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How to Mindful Meditate: Steady Guided Chakra Meditation for Mindfulness Bangalore
At 7 Chakras in Bangalore, we offer guided chakra meditation for mindfulness taking care of how to mindful meditate.
Ironically mindfulness is never achieved by keeping your mind full of whatever it might be. Mindfulness can only be achieved by emptying the mind and giving an autonomous charge of mindfulness to the brain.
You may get perplexed as the words we are using are contradicting themselves. It’s because the words humanity uses have cultural connotations as opposed to the real scientific ones. And at times the two connotations do sound conflicting with each other. In such a scenario, it’s the scientific connotation that saves our day.
Let’s understand it in a little more depth through learning the dynamic relationship between the brain and the mind.
The Brain and The Mind:
Where is the seat of mind in the body?
Have you ever thought about it?
Mind is the reviewing faculty of brain. Mind never views. It only re-views what brain has already viewed and acted upon. It happens efficiently provided this reviewing faculty hasn’t negatively affected the spontaneously instant perception and action taken by the brain.
Why is reviewing required?
Reviewing is required to give a subjective meaning to the psychedelic perceptions and automatic actions effected by brain. This subjective meaning imparts life with a sense of individual entity having a free will of its own. It makes an individual life a uniquely comprehensible story and thus makes it interesting to this reviewer that mind is.
But there is a serious caveat here. The reviewer finds it so interesting that it holds this comprehension as being the real perception and the real action. It decides to exercise its free will.
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It’s here that guided chakra meditation for mindfulness needs to limit the role of mind in regard with how to mindful meditate.
Even this wouldn’t have been much of a problem, had this free will not been contaminated. Most often it gets contaminated by an element of fear as a seed of life preservative instincts getting overrated. Life is born with the fear of losing its instinctive preservation.
It’s this fear that’s in the root of contaminating this free will that starts working as a proverbial selfish gene. It subjectively attaches itself to the singular purpose of preserving life at any cost in an obsessive manner.
This fear is not a real danger and the brain may not perceive it as a real threat. It’s rather a conceived threat that the contaminated free will of the reviewer adds to its comprehension.
Hence it becomes more important for guided chakra meditation for mindfulness to address how to mindful meditate in its right contexts.
The Seed of The Mind:
The contaminated free will is not as intelligent as the spontaneous brain is. Along with the instinct of self preservation, brain also hands over a complete list of other instincts to the reviewer. The purpose is for it to review, cognize and comprehend them all as the basic tenets of life, like:
All these different instincts need to be given exclusive emphases in an overall inclusive manner. None of them less, none of them more!
But as we saw, the reviewer gets subjectively attached to the singular purpose of preserving life in an obsessive manner. It does so at the cost of ignoring and at times even suppressing a few other instincts.
The main victims to this fear of mind are the instincts of sex, adventure, curiosity and interaction. It considers them as challenging self preservation. Sex is such a strong instinct as can make one even ignore one’s safety and security. In fact sex falls under the category of death instincts as opposed to the instincts of self preservation.
(This categorization of mine is in contrast with the categorization conceived by Sigmund Freud as life instincts and death drives. In fact, he had earlier started working along death instincts before he moved on to work along conceptualizing death drives. And that time, he had categorized sex as one of the prime death instincts. I find this earlier concept of his as more meaningful.)
As a result, human culture and society that come into existence as mind’s constructions tag sex as the basic sin.
How can we call such a basic instinct the basic sin? Guided chakra meditation for mindfulness addressing how to mindful meditate does need to dispel such an erroneous approach out of the mind.
Same is true of passion and joy of adventure. Adventure is an instinctive drive of jumping into an act of experiencing the unknown. The more the passion, the less one is susceptible to get tamed. You can tame a bullock but never a bull. Human culture and society that are constructed over the most basic foundations of fear need to tame their individuals. If they don’t get tamed, they may jump into life-threatening adventures out of passion.
Adventure and safety are two diametrically opposite things. In fact, passion and joy are the hallmark of all death instincts, sex and adventure being the most magnetic among those. That’s how and why passion and joy are conceptually closely associated with sex and adventure.
Curiosity is something that questions culture and society’s training programs aimed at turning their individuals safe and secure. They do so even at the cost of turning them into cogs of ever turning wheels. Human education system is the worst victim to it where students must follow a regimen rather than satiate their curiosity. Regimen insures what students must know in order to safeguard their future, underlining its emphasis on regimented knowledge.
