Latest Meditation Question… How do you meditate and get centered during times of high stress?

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Answer:  During times of stress it can be difficult to meditate for sure.  Maybe just prior to whatever is taking place in your world, you were able to sit down, meditate and feel good, blissful, and fulfilled.  You may have even noticed that that good feeling carried on into your world after the meditation, and made for a great day.  Now during the time of stress and difficulty, when you meditate, your mind just goes right back to the problem, and you may even be sad or angry before meditating and after.  You may even sit down for a minute and try to concentrate and find yourself saying “forget it, this is not working.”

Here are a couple tips.

1. Change your walking meditation.

We are all meditating, or focusing on something, all day long.  If you are thinking about what you don’t like all day, when you sit down to meditate, your mind will still be focused on that.  So instead, throughout the day, think about and talk about the good in your world.  Or think about and talk about possible good.  Listen to and watch movies music etc. about good positive things, including people overcoming great challenges, maybe even miracles.  Such focus and thoughts are preparing you for great meditation sessions.

2.  Remind yourself and convince yourself that meditation and higher thoughts truly make a difference.

You can do this by talking to friends who meditate, about successes that seem to happen on account of meditation in the past.  You can also read material dealing with others accounts on the power of meditation. Be creative and consider it to be an experiment. You will find that the more you find ways to convince yourself that it works, the more you will be shocked by how much you want to meditate, and the incredible results that follow. Many times, I remind myself of times in the past when I stepped up my meditations and the incredible results that followed.

If you try these two things, your meditations, and the results of your meditations should improve dramatically.

Peace and Blessings

Craig Kimbrough for Positive Guru Blog

Today’s Positive Poetry…When you are on the wonderful path

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When you are on the wonderful path, the world is truly a different place

What once  looked impossible, magically works out, and everyone asks, How do you do it?

When you are on the wonderful path, answers show up from out of nowhere

You think,” I need to know this, I need to know that”, and the whole Universe goes into action

I don’t quite know how to explain it, you can see the harmony, and the harmony favors you

When I think about it, I can barely feel my body, “this is so good, what comes next?”

I don’t quite know how to explain it, everything you do becomes a mission from God

On a mission from God, nothing can stop you, so you do what you must, and remain sincere

Remind yourself, that you are in Heaven

not next week, not tomorrow, but right here and now

Remind yourself, that you are one with the Universe

you give more than ever before, and things magically work out

Tell yourself that this is the best day ever

and be open to see the beauty, everywhere you go

Think of yourself as on the great ferryboat, riding through Heaven

Repeat your mantra and meditate all day long

Craig Kimbrough

For Positive Guru Blog

 

Latest Question for Craig “I like to think of my life as being easy. And I even think it is supposed to be. Is this a good idea?”

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Craig ‘s answer: As you know my teacher, Mr. Ambrister, used to say “and Craig, its gonna be easy!”  And he would say this during the most difficult of times, quite often when things looked impossible.  And the crazy thing is, for the most part, that is how things have been.  Even the most impossible situations seemed to work out, and not just work out, but work out in ways that were astonishing.

I can still remember, years ago when I was fighting for custody, to be able to have my children half the time.  The judge told my lawyer to tell me to give up. But instead, I meditated more, read more positive books, and I did everything my teacher told me to do. And I kept going to court. And to my surprise, everything just worked out.  Not only did I get to be with them, and raise them, half the time, but now some 15 plus years later, my first wife (their mother) and I get along great. And even more crazy, It was easy! Sure there were difficult times, but when I look back, it was all quite magical, and even easy. And this is just one of many situations, that looked difficult on the surface, but became easy.

Now here is the trick. When we get centered, meditate, and flood our mind with the positive and spiritual, magical things just happen.  Money shows up, ideas come, and people miraculously change their minds. I have seen it happen time and time again, in my life and in my friends lives, in so many ways I could go on for days.

Now I am not saying that life won’t give us great challenges.  The challenges make life interesting.  (No challenges, no miracles) But when we turn our attention to the higher path, and keep it there as much as possible.  We find ourselves at peace, and we see things work out, as if by magic.

On another note… Expect the best and I’ll be the best. “In other words, tell yourself Its gonna be easy!” Believe it, and it will.

