You wanted to learn how to meditate for so long. You are hearing it brings peace, it is good for your health, it helps you sleep better, it helps you cope with the pandemic. You even tried. Not once, many times. However, your thoughts always continued racing like crazy and you were more tired from trying than if you just had your morning tea or coffee in peace, before everybody else wakes up, instead. Eventually, you gave up.
Did you really give up? No, not really. It is still there somewhere in the corner of your mind, this idea about meditation, this idea that your life, the same life that you are living just now could be so much better, with so much more peace, more juice, more aliveness, less worry.
You want to try again? With me?
I’ve been practicing meditation now for more than 20 years – daily! It is actually ingredient of my life I cannot live without any more. Just like salt to my meals. It is so much tastier.
Get in touch if you want to learn more about one-on-one meditation classes or events I organize.
"The question you have asked is certainly of great importance because meditation, as such, needs no technique at all. But techniques are needed to remove the obstacles in the way of meditation. So it has to be understood very clearly: meditation itself needs no techniques, it is a simple understanding - an alertness, an awareness. Neither is alertness a technique nor is awareness a technique.
But on the way to being alert there are so many obstacles. For centuries man has been gathering those obstacles. They need to be removed. Meditation itself cannot remove them, certain techniques are needed to remove them. So the work of the techniques is just to prepare the ground, is just to prepare the way, the passage. The techniques in themselves are not meditation. If you stop at the technique, you have missed the point."
Osho, The Book of Secrets