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We can either allow our past to keep interfering with our optimal expression of love and happiness, or we can move beyond our past with renewed passion for life.

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Brotherhood - by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra (Hardcover)

Brotherhood - by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra (Hardcover)
BROTHERHOOD Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream DEEPAK & SANJIV CHOPRA   “BROTHERHOOD is an uplifting account of sibling affection and success, and of the promise and infinite...

Ten Poems to Change Your Life

Ten Poems to Change Your Life
ABOUT THE BOOK: This is a dangerous book. Great poetry calls into question not less than everything. It dares us to break free from the safe strategies of the cautious mind. It opens us to pain...

Book Of Secrets

Book Of Secrets
2005 Nautilus Book Award Grand Prize Winner! New York Times Best Seller! Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets...

Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy Tanzi, MD (Hardcover)

Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy Tanzi, MD (Hardcover)
Learn about Deepak Chopra and the Chopra Center's Super Brain dietary supplement - Ayurvedic Brain Support NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy...

Soul of Leadership (Hardcover)

Soul of Leadership (Hardcover)
ABOUT THIS BOOK Leadership is the most crucial choice one can make—it is the decision to step out of darkness into the light.      Bestselling author and spiritual guide Deepak Chopra invites...

Joyful Wisdom

Joyful Wisdom
ABOUT THEBOOK: Yongey Mingyur is one of the most celebrated among the new generation of Tibetan meditation masters, whose teachings have touched people of all faiths around the world. His first...

NEW Spiritual Solutions by Deepak Chopra(Hardcover)

NEW Spiritual Solutions by Deepak Chopra(Hardcover)
Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges ( AUDIOBOOK Available )  "Great advice directly from the master on virtually any subject, it just doesn't get any better...

GOD: A Story of Revelation (Hardcover)

GOD: A Story of Revelation (Hardcover)
“God is an empty term except through the revelations of all the saints, prophets, and mystics of history. They exist to plant the seeds of spirituality as a direct experience rather than a...

Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui

Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui
ABOUT THE BOOK: Feng Shui is the ancient oriental art of enhancing and harmonizing the flow of energy in your surroundings.  Over the last twenty years, Karen Kingston has pioneered the study...

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March 02 2012

Guided Meditation

Category:  Ask Deepak

Question:

I have been on the journey of wellbeing for about 4 months now. I try to do your guided meditation and yoga every day. My question is, when I try to do meditation by myself (not guided) I find my mind wandering and thinking about other things like work and past events in my life and not concentrating on just being. Do you have any suggestions that would help me in meditating better. Thank you for your time!
Answer:

Guided meditation keeps your attention on track by giving your mind a reference to come back to when it wanders. Self meditation uses a mantra or attention on the breath to do the same thing. An easy meditation practice is to easily bring your attention to your inhalation and exhalation. You can think the sound “so” as you breathe in and silently think the sound “hum” as you breathe out. This so hum meditation will help your meditation practice.

Love,
Deepak

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  • Release the past, let go the past, free yourself and everyone in your life, Move in the present Love. Peace , Silent , Harmony, You can observe thoughts in meditation and use the vibration of your stage of meditation to transform the sequence of thought, to purify the nature in itself of the thought, until it dissolve in love and in the nothingness of the pure essence of light,. Vibration of healing sounds of crystal bowls can help much to calm the altered frequency of thoughts and emotions, Its a wonder.

    Valery // 2012-03-02 09:01:57 // //
  • "In true meditation let go of control, let go of the meditator. Simply allow your experience to be exactly as it is" ~Adyashanti

    Shannon Coleman // 2012-03-02 15:38:45 // //

 

 

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  • It`s normal to have thoughts during meditation and for the mind to wander. Do not judge yourself for it and try not to feel frustrated about it - it will only make you tense-up and make it impossible for you to have an enjoyable meditation. Relax and just accept that it is normal to have thoughts during meditation. When you notice that you have been thinking instead of observing your breath or your mantra, just simply go back to thinking the mantra or observing your breath (or whatever it is that you meditated on). Also, let go of any expectation that you should have an amazing meditative experience every time you meditate, that will also make you tense-up and stop you from having a deep meditative experience. If you did not have a deep meditative experience, just accept it and keep your meditation practise regular. We are conditioned in the West to think that the harder we try the better our results will be. With meditation it`s not like that, all you need to do is to gently go back to the meditation when you`ve noticed that you have had thoughts, don`t force anything. In the same way that if you tried hard to make yourself fall asleep it would be counter-productive, it would make you tense-up and stop you from falling asleep. In meditation we are not asleep, we are fully awake and deeply aware but we are also in a deeply relaxed state.

    Lars // 2012-03-07 05:57:09 // //
  • Me gustaria participar en el desafio de meditaciòn por 21 dìas Gracias no pude registrarme pero mi correo es: patriciacastrejon@hotmail.com Gracias Patty

    Doris Patricia Castrejon // 2012-03-02 19:09:26 // //
  • Maybe you can look into the AH Meditation Wayne Dyer teaches which he also learned from an Indian guru.

    Wil Possible // 2012-03-02 18:24:22 // //
  • I can not relax enough for meditation unless I`m laying down. But then I fall asleep. Is this ok to fall asleep while meditating?

    Mary Krenzelok // 2012-03-02 16:09:07 // //
  • "In true meditation let go of control, let go of the meditator. Simply allow your experience to be exactly as it is" ~Adyashanti

    Shannon Coleman // 2012-03-02 15:38:45 // //
  • Release the past, let go the past, free yourself and everyone in your life, Move in the present Love. Peace , Silent , Harmony, You can observe thoughts in meditation and use the vibration of your stage of meditation to transform the sequence of thought, to purify the nature in itself of the thought, until it dissolve in love and in the nothingness of the pure essence of light,. Vibration of healing sounds of crystal bowls can help much to calm the altered frequency of thoughts and emotions, Its a wonder.

    Valery // 2012-03-02 09:01:57 // //
  • i read your books and trying to follow you as much as i can.thank you very much.I have a 15 year old daughter who was recently diagonised to be suffering from vasculitis(wegeners granulomatosis).Doctors are treating her with steriods(wysolone} and cyclophosphamide etc.she is taking everything very bravely.what else can be done? How can i help her? is there any alternate medicine or something which can be given to strengthen her? please guide me.

    anithashivram // 2012-03-02 02:18:14 // //