In today’s video I share with you the correct way to meditate.
Recently I’ve been getting lots of questions on “how to meditate”.
Over the years what I’ve realized is that meditation is simply the practice of being “meditative”…and that’s the sole purpose of meditating.
You see, any time we do an activity, it’s whole purpose is to unite the “act-or” with the object of “action”.
The doing unites the do-er with the thing that’s being done.
Similarly, meditation is the practice of becoming meditative.
If one is to become meditative, they now have the ultimate say on the trajectory of their life.
So the real key is to bring the realization of meditativeness into daily life, not simply do some meditation for 10 minutes while unconsciously living the rest of our 23hrs & 50 mins.
So here’s a video for you where I share proper ways in which to meditate, and how I’ve personally meditated for great benefit.
Hope it helps you too!
Quazi here. And in today’s video, I want to share with you how to properly meditate. Now I’ve been getting this question a lot, like quasi, how do I meditate? What’s the right way to do it. Am I doing it right? Should I do this? Should I do the guided meditation? Or should I just, you know, sit down and do it myself. What’s the right thing to do in this video. I’m going to share with you why you should meditate. What’s the biggest mistake you can make with it. You know, how I actually meditate and the best way you can start meditating right now and actually the true purpose of meditation itself. So make sure you stick around to the very end of it, because if you’ve been struggling with meditating and you don’t see results from it, I do think this will be very valuable to you.
So before I get started with this video and it’s to quickly announced that you can now access our exclusive email lists, where I can share stuff that I can’t really share on the channel, as well as the free identity shifting bootcamp. If you just scroll down to the pin comments below and also the description box below, you’ll be taken to a link where you can just put in your name and email address and you’ll get immediate access to that. I’m really excited for you to access that. I’m really excited to share stuff that I can’t really share on YouTube because of YouTubes platform and its limitation. So let’s go right ahead and get started. Now, before I get started, I wanted to begin with a quote, which I think will be very useful for this video and the quote. I can’t remember who said it, but it essentially goes something like spiritual growth is measured by one’s ability to focus on wanted thoughts while at the same time, ignoring unwanted thoughts.
So what this essentially means is that your own spiritual growth, the mastery of life, you know, the, the degree to which you’ve attained mastery over yourself and your life is directly correlated to your ability to ignore thoughts that you don’t want and focus on the thoughts that you do want. Okay. And I believe that was, this was said by this great Sage Sri Ramana Maharshi, but I’m not a hundred percent sure on that. You’re going to have to fact check me, but essentially this quote was important for me to understand, because it helped me understand why we meditate and you know, like what the true purpose of meditation is. So the biggest problem most people go through when they enter this spiritual journey and they want to go through meditation, they want to develop a personally, they want to become better is that they just meditate for 10 minutes a day.
And they forget about the rest of the 23 hours and 50 minutes. Right? And this is why most meditators I’ve seen, you know, they’ve been meditating for the past 10, 15, even 20 years, it’s they, they, they still can’t control their minds. They still can’t focus on the things that they would like to focus on and ignore unwanted things. Right? So they still find that they haven’t gotten the progress that they were promised. Right. So I started to look into that, like, why does this happen? Why have people been doing this for the past 10, 20 years? But they still haven’t been able to see the kind of results that they want to see. And what I’ve found is that they just do it for the 10 minutes a day without bringing that practice into their daily lives. Now the real purpose of meditation is to become meditative, right? We meditate so that we can become that we can attain that
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State throughout our lives. Okay. So I
Want you to take a moment and think about this for a second. Anytime we do an activity, the purpose of immersing ourselves in activity is to become one is to, is for the actor to become one with the thing being acted on action is the act of uniting. The actor with the thing being acted
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On, right? The doing is the process
Of uniting the doer with the thing being done. Do you see what I’m trying to say? So this is quite profound and I know it’s getting kind of philosophical and spiritual, but what I want you to understand is the whole purpose of meditation, the act of meditation. When you sit down to do something, to, to focus on your thoughts, to, you know, control your mind or whatever it is, you’re, you’re doing the whole purpose of that. That’s just a training wheel. Okay? That’s not the method that the real thing, that’s just you practicing. So you can bring it that state and carry it with you everywhere you go. If you just understand this simple thing, nothing will ever be the same. Once I understood this, my whole life changed because when I started meditating, I didn’t see any results from it. You know, I was telling myself that I saw results.
