meditation
Meditation

"He who looks outside dreams,
he who looks inside awakes"
Carl Gustav Jung

Brain functioning shapes the content of daily experience... in turn each experience shapes the brain...
Meditation is the most powerful mind tool ever developed. Meditation has been scientifically proven to improve creativity, intelligence, memory, alertness, and to integrate left and right brain functioning. It has been shown to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. By meditating we purify our nervous system and align our energetic vibration to the quantum source.

Most people assume that the real world is outside, that the way to live life is by contact an external reality, by seeking input, mental or physical, from without. Most of us have never considered severing outwards contacts in order to see what happens inside. We would rather explore the far side of the moon or the bottom of the ocean than the hidden depths within ourselves. But in fact the universe exists for each of us only when we experience it with body and mind. It is never elsewhere, it is always here and now. By exploring the here-and-now of ourselves we can explore the world. Unless we investigate the world within we can never know reality - we will only know our beliefs about it, or our intellectual conceptions of it. By observing ourselves, however, we can come to know reality directly and can learn to deal with it in a positive, creative way.

Yogani AYP - Eclectic Energies - Chakras - Learning Meditation - Wildmind


Try this Yogani mantra meditation, instructions are in my own words: assume your preferred meditative position, first rest for a little while to get centered, just let your breathing be as it is, keep the mind clear (if thoughts do arise, let them pass by as clouds), then introduce the mantra "I am", repeat in your mind as you like, the rhythm that feels right for you, you can change it anytime you want, just repeat it. You'll find with these instructions that include no breathing-exercises and such a free mantra method, you'll have no thoughts thinking if you're doing it right, hence you'll be able to focus on the meditation itself. Do this for 20 minutes twice a day. I had remarkable effects after only the first try.
Student: Master, master! When I meditated earlier I saw a vision of the Buddha!!!!
Master: That's nice, next time concentrate on your breathing and it will go away. :p
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"You're just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your own God in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate."
John Lennon

Recommended audiobooks:
Alan Watts - Still the mind - Introduction to meditation (book version also)
Brian Weiss - Guided Meditation
Dr Wayne Dyer - Meditations For Manifesting
Shakti Gawain - Creative Visualisation Meditations
Shinzen Young - Beginner's Guide to Meditation

Vids
Meditation: Introduction to Meditation by Kavita
Meditation: Discover the Spirit Within Introduction to Raja Yoga Meditaion
Meditation for All from Dhammakaya Meditation Center
Meditation: Damakaya Meditation for the beginner
Meditation: 30 minute Guided Astral Meditation by Frater VDM of the EOGD
Meditation for Starters by Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters)
Meditation: Robin Rice There is nothing wrong with you
Meditation: Living proof meditation can turn your life around
Meditation: Surya Ram Meditation Instruction taught by Michael Mamas
Meditation: Shivabalayogi on Meditation
Meditation: Brahma Kumaris Meditation
Meditation: Inspiration and Meditation Zen Buddhism
Meditation: Danielle Graham: Psychic Levitation Experimental Video
Israel Regardie: Middle Pillar Meditation
Ken Wilber Stops His Brain Waves with meditation
Lecture Vids
Venerable Dhammadipa: Buddhism, Meditation, Yoga and Nirvana Interview
Meditation: Heal your mind, body and spirit while controlling your emotions.
Meditation: Gnostic Meditation lesson (2 parts)
Meditation: Reversal of Stress Through Meditation A lecture by Dr. Paranv Pandya
Meditation: Meditation Therapy for Stress and Change with Jyotish Novak
Meditation: Therapy for Health and Healing with Jyotish Novak
Meditation Therapy for Relationships with Jyotish Novak
Meditation: An Introduction to Meditation for Healing and Stress Reduction Bob Stahl
Meditation: Buddha Dharma: Practice of Meditation by Ven. Ajahn Brahmawamso
Meditation: Vipassana Meditation S.N. Goenka 10 Day discourse
Meditation as Communion - Rev. Lawrence Palmer - November 26, 2006
Meditation and Healing - Rev. Lawrence Palmer - November 12, 2006
Meditation: Buddha Dharma - Meditation-Reduce Stress or be Transformed by Acharya Judy Lief
Meditation Session by Bikku Bodhi
Meditation: ADHD Meditation, not Medication by Sarina Grosswald
Meditation, Brain & Cognition
Meditation: Bridging Heaven & Earth Show # 154 with Annette Cantor & Donna Leslie Thomson
Meditation: Bridging Heaven & Earth Show # 164 with Connie Zweig and Lessia Music Videos
Meditation: Bridging Heaven & Earth Show # 145 with Wistancia
Meditation: Jon Kabat-Zinn: Coming to Our Senses
Sue Chadwick: Yoga for Higher Awareness
Meditation: East 7th Street Sangha show