Meditation IS Simple

Meditation IS Simple

So, I’ve been meditating for quite a while and I’ve come to realise that meditation is simple. There are many many books on it and they all like to put their own spin on it.

But meditation is all about the brain. Body posture is secondary. In fact, you don’t need to be in any body posture at all to meditate. You don’t need to meditate for lengths of time either. You can break up your meditation throughout your day. It’s so much more flexible than any book would have you believe because the brain is so flexible.

I dare you to make meditation your own. Do it the way you want to, the way it fits your life.

If it’s so simple then why are there entire careers built on teaching people how do it? The same reason there exists 100,000 diet books and diet gurus!

People refuse to accept things can be simple. We must complicate it because then it seems to have merit. There is a distinct difference between simple and easy that a lot of people forget. Just because something is simple, does not mean that it is easy. The concept of meditation is simple but meditation itself is not easy.

Eating right is simple (Calories in, Calories Out) but it is not always easy. People don’t want simple, they want easy. They just keep searching instead of doing.

You can treat thoughts like strangers on the street, you don’t engage with/listen to just anyone. Only listen to people who are kind and helpful. Don’t pay attention to rude, negative people.

I’m sure by now, especially if you’re reading this, many of you have figured out that meditation has huge benefits. But it goes a bit deeper than just reducing stress. It turns out this is part one of a universal cheat code.

In fact, this cheat code allows me to access flow state on a regular basis. This allows me to learn things immediately, improve and build relationships, as well as attract just about anything I want into my life. It literally works on everything.

“You should sit in meditation for 30 minutes a day, unless you are too busy. Then you should sit for an hour” – Zen proverb

What I noticed is that being super relaxed doesn’t always produce outcomes that I am happy with. It would produce a bliss state at first but this eventually went away. However, this “bliss” is essential for flow state, which is where miracles start happening. To access flow state, it only requires you to ask yourself this question at all times:

“Could I be more relaxed? Could I be more nice”

You just keep asking yourself this question all day. You will start noticing how quickly you are picking up tension and negative emotions. I should mention that being “nice” means first and foremost being nice to yourself (mentally and physically), but also everything and everyone. Treat everything and everyone like a God/Goddess and they will be. It is that easy.

You may even understand it intuitively if you think back through your life. It is never a good time to be tense or angry. Think back to someone who made you feel extremely special. What was it about them? Were they relaxed and angry? Were they tense and nice? Were they tense and angry? Or were they being relaxed and nice? Now, which group made you feel the worse?

Don’t look for an external place, find an internal comfort.

That really is the whole summary, but If you’re struggling to get started I suggest just starting by smiling. Yep, that’s right, smiling! It really works. Even if you have to force a smile on your face, do it.

The act of smiling activates neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness.

For starters, smiling activates the release of neuropeptides that work toward fighting off stress. Neuropeptides are tiny molecules that allow neurones to communicate. They facilitate messaging to the whole body when we are happy, sad, angry, depressed, or excited.

The feel-good neurotransmitters (dopamine, endorphins and serotonin) are all released when we smile too. This not only relaxes your body, but it can also lower your heart rate and blood pressure. The endorphins also act as a natural pain reliever.

The serotonin release brought on by your smile serves as an anti-depressant. Many of today’s pharmaceutical anti-depressants also influence the levels of serotonin in your brain, but with a smile, you don’t need a prescription.

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