Start right now, anywhere. Close your eyes and put all your attention on your breath. When you find your mind wandering, gently bring your attention back to your breath. Set a timer for 10 minutes from now.
Try it for 5 minutes. From feedback I gathered from people, when listening to the audio book, it tends to put people to sleep. I feel strongly about reading it in your own voice. However, I still recommend people to read it the actual book. Zen, Mindfulness, or one of the various other types? Similarly, what type of yoga to start with?
They have a very strong group of people and they will teach you meditation and yoga from swamiji. I noticed that I was more sensitive to my inner voice, and that by following it, it leads to something that benefited my wellbeing.
So I had to practice. And I am still practicing and feel that I am getting better at it. To answer your question, yes, awareness is essentially all we need, but a constant state of awareness is not possible unless you were an enlightened person without ego. And a regular practice of meditation is definitely the answer to becoming more aware. I turned it off and never finished it after dangeroulsy nodding off far too many times. Dear Tina, Thank you ever so much for your warm reply of my queries and for taking the time to answer them. I just found your wonderful little site!
Thank you so much for sharing all your wisdom! I read your blog about enlightment and I found it very satisfying and interesting. Swamiji is the same age as I am and I feel we are worlds apart, but now finally closing in on each other. But I will take some of your advice about meditating techniques and finding creativity techniques. As for my creativity, I have felt and feel it lacks some, but after reading your article, you say that we always have it and just need to tap into it.
So I will try and definitely keep you posted on my outcome. I too want to leave my day-time job and enjoy being me in the universe without financial restraints. Also I appreciate the info you gave about finding others in my local area to meet and meditate with. Can you give any suggestions? I too find that audiobooks, of non-fiction in particular, are real dozers too. I find that self help books and non-fiction are things that I often have to put my thinking cap on for. Audiobooks just roll forward, whether you are ready or not… not time for the necessary reflection when something said might trigger some deep exploration of your own feelings.
I like the control that reading a book gives me and I seem to get much more out of books. Indeed, the book is a treasure, and it allows you to read it at your own pace, and stopping when you feel like it to allow it to sink in, and applying its meanings into your own life story. Thank you both, Mark and Tina. In short, I agree that audiobooks are cheating. Thank you very much for taking the time to give me your thoughts about it. Hi Tina, Good writeup. Have heard so much about the Nityanand Ashram — practically next door back home ….
Thank you for sharing your experiences in such a straightforward and simple manner. I will have to check it out soon! I have found a lot of happiness and many long-term solutions to life issues through this practice. I wanted to give a warm thank you for the inspiration — after reading your blog basically daily, your enthusiasm gave me the courage to see it through! Anything comfortable will do fine.
The first time, I wore white yoga pants, and a shirt. I would wear layers, so you can take off or add on to adjust temperature. Not a bad idea to bring a water bottle, they have water there, but I prefer to have the water beside me. Also, during Darshan energy sessions , many hindus, by tradition will bow down completely by his feet.
This is not required. I just put my hands together in Namaste and give gratitude instead of bowing. I just happened to read your blog the day this was posted. I navigated to the US tour dates list, and lo and behold, there was a 2-day seminar one hour from my house. Based upon the strength of your recommendation and the size of my recent tax refund: P I decided on a whim to just do it. It changed my life.
Being touched by him, in particular, awakened me. I wrote a four-page journal entry describing my experience in detail, which I may yet post somewhere. I wanted to express my gratitude to you for deciding to share this with us. I really value your site, and it was based upon the strength of your recommendation that I decided to do it. We shared a brief meal together. I loved the sound of your internet project and am most impressed now that I have seen your work. I wish you much success with this project and more importantly all blessings and love in your marriage and your life.
Thanks for this post. I felt connected with you when you shared this. One thing that stood out for me was that, when you recognized you would be willing to give everything up — all the striving and struggle to be somebody or get this or that — what you wanted in your life finally started to take shape.
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March 23, at 8: Is Nithyananda a great writer? No more than Paolo Coello. That means that the story is narrated by someone who is not really interested in language as art, but rather as no more than a mode to get his message across in the best way possible to reach a target audience.
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Young enlightened master from India, Paramahamsa Nithyananda, has emerged as a compelling spiritual force of our millennium. Working and sharing with over 10 million people worldwide every year, Nithyananda is committed to bringing about a true inner awakening for all beings on our planet.
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