Sincerely,

Craig Kimbrough for Positive Guru Blog

We just have to try to believe a little bit!

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We are all here for specific reasons.  There is much to do. We all have a potential that has us here. It’s just a matter of whether we are going to live up to that potential and be able to see it.

We all have a connection that can give us the energy and direction. Sometimes we don’t have the energy to do the things that our  potential life calls for, but we have the potential inside of us.  We have the energy.  We just have to connect.

We have to determine that we are going to connect.  If we determine that we are going to connect, no matter how far off it may seem, if it is important enough to us, we will connect.

We just have to try to believe a little bit, in our goal, our dream, its possibility.  A lot of times we say, “if you believe and conceive you will achieve.”  We think that we have to believe it. But here is a secret. You don’t have to believe it.  You just have to try to believe it.  Just believe it a little bit. You don’t have to believe it all the way. So many times I have found, that when I just believed a little bit, and did not believe it all the way, I looked up and I was like wow! The impossible just happened.

But we have to be willing to act on that belief.  If you kind of believe your answer will show up in a movie, go see it! act like you expect your answer to be on that screen, bring a pencil and pad, and enjoy.

 

Craig Kimbrough

For Positive Guru Blog

Be Free!

Moving into a style
that I used long ago

This style that I use
it helped me to be free

And freedom is a subject
that I don’t take lightly

Oh how much
do we want to be free?

In order to be free
I let go of who I am

I stand on the mountain
and soon forget my name

I meditate deeply
move with the cosmos

so how can I care
about what they think?

I trust in the Universe
and I trust in me

I move on this trust
every single day

A new way of life
Im happy to move into

One small step
One small step

From the seventh floor
I move back to ground level

And I come back here
with a brand new style

I ask the higher place
what to do next?

I await like a panther
about to make a leap

So now my next move
is not my next move

But don’t even trip
because it really is

What we really want
comes from within

The question is
do we really know this?

Craig Kimbrough
For Positive Guru Blog

From Craig’s Journal (from a temporary low, to a wonderful high in minutes)

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I woke up thinking about my life.  There are so many things I want to do and in some ways may be sleeping on.  I remembered the fact that life does not stop for anyone, and that everyday that goes by, I need to be sure to be my authentic self.

In some ways I felt like I was missing the mark, even though for the most part, life is quite good. I also thought about changes that I need to make, and maybe even a dream or two that if I was honest, seemed to be eluding me.  “My perfect relationship, ok most happy relationship, am I in it?  Look at the changes that need to be made. My new meditation center, it’s just a shell of what I would like it to be.  So much potential in so many areas, this is not a test run this is my life!” Needless to say, in that moment, I was not feeling my best.

Then I opened up to a page from my newest, yet to be released book, that I completed at least a year ago. The page was talking about the power of being thankful. I started to feel a little better just reading it. So I decided to put my thankfulness into action. I started thanking God and the Universe for many things. Like my wonderful home, and my children being healthy. I was thankful for my business and being able to be self employed practically all of my life. I thought about all the incredible ways God has blessed me and how the Universe has saved me from what looked like oncoming disaster, so many times.

I was thankful for all my good times, wonderful life and experiences, for my family friends and children. And as far as my meditation center goes. Wow, I actually have one, and it is wonderful, and growing. “Build on it!” Is what I thought. And for the projects that I felt way behind on. I felt appreciation for them and new energy to move on them. I was reminded that this is an adventure. And in my personal life, it has been a great ride and will continue to be. I was back once again, removed from my temporary low.  My exercise in being thankful paid off.

Peace and Blessings
Craig Kimbrough for Positive Guru Blog

Today’s Poetry (A Secret of the Ages)

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We hold back, afraid it may be taken the wrong way

Thinking we will gain more by playing it safe

We may feel that what we give may not be accepted

How interesting, our grasping, makes our dreams run away

We must shine like the sun, blow like the wind

Let the chips fall where they may, and continue to be free!

What you give may soon be appreciated

The less we are concerned, the more likely it will be

The more we meditate, the less we are concerned

Working without concern is a secret of the ages

You move toward your objective like it means everything

But in your heart of hearts you have already let go

 

Craig Kimbrough For Positive Guru Blog