Do you drive through life focused on the rearview mirror? Most of us are pretty good at remembering what we did wrong. Maybe you find yourself pulling up past mistakes when presented with new opportunities. How about “guilting” yourself for not meeting the expectations of others? Regret, guilt and shame are heavy oppressors and evidence that your inner critic is out of control.
We All Make Mistakes
We all make mistakes, it’s the human condition. Of course, there’s one true thing that can be said about regrets – they are past. Meditation practice brings you present in your life. You learn to see your past differently and have compassion for yourself and your mistakes.
With a few minutes of contemplation every day–including a forgiveness process detailed in Unleash Your Inner Genius (UYIG)—you can neutralize the harsh attacks of guilt and shame your resident critic directs at you. That’s one way meditation makes you present in your life.
The Practice of Meditation
The practice of meditation makes this possible, and it is our focus on practice that distinguishes UYIG from other programs. Because we are concerned with practice and not technique, we keep our method simple, based in user-friendly metaphors.
For example, your mind is like a river or stream. It never rests, it is always thinking: sad thoughts, angry thoughts, happy ones, regret about the past or anxiety about the future. To apply this metaphor, simply bring yourself to the banks of your mind and watch or listen to those thoughts that float by. You’re just watching, not resisting or criticizing.
more you observe, the more aware you become that you are not your mind, your body or your circumstances. You are the Observer…and that puts you in charge and at choice. Very powerful!
UYIG is completely benefit-driven; we’ve found that “should” and “ought” cause resistance.
Instead of sending you a book or DVD, we email you a lesson a day with an MP3 and PDF download for 28 days. The MP3 includes a timed meditation period with surf in the background – 5 minutes the first week up to 20 minutes in the fourth week. We’ve made meditation a “get-to” because that’s about the only way it’ll become a habit
Don’t know how to meditate?
Listen to the first lesson from UYIG by clicking the link in the right column. It has the instructions. You can read it, as well, by clicking the PDF link. Or take a break with the free five-minute meditation. (You’ll need to give us your email address first.)
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