when conducted with dignity & appropriate words, has meaning & influence far beyond out physical senses to evaluate. Like the original knowledge of mantra’s, its subtle meaning has become lost with the passing of millenniums. We still conduct ceremony in society as part of tradition, but the real purpose of its function has long since faded into obscurity.

Postscript: This is a personal note to all the Teachers of Transcendent Meditation outside of the umbrella of its Universities. Many of whom, have gone there own way in society for many personal and economic survival reasons. We all have to earn a living to survive in this economic driven world we have created…especially if we have the responsibilities of families. But it is time to return to the official fold and update your understanding and existing teaching of its practice. You will be respecting the founder of your movement by doing so and be of great service to a Nation in the process. You are needed in other words, to enable Correct Meditation to come to fruition in this shared World of ours.

Kind regards to the reader from the author.


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The Science Of Meditation

TRANSCENDENT MEDITATION: This term for describing a type of meditation, became very popular in the 1960’s onwards and rightly attributed to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of the Transcendental Meditation Movement. Unfortunately, whenever new knowledge is presented to the public…or in this case, very old revived knowledge, it comes through the interpretation of the Media. As a result, the Media then re-manufacture and relay that information to the Public in their understanding…and in this case, misunderstanding.

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Note: As is the way of the Media to generate news and capture the attention of the public, all sorts of weird make-it-up as you go along stories began to circulate about the Maharishi’s activity…including being labeled a sexual deviant and dirty old man. In that climate of commercial media mischief making & misinformation, credibility becomes lost and so does the original information. This Article, is an attempt to restore that original information and set the ‘got it wrong’ media interpretation straight in the process…maybe. Because as previously stated, the mind will only understand what it wants to understand. That may well sound a dismissive statement…nevertheless, it can be at the heart of instant denial in the complex mind. `

The phrase ‘a type of meditation’ in the opening paragraph, is the key to unraveling why the writer has chosen to temporarily call Transcendent Meditation, Correct Meditation. Because there are as many types of meditation practices, as there are those teaching meditation practices in society. But, there is only one type of meditation, that automatically transcends the thought process in its simple practice. The word Correct, is to indicate that fact.

Note: Yes, all meditation practices have their value in a physical sense, but unless they transcend the thought process, the product of Absolute Consciousness will not be cultivated in the human physiology effortlessly. The word effortlessly, indicates that other than setting the process in motion with a specific thought, nothing else is required of the mind. Therefore practices of contemplation, thought control, mind control, senses control…or any other control, mood making, physical posturing, thinking positively, thinking about nothing etc, are not part of this specific meditation practice. They may have their purpose and function, but not in the twice daily short practice of Transcendent Meditation and its simple technique.

The ancient knowledge & practice of Transcendent Meditation, arose out of the need for those highly active in society and its functions, to be able to evolve their spiritual evolution without having to reject the world and become a recluse. That type of secluded life, is meant for those who are born with more abstract & spiritual consciousness in their physiology than most. Monks & Nuns come into this category on the ladder of human evolution. When they are active in the world, they naturally live selfless lives devoted to the needs of others, that reflects that high point of evolution they have reached.

Note: But, if we are not born with that quality of consciousness, then following that quiet way of life & devotion will impede the evolution of that individual. As well as causing the individual to behave strangely and at odds with others in society and adopt an unreal impractical attitude to life. Because life is incredibly dynamic & creative, we only have to observe Nature in all its ceaseless activity to arrive at that conclusion. Yet, underwriting that ceaseless physical & spiritual activity, is the abstract silent inactivity that we have called Absolute Consciousness…the source of Creation and everything in it.

In can be said, at this point in the spiritual evolution of our species, most are born with more physical consciousness than spiritual or abstract consciousness. In that obvious fact, most are born to be dynamic, creative & highly active in the world. In that born equation, we are a product of the physical primordial creativity of Nature and all its dynamic physical & spiritual laws processing our dual physical & spiritual evolution. Unless we are born with a different equation of consciousness than that, we must not obstruct the physical path of primordial Nature structuring our personal evolution. If we do, our personal evolution becomes obstructed unnaturally, therefore we become at odds with Nature and unnatural in the process.

