Meditation and Energy

Meditation is all about working with your energy. Energy is inside of me, inside of you, inside of everything around us. First, you must understand your energy, get to know it. Then, harness the energy inside of you to prevent it from constantly seeping out. Next, withdraw your energy, pull back and concentrate your energy…

Meditation and Arguments

A meditator avoids getting into arguments and should also avoid highly emotional states. The reaction of these states are too harsh on his nervous system which he is learning to refine in his meditation. When a person goes through a highly emotional state, it is observed that it takes about 72 hours for the basic…

Life and Energy

Your life is a manifestation of where you put your energy. Wherever you put your energy in your life, that’s what starts to manifest in your life. The people around you, the things around you, the opportunities around you — they are all a manifestation of where you are investing your energy. Learn to direct…

Your Spine, Your Center

The meditator’s goal, on the Hindu spiritual path of Raja Yoga, is to first become aware of energy and then to familiarize himself with it. Next he learns to harness this energy so it does not all flow out of him. Once this is done, his task is to withdraw this energy. As he withdraws…

Technology and Concentration

I’ve seen and heard many people hold up their smartphones and say, “These things are ruining our lives.” I beg to disagree. Smartphones are not ruining our lives. They are wonderful devices with great capabilities. What is ruining your life is your inability to exercise discipline around the use of smartphones. The smartphone itself is…

Simplify your life

Reflections for the weekend: “Every year most people accumulate more and more things in their life. Things, like people, can uplift or consume energy. The fewer things you have the less energy you lose.” ~ Dandapani Photo: The Kolkata Flower Market is a kaleidoscope of color. Mounds of marigolds line a cramped street by the…

How to Overcome Distraction

People jump from one thing to another to another all day long, becoming slaves to their technology. Most people allow technology to control where their awareness goes in their mind. Every time your laptop sends a notification or your smartphone beeps an alert, you allow your awareness to get dragged to email, Twitter, Facebook, or…