What is really important is to come back to what is going on inside and around you. Meditation is creating a focus, so that with awareness you can see and communicate directly with parts of yourself, honestly and clearly and with such awareness you are able to encompass much more joy.
Meditation also creates a sense of well-being. Without that sense of well-being, without that sense of awareness, it’s very difficult not to struggle and to face oneself in a way that is too depleting.
Meditation is a joy, a celebration, and that that can be done in many different ways. One of the ways that I recommend, and it’s very easy, even if you haven’t ever meditated before, is to take five minutes to meditate before falling asleep. When you do this, the meditation carries on in your sleep; so you are meditating for six, seven, eight hours, because what you do in the five minutes, just before you fall asleep, is critical.
I would suggest that in these important five minutes that you practice the third eye meditation. The third eye is the space between the eyebrows. Simply bring the focus, and a sense of joy, a sense of warmth, to that point. Watch and be aware of what is going on, without trying to control, or see or understand anything.
This practice of awareness brings about profound change especially if put into practice many times. What one may realise is that the mind is not negative – it is actually creative, and, in essence, joyous!
Life changes when you meditate and your relationship to yourself and other people changes. I say these things in order to share that there is another way to approach things when you are faced with various situations and it is very easy to put this into practice.
It’s a wonderful thing when people are open to these concepts. It’s not religion, it’s not even spirituality – it’s simply a more intelligent way of living and I call this radical honesty – how to be honest with yourself, with the world, with the way you feel, with the way that your mind works, with your partner, with friends, which creates a deeper communication that makes you aware that life is definitely worth living.