steps of thinking

Meditation

Meditation: The Last of the 4 Steps of Thinking

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.

Now, we are into where the magic really happens.

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.

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Bill helps people grow and prosper by leveraging Self Mastery techniques so that you can live your best, happy, healthy, abundant dream life.

Concentration

Concentration: The 3rd Step of the 4 Steps of Thinking

The third step of the four steps of thinking is concentration.

Have you ever been yelled at by a parent or other authority figure to “concentrate”?

Has anyone ever taught you how to concentrate or about concentration?

ConcentrationActually, that’s pretty typical.

You’d think someone would have made sure we knew and understand what it is and how to do it before yelling at us.

So, let me clue you to some details about concentration that you were never taught.

And, BTW, the reason I’m pointing out what may seem a bit obvious here is because it becomes critical to understand some of the more subtle points when and if you want to master your mind.

Concentration is when you consciously focus to a single point.

Your thoughts aren’t allowed to move beyond or off of that point. It isn’t thinking or contemplation.

Concentration takes increased consciousness and wastes less energy than freestyle thinking and contemplation.

I’m sure, hopefully, you’ve attempted concentration before?

So, let me quickly summarize the first 3 steps of thinking. Freestyle thinking, as I call it, is unbound, arbitrary, lacks focus and conscious control and wastes energy. Contemplation is consciously focused and constrained by boundaries and wastes less energy than freestyle thinking. Concentration is thought consciously focused to a single point and wastes less energy than freestyle thinking and contemplation. They all, so far, require movement and time.

That leads to the final step of thinking which is actually not thinking. But, I’ll get in to that soon enough…

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In the next post, I’ll discuss the last step of the 4 steps of thinking : meditation

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William Cassidy is a Business Strategist, Mindset Coach and Lifestyle Entrepreneur.

Bill helps people grow and prosper by leveraging Self Mastery techniques so that you can live your best, happy, healthy, abundant dream life.

And not only was I never taught how to contemplate, if I went to Google to search contemplation, I'd be thoroughly confused, then probably get distracted by cat videos. (jk, I rarely get distracted by cat videos).

Contemplation: The 2nd Step of the 4 Steps of Thinking

The second step of the four steps of thinking is contemplation.

Luckily, I learned how to contemplate while studying meditation because I was never taught how to contemplate as a child. And if I went to Google to search “contemplation”, I’d get thoroughly confused and probably end up watching cat videos. I’m just kidding; getting distracted by cat videos is something I rarely do. And, by rarely I mean only 9 or 10 times a week. : ) 

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The first result defines contemplation as the action of looking thoughtfully at something for a long time.

ContemplationReally? That’s helpful (sarcasm)! 

I continued my research; reading and watching videos until I started getting sad because of how misleading the published information was. 

I won’t go on…

I’ll share what contemplation is according to me and my 25 years of meditation, research and study of religious and metaphysical texts.

What Is Contemplation?

Contemplation is when you consciously focus your thinking to a topic that includes boundaries.

Contemplation doesn’t allow your mind to move beyond that specific topic. Your thinking is allowed to bounce around anything related to the topic, but everything unrelated isn’t allowed and is excluded.

Less space of movement, more focus and most importantly more conscious control than freestyle thinking characterizes contemplation.

It also wastes a bit less of your energy.

Other important points I’d like to note are that it too involves movement and time.

You have likely been contemplating for years and didn’t even know it.

Also of note, is that if you are focusing on a subject unconsciously, that probably is an obsession. Especially if you can’t stop.

I note that because consciousness is so important in understanding thinking and that is another clue.

You can read more about contemplation, concentration and more in my FREE Report Greater Powered: The Blueprint for Manifesting Your Unimaginable Dream Life.

Anyway, in the next post, I’ll discuss the third step of the 4 steps of thinking : concentration

William Cassidy

About William Cassidy

William Cassidy is a Business Strategist, Mindset Coach and Lifestyle Entrepreneur.

Bill helps people grow and prosper by leveraging Self Mastery techniques so that you can live your best, happy, healthy, abundant dream life.

4 Steps of Thinking

4 Steps Of Thinking You Should’ve Been Taught

Did you know that there are 4 steps of thinking that you should have been taught?

Have you ever even thought about thinking? It’s probably the last thing on your mind, huh?

It seems crazy to me that something we do all day everyday is so thoroughly ignored and misunderstood.

I mean, shouldn’t we have been taught how to think in, let’s say, first grade – if not sooner?

4 Steps of ThinkingIs it because nobody knows about thinking?

NOTE: This series of posts about the 4 steps of thinking contains useful information about the minding process that we all should have been taught and does not contain a bunch of established, useless, scientific, psychological bullshit (nor does this blog).

Anyway, it is what it is. But, that’s part of why I started this blog and career; because it took me sooooo many years of research and meditation to discover much of what I wish to share.

So, the first of the 4 steps of thinking is just normal thinking. I like to call it “freestyle thinking” because it differentiates it from the other steps of thinking and sounds much better that “drunken monkey mind thinking”.

Freestyle thinking is characterized by its lack of focus, direction and most importantly lack of conscious control.

It is also characterized by its immense waste of energy.

Other important points of note are that it involves movement and time (you’ll see the importance in later posts).

Because you are extremely familiar with freestyle thinking and everything becomes much clearer when you understand the other three steps, I won’t beat this dead horse anymore.

You can read more about freestyle thinking, contemplation and more in my FREE Report Greater Powered: The Blueprint for Manifesting Your Unimaginable Dream Life.

In the next post, I’ll discuss the second step of thinking: contemplation

William Cassidy

About William Cassidy

William Cassidy is a Business Strategist, Mindset Coach and Lifestyle Entrepreneur.

Bill helps people grow and prosper by leveraging Self Mastery techniques so that you can live your best, happy, healthy, abundant dream life.

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