and Thoughts :
Stress comes from thoughts. The human mind processes thousands of
thoughts every day, some useful, most useless. To achieve true peace
and clarity requires mastery over the mind, a capacity to sit back
and watch what is happening in the mind, in order to select the useful
thoughts and to be amused by the useless.
many of our life habits such as television and glossy magazines simply
add to the useless thoughts and make clarity more difficult to achieve.
of Mastery over the Mind is to watch your thoughts whilst you are
alone, for example, while you are driving. Watch what your mind does.
Be a silent witness to your own mind.
Stop Your Mind :
is really about stopping your mind. There is a range of different
methods from Transcendental Meditation to Raja Yoga. However, in essence,
they are all geared to achieve one common goal – a peaceful
simple Meditation is to sit quietly, upright in a comfortable posture.
Close your eyes breathe deeply for a few minutes and make a commitment
to clearing your mind. If there are any thoughts running around inside
your head, simply look at each one, acknowledge it and let it pass
you are ready, take at least 20 and/or up to 200 deep slow breathes,
breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. As you do,
count backwards toward zero, one count for each breath. Whilst doing
that, visualize the number you are counting out in front of you in
the darkness. Focus on that number. If any thoughts come into your
mind, push them away. If your mind wanders off, pull it back.
the Journey is the destination. By this, I mean that it is the act
of recognizing your wandering mind and errant thoughts that create
a “successful” meditation. It means you are becoming skilled
in the art of watching your mind. Please do not sit there expecting
to find Nirvana. You may well do so one day, but you may not. Meditate
with no expectation.
you are meditating regularly, your Conscious Mind will become more
calm. At this time, you will tune into the Subconscious Mind and the
Universal Consciousness more readily and more frequently. You will
notice that you are becoming more aware and you will begin to see
signs in your life. It is an amazing experience. For example, a minor
problem may be sitting somewhere back in your mind when you get into
your car one day. When you turn on the engine a song will be playing
and the first words in the song that you hear will be the answer to
the problem. Watch it happen don’t expect it, just be mindful.
High Performance Mind :
Stress and pressure are not the problem for sports people. Stress
has always been around and always will be and pressure it creates
diamonds. The key is your ability to deal with both as they happen,
in a way that it does not impair your performance, but improves it.
Success is achieved or lost through the workings of the Mind.
the Performance Mind technique, or meditation, simply triggers the
Relaxation Response in the body i.e. your body’s natural in-built
mechanism for relaxation and rejuvenation, as what happens when you
rest or sleep.
What is Intellect? The ability to watch your thoughts come and go.
Exercise your mind control to build your intellect. That way, you
will be able to more clearly watch your thoughts and you will be able
to distinguish the good and useful from the bad and wasteful.
or quiet contemplation is great tools for this.
speaking less and listening more. When you get the urge to speak,
don’t. Wait, be patient – observe. There is plenty of
The Benefits of Meditation :
Meditation practice produces number of startling results. Consider
the following :