Osho was a great Guru who owned 27 Rolls Royce’s and got kicked out of America back in the eighties.
(He must have been doing something right.)
Osho taught that meditation can be anything.
He meant that meditation can be any activity that you get so totally into doing that everything else ceases to exist.
So even if you think meditation’s some boring s***…
You’re meditating already, believe it.
Athletes get their best performances when they’re totally absorbed in their sport. They call it being “in the zone.” Actors can’t work their craft without being “in it.”
Think about Nicki Minaj singing… well… anything. She’s totally out there.
When you dance, does everything but the music and your flow disappear?
Time stops as you flow along, completely absorbed in the music and the movement of dance. Past and future no longer exist. Only the moment you’re dancing in is real.
Thoughts disappear or become insignificant.
You’re lost. Out there someplace.
What the f@#! is meditation?
You’re meditating anytime you’re totally focused on what you’re doing, in one-pointed concentration. In this mode, ‘you’ (your ego or personal identity) no longer exists, and your mind is declutched from your thoughts. Everyone’s felt it at some point in their life.
These are the goals of meditation.
When you’re in the zone, you’re no longer acting from thought. Thought’s way too slow. You’re acting from being. Action requires no thought in the zone. All actions automatically become exactly the right ones.
(It’s how Wayne Gretzky could always skate to where the puck was going to be.)
Your mind expands beyond thought and starts downloading from a place called awareness.
How big is awareness?
Awareness is the entire Universe.
In awareness you have access to the Universal mind. It contains all the information in our Universe. You automatically download exactly what you need to perform at optimum. Nothing extra, nothing less.
Sounds awesome, huh?
Artists create great works of art by being plugged into creative awareness. Their hands move by themselves. Days can go by without notice.
I use this mode to write in. Stuff comes in faster that I can peck away at the keyboard with the chopstick I hold in my teeth. (Note: I lost my arms in a dirt bike crash 28 years ago. Wasn’t in the zone that day.)
Danger: Code Red!
And that reminds me of the dangers of a certain type of one-pointed concentration that isn’t always healthy.
Ever watch porn?
Porn’s a beautiful art form. There’s nothing more beautiful than the human body. Look at all those nude Greek and Roman sculptures and the temple carvings in India that depict different sexual acts. The Kama Sutra even extols sex as a valid path to enlightenment.
So what’s wrong with porn?
Nothing at all. What’s wrong is your reaction to porn.
You get excited. Emotions get wild, endorphins release. You get addicted to the sensations. You want more. You start craving porn. Addictions are bad news. You lose your freedom. You become a slave.
When your mind is swamped by emotions and cravings, it’s impossible to get into awareness. You lose your meditation because thoughts about the craving keep distracting you, pulling you out of the higher spaces.
The higher spaces are pretty interesting because of the totally awesome benefits they bring.
In them you stop wandering about, lost in life, drifting in and out of boring jobs, bad relationships and trouble with authority. You realize what you’re good at, where your talents lie and what your purpose in life is. Your relationships fall into place.
You stop wondering and start knowing.
There’s a type of meditation that’s dead easy and very effective for releasing any garbage you’re holding inside you. By garbage, I mean stress and suppressed emotions like:
- Anger at other people or yourself.
- Sadness about losing someone you loved.
- Fear that keeps you from trying to accomplish your goals or from getting into relationships.
Cleaning out the garbage gets you free. You can move on with your life.
It’s very simple. Look into someone’s eyes. Don’t look away. Blinking is OK, but breaking eye contact isn’t cool. It breaks the flow.
If you can’t find someone to gaze with, gaze with yourself. Just look into your eyes in a mirror.
5 or 10 minutes (set the timer on your cell phone) is long enough for things to start moving inside you. You may feel waves of emotion or energy build up. Just when they become unbearable, they’ll release and subside. Then another wave comes up slowly.
If that seems like a stretch, there’s nothing wrong with small experiments — some is better than none — see what 60 seconds does.
Taking deep, relaxed breaths… blow out, the releasing bad energy.
You’ll know gazing is working if any of these signs of release happen:
- Yawning but you’re not sleepy.
- Tears run down your face.
- Belching or farting (yeah – I know – but it’s sometimes necessary here. Body & mind are very closely linked, and if you release old habitual thoughts, there may be some mirroring in your body, it’s all good.)
People have reached ‘realization’ by gazing. After working through all the crap inside yourself, you begin to see directly into your soul, or the soul of your gazing partner. Then really interesting things happen.
(I’m not gonna give it away. Try it and find out for yourself.)
Other things to look out for, that may happen sooner, maybe in your first gazing session are:
- You may see the face you’re gazing into change shape, color, age or species. (You’re seeing their past lives.)
- You may see colors around them. (You’re seeing their aura.)
- You may start seeing right inside them or get ‘messages’ about them or yourself. (X-ray for the win.)
Whatever happens, life’s for experimenting, and this is something they won’t teach just anywhere.
Have some fun with it!
Try gazing meditation right now. All you have to do is look in the mirror (but it’s better with a loved one. )
How about you guys? Ever tried meditation? Was it a traditional type? Did it work?
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