Undivided Attention

I’ve experienced a few times when the person I’m with picks up their phone during a conversation to check a text message or answer a call. To me, this is plain rude. If I’m taking time out of my life to spend time with you, then I expect your undivided attention as well. I have…

The Great Secret

As soon as we control where awareness goes, we control where energy flows. As soon as we control where energy is flowing, we control what is manifesting in our life. This is a great secret to learn. This is something my guru shared with me in the monastery and it changed my life. I’ve realized…

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…

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…

Meditation is a Fine Art

Meditation is a fine art and we need to treat it that way. We need to treat it the same way we would treat learning any art form. If we wanted to learn the piano, we would not take a 12-week course hoping at the end of the 12 weeks that we would be able…