On the other hand, curiosity flows like water, taking one towards unknown horizons rewarding them with insights turning them intelligent. Mind prefers knowledge to intelligence. Any regimented training curbs curiosity, human education system being its best (worst) example. But knowledge without intelligence and insight amounts to nothing more than stupidity and nothing less than insensitivity.
Interaction is another victim to the obsession of self-preservation.. The more one interacts with strangers or unknown situations, the more one exposes oneself to the risk of getting harmed. This conceived risk comes into existence out of the fear of the unknown. Hence human culture and society prefer regimented relationship to spontaneous interaction.
Relationship is conditioned, having set protocols to follow, turning it mechanical and dull sooner than later. Interaction is unconditional, creating its own unique designs every time one has it afresh, turning it aesthetically much more creative. Relationship is safe, interaction is risky. But by the same token, relationship is narrow like swimming in a pond, whereas interaction resembles swimming in an ocean.
Hence, human culture and society curb these instincts either overtly or else covertly.
All these four above-mantioned instincts are surprisingly the instincts falling under the category of death instincts. All instincts falling under the category of death instincts are the ones that kill ego in the mind. That’s why and how they appear to be death instincts to the mind.
Mind’s Erroneous Zones:
Again, guided chakra meditation for mindfulness addressing how to mindful meditate needs to dispel few more erroneous approaches out of the mind.
When these instincts are curbed or suppressed, they do so along with their energy getting suppressed as well. Mind has a powerful tool to do so through creating a superego comprising highly respected morals. If it doesn’t do so, another new structure named guilt coaxes it making it feel guilty. Surprisingly it gets its energy stealing it from the energy of fear which is an emotion, another faculty of mind.
What happens when energy is suppressed? More so, it’s not only getting suppressed, it’s even getting repressed at times. Repression means pushing the consciousness of its suppression to the unconscious mind so that it just forgets everything about it.
But their energetic content still keeps pressing on the doors of the conscious mind. And whenever it finds an opportunity, it knocks at it. It not only knocks, it also enters consciousness stealthily in disguise when the guards sitting at the doors are snoozing. That’s what our dreams are.
Not only this, even in their exile in the unconscious, these repressed instincts don’t go fully inactive. They retain their capacity to affect the decisions taken by the mind unconsciously against their conscious reasoning.
Guided chakra meditation for mindfulness addressing how to mindful meditate needs to be cautious dispelling these new constructions out of the mind.
Quite a few different morals are constructed to downgrade the content and the energy of the repressed instincts. The moral of piety downgrades the powerful instinct of sex. Mind understands how powerful and inevitable sex is. Hence it creates another sub-moral of marriage under the moral of piety as a spiritual union. It’s a monogamic sexual relationship between one man and one woman all through their life.
Humans are not designed to have their sex quota rationed like this. But under the respectable pressure of piety, they accept it at the conscious level. But their unconscious mind always keeps them getting attracted to others outside their marriage. It’s not only about getting attracted but also about having mental sex with them if not physical, stealthily.
Guided chakra meditation for mindfulness addressing how to mindful meditate needs to dispel these morals out of the mind too.
Fragmentation of Mind:
Mind fragments itself in more than one parts fighting with one another all day long. This infighting continually keeps tiring ‘us’ without really having done that much work to justify ‘our’ tiredness. When we enjoy doing something, we never get as much tired as we do when we do it without enjoying. In fact, we almost don’t get tired while enjoying doing even the toughest of jobs.
One more caveat! Guided chakra meditation for mindfulness addressing how to mindful meditate also needs to dispel this fragmentation out of the mind.
Mind constructs quite a few other morals to downgrade the content and energy of curiosity and its questioning attitude covertly. It does so in the names of obedience, faith, reverence, loyalty and devotion in order to avoid questioning the authority.
What happens to the passion of instincts when its joy gets frustrated? Passion gets distorted through turning into emotions via turning instinctive joy to the idea of joy which we call happiness.
We need to be cautious here as well. Guided chakra meditation for mindfulness addressing how to mindful meditate needs to dispel these emotional distortions out of the mind.
Happiness means hopefully waiting to enjoy in near or far future. When we are really enjoying, we don’t need to be happy as we are simply enjoying right then and there. We can even enjoy while being sad as well. Like, our skin will always enjoy the touch of winter sun even if we are grieving.