Being dynamic, creative and active, should lead to a full life and natural happiness in that normal equation of physical consciousness. Yet for many, this does not eventuate…and, there are many reasons for this that can take a lifetime to sort out and for most, never become sorted out. Because once we become at logger heads with primordial Nature, things just go from bad to worse with our evolution through life…and, we become very unhappy & miserable because of it. Even if we try hard not to be and use every distraction in the material product factory to alleviate the problem.

Note: Because the big problem and many other life acquired mind problems, cannot be solved physically…and definitely not by thinking about it. We have to come out of the physical process of thinking and transcend the thought process, to acquire the abstract tool that will eventually solve the problems…without us being involved in its process. That tool, is called Abstract Absolute Consciousness and that, is what is cultivated into the human physiology out of the Correct process of Transcendent Meditation. That fact alone, sets it apart from all other meditation practices that have come out of that timeless original one, but lost the original source in the process.

Q: Where does Religion come into the equation of meditation?

A: It does not. Only if we want it to be included.

Explanation: Religion is a human created ideology. It has been created by human beings, just like all the other ideologies that have been created & lived down through the history of civilizations. Creating an ideology to live out of, is a natural function of our unique human creativity & intelligence. It is prompted from the need (instinct) to survive socially and create order out of chaos in the highly social function of our species. By agreeing in society, to follow a human created idea of a shared understanding and then, putting it into practice by living it, following it, teaching our children about and often, mistakenly worshiping it…and those at the head of it. The very fact that ideology is human created, means it is naturally & potentially dissolvable…just like human beings in fact. Along with everything else that is composed of physical matter & energy in Creation. Yet, physical matter & energy is only a third of the story of Creation. We are dealing with the other two invisible thirds of this Universe in the Science Of Meditation.

The point to be made: So if all human created ideology is dissolvable & potentially changeable, it does not make sense to worship it and become lost in it, infatuated with it, obsessed with it and deluded by it. Yet we do…and what is worse, we are willing to exploit others, to brainwash others and even kill others, to further our specific ideology and reinforce its reality in the world. How crazy is that to many others, that do not agree to following its ideology and created reality. Mainly, because they are already living another human created ideology and its reality that they are happy with.

Q: How to solve the above never ending human created problem?

A: Find an ideology that is not dissolvable, that is neutral to all other human created dissolvable ideologies…yet supports them all. Then, all agree to practice that universal ideology and respect its necessary primal function to create order out of chaos in human society. With the necessary survival proviso, that any other individual ideology we are living, does no harm to society, to other ideologies and above all, this shared planet & Nature.

Note: Because at the moment, many of the dissolvable ideologies we are living, do not support that proviso in any shape or form. Yet, if we put into practice that universal shared ideology of Correct Meditation, it will be found that many of the existing lived ideologies not in sync with that proviso, will gradually & automatically adjust their ideology over time, to accommodate that proviso without enforcing it. That yet to be proved phenomenon, in its Nature driven process & function, can be called the law of ‘universality in the midst of diversity’ unfolding in society. Abbreviated to ‘universality in diversity’ or the Law of UID for simplicity of expression.

Clarification: The above may well sound to good to be true, but unless we put this universal ideology into practice in society…we can never prove it. So how does Science prove its theories, so that they become fact & proven & acceptable in society. They put their theories into practice, collate the results and come up with the facts. If the facts match the theory, they quite rightly say, it has been proven to be true. So in logic, unless we apply this scientific method to test this theory of ‘universality in the midst of diversity’, we are going against the principle creed of Science to explore the unexplored & make it known & proved.

That brings us to understand the official need, to create a new science discipline in the curriculum of Universities, to teach & administer and collate the unfolding knowledge of the Science of Meditation. That includes a much deeper scientific understanding of the quantum function of the Laws of Nature to process life & evolution. If we implement in society, all what has been suggested, then the theory of ‘universality in the midst of diversity’ will be seen to happen in society…and more importantly, proven.

To sum up: It is not necessary for everyone in society, to understand the science of Correct Meditation or the theory of ‘universality in the midst of diversity’. Along with all the endless words necessary to explain its mechanics…only if they want to. Having said that, existing Science must understand them, by virtue of their exacting disciplines and status in society. Because they, are the rightful holders of all scientifically proven knowledge in society. In that great responsibility, it is right that society respects the proven findings of all their disciplines.

