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

Three easy tips for better concentrating during meditation

When we have trouble concentrating during meditation it’s usually because we are not meditating at all. Well we are meditating, but the problem is we are meditating on all the problems we perceive to be in our world. We sit down, say our mantra 2 times and start to think about our life. Of course this is not what we originally hoped for our focus to be on during meditation. We were hoping to let go of our world and find peace of mind, more happiness, ideas, and inspiration.  So I have three tips to help out.

1. Change your walking meditation.  Change what you think and talk about throughout the day prior to meditating sitting down.  Keeping your mind on the positive and on higher possibilities is big.  When you sit down to meditate.  Your mind will gravitate to what you have been focusing on all day long.

2.  When you sit down to meditate.  First bring to mind your concerns worries hopes and dreams.  Remind yourself that a force higher than you is taking care of them and you don’t need to figure out anything.  The Universe will handle it all.  Your sitting down to meditate is only helping you to move into that place where you can see it clearly.  Also know that the answers can show up at any time, from any place.  The Universe will handle how that happens.

3.  When you sit down to meditate, see how many times you actually repeat your mantra. If you are using my video “How to Meditate with the Highest Form of Meditation” the beginning mantra would be A-U-M. After each A-U-M, count, for example say A-U-M then count 1, A-U-M then count repeat that mantra and cout 2. See if you get to 10. If you don’t, try again until you get to 10. After you reach 10, do not count anymore. Continue to repeat the mantra without counting. When you count, do not use your fingers. This brings your concentration below the eyebrow center. In the “How to Meditate video” I do not mention counting with each repetition up to ten. This is only for when having trouble concentrating.

You can even practice this mantra during your day when you are not sitting down meditating. You can do this when you are walking, driving, etc., with your eyes open of course. But when it is time to meditate, you do it with the eyes closed sitting down like on the download

Peace and Blessings

Craig Kimbrough Positive Guru Blog

We Are All Meditating All The Time, So why not change your meditation to enhance your life?

Meditation is focus and we are constantly focusing on one thing or another.  So whether we realize it or not, we are always meditating. Our present world and everything in it is a result of our focus or our meditations.  When we say we want to learn how to meditate, we are actually saying we want to learn how to meditate in way that produces better results. These better results that we are looking for may be better health, greater success, a more relaxed harmonious life, or a deeper spiritual connection.  All of these things can be experienced, by simply shifting our focus.

 

Peace and Blessings, Craig Kimbrough for Positive Guru Blog

Today’s Positive Poetry (Change)

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What do we do when we want our lives to change?
Change
What do we do when we want our circumstances to be different?
Be different
What do we do when we want people in our lives to behave in a new way?
Behave in a new way
What do we do when we want our lives to be more exciting?
Be more exciting
How do we do these things for a whole new life on a whole new level?
Look for the good everywhere and step up our meditations

Craig Kimbrough
For Positive Guru Blog

Today’s Poetry (Show Me The Way)

cropped-fb081-sun_and_sky_.jpgSometimes I get a glimpses of where I am going

Where I am going to seems different to me

I see where the world is going and feel I don’t fit

I want to be there but not in the same way

I want to be there but not so caught up

So I ask for help to show me the way

I want to be there and true to myself

I want to share while I learn to how let go

I want to love and I want to be free

Can these two actions be practiced at once?

Once again I come for direction

And ask you once more to show me the way?

Positive Guru Reminder: There is a way of being that is truly our own. Sometimes we have to go to God and The Universe for the answers and and visions we need and know that they can show up, be it in meditation, a dream or in our world as we go through life. Don’t hesitate to take the time to go within and don’t make the mistake of thinking that your deeper visions are not possible.

Craig Kimbrough
for Positive Guru Blog

Today’s Poetry. . . (You Are Into The Process. Your Whole Life Is About To Change)

When you wake up from a dream that you don’t understand
take some time and ask “What is it trying to tell me?”

When you find yourself in a tough situation
ask God and the Universe “What do you want me to see?”

As you move throughout your life
know that everything is in harmony

The whole Universe is working to get you to
Where you want to be

Your answer as to what’s the next move
is showing up in all your steps

All you have to do
is be open minded and trust

trust in the process
and make it a game

The more you lean into it
the more magic you see

And when you see the magic
you can’t believe your eyes

You feel so good
on the most incredible high

All you want to do is see more
of how the whole Universe is with you

and revealing itself to you
right here in your world

This is the time
to be thankful

This is the time
to meditate and pray

This is the time
to live in light of the lesson

You are into the process
Your whole life is about to change

Positive Guru Application: Pay attention to your inner and outer world. Remember that there are no accidents, and that you are constantly getting hints and clues as to what your next move is in this great game of life. Also know that when you have the courage to act on the information you receive from being open minded and aware,your life changes for the better.

Craig Kimbrough
For Positive Guru Blog