Friday, May 24, 2013

Free Your Mind...And The Rest Will Follow

In my own personal growth and development journey, I eventually hit a plateau. I had read numerous books on success, changed the negative tapes in my head to positive ones, and felt that I really had a good grasp on how to go after my dream. But I was often distracted by the everyday details of life. I would have great ideas, but then get too distracted to execute a plan to make those ideas come into focus. It was about three years ago when I read a blog post from Russell Simmons where he talked about why he practices meditation. He discussed the benefits of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and how he is working with the David Lynch Foundation to bring meditation to homeless men. It was then that I decided to start learning more about meditation and began adding the practice of meditation to my everyday life. Suffice to say, I am a true believer in its benefits! It has made a huge difference in my life and my overall feeling of well-being. I have more energy, my creativity flows more freely, and I feel incredibly empowered every day. The greatest benefit has been that I no longer have to take medication for depression. I had previously dealt with bouts of mild depression and had been treating it with antidepressants. I have been free from those meds for nearly three years now, and I've never felt better!! I recommend meditation to everyone I know, as it really has been the miracle I needed in my life. I especially recommend mediation to the music artists with whom I work. It takes discipline to make time every day for it, but the results are well worth the effort!!

In my research on different types of meditation and ways to improve my results even further, I came across a man named Alan Tutt. Alan has dedicated his life to helping others reach their full potential through sharing meditation techniques and personal growth and success strategies. I get daily emails from him, and they always help me focus on various aspects of my own self growth and success development. When I first started reading some of his blogs, he spoke of a practice called brainwave entrainment. Without getting too scientific, brainwave entrainment is simply the use of certain musical tones that increase your ability to go into deeper meditative states. Here is a short video from Steve Halpern that illustrates how brainwave entrainment works:

Alan Tutt has developed a system of recordings called the EmBRACES Belief Entrainment System that uses brainwave entrainment along with neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). Taken directly from his website, he says, “A major difference between my new EmBRACES system and others is the use of a technique from NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), called “Pacing and Leading”. The principle behind pacing and leading is that when a series of obviously truthful statements is heard, a feeling of trust and confidence wells up within us.  Once that feeling is there, our minds will automatically associate that same level of trust and confidence with any further statements — meaning that these ideas are instantly more believable!” Alan has a great deal of credibility with me, so I’m excited to try his EmBRACES system. He does offer a money-back guarantee, so I feel very confident that I’ll get my money’s worth and this system will enhance my meditation a great deal.

As En Vogue said, “Free your mind, and the rest will follow.” We have so much power within our own mind that goes untapped, underutilized. Meditation is a great way to harness some of that power. I recommend it for everyone who strives to do more with their life than settle for mediocre. When you add meditation to your daily routine, you will be amazed at how it will change your life. Whatever type of meditation you choose to practice, I wish the best of luck to you on your journey. Namaste.

No comments:

Post a Comment