• Today’s Question for Craig (How do I stop my mind from racing during meditation?)

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TW1elRCF7Lk/TSxo_6q3iPI/AAAAAAAAACw/WPNCFa9fI5E/s1600/elusive_clouds_1280_1024.jpg Question: When I meditate I find my mind is just racing. So although I am meditating, I am not meditating on what I should be meditating on Instead I am thinking. What do you suggest? How do I stop my mind from racing during meditation? Craig’s answer: Here is a suggestion that can work very well. Just prior to meditating when you are sitting there, take a moment to tell yourself God and the Universe that all is well in your world. Give thanks for specific concerns, worries, hopes, working out in ways that you can’t even see at the moment. This will help keep the concerns hopes and…

  • Today’s Positive Thought (we are all artists painting on the canvas of life)

    http://madsilence.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/an-artist-painting-a-blast-wall-on-abu-nawas-street-in-baghdad-part-of-a-city-program-to-come-to-terms-with-the-slabs-of-concrete-that-have-sprouted-across-the-city.jpg In the book House of Happiness,Dr.Thind talks about two kinds of artists. One type has to have a person or landscape in front of them. Many of these artists are great and it takes a lot of skill to be able to put the picture on to canvas. And then he talks about artists who would meditate for weeks or months even, to be able to get a clear vision in their mind of what they are painting. And then they go to work. We are all artists painting on the canvas of life. We can either look in the outside world and be inspired by a picture we…

  • Today’s Positive Thought and Reminder (All the answers you will ever need are right here with you)

    http://www.ideachampions.com/weblogs/Big-Idea.jpg All the answers you will ever need are right here with you, waiting on you to see them, because God and The Universe is right here with us at all times whether we realize it, at the moment or not. Our job is to place our focus on this realization. The more we realize this. The faster the answer to any problem or perceived obstacle comes. The more we go within and the more we remind ourselves of such truths (we are one, God is with us, the answer is on its way) and let go of the problem, the more we will have the most profound answers from…

  • Dr. Martin Luther King and Meditation (from Craig’s Journal)

    Years ago when I was about twenty one years old, I had an interesting experience. I was working in a school in the evenings as a custodian. It was around the time of Martin Luther King’s birthday. Everywhere I went in the school there were pictures of him and posters and write ups. I found myself thinking about him all that evening. When I took a break, I decided to meditate. Just prior to doing so I asked a question to myself. I wanted to know and asked, “how did he have so much strength to carry on such a movement?” During meditation I saw Dr. King. And it was…

  • Today’s Positive Poetry (I give over here. I give over there)

    I give over here I give over there This is what the universe tells me to do What I get back it really does not matter I just have to follow the instructions One day I was meditating and asking God What to do about this and about that? How do I get all these things that I want? At the same time I was thanking God for taking care of all these concerns, and to my surprise I heard a voice coming in, like check this out I give over here I give over there It caught me off guard and truly blew my mind Then all kinds of…

  • Today’s Positive Thought (This life is just a day of the soul)

    Our souls and our spirits are immortal. Our deeper selves have been and will be in existence for eons. This life that we live is just a day of the soul. How long that day may last depends on us and what we need to express and experience. Just as we have dreams at night and waken to the day, so does the soul have dreams in the form of life times and then awaken to its light of day. Think of how many dreams and awakenings we have had. Sometimes we remember our dreams, sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we can be dreaming and know that we are dreaming because…

  • Today’s Positive Thought and Poetry (Be open to the possibilities)

    How can I say that I have been here before? It seems to be a subject so few will embrace Some would say such a notion discounts Heaven But how can that be so if you remember that too? Maybe I can explain what I have seen in meditation a young girl trying to understand life I could feel her thoughts and her emotions So different than the way I feel today Perhaps I can talk about the charismatic robber whom I saw like watching a movie, getting killed in the end Everyone watching was happy to see him go but not me, I wondered, why do I like him…

  • From Craig’s Journal (we can get peace, strength and back on track, through meditation)

    I decided that I needed to talk to my guru Mr. Ambrister.  He made his transition about ten years ago, and at times I will see him in meditation or dream. These are cherished times that I appreciate and hold on to.  They remind me just how deep this life is.  Today was one of those mornings that I had the need to see him and know that he is still with me.  So when it was time to meditate, prior to repeating my mantra, I talked to Mr. Ambrister in my mind, just like he was in the room. Within moments he was there with me, not in the…