Postscript: It may seem presumptuous to many in society, to give meditation the title of a science in this article. Especially when it has not been established as a science by Science. Yet the word science, is not an exclusive title. Because the underlying meaning of the word science, is knowledge. This is new knowledge to the world and as such, is a new science to the world. If asked to justify the truth of this new knowledge to the world, the author can think of no more succinct a sentence, than to re-phrase a line from the American Constitution. Namely, I hold these truths to be self-evident to others out of the universal logic that underwrites their substance.

Kind regards to the reader from the author.

Footnote: If further clarification with unfamiliar words in the Article are required, it will be found on the About page @ www.alfsbootcampblog.com. The different writing styles & content found on this Web Site, is an attempt by the author to reach all ‘walks of life’ with its new information. There is no offence or disrespect to society as a whole intended in this attempt. But, as the Science of Meditation is a universal ideology, it must be presented & explained to every facet of society and its different levels of understanding. WJH.


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Silence of the heart

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By chakravarthy

Silence usually is understood to be something negative, something empty, an absence of sound, of noises. This misunderstanding is prevalent because few people have ever experienced silence — all they have experienced is noiselessness. But silence is a totally different phenomenon. It is utterly positive. It is existential, it is not empty. It overflows with a music that you have never heard before, with a fragrance that is unfamiliar to you, with a light that can only be seen by inner eyes. It is not something fictitious; it is a reality that is already present in everyone–we just never look in.

All our senses are extrovert. Our eyes open outside as do our ears; our hands move outside, so too our legs..all our senses are meant to explore the outside world. But there is a sixth sense which is asleep because we have never used it. And no society, culture or educational system helps people to make the sixth sense active.

In the East, the sixth sense is called ‘the third eye’. It looks inward. And just as there is a way of hearing in, and of smelling the fragrance within. Just as there are five senses moving outward, there are five counter-senses moving inward. In all, we have 10 senses, but the first sense that starts the inner journey is the third eye, and then other senses start opening up.

Your inner world has its own taste, fragrance and light. It is utterly, immensely, eternally silent. The mind cannot reach there, but you can reach because you are not the mind. The function of the mind is to be a bridge between you and the objective world, and the function of the heart is to be a bridge between you and yourself.

The silence is the silence of the heart. It is a wordless song without sound. Out of this silence flowers of love grow. Here you can find the Garden of Eden. Meditation is the key to open the doors of your own being.

The body knows its owns silence–that is its own well-being, overflowing health and joy. The mind also knows its silence, when all thoughts disappear and the sky is cloud free, just pure space. But the silence I am talking about is far deeper. I am talking about the silence of your being.

Other silences can be disturbed. Sickness can disturb the silence of your body, and death is certainly going to disturb it. A single thought can disturb the silence of your mind, the way a small pebble thrown into a silent lake creates thousands of ripples, and the lake is no longer silent. The silences of body and mind are fragile and superficial, but in themselves they are good. To experience them is helpful, because it indicates that there may be deeper silences of the heart, it will be again an arrow of longing, moving you even deeper.

Your centre of being is the centre of a cyclone. Whatever happens around it does not affect it; it is eternal silence. Whatever happens and whenever, the eternal silence of your being remains exactly the same — the same soundless music, fragrance of godliness and transcendence from all that is mortal and momentary.

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C.S. Chakravarthy – H. No. 12-13-301, St. No. 9, Lane. No. 1, Flat. No. 203, Satya Classic, Tarnaka, Secunderabad-500017


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Beat Addiction with Meditation to Lead a Happy Life

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We all suffer from addiction in some or the other form. However, addiction can become fatal when one gets addicted to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and more. If one is not addicted to the drugs, cigarettes or any other typical vices, then they might be subconsciously addicted to fear, rejection, or to different negative patterns.

Although, it is easy to understand how harmful narcotics such as drugs can harm your life, it is important to realize that even ‘harmless’ addictions can prove to be harmful when they start interfering with your life. For an addict to get recovered, his/ her will power is the most important. Nothing in the world can make an alcoholic become sober if one doesn’t want to become so.