I was like, oh yeah, you know, I feel comma. And I, and I feel this. And I feel that, but all the same problems were going on over and over again. And even when I sat down to meditate, there were just a million thoughts and my mind would just constantly go nuts and I just couldn’t control it. Right? So in that sense, there were even some prerequisites to meditation. So this is a very, very deep topic, but I want to give you something actionable for you to do right now, but in order to have any results from the actions, you’ve got to understand the deeper principles that the purpose of meditation itself. So that’s that the purpose of meditation is to become meditative. And the purpose of action is to unite the actor with the thing being acted
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On. Okay. So
Why do we want to become meditative? Yeah. You might be asking, well, please think about it this way. Becoming meditative literally means you are not attached to anything, right? You are now a conscious observer of what’s going on. And only a conscious observer has the choice available to them to choose how rest of it, how the rest of their lives unfold. So to give you an example of this, you might be going through circumstances that you don’t like. Now, if you are not meditative, if you’re not conscious, you don’t really have a say in what happens to your life or the trajectory of your life is if you’re constantly reacting to your circumstances, if you’re constantly complaining, you’re feeling like a victim, you’re blaming external circumstances. You don’t take any responsibility for what’s happening. You won’t be able to act in a way that’ll help you change this circumstance, or, you know, move you and shift you onto a different path, a different trajectory to life, right?
The only way you can do that is if you stop reacting, is if you stop getting pulled by those thoughts and feelings that are arising naturally, and you can, now, there’s only, there’s a separation between you and the thoughts and feelings, right? So the purpose of being meditative does exactly that. It creates the separation. That’s what we want to do. We want to create this separation so that there’s a clear watching, a clear observing and that you start to see that you’re not this character, this body, or this mind, you are not your thoughts. Sometimes people will have thoughts. They don’t like, and they’ll start to think, oh, why do I have these stores? You know, these are such bad thoughts, these such perverted thoughts. Why do I have them? Instead of judging them, you simply view them
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As what they are. Thoughts.
I mean, it’s just data in and data out. And if you can just start to look at the mind, you know, most of mankind’s suffering will just disappear, right? You’ll never be reactive. And you’ll always have a say, in which thoughts, you focus on the ability to focus on the thoughts that are wanted, or be there. And that will determine how your life unfolds, right? So when you gain mastery over the mind and buddy, you essentially gained mastery of your life. That’s literally it gaining mastery of the body means in a simple yoga sense, not excessively indulging in anything, not lacking in anything, not getting too much sleep, not getting too little sleep, not eating too much food, not eating too little food. So keeping the body in balance, right. And keeping the mind in balance is simply becoming meditative learning to watch the thought and see that thoughts are just thoughts, not me like, oh, you know, bad thought, oh, me had bad thought me bad for having bad thoughts. You know? So that’s the biggest takeaway I want you to get from this video now in terms of how to meditate the proper way to do it. I want to share with you just that. So his basically four steps on how to actually meditate the proper way to do it. So by now, you’ve probably maybe tried out some guided meditations. You probably listen to music while you meditate. And all of those are right. But if you really think about
Speaker 2 (08:58):
It back in the ancient days, they had none of those, you know,
[inaudible], they didn’t have any of those. They just simply sat down quietly and meditated, maybe sure they had a, a guru to guide them in meditation, but they didn’t always have that. The guru would teach them and guide them in meditation, give them the training wheels so that they could learn to do it themselves. So the ultimate goal is to be able to independent of all music and, you know, guided meditation, be able to do it ourselves and bring it with us in every single area of our lives, in every single activity
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That we do right in our day to day.
So let’s jump right to the four steps, the four most effective steps on how to meditate. And this is how I’ve done, how I’ve started off. So, number one, what you can do is there’s two types of meditations that I like to do. And initially, when I started off, I preferred one over the other. And the one that I did was I would simply set a timer on my phone for 15 to 20 minutes. And I would put a spot on the wall right in front of me. Now it’s important that you don’t put like an image or anything because it’ll invoke more feelings. So put a, put something that you are neutral towards an object that you’re neutral towards, or just a dot on the wall. And simply stare at that dot for 15 to 20 minutes, right? This way, when you keep you eyes still, your mind also doesn’t wander.
You could do that or you could observe your breath. That’s my personal favorite. You just sit down and you simply look at your natural breathing patterns. You don’t have to inhale and exhale, look at your natural breathing patterns and how you breathe. And just simply observe that and observe the point at which, you know, you, you breathe in and you inhale and observe breath going in and breath coming out, breath, going in, coming out. Now, what will inevitably happen is your mind will get lost in a thought that’s too strong. Like a cloud will come and it’ll be too foggy and it will block your focus. What do you do? Then you simply try your best to acknowledge and then observe. And then zoom out of that. When you acknowledge the thought and you see it as a thought, you stop engaging with it. And then you can return back to observing thought or looking at the spot. It’s as simple as that, every time that happens and intrusive thought comes up, you just look at it,
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You observe it. You let it be.
