Getting benefits out of meditation
I want to get the benefits out of the meditation. And at the same time my mind gets distracted. Will there be any possibility?
Or will there be any chance of getting the benefits of meditation, even though there are distractions?
Yes definitely there is a possibility. All the CDs in the Bach Flower Study Centre are tuned in certain brainwaves. Whenever a person goes into a deep meditation, or deep meditative level, the brain produces certain waves called Brainwaves.
When you are in deep meditation you go to Alpha, then Theta and then Delta. Normally our distractive mind is in Beta State.
When you listen to the Meditation CD with a headphone, whatever Alpha waves generated will be imposed on your brain. When those waves are imposed, you will be forced to come out of Beta level and you will be in the silence mode.
In that way, you can silence the rebellious or the resisting mind. That is the only way by which you can do meditation.
The other way is really cumbersome for every time you have to be careful about the mind, because the mind is a great trickster. You think that you will be able to manage it, for when you just say ‘release’, the thought goes off.
You feel happy then. But the happy state itself is another thought – whether it is happiness, sadness, calmness, worry, anger or love, all of them is a thought. Every such thought has to be released.
Inner Smile Brings an Outer Smile
We normally ignore our organs. We always take the body for granted. The day when we send our love, our smile to the organs, they become our friends. A friendly relationship with our organs is a must to maintain our harmony outside. If there is conflict or disharmony in others, become silent and send your love to your organs. A weekly listening of the CD will establish harmony in every aspect of our life.
– From the introduction of Inner Smile CD
Her boss was rude about her report
Anjali’s boss was not a typical boss. However, for some reason he couldn’t accept the annual report she prepared for the board of directors. He was critical of her report by all means, even though she felt she had done a great job.
Anjali approached me to find a solution to her problem, as she felt she can’t make any more improvement. From my work with her, I knew she didn’t give due care to her body. So I didn’t prescribe her any remedies. I just asked her to listen to the CD for twice a day, for a week and then on a regular basis for once a week.
She listened to it, as per my instructions. After a couple of days, her boss approached her and told her that he was over-cautious as the report is for the board of directors. He apologized for his over-reaction and suggested that it would be enough if only a couple of minor changes are made to the report. Anjali made the changes, which she felt was quite acceptable and easy to make.
Moral of the story
When you show love to your body, others will show love to you and your work.