Ironically, unlike passion, emotions always exist as the pairs of opposites:
- Happiness – Sadness
- Bravery – Cowardice
- Courage – Timidity
- Confidence – Diffidence
- Hope – Despair
- Excitement – Boredom
- Attachment – Detachment
- Anger – Guilt
- Pride – Shame
- Anxiety – Depression
- Fear – Greed
One might wonder how fear and greed are a pair of two opposites. Isn’t it the fear of losing that turns us greedy to accumulate extra in case we lose some? Immortality as a greedy concept has always been an antithesis of the fear of losing life.
Psychology tends to categorize these pairs under positive and negative emotions, always siding with the positive ones. But the two of them are the two sides of the same coin. In fact, the negative ones are more basic coming into existence out of frustrated passion. Their positive counterparts are just feel-good facades that we wear not to get intimidated by them.
Let me give another example here. Psychology tells us to be confident instead of being diffident. How does being confident help us? Let’s take a hypothetical example. Suppose you and I are to appear in an interview for joining a post that has only one vacancy there. And both of us are equally confident. So our confidence isn’t going to help us at all, simply because one of us has to lose. And even if both of us are diffident, one of us has to win. So this advice of being confident is mathematically wrong.
We only need to be confident because we are basically diffident. Isn’t it a better thing to be neither and just be natural, ready to face what naturally comes to us?
That’s what the futility of all emotions is. They are not natural. They are the constructs of ideas and not the realities behind them. Satiating real instincts generates passion and joy instead of emotions like happiness. Happiness as an emotion plays with the idea of joy and not with real joy, which only passion can do. Being happy for the next moment instead of enjoying this very one is like masturbating instead of having real sex.
Everyone always keeps feeling like missing something in life but none knows what!
No one really knows that we all are missing joy right now, which only passion can generate, not any emotions.
Psychology Affecting Physiology:
Psychology of mind has made it an unnaturally complex pattern of its role as the reviewer. It affects brain’s physiology through its nervous system across the entire body.
Let’s see how.
Mind in its evolution along human culture and human society has fragmented itself in many more than one parts. These fragmented parts are always in a state of war with one another. The result is they keep wasting their energy in an unproductive way. As a further result the organism falls into a state that lacks energy.
Meditation aims at summoning energy. Guided chakra meditation for mindfulness addressing how to mindful meditate needs to dispel almost every mental structure out of the mind.
Physiologically, it suffers through habitually posturing the skeleton in an unnatural manner at its joints. Skeleton does it to itself through mind by drooping its 360 joints down and tucking them in. This further gets flared by the muscles in their vicinity getting rigidified and thus changing their habitual anatomy. Both these structural changes affect nerves and blood vessels attached to them resulting in changing their habitual anatomy as well.
It gives birth to closed chakras along the length of the spinal cord stopping vagus nerve from carrying signals effectively. They block the much needed dialogue between the gut and the brain needed to keep the nervous system functioning properly. That’s how the materialistic physiological approach of life looks at it.
Let’s look at it from the angle of vitalistic approach of life and the mind body system. Surprisingly, the vitalistic approach also talks of closed chakras along the spinal cord blocking the flow of Kundalini. Kundalini is the life-energy that flows through the nerve named Sushumna along the spinal cord. Incidentally, the vagus nerve and Sushumna are the two names for the same nerve in two different languages. Brain works optimally when Kundalini flows unblocked through Sushumna between the root chakra (gut) and the crown chakra (brain).
The similarity in the physiological descriptions of two diametrically opposite philosophical approaches to life has always kept me extremely intrigued.
Maybe the two approaches are two different ways of looking into the same reality from two different angles!
Time will tell.
Psychology Vs Physiology:
Anyway, the deformed psychology of mental structure affects the physiology of the human body in a negative manner. It compromises the capacity of tenth cranial nerve to carry signals or else Kundalini through it in an uninhibited way. The result is a neurophysiologically compromised nervous system of which the brain is the most central organ. That’s how a wronged mind turns brain wronged as well. Brain loses its spontaneity of thinking in the instant present as mind pushes it to past and future thoughts.
What’s the way out?
Either we change the psychology of mind or else the physiology of body putting it back right on the track.
If mind can affect body negatively, body can affect mind as well although in a healthy way this time.
We simply need to empty the mind. Guided chakra meditation for mindfulness addressing how to mindful meditate just needs to empty the mind.
Changing the psychology of mind is an uphill task to perform, mainly because it’s vague and not concrete. It very easily makes us stray along its functional complexities without giving any feedback. Thus It keeps us blindly guessing if we are on the right track or wrong. The probability of being right is way less than being wrong. It’s because there are many wrong but only one right way and we are trying to hit the bullseye blindfolded.
