First, I mentioned great spiritual books that didn’t make my top 3 including The Celestine Prophecy, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Be Here Now, The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success, The Four Agreements, The Seat of the Soul .
Then, I shared my third most powerful book I ever read and my second most powerful book I ever read. Namely The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolley and The Pathwork of Self-Transformation by Eva Pierrakos respectively.
The Most Powerful Book
So, the most powerful book I ever read is Osho’s The Book of Secrets.
Osho, also known as Rajneesh, Acharya Rajneesh and Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh is a controversial figure who called himself the “spiritually incorrect mystic”.
But, don’t let that influence you negatively.
I frequently advise people not to trust me but to listen, evaluate and decide for yourself. Let me earn your trust by repetitively helping you. When I have earned your trust, continue listening, evaluating and deciding for yourself.
The basis for that is also much of the basis of what Osho talks about in The Book of Secrets.
The Book of Secrets is Osho’s interpretation of the 112 meditations described in the Bhagavad Gita. The Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu scripture from around the second century BCE.
It took me about 4 years to complete the book. By “complete the book” I mean, play with all 112 meditations.
I say “play” because, that’s what I did. It’s always been a core philosophy of mine and it’s also what Osho recommends.
This is a serious book that can only be leveraged through playful implementation.
Have you ever heard that said about a book before?
Regardless, “playful implementation” is an important clue to successfully using this book.
You must be playful and you must do the work or you will get less benefit.
This Book Is Not for Everyone
But, If you are serious about your meditation practice, then this is the one book you should buy:
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If you are just beginning your meditation practice, I recommend an easier Osho book like Pharmacy for the Soul.
Or, in a similar fashion to how I found Osho, you could just go to Amazon and get one of his books that just seems to “speak to you”.
Anyhow, I highly recommend introducing yourself to the subtle wisdom of the most powerful book I ever read as you will, if you playfully implement the discourse, likely enjoy a powerful transformation.
The most important thing that I ever learned in my life is…
First let me narrow it down by saying that It is something I learned from over 20 years of meditation, probably thousands of hours of studying scholars, philosophers, history and religious leaders plus thousands of hours experimenting on myself.
I am consciousness.
It is the answer, solution and cure to everything, period.
It is the the ultimate reason, direction, destination and journey
You are consciousness, we are consciousness.
Knowing who you are is the keystone for knowing what you want, mastering your mind and consciously creating your dreams; fulfilling your purpose.
Also, the people who are living their best lives are conscious, the people suffering the most are the least conscious.
Your next question should be: ok, how to be conscious?
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You probably already know the more common benefits of meditation like increased performance and focus; better sleep and more energy; reduced stress, depression and anxiety; improved emotional health and a myriad of additional and health benefits.
However, I have 3 other benefits of meditation that are rarely, if ever, shared and they way more beneficial and important to living a healthy, easy, fulfilling life.
Or, at least, better to know and be aware of; especially if you are younger.
That said, it’s never too late to benefit from these hidden benefits of meditation…
Hidden Benefits of Meditation
Opportunity to Self Realize
When you meditate, you become more conscious and begin to dis-identify with your ego.
As you become conscious, you realize your essential, eternal and “true” self (sometimes called your higher self) then begin feeling whole, complete, at ease, confident and in control.
Feeling incomplete, conflicted, like something is missing, broken or just not right is caused by not knowing your essential self.
Meditation is the best way to reveal your true self and self realize.
Ability Master Your Mind
When you become conscious you gain the ability to master your mind and end stress, struggle and suffering. That’s the second major benefit of meditation.
What causes all the stress, struggle and suffering in your life is your un-mastered mind. And, you cannot master your mind without being conscious.
So, meditation is the best way to be conscious and master your mind.
Ability to Consciously Create Your Reality
As you become conscious and master your mind, you gain the the third major benefit of meditation: the ability to consciously create any reality you wish.
Therefore, unwanted people, circumstances and experiences are a result of not consciously creating your reality. Life will seem beyond your control and negative things will happen to you. You are a victim of life, but more accurately, a victim of not consciously creating.
When you master your mind, you control what you think, believe, feel, create and attract.
When you consciously create, your needs and wants are quickly and effortlessly fulfilled.
Meditation is the best way to increase consciousness and create your best life.
How to Meditate
You may now be wondering how to meditate?
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Meditation, the last and fourth step of the 4 steps of thinking.
Hopefully, you have read the previous posts on freestyle, contemplation and concentration. If you have, you know we talked a lot about space, movement, boundaries, consciousness and energy.
These important clues will probably make more sense as we talk about meditation and other metaphysical subtleties.
Meditation is like the conscious off button for your mind.
Meditation is conscious non thinking.
If you stopped thinking but were NOT conscious, you’d be unconscious, dead or hypnotized.
It is extremely import to recognize the importance of being conscious. Seriously, I just wrote that.
BTW, hypnosis has its uses, but consciousness is where it’s at.
Actually, and it took me years to figure this out, but, consciousness is the answer, solution, cure and XXXX to everything.
Don’t believe me? Try contemplating it until you are able to disprove it. : )
Anyhow, before I move on, I’d like to mention another extremely notable point about meditation. And that is that increases your energy, it restores your body and mind and opens you up to accessing the infinite power and intelligence of the universe.
Right! It’s really powerful stuff.
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In the next post, I’ll expand on the 4 steps of thinking when I share the benefits of meditation that gurus never share.
I recently wrote about the benefits of meditation and today I thought I’d flip the coin and discuss the negative effects of meditation.
Here’s my take away on the several articles that I read…
They all discussed the possibility of experiencing negative side effects like, nausea, headaches, hallucinations and amplifies emotional problems.
A Critical Meditation Distinction
In my over 20 years of meditation, I never experienced any negative physical side effects. However, I did experience what I may describe as hallucinations while meditating; seeing colors and light with movement.
I wouldn’t say that I experienced amplified emotional problems, but emotions do become more obvious.
That leads me to the important distinction that seemed to be missing from each of the articles I read.
That distinction is that meditation is conscious non thinking. So, if you are perceiving an emotion, a hallucination, a headache as a problem, then you are not meditating. You are thinking.
The problem arises from a deficiency in our language. We understand meditation as a doing when in fact it is exactly the opposite.
We confuse meditation with meditation techniques.
Meditation is less the problem and the problem has more to do with the meditation technique being used.
By the way, one of the articles was relatively clear about this, but the others, not so much…
Meditation, as I stated earlier is conscious, non thinking. Meditations, meditating and doing meditation describe techniques to assist you in becoming meditative; or again, conscious but without thought.
So, in my opinion, which wasn’t clear in any of the article I read is this; Meditation, if you are conscious and not thinking, has very few if any negative effects.
You may get cramps, but that’s not meditations fault, it’s your position or duration.
My point is conscious non thinking is never the problem, it’s almost always something else.
How to Overcome the Negative Side Effects of Meditation
Also in my opinion, the most common problem is the meditator having the wrong meditation technique for their unique experience and personality.
This why having a coach, someone who has practiced meditation for years and years is so valuable.
A coach can also address another common side effect of meditation, and that is the dealing with confusion, stuck and misinterpretations. This is the negative mental side of meditation and how anxiety, depression and amplified emotional issues come into play.
Overcoming your ego and the unhealthy, ineffective and self destructive thoughts, beliefs and convictions we all have is part of the process. But, like I did and you may too when you go it alone, you may go down some “wrong” paths that keep you stuck and suffering. Occasionally, problems become exacerbated.
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