I read an interesting article the other day on Meditation, and the fears that some people have with the practice. It sounds like some people think that meditation is “emptying” the mind and they are afraid that if they try it, they will wake up, well – mindless!
This is definitely not true. Both Mediation and Hypnosis give the brain the opportunity to slow down for a moment and sort out the important things from the junk that gets trapped in the mind. When there’s too much junk in your mind, you will do strange things without thinking.
For example, at an extremely stressful time in my life I tried to lock my front door with my car remote control! I also filed paper and things in the freezer, where they had no business being.
Now, at the time, there was so much going on in my conscious mind that it just shut down, and my subconscious took over. Well, the subconscious has no clue about reality, it’s supposed to be working in the background sorting out days gone by, and capturing information to be used later.
The subconscious really has NO common sense at all! And, I’m sure that you have had a similar experience, where you go through a time of day, and you don’t remember a thing.
That’s why it’s important to meditate. You can meditate the old fashioned way, by focusing on your breathing and just going to a quiet place in your mind for about 20 minutes, or you can use Hypnosis tapes to help you clear your mind faster.
Hypnosis tapes tend to work better for me because I’m very good at taking orders. So, if the person talking on the tape tells me to do something (like relax, and think about a wonderful blue sparkling running stream), I’m there immediately!
Just do whatever method works for you on a consistent basis, even if it’s only for 5 or 10 minutes a day. Every little bit helps.
And, if you have a lot of New Years Resolutions to take care, definitely try a hypnosis tape or two. You’ll find everything from losing weight to stopping smoking, and from obtaining financial abundance to enhancing your dreams and intuition, so you can better access the subconscious while sleeping (thats an excellent way to better use your sleep time!).
So try it this year. What can it hurt? It’s not like you have to go to the fitness center to do it – which, by the way, was practically empty when I was there today – and it’s only January 16th!