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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Meditation Means “Being Alive”

Being Alive is to feel the breath...
that cannot be felt after the death... 

Being Alive is to feel yourself beyond the senses...
that capture your spirit in all the instances...

Being Alive is to feel the real you...
feeling the consciousness, pruning the virtual you...

Being Alive is to feel yourself as nature’s most beautiful creation... 
to be yourself without the shadow of others’ reflection...

 Being Alive is to feel your inner self beyond the tags of money, position, power, gender, caste, colour, and creed... 
realising all what matters is only your good deeds...

Being Alive is to feel the higher perspective in this transient life... 
to gain the knowledge of your spiritual side...

Being Alive is to shower sheer love, kindness and generosity... 
to manifest your being in all its humanity...

Being Alive is to feel the essence of your very existence in life... 
to liberate your soul beyond the worldly clutter, awaken yourself and rise...
~ Jyotika Rajput Mehra Poetry

This post is in continuation to my previous post:  The Power of Self Control

Meditation Means “Being Alive”...

“Being alive” means feeling the life-energy moving across each cell of your body. As per my meditation gurus, you can perform meditation in just 1 minute too, whenever and wherever required. Say for instance, one can be instantly relieved off the kind of anxiety arising before an important business meeting or a stage performance by following the Pyramid technique. 

The prime thing is to “focus on breath”. That’s why, in general, it is suggested to anyone who is feeling anxiety, stress or nervousness to take a few deep breaths and exhale; and the difference can be felt there itself. I guess each one of us has done this, right? But the "Pyramid" version (practised by Lord Buddha)  is a bit more refined.

The Pyramid Valley Meditation Technique…

As per my meditation preachers, it is not even required to take deep breaths. The process can be carried out well enough by just focusing on the breath, which is as subtle as silk, and as light as a feather. 

Surveys reveal that majority of the people who performed this wonderful technique for a few minutes only felt relaxed, focused and confident. Gosh! When one can feel so excellent in just a few minutes, imagine the magnanimously flowing positivity that induces tranquillity when meditation is practised for longer time period.

[PS: This meditation technique will be helpful to you only if you firmly believe in it without an iota of doubt.]

The 4 Significant Factors…

#1. Breath – The Highly Revered Energy

You need to have the feeling of sheer reverence for your breath for it is the source of cosmic energy in your body and the very reason that you are alive. You do not have to think about any idol or anybody except your own freely-flowing breath. Just focus how it moves in and out of your body while your eyes closed. You do not have to take deep breaths.

In case you suffer from any physical illness or mental disturbance, then while focusing on your breath, re-iterate the positive thoughts - "you are cured; there is no more illness or disturbance; you are happy and at peace". Mind it, the focus should be intense and genuinely from your heart. Using this technique, you can also pray for the well being and recovery of your loved ones. Ensure you do not get defocused from your breath or open your eyes.

PS: Know that you are following correct way of breathing when your stomach bloats out while inhaling and sinks in while exhaling.

#2. Posture

It is recommended to pose in the most comfortable manner. Keep your hands conjoined such that they get interlocked and palms of both the hands touch each other. Keep your legs or feet crossed each time so that the cosmic energies entering your body remain there and do not flow out. You may choose to sit on floor, use a chair, stand or even lie down. That’s the beauty of this approach – it is not rigid.

Statue of a Meditating Hermit at Pyramid Valley Meditation Center
#3. Atmosphere

You definitely need a quiet atmosphere for meditating. But even if you do not come across any, it is okay, it can still be done anywhere (great if you are not affected by the crowd) with your eyes closed and focus on breath.

#4. Time Period

The time period (in minutes) recommended to practice this meditation technique must be equivalent to your age. E.g. If you are 20 years of age, practice for 20 minutes each day. To gain high benefits, increase the practice sessions; practice for 2, 3 or even 4 times each day. You will experience remarkable change in yourself after a constant practice of 45 days. But choose to practice regularly even after that. Meditation is not a 1 day or 1 month affair, it has to be a life-long habit.

