Focus on the space between thoughts – gradually this quiet space will grow, to provide you with an opportunity to have some calmness of mind, from which you can continue with your #mindfulness or #meditation.
How often have you wished to find that moment calm for yourself? Make Twenty20 the year of Calmness. In a busy and seemingly chaotic world, we all need to carve out some time for ourselves, if only for a few fleeting seconds each day.
Learn how to achieve a simple calmness, the ability to observe your thoughts, and how to pause your thinking to control your reactions. You can attain the fundamental qualities of good health, wellbeing and happiness in your life.
Meditation is a group of broadly similar practices, or sets of practices which are found across many cultures and traditions.
Meditation has been practised since ancient times in most religious traditions and beliefs. There is considerable homogeneity in meditative practices across the various traditions, despite there being over fifty methods for developing mindfulness and forty for developing concentration.
Contemplation is a very old and important meditation technique and is an important aspect to achieve Life Force Meditation. Why not explore some of the diverse aspects of meditation today?
The second fundamental bundle helps anyone continue with activities with a dedicated purpose of thought to awaken your inner Life Force energies. Each of the five activities provides you with a means to instil directives within your mind. Then as you progress, you will learn to access the hidden potential of your Life Force energies.
This special bundle includes: Fundamental06 Vacuus and Sunya – introducing directives as an important key to achieve emptiness and quietness of mind. Fundamental07 Awakening Your Life Force Energies – leveraging directives to awaken your Life Force energies so that you may experience and appreciate the very existence of your Life Force. Fundamental08 Enlivening and Expanding Your Life Force Energies – enables you to enliven and expand your Life Force energies to envelop and encompass all parts of you. Fundamental09 Raising Your Life Force Energies Upwards – utilises Ekagrata to raise your Life Force energies upwards throughout your whole being. Finally, Fundamental10 Attaining Life Force Cognition – On raising your Life Force energies upwards within, you are then capable of achieving a state of Cognition within your Life Force mind.
Witnessing the space between your thoughts can be an effective means to help you calm your mind and achieve aspects of meditation.
It can be common to hear people ask “How can I clear my head when I meditate?” Often, the more you try, the more that your thoughts seem to arise. This can be entirely expected, as trying to clear your head is also a thought.
So do not try to get rid of your thoughts, as for most people, this will not work. Instead, you need a way to bring focus to the mind, through a process called Ekagrata. Even in a noisy or chaotic mind, there will be spaces between your thoughts. So instead of focusing on the thoughts which you are trying to push aside, apply your focus on the space or gap between the thoughts. All the while, as you continue to focus on the space between the thoughts, witness this space become larger, so that it fills more of your mind. Continue to focus on the space so that it pushes more and more of your thoughts to the side of your mind or your thinking. Gradually this quiet space will grow to provide you with an opportunity to have some calmness of mind, from which you can continue with your other mindfulness or meditation activities.
This fundamental activity, Raising up, provides important knowledge regarding your Life Force energies, as you learn to activate these energies within yourself.
This activity leads you through a sequence of directives designed to bring an emptiness within, which is then filled with the energies of your Life Force. Through the appropriate application of Ekagrata, you bring focus to your mind and directives, as you activate your Life Force energies throughout your whole being, combining these energies as they flow upwards throughout your body.
Many people ask when or what time of day should I meditate? There is no golden rule on the subject, but most will agree that the most important aspect is to create some time for you, irrespective of the time of day or any schedule.
While formal meditation practice in a peaceful place where you are unlikely to be disturbed is beneficial, there should be no reason why you can not apply aspects at other times or places in your life. You can apply aspects of mindfulness, meditation or Life Force cognition at any time and in any place. Indeed it can often be in these hectic or uncontrolled moments when you need the benefits of these practices the most.
There are many times throughout the day when you can apply your attention to help bring aspects of calmness within you. When you are on a train or bus, you could bring your attention to your breath. As you walk down the street, or through the park, you could focus on the sounds you hear. What’s important is that you are in that moment, mindfulness should not be a chore to be performed once a week.
Many of the aspects of Breathe with Purpose and Life Force Mindfulness, once programmed within your mind, can be easily recalled and applied at any time in your life. You can apply these techniques without the rigour of a schedule; all that you need is sufficient time on commencing any activity, then you can benefit from their application at any time in your life.
Learn to change the wavelengths or frequency of your thoughts with Life Force Cognition. Life Force Cognition will enable you to quieten your mind by instilling a purpose of thought and a calmness within. Importantly this technique allows you to surpass various states of meditation, by providing a purpose to hold the thoughts of your mind in check.
Many people face challenges when undertaking meditation because their minds are not adequately tasked with a purpose. If the mind does not have a purpose, then it lacks focus and can drift; allowing it to continually bring forward thoughts, emotions and feelings from the passive intellect. Take control through Active Intellect and Cognition.