How to Mindful Meditate: Skydiving
Here is a firsthand account of a first timer in skydiving:
“I was OUT… everything mentally ended… over… started… me… perhaps more dead than alive… perhaps more alive than I will ever be… breathing just as I had been taught… wind… wind and breath… until wind and breath became indiscernible, became as one… and yes, almost weightless… it was true! … weightless and so surreal… there was the earth, neither coming at me, nor me at it, … no up…, down…, no me, in the ego sense of me, just some thoughtless consciousness… and yes, it was awesome simply to be… or not. The sky was in my lungs and it never once occurred to me would the parachute open.”
How to Mindful Meditate: Empty Your Mind
Sounds like the skydiver is describing an out of body experience instead of a free fall! It really sounds so but for the referential details of wind, earth and parachute. Swiss scientists have recently discovered something new. They sent a very weak current to the back of the right side of the brain. It triggered an out of body experience (OBE) for the patient. This OBE is also associated to the sense of levitation. It could be produced at will whenever a particular part of the brain was stimulated by an electric current.
Scientists also say that a human body has a natural weak electric field. Its disruption causes disease, so drugs are being designed to restore this weak field. But the exact nature of this field is not yet fully understood.
In the process of changing its psychology, mind needs to empty itself of all its beliefs including morals and emotions. It needs to be kept reviewing and comprehending what brain supplies it with, i.e., instincts as an observer alone. In other words, it needs to turn truly agnostic. It’s not easy. It scares mind to death. Mind really considers it as its death.
That’s why it stealthily keeps turning all meditations into new visualizations, imaginations and beliefs instead of the old ones. It sheds old beliefs and embraces new ones like old wine in a new bottle. And it does so just in order not to get caught for keeping its death away.
How to Mindful Meditate: Guided Meditation for Mindfulness Bangalore
That’s why and how mental and spiritual meditations have always been reduced to the level of performing pious rituals alone.
If we really want to be mindful, we need to empty the mind and give its entire charge to brain. Guided chakra meditation for mindfulness addressing how to mindful meditate needs to replace the mind with the brain as part of body.
The ways of the body are concrete, however subtle they may be. We can always put a proverbial finger on them guiding them to be right on the track.
Moreover mental and spiritual meditations are bound to be performed for a certain limited duration of time. It doesn’t work that way even if you do them in the exactly right manner. What’s the fun in sitting in a meditative state for one hour alone? The same person is going to be in its opposite anti-meditative state for the next 23 hours! It doesn’t do any good other than giving one a false satisfaction of having done something great.
And this is when we assume one does it the exact right way which one can rarely be sure of. Otherwise it just boosts one’s ego instead of reducing it since meditation is considered an elite ritual in our society.
How to Mindful Meditate with Skeletal Meditations
We don’t need to go for rituals of limited durations. We need to learn and be in the right meditative state 24 x 7 x 365. And we need to do so in order to make it the first nature of our mind body system.
It’s much easier to do it with the body than doing it with the mind. We don’t need time-specific rituals. Every single moment is to be the moment of meditation in an absolutely uncelebrated way.
Skeletal meditations work physiologically, aiming at turning the anatomy and the physiology of body and brain just right. They’re meant to be kept right 24 x 7 x 365 until they becomes one’s first nature by training mind. It happens when mind has shed all its psychological myths it had been living with all through our life. It needs to accept brain as its guide in the process of reviewing and comprehending its perceptions.
Skeletal meditations are much faster and much more accurate than mental or spiritual meditations. We just need to understand how to rightly posture the 360 joints in our skeleton and then keep them so. 24 x 7 x 365.
How to Mindful Meditate with Skeletal Meditation: Guided Chakra Meditation for Mindfulness Bangalore
Once you have done it successfully, mindfulness is in place.
It is brain that activates mindfulness in the present moment, not mind dealing more with ghosts of past and future. It happens only when we have successfully emptied the mind.
Guided chakra meditation for mindfulness addressing how to mindful meditate comes to its own when brain instead of mind holds the charge.
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What is the aim of mindfulness?
Mindfulness aims at bringing your focused attention to the dynamically moving present moment of time taking care of perceptions, thoughts, feelings and sensations through meditation.
What is difference between mindfulness and meditation?
Meditation stands a step before mindfulness itself does, mindfulness being the second step in the process. The third step is mindfulness becoming so narrowly centered that thoughtlessness pursues.
What is the advantage of mindfulness?
Mindfulness makes you a passionate person rather than an emotional one. It makes your thinking process amazingly crisper and clearer. It also makes you a cool and calm personality.
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