The 7 Secrets to
Experiencing a State of Bliss through Meditation
Welcome the Universe exactly as it is.
Meditation is an effortless awake stillness of the mind where you are in
the continuous awarenessness. You get to become a playful witness of your Divine being.
What is happening now IS the God Source. Why not welcome it? This will give you a
fragrance and feeling of indescribable bliss!
Do not let the mind get
attached to what meditating should feel like, look like or be like. Let
go of all "shoulds" in your life. Simply be here now. This day is as
it should be and your life is EXACTLY as it should be. Your
thoughts and feelings are as they "should be" right now.
The more you can welcome with
an open heart what's happening to you right now, the deeper
you can relax everything. Acceptance always makes one relaxed and at ease.
If total-acceptance comes in a trickle or a down pour, then that is right
for you. Welcoming "what is" is the key to releasing all suffering and
entering the land of unending bliss.
Allow yourself to be exactly the way you are.
The moment the thinking stops,
bliss starts, and it will occur in that instant. When you stop all
efforting to fix and change yourself, you can truly take a good long
deep look at who you are. Then we will discover the infinite presence
and essence of our eternal being who is always present.
As you practice welcoming
everything that exists remember one thing. Whatever you have trouble
accepting is here to serve your highest purpose by pushing you deeper
towards Source. If you encounter a serious negative
emotional pull that is totally overwhelming, stop buying into it's
dramatic story and step out of the game. Become super aware! Awareness
is like fire and always burns through the mind's illusions...in an instant!
Depending on how long you've
been avoiding or ignoring certain issues in your life, the longer it may take you to actually relax
the body and quiet the mind. Yet the very moment you let go of your
life, and are infinitely patient and accepting of yourself the way you
are, a completely over-flowing abundance of relaxation and energy will
into you and through the world you're creating around you.
When you have become the
master, your mind is the servant and something very magical happens.
Your first real taste of unbounded freedom and unlimited potentiality
is unleashed! To find this blissful state of being, simply look
inside. The roots of relaxation will deepen and your life will
automatically grow it's wings of freedom!
"You have been here before you were born, and you will be here after you
are dead. Mind has a very limited existence, very momentary —one day it
comes, another day it is gone. You are forever. Have some
experience of your forever-ness. But that is possible only through
no-mind. No-mind is another name for meditation." ~Osho
3. Explore everything with a childlike state of wonder.
When you're ready to take on a
deeper state of bliss in life, you are ready for something called
"self-inquiry". This begins with asking the question, "Who am I?"
Ask yourself, "Who or what is having this thought right now? Where is it
coming from?" Dive into each experience with a state of curiosity
and wonder. When you're full of wonder, your life becomes
Self inquiry stops the mind in its tracks and puts you on the road to
bliss-ville. Try asking questions like, "Who is watching this experience now?" and
"Who is hearing this interpretation of this experience now?" and "Who is
experiencing this experience of living in this body?" and "Where
is this thought coming from?" Notice what kinds of thoughts your
mind creates to answer to this instantly enlightening ancient question.
4. Know you
are a Divine Spiritual Being without boundaries.
Understand this one simple idea
and it will transform your life forever. You are not your thoughts or your body.
You are also not your income, job, relationships, or lack of all the above.
You are MUCH bigger than all of this. Do not participate in the drama
of the mind! Your body is your temporary home, not your mind, thinking or
head. Take time to be still, and totally present to the body. Listen
to your breath, to your life. Feel your heart beat and see the awakening
We are always having an experience, be present to the one the most
important one, the one that's happening NOW. If you're demanding
to have a experience, you're cutting off this one and completely missing
the river of your life-force. The moment you stop trying to make
something Big happen, LIFE happens to you. If whatever you're
doing doesn't work, do the opposite of what didn't work before.
The more you can relax and simply be, the more abundant and full of
life's infinite riches you'll become.
5. Surrender to
the experience that is arising now.
Surrender is the ultimate key
We are imprisoned in the present moment for an eternity. Your body
cannot escape the Now. The mind pretends it exists in the past and
future by dreaming about them, yet the Truth contains you here.
The moment you surrender to ANY internal battle in the mind and be
present to the now, you'll notice the issue simply disappears! If
you are having trouble surrendering, let your greatest fear arise in
you. Face it directly. See if your fear is coming from a fear of
loss, or a fear of separation from the Source. The meditative mind
doesn't participate in such illusions because it is not attached to the
gristle of each passing experience.
The greatest meditators blend
heaven and earth at all times. They surrender to both and within each moment
this deeper "knowing-ness" arises that they are this always connected to an
Infinite Source of goodness inside. Whenever you sit in silence,
if you experience an increasing feeling of pain, pleasure, love, hate,
heaviness or lightness... go with it! Surrender to the core of it.
Release it with your body with your breath. It's best to stay in
the core center of your energy body and integrate your experiences as
they come, rather than get lost in the phenomena they produce.
Surrender is total victory for the soul, enjoy the ride!
"You need not leave
your room. Remain sitting at
your table and listen. You need not even
listen, simply wait. You need not even
wait, just learn to become quiet, still and
solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be
unmasked. It has no other choice. It will roll in
ecstasy at your feet." ~Franz Kafka
6. Watch The Mind Vigilantly.
This moment contains the
entire Universe and is happening faster than you can think.
The mind cannot keep up with the moment, there is too much happening in
one moment to be contained by the mind. The mind is a very small
container for this existence. Only when the mind surrenders to
pure consciousness can the whole universe be contained within its grasp.
Then it is gone. So watch the mind, be aware of its infinite
The mind will get caught in
very subtle moments of the past and future. When you are totally
in the moment, there truly is NO mind. Only a pure awareness
remains. When you're sitting and being silent, being open to everything
and resisting nothing, the Enlightening process suddenly begins.
It happens in an instant. When the mind is completely at peace,
when absolutely no worries, no concerns and no thoughts arise, notice
what is there! The untainted being who is eternally present to the
river of moments in existence slowly awakens!
Remember that any striving, struggling, trying, reaching, efforting,
and those "over-achiever" mindsets will stop ALL bliss from flowing in.
It is the simple experience of watching the mind and resting in your
very essence, your inner most core, that makes this ordinary experience
soooo rich and full of life. This is what the experience of meditation
truly is about.
7. Always, always, always Be Super Gentle with your Self
Be extremely gentle with yourself. Especially if this is your
first attempt at living a spiritual life. If you ever get lost in the
journey...great! The process is about losing the old self and
finding the new! When in doubt always repeat this ancient secret Zen saying,
"Simply Being With What Is."
If you can't be gentle with
yourself for more than 30 seconds it's O.K! You've just been stuck in
the habit of not pulling back on the reigns of the mind. Relax,
and be patient with yourself. You have an infinite amount of
time to get it right.
Encourage yourself to stay FAR
away from feeling guilt no matter what and always be gentle with YOU!
You are the most important person in your life! When you are
100% gentle with yourself you merge with your past, present
and future. At this point the blissful state takes over! Gentleness
is the golden key
to developing a permanent state of bliss.
If you have trouble relaxing into this gentleness...
a warm gentle light entering in through your toes and then moving all
the way up your legs, torso, chest, neck, arms, hands, head and finally
all throughout your body. Breathe in and out slowly repeating this
"I am safe, I am loved, all is well in my world. Let these
words sink deeply into your body. Allow any calming energy to grow and
spread to the areas of tension. Give yourself permission to absorb
feelings of relaxation and dissolve the stress that arises in the body
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