A direct, simple approach on how to experience the present moment in our everyday lives and a way to practice from renowned spiritual teacher Alan Watts.
The Easiest Way To Get Into The Meditative State
Alan Watts - Guided Meditation (Awakening The Mind)
Instead of trying to control your thoughts, notice them. Observe them. Are they happy, positive thoughts? Or are they negative, depressing thoughts? One or the other isn’t bad it’s important to just observe them. Think of yourself sitting on a mountain by the highway and your thoughts being cars that go by.
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The main thing I learned from the Alan Watts meditation trick is that meditation is an experience, not a task. It’s about spending time alone with your thoughts without any judgment. This quick Alan Watts meditation should help you understand more of what is going on inside you.
If done over time on a consistent basis you can learn to be less judgemental of yourself and others. You don’t want to get too attached to anyone thought, especially negative ones. Your increased awareness can help you tons throughout the rest of your day. The next time you have a big meeting at work or date with someone special you can observe your thoughts.
"Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. And therefore, if you meditate for an ulterior motive — that is to say, to improve your mind, to improve your character, to be more efficient in life — you've got your eye on the future and you are not meditating!" - Alen Watts
About Alan Watts
Alan Watts - British Philosopher
Alan Watts was a British Philosopher (1915-1973) and author who wrote countless essays, over 25 books (inc. The Way of Zen in 1957 and The Joyous Cosmology in 1962) and recorded nearly 400 lectures on subjects important to Eastern and Western religion. All of which are still in shockingly high demand.
He was an author, a poet, a radical thinker, a priest, a mystic, a teacher, a critic of society and one of the first to interpret Eastern wisdom for a Western audience. He understood the concept of stepping back from all of the drama we create in life. He understood the cosmic humor of it all.
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