Why You Are Like You Are
“The world doesn’t yield to us directly, our description of the world stands in between. So, properly speaking, we are always one step removed and our experience of the world is always a recollection of the experience. If and whenever you can stop your internal dialogue, the world collapses and extraordinary facets of ourselves surface, as though they had been kept heavily guarded by our words. You are like you are, because you tell yourself that you are that way.” – Carlos Castaneda from “Tales of Power”
How can you stop the internal dialog? I personally know of no other better way than daily meditation. It’s a simple practice but one that takes discipline in the beginning before it becomes habit (like all good habits). If you can hang in there long enough you’ll notice that the internal chatter of your busy mind starts to slow, and even stop for moments here and there. In those moments you will experience an extraordinary sense of bliss and catch a reflection of your true self. In those moments you’ll simply enjoy and appreciate being alive more than you’ve ever known. – Albert
If you’ve tried to meditate in the past but had trouble and just can’t sit still long enough, click this link and try one of these Yogic Sleep recordings. You simply lay down and listen to the instructions and you will be guided to this blissful conscious state that I mention above. The recordings are 35-45 minutes long but don’t require any effort except for listening. It gives you the equivalent of 3 to 4 hours of deep sleep. I use it often when I need to recharge in the middle of the day.