Random thoughts just disappear, and it all happens naturally

We love getting feedback, first and foremost it means the system is working, and people are translating the system into real results.

But also, because we can use feedback to show other people, so that they can trust the advice, and think “yeah, someone else is doing it and it works, so it’s worth me investing effort.”

So I was really happy to receive a blog comment the other day…

“Hi Michael, because I’m new to meditation, right now it’s like I have to make a conscious effort to listen and focus on listening. But I’ve noticed that when doing so, random thoughts (including my unwanted ones) just disappear after a while, and it all happens naturally. It feels wonderful, indeed. And then when I try to focus on a desired thought, I can enjoy it without being hindered by any unwanted thoughts.”

…from someone who’s only been practicing for a few days. That’s how quickly it’s possible to see amazing results, and return to a natural state of mind when you commit.

I’ve added the feedback to our meditation post, so if you’ve not started “listening” yet, please do check it out.

Best wishes,
Michael Kinnaird

How to be detached

Imtiyaz asks…

“Michael, can you please tell me more about the topic of detachment?”

Detachment comes from staying in the natural meditative state of awareness. If you commit to the “Live in the Moment” chapter’s methods of meditation and flow, you’ll naturally become detached from many things that cause pain, because identification with thoughts causes pain, believing that happiness comes primarily from circumstances causes pain etc.

If you think of how happy children are, that happiness doesn’t come from things or ideas, but primarily from their state of being. So meditation CENTERS you, and frees you from ideas and beliefs that take you away from happiness, that is detachment.  Continue reading