Slow Down…A Bit….

Right from the childhood he was told to be 1st in class, be 1st in competition, be 1st in everything that he did. With the same understanding a child grows – competing and struggling to be 1st or somewhere near the 1st rank. Once the school and college is done – he jumps into the corporate world (most likely), and here the race becomes more gruesome. Every boss and mentor he meets pushes & gives an understanding of the competitive corporate world, about how difficult it is to rise, how much he needs to work and blah blah.

Till one day he sits and realizes – am i here to compete ? am i here to be 1st ? am i here to run my whole life ? am i here to spend most precious time of my life running to be 1st or 2nd, and in which race are we in ? am i here to earn money ? am i here to live a borrowed life ? ………….. Ain’t i here to live a life ?ain’t i here to enjoy the wonders of the world around ? ain’t i here to live everyday and every second of my life in my own way ? ain’t i here to relax and enjoy the cool breeze pass through my hair or to smell the flowers in the garden ? Ain’t i here to spend my days with my loved ones ? Ain’t i here to love animals and humans ?

That one day he gets an understanding of real life. That one day he shreds away an understanding that was imposed or borrowed. From that day life became simpler for him. He found an answer to his questions, and those answers opened a new world for him.images (1)

A world of love, a world that seemed more closer to the creation, a world that shone with the lights of the divine, a world that has ample for everyone, a world of beauty and charm, a world so magnificent that it provided enough to live a peaceful and happy life. A world that didn’t speak of race and competition but a world that spoke of walking hand in hand, understanding, helping and creating.

From that day he listened to his heart very carefully, with no fear of system, with a new understanding of the world around, with more love in heart and with no competition in mind he slowed down his life, spending as much time with himself, with nature , with the loved ones and started doing things which he loved and liked. He not only started getting what he wanted in life, he met peace, love and happiness in his new phase of life.

So slow down a bit. stop ! watch ! enjoy ! Enjoy each second as it pass, with awareness of the beautiful world around us.

The only worth you could give to your life is giving it an experience that’s worth re-living !!slow-down-image

 

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Meditation – lessons for beginners

Silhouette of a man figure meditating in the outdoors
1. Start with early mornings. Theres no restriction of time when you do Mediation, but for beginners take the early morning slots. Get up early. Freshen up and find a nice , clean and peaceful place in your house. Any place that’s like open balcony or garden facing will be ideal. The noise should be minimum or zero.
2. Play a slow light instrumental music. You will find many on youtube. Download one that suits you best – sound of ocean waves, birds chirping, soothing instrumental…
3. Sit in the most comfortable position that u can. This could be anywhere, on bed, chair, floor…Make sure it is comfortable for you and where you will be able to sit for some decent time.
4. Close your eyes and just sit calmly for some time. Let those thoughts come to you. Try and observe them. Don’t follow any of the thought, remember just observe them. This step is to understand the thought process and is important to progress further.
5. Write down the thoughts that has come to you.
6. Practice the above 4 for 2-3 days time frame.
7. Once you start understanding your thoughts, then we move to the next stage. Here we follow the routine steps till 3. In the 4th step, instead of just being an observer now we start creating our thoughts. The idea is to control your thoughts first. Try switching from one thought to the other. This might be difficult in the early stage, but with practice this seems not much of a tough task.
8. Another very good practice to distract yourself from your unnecessary thoughts is to imagine. Imagination is powerful and can relax us in many ways. Whenever uncontrolled thoughts attack you, switch to imagination of something beautiful – A flower, beach, ocean, nature.. anything that you probably thinks keeps your attention and also is not disturbing .benefits-of-meditation-2
9. Now comes the stage where we learn to ask our own self to stop talking. Yes the inner voice, that’s continuous, the noise in the head should be lessen to reach to harmony with oneself. This is the stage where we try going thoughtless. Do this in pauses at first. Try to pause your inner voice in between. In those small pause and gaps you will find a free flow of your mind.Try achieving that free flow for longer times, that means long pauses between inner voice . These gaps open your mind to a newer world. You will feel the instant effect of something really better and far more soothing than anything.
The power of meditation is immense