by Kelvin Chin, Meditation Teacher and Life After Life Expert
Does that even make sense?
How could “learning less” teach you more ? Let me explain what I mean by “learning less.”
We live in a world where complicated solutions are praised and often worshiped more than the simple one. Why is that?
I think that is because we tend to judge and assess value based on identifiable specifics. And the longer the list, the more we value that solution.
Let me be clear. I am a pragmatic, results-oriented guy. So yes, a list of beneficial results is absolutely a key measurement of any valuable solution.
But, what I’m talking about here is during meditation. And “during meditation” is not the same thing as “during waking state.” Not being able to draw that distinction is perhaps the biggest mistake that most meditation teachers make.
Because it affects technique.
And when the meditation technique is “looking for specific results,” then it involves focus and control. And focus and control is what makes meditation NOT work. Because as we said, the way the mind functions during meditation is different from the way it functions in waking state.
So, the most effective way to maximize benefits from meditation is to not look for specific results. To not focus, to not control, to not concentrate, to not try to clear the mind. This is the opposite of what most meditation teachers teach, and is the primary reason why most techniques are difficult and less than effective.
But what do you do in meditation? It can’t just be sitting and allowing the mind to think, could it?
The key to learning meditation properly is to find a teacher who understands how the mind operates differently in meditation compared to waking state. And can teach you a technique consistent with that principle. Who can guide you from your waking state into your meditation state without focus, or control. A teacher who understands that meditation is not about having new experiences that you can add to your list of life experiences, but instead is about automatically turning on the “opposite of the Fight or Flight switch” and creating a situation where you can more deeply “know yourself.”
Kelvin H. Chin is a Meditation Teacher, Life After Life Expert, and Author of “Overcoming the Fear of Death.” He learned to meditate at age 19, and has been teaching Turning Within and coaching others in their self-growth for 40 years. He helps people understand their life challenges through their individual belief systems, and helps them find their own solutions. His past life memories reach back many centuries, and he accesses those memories in his teaching and his coaching in the same way all coaches draw on their own available experiences for perspective and effective analogies. He can be reached at www.TurningWithin.org.