And you focus on whatever else. And of course, you know, this is easier said than done, but with practice again, this is you developing a skill. The skill of being meditative with practice. This too
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Will come, okay. That’s step two
And step three, reaching the ultimate meditative state is when you, so what happens to me is I’ll feel my breath slowing down and my body just getting still I’ll stop moving and twitching and trying to correct my position. I’ll be sitting comfortably and you can sit comfortably on a chair, on a couch. But the important part is that your head and your spine and your pelvis, they’re all in one line. There’s three points. So imagine like three chakras, one here, one in your solar plexus, and one in your spleen or whatever that the pelvic area. Right? So imagine those three chakras being on one line, just being straight. So this, this whole spine, your spine must be straight. That’s what I’m trying to say. So just keep your spine straight, wherever you’re sitting. Now, I would recommend that you sit somewhere that you don’t fall asleep or you sit somewhere that doesn’t like, like a couch. If it’s a very cushy couch, you’re going to hunch over and it’s your spine is not going to be straight. Right? So do
Speaker 2 (12:51):
That. Sit straight, take some
Time, set a timer on your phone or whatever, and just observe your breath or watch the spot on the wall. Anytime intrusive thoughts,
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Come observe it, acknowledge it, go back to
Observing the breath or observing the spot.
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Okay. That’s step three
And a, when you feel your breath slowing down and your body relaxing, you’ll actually feel this. You will almost feel like you’re letting go of control over your buddy. You stop twitching or anything. This is when you’re reaching that meditative state. And that’s when you become very, very relaxed, you become extremely relaxed. So stay with that state as long as you can. Okay. That’s the purpose. The purpose of meditation is, well, the, one of the big keys of meditation is to get to that state, right? And I love to get to that state. It, it just it’s, it’s something else. It’s an indescribable. So that’s step three. And step four is bringing this realization with you throughout the day. So anytime before you do an activity, anytime, you know, um, something happens, you just take a minute to slow down and you bring that realization, that meditative realization, the realization of relaxation, how you, you were relaxed when you’re sitting down, bring that into the activity, just simply observing your breath or keeping yourself still for a few moments throughout the day.
And not just going all over the, all over the place with your activity. That’s literally it, it can be as simple as that. If you just do that, you’ll become, you’ll get into that state again. Right? So with that, uh, conclude this video. Thank you so much for watching. I sincerely hope this was helpful. Let’s do a quick recap of what we talked about today. We talked about meditation. What the purpose of meditation is, what’s the correct way of doing it. And we discussed that, you know, spiritual growth is measured by one’s own ability, manage their thought processes, to focus on unwanted, to get rid of unwanted thoughts, ignore them and focus on the wanted ones. And the real purpose of meditation is to become meditative. The real purpose of any activity is to unite, to do, uh, with the thing being done
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In doing okay
And becoming meditative allows one to unattach from the reactivity of life and whatever current, whatever the current trajectory is, so that you can choose your trajectory from this point forward. If you don’t like what trajectory your life is going in, you can simply choose which trajectory you move it to, right? That’s why we want to become meditative so we can become conscious and choose how our lives unfold. Everyone should have a say in that no one should live a life that they don’t want to live. I think there was also another saying that, you know, if you’re born poor, then that’s not your fault. But if you die poor, then it’s your fault. Right? So now we talk about, so next we talked about how to meditate and I gave you four steps. Number one is you can do two forms of meditation, either observe your breath or look at a spot on the wall.
Those are the ones that I started with. And those are the ones that can talk about. I’ve never really gotten into guided meditations or anything like that because I’ve always found the natural processes more effective, but that’s just my personal preference. If guided meditations work for you, great do them, uh, number two. So number one, observe your breath and look at a spot and set a timer for at least 15 minutes. Step two is when your mind starts to wander and some thought that’s very strong comes up. You simply just let that thought be that you acknowledge that thought,
Speaker 2 (16:48):
Okay. So what is there? And you let it be
At that beat and you zoom out of it and you focus back into what it is you’re doing. Step three is you’ll reach the meditative state when you feel your breath slowing down. And this usually happens around the 10 minute mark. So around the six to 10 minute, mark, you’ll feel yourself getting super relaxed and your breath will slow down. And you’ll almost feel extremely still in the body, right? There will be no twitching or anything or any correcting necessary anymore. And that’s the ultimate meditative state, which is what I like to call it. And step four, you want to bring this realization with you throughout the whole day, take some moments throughout the day to just get back into tap back into that stillness, what it felt like, and just send to yourself, look around you, look at yourself. And just in that way, you know, as long as you’re not lost any activity you’ll be centered, right?
So with that, I’ll conclude this video. Thank you so much for watching. I sincerely hope this is helpful. Leave me a comment, letting me know what you thought of this. You know, if you’d like me to make some whiteboard videos, if you’d like me to make another video about this, if you have any questions, if you’d like me to make any future videos, leave me a comment. Let me know that if you’re new to the channel, she liked comments, subscribe hit that little bell bell. So you’re notified of any new video that I prep. And also if you’d like to work closer together with us, the link to do that is in the description below, uh, who we typically work with are people who are business owners and entrepreneurs who want to take their businesses to the next level. And what they’re seeing is they have the tactics and strategies, but tactics and strategies on the problem. The real problem is them internally. They feel like they have a block, and that’s why they’re stuck at that certain revenue level. If that sounds like you just click on the link in the description to apply, to see if we can help you. And I’m looking forward to, and we also have a free Facebook group open for you. So you can click on the link in the description to sign up for that. Thanks for watching till next time.
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