To some, the idea of Meditation is that of a very slender individual sitting on the floor – cross-legged – and mesmerized by a large candle directly in front of him/her
Likewise – to some, the idea of Manifestation is to have one’s head engulfed in a cloud like haze – while half-dreaming of something else – or somewhere else – other than where he/she is at the moment.
In a way I suppose that each idea has a germ of truth in it – but, let’s explore a bit further.
Before we go any further, let me state that Meditation is not just focusing on positive quotes about life. And it is not an escape from reality. Rather it is simply a way to have increased awareness of reality. That is a rather key point.
One often hears the expression `mindfulness and meditation’ and it is easy to toss off such an expression. But when we closely examine that saying, it makes all the sense in the world.
It simply means that the find is fully attending to what is happening. So simplistic, and yet who among us is able to concentrate 100% on the matter at hand for more than a few seconds.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could?
So to learn meditation and learn different types of meditation may deliver some pretty dramatic improvements in our lives.
According to more than one study, about 8% of the US population meditates. An interesting figure also is that about 8.1% of Americans have a Masters or higher degree.
Side note: about 91% (according to one survey) have tried drugs at least once in their life.
Note: The author is not suggesting any correlation with these statistics, but they are interesting!
An individual may say that we all meditate – assuming that at some point we `think’ about anything at all – and for a few moments that is the only subject in our mind.
It is actually difficult to imagine a day in which we don’t `think` about something – hard.
The idea kind of removes `weirdness` from the subject of Meditation, doesn’t it?
Some interesting quotes on Meditation:
“The Goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts – it is to stop letting them control you” – Anonymous
“The quieter you become the more you can hear.” Anonymous
“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” – Katherine Dunham
“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” Buddha
“Meditation is one of the ways in which the spiritual man keeps himself awake.” Thomas Merton
“Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.” Ajahn Brahm
Wow, talk about a source for deriding the poor soul who believes in and actually practices Manifestation. What a loser that poor individual is. Hah!
Poor misguided individuals such as:
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Jay Z
- Conor McGregor
- Oprah Winfrey
- Lady Gaga
- Steve Harvey
- Will Smith
- Denzil Washington
Man, we don’t want to be counted among these nobodies, do we?
OK – let’s suppose that there just may be something to Manifestation, after all. Just what is it?
How exactly would you describe Manifestation?
Again, as we said about Meditation – if we think at all (The author is assuming that the individuals who are still here – are the `Thinkers’ among the general population) we already are meditating and manifesting.
Our thinking and concentration takes many shapes:
We all do it – both manifesting and meditating – it is just that without training and the knowledge of just `How to do it` – sometimes (quite often) our undisciplined meditating and manifesting work against us more than `for us`.
Now – here is a huge secret: There is no secret formula. The basic concept is the same in all the approaches.
The difference is the technique used – and that is why this site presents to you the choice of techniques. The technique used for your neighbor may not be the one that best resonates with you.
So, explore these different approaches – pick the one that really speaks to `you`. Each one has been carefully selected. If you choose one –and perchance you did not choose the best one for you – and you have complied with their Refund policy and have not received a refund – I am here to get it for you.
With that said, let me leave you with one thought:
You are already meditating and manifesting –
Why not do it the right way – and benefit HUGELY by doing it correctly?
“Thoughts don’t become things; thoughts ARE things.”
― Eric Michael Leventhal
“When people want success but visualize failure, they attract failure because they don’t know about the power of repetition/visualization.”
― Hina Hashmi
“Those who find courage to pursue their dreams, manifest gladness of their souls.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita
“Experiencing life with your whole heart will not only bring more of what you desire but often it will surpass what you could have imagined!”
― Heidi Reagan
To sum it all up, the fact that the reason so many of us have problems, is that periodically we have bouts of low self esteem and we just don’t feel up to addressing the concerns of our lives.
If we had high self esteem, the problems and concerns would be the same size, but we would be bigger and stronger – and therefore be able to handle them better.
Hence, the name of this little site – The Leaking Barrel
But, let’s leave with a laugh:
“To earn the trust of your meditation, you have to visit it every day. It’s like having a puppy.”