PS: Performing the Pyramid meditation technique while wearing a special Pyramid-shaped cap brings out the best results. These caps can be purchased from the Pyramid Valley meditation center situated in Bangalore, India. 

The Clouds of Thoughts…

So while you meditate, you experience zillions of thoughts traversing your mind… right? 

What do you do about the popping thoughts?

Well, you do not have to do anything about them. Just become a mute spectator and the thoughts will pass by like moving clouds. The problem arises when you try to suppress or stop your thoughts. Don’t do that, the simple reason being that your thoughts are as natural as your feelings. They may be good, bad, weird, calming, stupid, arousing anxiety, fear, stress or nervousness. Let them do their job. You do yours!

What happens when you start meditating?

While your eyes are closed with focus on the breath, and while the thoughts are passing by, they may make you laugh, smile, cry, angry or agonised. You may feel your body is getting heated up and may experience an increased heart beat. Though it is recommended not to open your eyes but you may open for a short while, come back to your normal position if you feel uneasy and then resume to your practice.

Powerful Cosmic Energies Enter Your Body...

The heat that is produced in your body is simply due to the powerful cosmic energies that penetrate into your physical ecosystem. This is what suffices for the name of this meditation technique, i.e. “Pyramid”, a Greek word formed with two fragments “Pyra” meaning heat or fire, and “mid” meaning in the middle. Hence while you perform meditation in the middle of heat, you get more close to the higher consciousness.

Thoughts Reflect You…

It is inferred that your thoughts are the breeding of your basic instinct, your feelings and emotions. But the point of concern is that being the non quantum representation of your physical being, they highly influence you. Hence in order to maintain a healthy cerebral functioning, it is important that you take good care of your thoughts.

Filter Your Thoughts…

The strategy is that while observing all your thoughts, you need to decide which thought actually needs to become a part of your intellect and which one needs to be abolished.

How to know which thought to be abolished?

Though it is easy to know but not so simple to implement. The law of nature has blessed humans with the power of sensitivity. Through this sensitivity, you will automatically come to know about the benevolent thoughts. Your heart will give you signals about the disturbing and malicious thoughts that make you uneasy and hence need to be discarded.

Surround Yourself with Positive Thoughts and Positive People…

Positive thoughts lead to positive acts which eventually lead to good deeds and become your habits which stay with you forever. In today’s world where love is taken for lust; religion is taken for harming humanity; relationships are taken for granted and lack faith; “meditation” is a blessing that comes as a rescuer imbibing strength into your psyche to combat the negativity and stand against those transmitting hatred, jealousy and deception.

Top 5 Benefits of Meditation…

Truly saying, I am highly benefited from this technique of meditation. Deep regards to the preaching team at Pyramid Valley Meditation Center. Here are some clear benefits:

1. Your state of mind changes from turbulent to tranquil.
2. Your attitude transforms from non-accepting to accepting and you experience self control.
3. You become more confident, focused, fear-free and courageous to face life’s odds.
4. You become more positive, humble, generous, and compassionate.
5. You experience good health and a good night sleep.

Above all, Meditation teaches you to master the art of both “being strong and soft”. Here’s how Spirit Science has beautifully quoted it.

Being Both, Strong & Soft Is A Mastered Trait

Caution: For beginners, any meditation technique must be performed under the guidance of an expert practitioner.

[PS: Being a staunch believer and practitioner of the Pyramid meditation technique, the author has made best attempt to cover all the essentials but does not claim to teach you the same since the art of meditation is considered to be a critically sensitive phenomenon. This art needs to be learnt under the guidance of an expert (in person), with regular feedback sessions. It is a generous intent to share the personal experience and benefits arising out of this technique that can help you attain your higher consciousness through the miraculous powers of meditation.]


Disclaimer: 

* Author of this post reserves rights for the written content source being an original concept. Please do not copy without permission. Be mindful to give credit if you refer this blog post anywhere. ©Jyotika Rajput Mehra


* This post is purely based on the author’s personal experiences, feelings and perception with a sincere purpose to encourage the readers to experience the phenomenal power of meditation and make life supremely joyful.