Amongst few Realities that counts Second in this world of duality was – existence of invisible. For visible is to exist, there must be invisible. Visibility-invisibility, co-existence. Invisible things are more powerful than visible (physical world). If you say “Seeing is believing”, you will realize something wrong with your believing system at the time you touch an open electric wire. So? There is something invisible and the most powerful which runs this world accordingly, in manageable sequence with some inevitable systems. Whether you say God or anything else, but the existence of supreme power can be realized everywhere in our lives. I realize this from the beginning of my life. We all are run by the very supreme power, irrespective of time-zone, body figure and skin colour. At least I have to accept this in first stance. We can begin then.#The Reality#
I have experienced that I have double Mind in myself, my very personal experience; I don’t know about you and others. One mind provokes me to do the things which, if done shows disgusting aftermath. It brags and forces me to do wrong things, always. The other mind sits silent after it speaks out once. It doesn’t bark at me, just speaks softly. I named the former one the Negative Mind and the later Positive Mind. Sometimes these two mind debate and I fall in a big dilemma. They put me in ordeal. At the beginning it was difficult to know which side of the mind was speaking, Negative side or Positive side? I always tried to listen to Positive Mind. But sometimes I mistook Negative Mind as Positive.
Once I was forced to pluck a flower in a garden, I knew that was Negative Mind forcing me to do this. I tried to stop but the potent of the Negativity sometimes raises higher than the Positive side, I knew thence. Just I plucked a flower, the gardener appeared and spewed few bitter words at me. I apologized. I regretted, felt guilty whole day long.
Sometimes I listen to the Positive Mind. I feel happy go lucky whole day long.
I always try to listen to the Positive Mind, I practise this while learning “Observation” and “Concentration” because the Negative Mind has misguided me so many times. Meditation has helped me construct Positive Mind and eliminate Negative Mind, yet, however I still feel tussle in myself. We have to tackle our mind with positive force. I will share with you in coming days how I did and moreover I would like to hear from you about such state of mind. TRY TO LISTEN TO THE POSITIVE MIND. HAVE A GREAT DAY AHEAD.
In my view – Meditation is a state of Sleep. I mean – Not thinking about anything means Sleeping. We do not think while sleeping or in some severe (physical/mental) condition. But Meditation is something more than sleeping at ease. Taming of Mind by doing different exercises is the process towards Meditation in which we can say Piano Learning or Music Playing also can be included since it is the subject of FOCUS and at this peak time all thoughts flow in one direction. Flowing of all thoughts in one direction is the subject of Concentration which we should learn before Meditation. Keep mind free from worries, tussles, tensions is an act of FOCUS towards goodness, positive side of life. When we start looking towards bright side or positive side of creation, negativities are slowly eliminated. We give full FOCUS while learning Piano (or anything like act, play, sports, music, art etc.) which results in accumulating positive energy that propels us (learner) towards culmination and that’s what our achievement is – creation. Is not this generated (creation) by the power of Meditation? Meditation is supportive for creation. Hence I am fully agree with Ioana’s blog. Thanks a lot. Check her blog out – please click the link below:-
We cannot travel with contraband, if we try, we’ll be withheld. On the spiritual path anger, greed, hate, hatred, discrimination, stereotype, prejudice, racial, lying, stealing, humiliating or insulting other, hurting other people, boasting, feel like “I am big, you are small” etc, etc belong to the list of contraband. Please try to throw out all the contraband from your luggage of heart and be ready for the sacred journey. This journey seems difficult at the beginning but a big ecstasy later as a result.
I have experienced this, that’s why I called it a Big Resistance in Concentration learning process. This Resistance is Feeling Sleepy. You will be feeling Sleepy while trying to concentrate or while doing exercise of concentration. I have tackled this problem. I am sharing my experience here. If your option is different, please share with me, I shall remain grateful to you. In the exercise, you will fall asleep or you will take a nap unknowingly even if you have got full sleep at night. In my view- it happens to everybody. Once, while I was sitting for concentration I nearly fall back because of sleep. If you are overwhelmed by sleep, please try doing Shavasana. At such situation please do not watch flame of candle, instead watch your breath. Sleep on a mat or a bed and watch your breath as mentioned in previous story. Then you will slowly go into sleep, no worries. Continue doing concentration for at least five minutes after you wake up taking nap. It may take time but you will overcome such annoying Resistance, too. Always keep hope.
Once I had almost given up, until I was accepting that the Mind is Stronger than a person. I learnt from very petty tasks. You may laugh hearing this. I had chocolate fervor but I wanted to control my Mind. I purchased some Yummy Chocos and kept in my pocket for more than four hours and then gave out to some other boys. I did this for many times. I was learning to control my Mind. I was making my Mind less stronger; my Mind should not be stronger than I am. Here I won, this was a small victory. Likewise I gave up smoking in 2 days of time. I had a bet with my childhood friend. He had told me he could never give up smoking. My reply to him was – If you have will, you can. After 20 years, he fell sick (I got message) and when a doctor asked him to choose life or smoking (death); he has chosen life. I want to visit him in this winter vacation and ask him whether he could recall the old story. I do not bet but I can do.
Once in my peak teenage, I was addicted to tea and coffee. I could go crazy if I did not get tea or coffee in time. When I altered my thinking, at 3 pm, magnetic flavor of coffee was ineffective to me. I tried from Chocos to my own body-part. My temple was attracting my hand as if there was some insect moving at my temple. I instructed my hand not to move even an inch. Neither I shook my head nor did I touch my temple with my hand. After 10 minutes, I felt that everything was normal.
Rome was not built in a day; but if you try, slowly and gradually you will reach to the destination. You can also try your ideas like mine and if you have such ideas, please feel free to share with me. You can write to me at email@example.com or in the comment box.
I have more stories to share with you. Have a pleasant time! See you soon.
I came back to “Strengthen Observation Power” practice. I came to know that if Observation Power is strong, you close your eyes and observe breathing-in and out, number of thoughts will start falling down. Mind loves observing. So, before going to concentration practice we “Strengthen Our Observation Power”. Then I am sure, we can concentrate at anything and this makes us ready for the “Journey of Meditation” Or we will be “Sitting Silent” for hours but with head-full nasty noise. It is worthless to sit like that, waste of time. So, at the beginning I suggest beginners for “Strengthening Observation Power” as I did and it really worked for me, enabled me to go a step ahead in this spiritualizing* journey.
We can concentrate in two better ways. We will know later.
At the beginning days of learning concentration, though I was “sitting silent”, my mind wasn’t there where I hope it ought to be. I always found it hovering at random. My eyes were closed but ears open. There was pin-drop silence in the DHYANA (Meditation) room, but in contrary there was a big chaos in my inner room. I tried to concentrate – within a second Mind overcomes, ‘mobile apps, messages, office-task, quackery smile of that beautiful lady, yesterday’s food, so many things were there in my skull in the form of thought. I had to improve the condition of inner Sound Pollution from worst to good >to better> to best, but I surrendered. This happens with everybody, I am sure. But do not give up. There is something more to explore. What I need to do was to Strengthen my Observation Power. I want to share the story with you how I did it.
But one-thing I say is sure – don’t trust me since whatever I am sharing here with you all is based on my own experience.