Beginners and long-term meditators alike will appreciate Ajayan Borys's counterintuitive teaching that one needn't control the mind to experience the benefits of meditation. He is author of The Way of Marriage: A Journal of Spiritual Growth Through Conflict, Love and Sex, and The Sacred Fire: Love as a Spiritual Path. Just as we normally see only the most superficial level of the book, so we ordinarily see only the most superficial level of the body and mind — the gross material body and the conscious thinking mind. Sublime Ease Perhaps you have the impression that meditation is hard to do. You will also feel the benefits of meditation in your daily life — inner calm, strength, and peace; increased vitality, creativity, and positive outlook; improved health; and more harmonious and loving relationships. Learning meditation from a book is entirely possible.
Offering eye-opening insights about finding growth and bliss in everyday life, Effortless Mind is filled with the practical and inspirational wisdom of a consummate teacher. This is a meditation on the primary spiritual centers in the body to awaken higher consciousness and spiritual energy. This pure, abstract potentiality is described by quantum field theory as the vacuum state. Instead, as with falling asleep, ease is essential. If you follow the instructions given here, you will soon know from your personal experience that you are meditating correctly, because the experience of deep meditation is unmistakable.
You will first learn a preliminary exercise and then the three levels of this unique approach to chakra meditation. Even those who take one of the many meditation classes available may wonder: Am I meditating correctly? You may also be aware that not only do spiritual teachers recommend meditation, but nowadays even many medical providers prescribe it to their patients. Instead, as with falling asleep, ease is essential. This is no less true of you and me. Yet despite the growing enthusiasm for meditation, figuring out where to begin can be confusing.
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And just as dreams are a natural part of restful sleep, thoughts during meditation are no obstacle to receiving wonderful, revitalizing results. There are subtle and gross levels to everything. By the end of the book, you will have learned all you need to know to meditate on your own and to receive the benefits of meditation for the rest of your life. Ajayan Borys aka Henry J Borys is an internationally respected meditation instructor and founder of Effortless Mind® meditation. Meditation is about doing less and less until you are doing nothing, simply being, abiding in the core of your innermost Self.
Effort fuels accomplishment in the world of action, but in the realm of meditation, struggle blocks success. Instead, as with falling asleep, ease is essential. Ajayan Borys is an internationally renowned meditation instructor and founder of Effortless Mind® meditation, author, Reiki Master, hypnotherapist, and certified Enneagram teacher. He is author of Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease New World Library, 2013 , The Way of Marriage Purna Press, 1991; HarperCollins, 1993 , The Sacred Fire HarperCollins, 1994 , and numerous articles on meditation and relationships as a spiritual path. Why does effort yield positive results in nearly everything except the process of meditation? While in India Ajayan also spent time with holy men and yogis in the Himalayas of Uttaranchal—a haven for saints throughout the ages—and researched the spiritual practices indigenous to that area. The good news is that the profound meditation techniques taught in this book are readily accessible and easy to practice. Instead, as with falling asleep, ease is essential.
Indeed, they hold the very secrets of our existence. Were you to enter into it more deeply, you would discover that this book is not inert at all. Only the mind and awareness are needed, nothing else. Yet this principle appears to contradict common sense: to achieve anything of value in this world requires effort. Meditation is simply the mind turning within to look upon itself. But doing involves effort, and effort will keep your mind floating on the surface.
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