Effort is not something a lot of people associate the process of meditation with. Meditation is often mistakenly believed to be synonymous with relaxation, letting go, just being, observing and all those not very well understood concepts. True meditation requires tremendous effort. It is a display of your will over your physical body, over your mind and emotions. It is a state of alertness. My guru would say it is like a tight rope walker walking 300-feet above the earth without a safety net. He is not day dreaming, is he? He is totally focused. In an absolute state of concentration. So is the meditator. Such is the concentration and willpower that is needed to harness awareness and direct it gracefully through the various states of mind into the very refined superconscious areas of the mind. Here, in this refined realms, awareness is held steady in prolonged states of concentration which then turns into meditation. Out of prolong states of meditation new insights, knowledge and experiences burst forth unbeckoned.
Why can’t people concentrate? Who’s your best student? I chat with Cal Fussman about focus and why it is so hard for so many people to concentrate. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: Click here to Subscribe!Read More
Can you pursue a life of acquiring wealth and also pursue your spiritual path? This is a question I get asked a lot. In this clip from my interview on the Scaling Impact podcast, I give my answer to this question by sharing about Hinduism’s four goals for a householder’s life and more...Read More
Well, we’ve almost completed another year around the sun. For me, I’ve made much progress in some areas and in others I have a lot of work to do. It has been a full year for me and I can’t say I’ve wasted a minute of it. I always take the months of November and…Read More
I had a long conversation with Katinka Magnussen from Germany about life’s purpose, workspaces, and priorities. One of the questions that we talked about was how you get to know yourself better. The very simple answer is you have to spend time with yourself. What I mean by that is actually ...Read More