HOW A FAMOUR BUSINESSMAN USED MEDITATION TO SUCCEED

I was having one of those days — maybe you’re familiar with them? — when I felt like a passenger on a fast, jerky subway train, holding the handrail tight just to stay standing, each turn throwing me off balance.

I gave a presentation that received a standing ovation and left the stage on top of the world. Then I read an angry email from someone and became angry myself. Following that, I did a fun on-radio interview and I was energized. A little later, I received feedback that I talked too much in a meeting and I was embarrassed and disappointed in myself… Download Article or read more Peter Bregman Stuff

 

 

IF YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED, YOU WILL PUSH AWAY SUCCESS

Two weeks ago I hit the overwhelm wall. I had too many ideas, too long a to-do list and no sense of doing the important stuff. Obviously this was not true. I was active and productive, but my perception and relationship with my activities was not. And that’s the crux of any situation. It’s not what you are doing, it’s the thoughts about what you’re doing.
So, I started to use my faithful and ever effective helper – the ASK TOOL – which simply turns any mental churn into a question. Ta raa! I love it. Then I combined with another favourite. SURFING or riding the river – riding waves of impulses when they’re up; chilling when they’re down. Something I might add that most people simply cannot give themselves permission to do.
And so, instead of forcing myself to pretend I had va va voom on Monday, I wrote a note asking ‘how do I dissolve my overwhelm? What things should I not do, and what things should I do?’ Then I went back to  my wonderful bed with a view over trees and fountains, and allowed my overwhelm to take me down. I was surfing. Waiting behind the waves.
Next day I was back to my normal routine, but slower. I was still behind the waves. But my question waited on my desk,  tapping into the brilliance of the super-conscious and the perpetual wisdom of that stream of intelligence that is Soul. And so it was for the next few days. No resistance, just asking and surfing. But things were about to change. I can’t tell you exactly how or when, but a new work system started to settle in my brain, a way of segmenting my time that would achieve my goals. So I wrote it down and felt inspired. It felt good. It felt perfect. Soul solutions are like that.
What happened? As I acted on this intuitive plan, my motivation and excitement went sky high. Suddenly my love for writing blogs was back and ideas streamed into me. And new ways to attract business simply landed in my consciousness. Doors started opening to help me succeed. I was back in the zone.
So if you’re battling from overwhelm, give my method a whirl. It’s scary. Society doesn’t supports such models. It’s the Soul way to operate. Trust, joy and motivation – why on earth would anybody not want to connect to the power of their Soul?

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE IS ESSENTIAL TO BEING A BRILLIANT MANIFESTER. CONSCIOUS BREATHING – HERE’S HOW

Conscious breathing is something I keep referring to and writing about and if you do nothing but this as your spiritual practise, you will be doing a brilliant practice!

Here’s how:

1. find a quiet place where you will be undisturbed

2. set an alarm for three minutes so that you can completely let go and not worry about the time

3. close your eyes and bring your attention on your breathing

4. breathe in for the count of 4, pulling air to  your tummy so that it expands, hold it for 2 seconds, and then softly exhale for the count of 6, hold it out for 2  seconds.

5. Repeat this breathing until your alarm clock goes.

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3 Levels of Love, Our True Essence

I read this piece by Osho last night and loved it. For me attaining the high road of love is achieved by fully embracing all levels.

‘The lowest level of love is sex – it is physical  – and the highest refinement of love is compassion. Sex is below love, compassion above love; love is exactly in the middle.

Very few people know what love is. 99% of people unfortunately think sexuality is love – it is not. Sexuality is very animal; it certainly has the potential of growing into love, but it is not actually love, only a potential.If you become aware and alert, meditative, then sex can be transformed into love. And if your meditativeness becomes total and absolute, love can be transformed into compassion. Sex is the seed, love is the flower and compassion is the fragrance.

Buddha has defined compassion as ‘love plus meditation’. When your love is not just a desire for the other, when you love is not only a need, when you love is  a sharing when your love is not that of a beggar but an emperor, when your love is not asking for something in return but is ready only to give – to give for the sheer joy of giving – then add meditation to it and the pure fragrance is released. That is compassion; compassion is the highest phenomenon.’

CONSCIOUS BREATH IS THE FIRST CONTACT WITH YOUR SOUL

Tuning into your Soul, the overlighting intelligence and energy of your life is as simple as four easy steps, taking no longer than 3 minutes a day.

These steps are:

1. find a quiet place where you will be undisturbed
2. set the alarm clock for three minutes
3. close your eyes and bring your attention on your breathing.
4. breathe in for the count of 4, pulling air into the tummy so that it expands, hold it for a second, and then softly exhale for the count of 6, hold it for a second. Repeat this breathing until your alarm clock goes.
At first you might find your mind chips in, chattering away about what you need to do or other such stuff. When that happens, gently bring your attention back to the process of counting your breaths in and out. Just become breathing and counting, counting and breathing. With practice easier and a feeling of deep peace enters in.
The beauty of this is that starting off each day with this exercise gives you a sense of control of your life. Even more exciting is the scientific fact that this type of breathing releases feel- good chemicals in the brain (serotonin).
‘Imagine that the universe is a great spinning engine. You want to stay near the core of it – right in the hub of the wheel – not out at the edges where all the wild whirling takes place, where you can get frayed and crazy. The hug of calmness, that your heart, that where God lives within you, where you will always find peace. ‘  Anon

