Transcendental Meditation: I finally get how meditation should work!

I have been trying to meditate for years. I paid for an annual Headspace subscription, I read up about Kirtan Kriya meditation and practiced that for several months, I subscribed to Insights Timer and used a variety of guided meditations, some in the morning and some in the evening. No matter what I tried, meditation…

66 Days of Meditation – The End

I’ve done it. 66 Days of Kirtan Kriya meditation. I intended to study the practice during the 66 days and gain a deeper understanding of what it is and how it works. I didn’t do that. Instead, I spent time learning about neurochemistry, brain function, habits and practices for a balanced and happy life. Not…

66 Days of Meditation – Day 46

I haven’t written about my meditation experiment for weeks now. It feels like the benefits I was experiencing have vanished or diminished and there seemed little worth sharing. Last night it occurred to me why my experience has become less positive as the days pass. The novelty has worn off – I’m really bored with…

66 Days of Meditation – Day 21

Day 21. Traditionally the number of days associated with changing a habit. Why 66 days instead of 21? The popular belief that it takes 21 days to start or change a habit has its origins in the work of plastic surgeon, Maxwell Maltz. His fascinating work with his patients is recorded in his book, Psycho-cybernetics…

66 Days of Meditation – Day 10

If you’re a zen and blissed out meditation enthusiast, my revelations today won’t surprise you. If you’re deciding whether or not to make meditation a part of your life, my experience so far may help you make the decision. These are my observations so far. What’s changed? I’m more patient. This is particularly true in…

Does focus distort perception?

66 Days of Meditation – Day 4 It strikes me that the more you focus on something the more it distorts. Over the last four days, I’ve had a laser focus on my memory and I fear I may have burned a hole in it. I started this meditation project in an effort to improve…