I have been meditating most of my life, off and on.
Frankly, it’s hard to do something everyday, when you’re also supposed to be doing something else every day, too. Life just gets busy. And that’s okay, you know, because that’s what living life is all about. Living. Doing things. But, recently I’d hit some rough spots and thought I’d better get back into my regimen. It was then (synchronicity) that I had actually seen a TV commercial advertising OmHarmonics on Lumosity.com. So, I checked them out. Downloaded their introductory meditation music.
Over the years, I’ve found different ways to meditate, everything from the tried and true “om” repetition, listening to your breathing, blanking your mind, et cetera. But also years ago, I’d discovered The Monroe Institute. I’d used their products for a while (they used to send free tapes of different meditation sessions, which was cool), and really liked them; would really love to do their in-person intensives. But after a while, things got busy and I fell away from them. I also believe after a while one should not need to use crutches to meditate, i.e., not have to use tapes to meditate, once you got the hang of things…but it is also fun to try different things, and I do love all the tones (I love pure sound, the pure sounds of pure tones ear docs use on you) used in their Hemi-Sync programs, so it was always fun to use them; but, eventually, I broke away. I still have some of the CDs I’d bought and recently tried them again, and they’re still great. There are so many benefits to mediation, and it’s so easy to do. The hardest part is sitting still. Being still. Being “in the moment.” But when I can do that, and do it right, I’ve had everything from feelings of mental and physical expansiveness to an actual out-of-body experience that did not last long, when I snapped back into me. It was weird, cool, and I wish I could recapture that. I’ve also done what I call “active meditation,” where I’m moving and meditating—usually it had been while working out on a cardio machine where you don’t have to worry about banging into things with your eyes closed. But, you can also do it with your eyes opened.
But, the important thing is to do it.
Yeah, along with everything else you’re doing, I know.
So, either OmHarmonics or TMI are good places to start, but I have to warn that you will get a lot of e-mails from OmHarmonics. It’s not a bad thing if you’re into that, but I’m not, so had to unsubscribe. They have great offers, lots of free stuff, links to others of the same vein, even check up on you, but I just can’t support the volume of “awsomeness” they keep asking of me.
So, give it a go, and enjoy the unplugged downtime. It might take a few weeks, it might be more immediate, but, eventually, you should feel much better about yourself, and life, in general.