MANIFESTING MONEY Lesson 5: The first tool I used to Manifest R100 000

Conscious breath is the first contact with the Divine. This beautiful saying, taught to me by a healer, Colyn van Dyk, is a key tool to manifesting mega money. I used this technique to manifest the R100,000.00 in six weeks. I still do. I used this technique to make daily choices, big or small. I still do. I used this technique to tap into my Divine Purpose. I still do. I used this technique to become present with myself. I still do. Conscious breathing is the first contact with the Divine – within and without.
In the type of world that we live in it is easy; in fact it’s common to have every single moment of our time filled with an activity. However it has been my experience that authentic success depends upon spending time in quiet contemplation. Being able to discover your power is dependent on getting to know your inner self. You can only do this if you spend time going within.
When we take ourselves out of the noise of daily living, we are able to really find out where we are at and develop a strong and reliable relationship with our intuition. A lot of people are so busy that they don’t really don’t know where they are at. Most people agree, however few get around to making time to be on their own doing nothing. It’s easier to veg out watching TV than to sit quietly in contemplation.
The best way to get going is to commit to 3 minutes of inner contemplation per day. Three minutes, that’s not difficult is it? When I used this 3 minute approach I soon found that my resistance to doing quiet time fell away. I promised myself I’d not leave the house without having my quiet time, and it had miraculous results. That was 12 years ago and I still do this most days.
Making sure I didn’t leave the house before I had done my three minutes allowed my inner self, the part of me that holds my life blueprint, the part that is connected to infinite wisdom, to have a say in my world. This is how I got in touch with the knowledge of what I should be doing, and how, how big my money goals should be, and how I should go about achieving them.
Your Soul, the overlighting intelligence of your life, is fully involved with the nitty gritty of day to day stuff. For example, at the end of a busy day settling in after a business trip, I was sitting watching TV when, out of the blue, an image of my hand throwing some papers into the rubbish bin earlier in the day just popped up into my mind.
Having settled down to watch a soapy, the last thing I was trying to do was tap into some profound insight or think about paperwork, but as the image flashed through my mind, I realised that the papers in the image were in fact not only my flight voucher, but the cheque my client had given me at the end of the workshop.
No prizes for guessing that I immediately leapt up, looked in the bin, that there it was, the very cheque, that I hadn’t even known was missing! The investment of the three minutes of private connecting each day enabled me to be ahead of my own conscious thought process and activities. Now if that’s not a benefit nothing is. And how useful would that be in your process of changing your patterns, responses and attractor factor when it comes to money. 
HOW TO DO THE 3 MINUTE BREATHING
1. find a quiet place where you will be undisturbed
2. set the alarm clock for 3 minutes
3. close your eyes and bring your attention on your breathing.
4. breathe in for the count of 4, pulling air into the tummy so that it expands, hold it for 2 second2, and then softly exhale for the count of 6, hold it for 2 second2. Repeat this breathing until your alarm clock goes.
At first you might find your mind chips in, chattering away about what you need to do or other such stuff. When that happens, gently bring your attention back to the process of counting your breaths in and out. Just become breathing and counting, counting and breathing. With practice easier and a feeling of deep peace enters in. This connection with your Soul is the very source of guidance you need on how to manifest that mega money you desire! As you do this practise more and more, the information will spontaneously arise in you without effort.
The beauty of this is that starting off each day with this exercise gives you a sense of control of your life. Even more exciting is the scientific fact that this type of breathing releases feel good chemicals in the brain (serotonin). So simply doing the breathing is a potent way to help yourself into a space of being fully who you are – a joyous being! (and now a rich joyous being).

Meditation is Good for Business

Meditation is good for business. Believe it or not, mediation not only brings inner peace and serenity, but it’s also a brilliant way improve business effectiveness.
I’ve been trying to re-position my product for the last little while (my product is me, of course). The process of trying to work out what I should do, for who and how created some hectic mental churn over the last two weeks. At the same time I’ve been busy, out there. Meetings, dinners, gym, stacks of things to do, so much so that my daily spiritual practice has taken a back seat.

Finally today I cleared the decks and made time to be still and go within. Guess what? Although it wasn’t my aim, at the end I had a clear mental image, stated in simple terms, of how to name my work, where to offer it and who to phone. The result?When I called the client who came to mind, with the suggestion that had come to mind, she lit up, (I could feel it even over the phone!) saying ‘this is exactly what we have been wanting to do, but haven’t got round to it. Write me a proposal and let’s go!’
As we talked I got a Ride the River (name of my book) experience – streams of energy poured through my body, giving me goose bumps. And that. for me, is always physical confirmation that I am on the right track, doing the right thing.
When we take our business troubles to meditation, elegant and simple answers come about in marvellous ways. To find our more about meditation you could start with  http://www.freemeditations.com/healing-meditation.html. It seems really comprehensive. Let me know how you find it.
When I looked for Christian Meditation  sites these two came up http://www.freemeditations.com/christian_meditation.html and http://www.grainofwheat.net/journey.html. Would love your comment on these too, and any other recommendations.

Meditation – It Saves Me!

I’m doing lots of changing and rearranging in my world and I notice how jolly easy it is to revert back to using the mind 100% to get things going. What starts out as a thought often ends up as mental churn!

Wow! gosh… and then before I know it my entire stream of energy has shrunk and constricted. In that place I’m out of alignment with my Soul and life become much more difficult at every level.

Meditation –  it saves me. Gosh how it changes how I feel. I love the Kundalini Meditation from the Anandi Giri of the Oneness University. I searched high and low to find a site that sells this CD, but no luck. Sorry!

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