mantra

Meditation

Intention and Attachment

In Vedic Meditation we're instructed not to emphasize a particular outcome or a singular experience. We have an intention to think our mantra, but we find it disappears spontaneously.  We're left with silence or thoughts, or both one after the other. We need to make a distinction between intention and attachment.  We have a preference to to think our mantra, and to come back to it once it gets replaced with some other thought or experience.  However, we're not riveted to our mantra, meaning that we embrace a willingness to let it go it.  And when we let it go, we can

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Meditation

Unstressing Is Good

Unstressing is good. We need unstressing because it is the only way to get rid of our stresses. In our meditation, what causes us to unstress is the use of the mantra.  The mantra brings our awareness into a less excited state, which brings the body into that less excited state.  Then, the body starts releasing stress.  Our mantra is the anchor, pulling us inward. (more…)

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Meditation

Meditation and the Mantra

There are many forms of meditation out there and certainly giving yourself time to engage in relaxation and meditation (no matter what form) is better than nothing. Specifically, for people who practice Transcendental or Vedic Meditation, a mantra is used, along with effortless breathing, to fully "transcend" and reach "bliss", where anxiety and stress melt away and the body begins to release. The mantra, a simple collection of sounds or words is used as a focus for the person meditating, but is essentially a forgetting device.  Based on sound quality alone, a Vedic Meditation mantra is a forgettable thought.  In

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