Meditation is an age old practice that can help an addict to break free from all types of addictions. The first step involves recognizing the fact that he/ she have a problem. Most addicts usually deny the fact they have a problem with addiction, despite being told by everyone that something is wrong with them.

When meditating to get rid of addiction, it is important to bear in mind that it will take some time to recover. Besides practicing meditation, addict should also use prescribed medication by the doctor. Practicing meditation can help you to focus the addiction being tossed away. This will help you in the long run, and help the addict to stay away from addiction and get over the problem.

Different types of meditation techniques could be used to get rid of addiction. One of the most effective amongst them is mindfulness meditation that promotes personal control and has been shown to positively affect attention besides candidness to all sorts of experiences. In fact, meditation may be helpful for dealing with different symptoms of addiction.

During drawing and detoxification an addict may encounter several mood swings while getting impatient to relapse. This is when one requires maintaining patience in order to hear the true inner voice by calming down the chaos or the damaging voices that might prompt you to relapse. Meditation has proved to be extremely effective during such situations and can augment your chances of retrieval considerably.

We need to understand that addictions are like trash and rubbish. They set a negative impact in our life and keep us away from enjoying life to the fullest. Practicing meditation over a period of time can help you to get rid of addiction completely.

As an conclusion, we find a place www.chamundaswamiji.com that can help everyone to overcome their addictions.

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Chamunda Swami Ji has defined with deep knowledge about human addiction situation that empacts their life to destroy it. He has also explained a solution of the addiction situation. According to swami ji Meditation is the perfect way to get rid of this addiction easily with the support of family & friends for motivating and fight away this evil. To contact with Swami ji visit at www.chamundaswamiji.com


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Insomnia and Meditation

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Author: Monique Solares

The benefits of mediation have reached far and wide; and more people have been embracing the practice wholeheartedly from every corner of the world. In spite of this, meditation comes with one major challenge and that is keeping alert and focused as you continue to relax and loosen up. Most people have admitted their failure to relax and focus at the same time without falling asleep or letting their thoughts wander far and wide.

The truth is that if you are among this huge number of people who can hardly meditate for a few minutes without surrendering to sweet slumber, then the blame can hardly be placed on you; because meditation when practiced in the appropriate manner can be extremely relaxing to the soul, body and mind. It is therefore not a big wonder why you start feeling sleepy as soon as you begin to relax only to wake up much later feeling silly and sheepish.

It is okay to experience this once in a while but if it happens every time you meditate, then something is seriously wrong with the most obvious cause, being lack of enough sleep.

If on the other hand you are practicing meditation for the sole purpose of curing insomnia, then you have nothing to worry about because specialist recommend meditation in such cases. Meditation has been known to cure even the worst cases of insomnia where, even the strongest sedatives and tranquilizers, have failed to work. For all those who suffer from insomnia, it is important to note that continuous use of sedatives, tranquilizers and other drugs that aid sleep, eventually; becomes an addictive behavior and this soon leads to a whole lot of health complications. It is for this reason that meditation is recommended over drugs by specialists who know what they are doing.

However, if lack of sleep is not the issue here, there are a number of steps that you can take to ensure that you remain awake and focused throughout the meditation period, and they are discussed below:

  • Get enough sleep through the night – there is no way your body will stay alert and focused during meditation, if it is not getting enough rest
  • Eat well balanced meals - this is also another way to ensure that you remain alert and focused when meditating. Overindulging in starch and sugar will only make your body tired and lazy all day long, making it, extremely easy to fall asleep as soon as the mind and body relaxes a little. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day will ensure that your body and mind remain energized throughout the day.
  • Exercising – engaging in regular physical exercises will do wonders in feeding the body with the necessary energy, to make it through meditation.
  • Avoid the bedroom – while it is true that mediation can take place anywhere, it is best to avoid the bedroom and other sleeping areas when meditating. This is because the mind usually identifies the bedroom with sleep and may find it hard to keep awake, when you are in a relaxed state of mind. In spite of this, there are people who have no problem with this and usually prefer using their bedrooms, when meditating because this is where they believe to be private enough.

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Monique Solares

Interested in alternative and holistic therapies,info, news, tips and resources in 19 different categories. Visit my website at : http://www.holisticandhappy.com/blog

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