It’s been two days since Vision Quest launched! The response on social media has been great.

I decided to release ONE FINAL preview from Vision Quest. This is one of the most important lessons of the entire course. Not only that, but it’s on one of my personal favorite hobbies, meditation.

I don’t see myself as some mediation guru, so I tend not to talk about meditation on Aurum Reviews. However, I have been doing it for a couple years now and think it’s incredible. Maybe the most important habit I ever developed.

In this lesson, I’m going to talk about how meditation can actually be used for finding an authentic vision for your life. The general gist is that you have all these thoughts that you identify with that aren’t really “your” thoughts. They just fire away with no control from you.

But because you believe them, you end up living a more inauthentic life. What meditation does is teach you to quiet these thoughts so you can be in alignment with who you are.

So let’s crack into it.

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Lesson # 5

Meditation for Wisdom

The list of reasons to do meditation seems never ending, but today we are going to talk about meditation mainly in terms of helping to find your vision.

First off, what IS meditation? Is this some weird New-Age nonsense?

Not at all. Meditation has been around for centuries and has had a profound impact on the lives of countless people. Meditation is not religious, it’s simply this: sit down, do nothing and don’t think.

Now, trying to “not think” ironically isn’t a very effective strategy for not thinking. So rather than doing that, you can instead try the following:

  • Sit down comfortably anyway you choose and close your eyes
  • Set your mental intention to gain wisdom about what your vision should be
  • Imagine a tube running up your spine into the sky and into the core of the earth below you. Imagine energy flowing from these two directions meeting at your heart. Breathe into your heart
  • Every time you catch yourself losing focus, bring your attention back to your heart

Alternatively, you can try the following:

  • Sit down comfortably anyway you choose and close your eyes
  • Set your mental intention to gain wisdom about what your vision should be
  • Focus on your breathing. Notice the rise and fall of your chest, the in and out of your breath on your nose.
  • Every time you catch yourself losing focus, bring your attention back to your breath

The first mediation is called Pranic Meditation. It’s a very popular technique that has been around for years. The second one is called Anapanasati and I learned it during a 10-Day meditation retreat I went on. It was taught by the Buddha himself.

If you are already a consistent meditator with a technique you like, that’s fine. You don’t need to use the methods I just described. These are just suggestions. However, you should make sure to set your mental intention for gaining wisdom about your Vision.

It may seem strange that “not-thinking” could be an effective habit. After all, isn’t thinking important? Don’t I need to “take action” in order to accomplish something?

What I would tell you is that not only is meditation the most important habit you can develop in your life in order to be happy and healthy, it’s also going to make you lethally effective in producing practical results. And that’s why it’s practiced by all kinds of people, from spiritual seekers to professional athletes to high status CEOS.

Seem too good to be true? I know I felt the same way when I first came onto this several years ago.

Up to that point in my life, I view happiness and productivity as inverses of each other. Anything that seemed to make me happy didn’t contribute to my results, and anything that contributed to my results was either typically boring or didn’t make me happy.

In a way, this is the battle most people are waging in their life. They’re trying to find a balance between work and play.

As it turns out, life doesn’t need to be a battle like that. Your work can feel like your play to a certain degree. Meditation is a perfect example.

When you meditate, what you’re doing is practicing bringing your mental focus to the present moment. If you ever took a look at the types of thoughts you have, you’ll notice that they either concerned with the past or the future. The exact present moment can never be a thought, because the moment you’ve thought about it it’s already gone.

Essentially, present moment awareness is the same thing as not thinking.

What’s crazy is that present moment awareness is INHERENTLY pleasurable. It’s the same type of pleasure you might get when you’re really absorbed in some sort of sport or activity. The rest of the world kind of melts away.

Yet if you’ve ever been in this zone, you’ve probably also recognized that this is when you’re most effective. And that’s because your mind is calm and focused on the task at hand, not deviating into the past or future.

It’s subtle. But there’s no mistaking it when you feel it.

So that’s my basic pitch to get you onboard with this idea. Now let’s look at how meditation can also help you achieve finding your Vision for life.

You may not know this, but I came up with the idea to launch AurumReviews.com during a meditation session. I knew I wanted to come up with some sort of business but I didn’t know what. So every day I sat and meditated until one day the answer came rising up.

One explanation people give is that meditation calms the conscious mind, allowing the far vaster subconscious mind to provide answers. You can think of your subconscious mind as everything you know, but aren’t consciously aware of right now. For instance, your birthday date was sitting in your subconscious mind until right now, when I said this sentence and made you consciously aware of it.

Another explanation is that by calming the mind, you gain access to the Source of all creation which knows all. This is the traditional way it is explained in ancient cultures and spiritual circles.

Whatever explanation you like is irrelevant. What’s important is that you try it for yourself and see what happens.

The truth about mediation though is that this is a long-term habit you’re going to need to cultivate. You may not start getting ancient wisdom from God right away on your first sit. In fact, you’re more likely to feel negative emotions like anger, agitation, boredom or just falling asleep. This is all par for the course and expected.

Even though this is a long-term habit, I want to get you started now. You bought this course, so you might as well give what I say a try.

Let me now address some FAQs you might have about meditation.

Q: How long should I do meditation?

A: If you’ve never done meditation before, I’d suggest starting with anything from 10-20 minutes and slowly working your way up. I currently meditate for around an hour every day for comparison.

 

Q: What sort of posture should I use?

A: There are certain meditation techniques like Strong Determination Sitting that require you to adopt a specific posture. However, if you’re new, I’d suggest sitting in any way that is comfortable, but won’t allow you to easily fall asleep.

 

Q: Help! I’ve realized I can’t stop thinking. How can anyone do this?

A: Good, that means you’re making progress. You’ve realized how your thoughts just fire away with little control from you. Keep going

 

Q: I keep falling asleep. What should I do?

A: This is very common. Besides obviously making sure you’re getting enough sleep, try doing meditation first thing when you wake up.

 

Q: How often should I do meditation?

A: Daily. Make a full commitment to it every day because it’s extremely easy to get sidetracked and rationalize not doing it. Your mind will pummel you with excuses unless you just decide you’re going to do it every day no matter what.

 

Q: How long until I see some benefits?

A: Depends on the person, but I’ve found within just a couple weeks you’ll start seeing results. Time line for results is very comparable to going to the gym.

 

Q: Should I use meditation aides like Holosync?

A: Totally up to you. I actually do like Holosync because it’s a strict program that forces you to do the meditation every day

 

Exercises for Today’s Lesson

-Continue to be aware of when you are or aren’t taking 100% responsibility for your life

-Continue to contemplate your vision and Negative Imprint

-Commit to doing some sort of meditation for at least 10 minutes every day for the remainder of this course

-Do your new daily meditation habit

Book Recommendation on This Topic:

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

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That’s all for now. Pick up your copy of Vision Quest now before the launch period offer is over!

 

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