I got a vision that everyone should be able to find inner peace and happiness. My most valuable moments in life are often connected to meditation in some kind of form. When I first learned to connect my body, breath and thoughts together, the altering inside me was almost too intense. It felt a bit like an adrenaline rush and afterwords my body was tingling. If your hand or foot ever fell asleep, then you know this tingling feeling. This is the what happens when your body gets fully oxygenated, and its great for your blood flow. The first time it happened it was a bit scary actually and I had a hard time to keep my body up-right. But after a couple more times I started to get brief outer body experiences, which is one of the things I wanted to achieve trough meditation.
I’ve been looking at different online meditation programs for a while and today I’m starting a 5-week online course in my quest to help you find a program that suits you.
Live and Dare
The online meditation program I have chosen is called Live and Dare and the creator is a guy named Giovanni Dienstmann. He has practiced meditation for about 18 years. He traveled the world and spent time with masters and instructors. Also, he points out that he is NOT a guru or a spiritual master in any way, mere a practitioner on the way.
The preparation starts of great with a detailed PDF about what you can expect from the five coming weeks of practice. And he got a recording of himself reading the PDF for you if you like which I think is a great way to help more people getting started.
Then he also provides what he calls a “Habit Poster” so you easily can track you progress every day.
The first thing is to find your habit and a trigger to connect to your new meditation habit. The habit could be brushing your teeth of having your morning coffee. The trigger is something you use to remind yourself every day to meditate, like a sticker on your toothbrush or coffee mug. You could also set an alarm if that’s something that suits you better.
The next step is to find a comfortable place where you won’t be interrupted. Preferably the same spot every day.
The practice is simple and easy for beginners. For the first day, all you need to do is close your eyes and count your breaths 12 times.
To be continued.
The most important part of meditation is committing to it ever day! Be sure to re-affirm to yourself that you are committing to the next day!
I hereby commit to give you a review of every week of this course!
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