This fundamental activity, Enliven & Expand your Life Force, introduces you to further knowledge of your Life Force energies as you learn to awaken these energies. Through the experience, you will again identify and experience your inner power source.
Utilising directives, you can achieve the emptiness within so that you will be ready to awaken and then expand your Life Force energies. You will enliven and expand the sparkling light blue light of your Life Force energies to envelop and encompass all parts of you.
This fundamental activity, Awaken your Life Force, introduces you to the concepts and knowledge of a separate power within you, your Life Force energies.
Life Force energies are the energies which you can attribute to life itself. Your Life Force is composed of a more infinite wavelength of energy, beyond normal scientific comprehension. It is distributed throughout the human mechanism as energy, to give life and sustenance to all its parts.
Through the application of directives, you can achieve the emptiness within so that you will be ready to awaken your Life Force energies in the KIA0007 activity. You will then place directives to awaken these energies so that you may experience and appreciate the very existence of your Life Force.
A common challenge for many people undertaking mindfulness or meditation is that they cannot make their mind go blank or empty, however much they try. You will be glad to know that most people have noisy minds, so you are not alone in your struggle to tame the endless chatter of your mind.
The ultimate goal for anyone meditating is to achieve a full quietness of mind, but for many of us, this is simply not attainable. If you have a noisy mind, stop trying to achieve absolute silence of mind. Realise that often your own efforts to quieten the mind, fill your mind with the noise of the very thoughts you are trying to banish. While you may not be able to achieve a complete quietness of mind, you should instead be focusing on becoming master of your mind. The difference being, that as you become that master, you can learn to focus your mind with Ekagrata (focussed thought).
Applying Ekagrata enables you to focus on one thing, such as your breath, or repeating a mantra, or mindfully shifting your attention to a specific thought. As a master of your own mind, you are not thinking of everything at the same time, you are being intentional and focusing on one thing at a time. If stray thoughts enter into your mind, you acknowledge them, and push them aside to achieve that focus of mind which is Ekagrata. Become the master of your own mind with Ekagrata, so that you may learn to create a quiet space even within a noisy mind with KIA0006 .
One of the aspects of attunement, awakening or meditation which is often overlooked by those starting on the journey, is the importance of knowing yourself.
If you do not understand yourself, your thoughts, emotions, reactions, aspirations and fears, then you will always struggle to be in harmony within yourself. Any form of awakening or meditation will lead to an inevitable increase in the energies of your true self. As these energies increase within you, if left unchecked, they can cause issues as they feed your own emotions, reactions and fears. If you do not know yourself, you may seek to blame others for your problems, when in fact the challenges are within you caused by the awakening of your own inner energies feeding aspects hidden deep within your own persona.
Without this knowledge of yourself, you cannot know who you appear to be, even though you are you. This is a paradox, to say the least; but one which must be overcome.
Modern meditative practices have been influenced by Eastern philosophy, yoga, Hinduism and Buddhism; combined with some aspects of Western culture to evolve into a range of various techniques. Many of these techniques aim to bring serenity and balance within you, allowing access to other realms of consciousness. Most of the practices involve the participant setting aside some specific time during the day for undertaking their meditations.
Over recent decades, modern meditation has morphed, with mindfulness programs bursting onto the scene. Their key tenant is to live in the moment with non-judgmental awareness. Many modern meditative practices include techniques such as: mindful breathing, the body scan meditation, or letting thought arise and pass.
All techniques have their place. Ensure that you task your meditative practices with renewed focus, to help you adequately deal with the challenges of life. In whatever form of meditation you perform, always apply your focus and set clear intentions for the greatest benefit.
This fundamental activity, introduces you to the concept of directives and the aspects of vacuus (emptiness) and sunya (a state of nothingness). When these aspects are combined with directives, they can assist you to achieve improved states of meditation.
Directives enable you to step beyond simply placing thoughts. Directives form the first and most important key necessary for progressing beyond the basic mindful thoughts. Through the application of directives, it is possible to achieve a new state of quietness of mind and body. In the activity KIA0006 Fundamental06 VacuusAndSunya, you then realise why directives and these aspects are important steps on the pathway to Cognition and illumination.
For many of us, it has become all too easy to fall into a pattern of unconsciously rushing through our lives without ever being fully immersed in the present moment. Even though many of us may practice meditation or mindfulness, often we do not seem to have the time.
The simple activity of pausing and observing consecutive breaths can help to calm or refocus your mind, to continue your day with the intention of remaining aware and mindful. Visit our webshop for a free complementary activity on Breathe with Purpose which expands upon simple breathing to bring calmness within you.