Is Meditation a Key to Success?

We’re going to explore different types of meditation. A tool you can use to help you on your journey to greater fulfillment and success.

It’s always a good practice to surround yourself with people who are experts with whom you can consult,  get advice and direction.

So try to surround yourself with people who have more knowledge than you do in whatever it is that you’re trying to excel. 

Everybody who’s become successful, from Henry Ford who created Ford Motor Company, to Bill Gates, to Bezos, to Elon Musk, all these people, aside from talent, surrounded themselves with highly skilled, highly intelligent people helped them reach their pinnacle of success

Why do you think athletes have coaches❓

You need a roadmap to get where you want to go.

 

you need a road map

And so you want to know where you’re headed and you need to know how to get there.Think of a ship without a rudder, if you don’t know where you’re going and then there’s  no real point because you won’t end up anywhere. 

“By failing to plan, you are planning to fail.” 
-Benjamin Franklin

 

One tool you can use to help you become more successful, more focused, and thus more productive is meditation. 

 Just 5-10 minutes per day can make significant change in your preceptions and success.

Look, if you say I don’t have 5-10 minutes a day. You probably need more mediation practise more than most. 🤣

I’ve been amazed to discover many employees of large corporations who are too stressed out to sit still for a few minutes. Poor people 🙄

mediation practice, stress

One remedy I’ve discovered that can help those challenged by not being able to sit still to meditate. Is to get into the habit of meditating 5-10 minutes first thing when you open your eyes in the morning

Why because your still feel foggy because your brainwaves 🧠 are still in alpha brainwave state which is ideal for meditation.

I’ve had students who are afraid to close their eyes, practice some type of mental exercises or meditate and be with themselves in silence.

I find it really freaky but fascinating, why would somebody be afraid of their thoughts? Maybe if 60k thought per day is true, it’s just too much to handle?

 

I would suppose these people who have difficulty sleeping at night are taking sleeping medications.

So what are the different kinds of meditations?

What we can start with is loving kindness meditation, for example is really useful for learning to overcome anger issues and/or strong emotional issues

A second type of meditation is a body scan meditation.This technique I’ve seen Echkart Tolle teach. 

Tolle suggests starting by simply putting your hand on your thigh. 

Then you just focus on the presence of the palm of the hand touching the leg. 

Maybe you can be aware of the heat or the vibration between your palm and leg. 

 

This is a very easy meditation. It’s very non-intrusive. And I find it good for beginners. 🧘‍♀️

And when we talk about mindfulness meditation, it’s really, really excellent for learning to control our emotions. Why? Because its first step to developing emotional intelligence.

If you want to have a significant impact on your environment. Such as becoming an effective leader, a role model even teachers or people that want to influence other people.👍 

Further studies show that mindfulness meditation improves focus. It reduces impulsive behavior and stress. 

It improves relationships with other people, as we were talking in the case of emotional intelligence, it reduces fixation on negative emotions

So the benefits are you  become less negative, less impulsive, more focused plus have better relationships.

These are really a lot of benefits you get from one simple meditation practice. 

Plus you don’t need to spend massive amounts of time meditating every day, you just need a regular daily practice. 

 

I think if you start with 10-15 minutes a day, even starting with five minutes a day, once, twice a day, and then you can increase that time as you feel comfortable would be of great benefit to anyone. 

 

Look, if you say I don’t have 5-10 minutes a day. You probably need more mediation practise more than most. 🤣

meditation to manage Stressed

I’ve been amazed to discover many employees of large corporations who are too stressed out to sit still for a few minutes. Poor people 🙄

One remedy I’ve discovered that can help those challenged by not being able to sit still to meditate. Is to get into the habit of meditating 5-10 minutes first thing when you open your eyes in the morning

Why because your still feel foggy because your brainwaves 🧠 are still in alpha brainwave state which is ideal for meditation.

Neuroscience Studies 

I’ve had students who are afraid to close their eyes, practice some type of mental exercises or meditate and be with themselves in silence.

I find it really freaky but fascinating, why would somebody be afraid of their thoughts? Maybe if 60k thought per day is true, it’s just too much to handle?

 

I would suppose these people who have difficulty sleeping at night are taking sleeping medications. 

So what are the different kinds of meditations? 

What we can start with is loving kindness meditation, for example is really useful for learning to overcome anger issues and/or strong emotional issues

A second type of meditation is a body scan meditation.This technique I’ve seen Echkart Tolle teach. 

Tolle suggests starting by simply putting your hand on your thigh. 

Then you just focus on the presence of the palm of the hand touching the leg. 

Maybe you can be aware of the heat or the vibration between your palm and leg. 

This is a very easy meditation. It’s very non-intrusive. And I find it good for beginners. 🧘‍♀️

And when we talk about mindfulness meditation, it’s really, really excellent for learning to control our emotions. Why? Because its first step to developing emotional intelligence.

If you want to have a significant impact on your environment. Such as becoming an effective leader, a role model even teachers or people that want to influence other people.👍 

Further studies show that mindfulness meditation improves focus. It reduces impulsive behavior and stress. 

It improves relationships with other people, as we were talking in the case of emotional intelligence, it reduces fixation on negative emotions

So the benefits are you  become less negative, less impulsive, more focused plus have better relationships.

These are really a lot of benefits you get from one simple meditation practice. 

Plus you don’t need to spend massive amounts of time meditating every day, you just need a regular daily practice. 

 

I think if you start with 10-15 minutes a day, even starting with five minutes a day, once, twice a day, and then you can increase that time as you feel comfortable would be of great benefit to anyone. 

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Another type of meditation is a breathing meditation where we’re aware of the breath and this is a  common meditation practice.

Transcendental meditation teaches a variation of this breathing meditation called pranayama breathing

But basically what it is, you deeply relax, become aware of your breathing and transcend your thoughts.

Other variation meditation types teach you to become aware of your heartbeat, the sensations on your skin. In this aspect it’s similar to my body scan meditation

Dr. Weils from Harvard University has a 4-7-8 step breathing exercises program where he teaches people breath techniques.

 

You breathe through the nose, exhale through the mouth, and you take four deep breaths in this way. See my video for a quick tutorial.

According to his research he’s proven that people sleep better and it results in reduced stress and people relax. 

 

I find breathing exercises to be useful before going on stage and speaking in front of people for reducing anxiety or people working in theater as well. 

 

The next meditation I’m going to speak about is Kundalini meditation and transcendental meditation, because I think there’s sometimes people don’t quite understand transcendental meditation. 

 

What is Kundalini meditation? Kundalini meditation is focusing on the energy of the chakras going up the spine to the crown chakra, on top of the head.

 

Transcendental meditation focuses on a mantra and breathing what really focuses on a mantra and letting the mantra come and go leading into a transcendent mental state.

There are much more advanced transcendental meditation techniques that involve moving the energies in your chakras.

 

But for beginners, I wouldn’t suggest starting out with Kundalini meditations.

Zen meditation, which I find interesting. Though I’m not an expert in Zen meditation,. My understanding is a strict form focused meditation. Generally focusing on objects, sensations or something. Zen meditation is a focus based meditation. 

 

Then you have also Kabbalistic meditation, which also are focused based. Where you’re actually meditating focusing on Aramaic or Hebrew letters to elevate your consciousness and open your perception.

 

Each meditation type is unique in their own way, they offer they’re own special unique benefits to the meditator.