You Don’t Have to Be a Zen Buddhist Monk to Meditate

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By  Kurtis Lee Thomas

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Growing up as an entrepreneur and a research junkie, I always read articles on meditation  but never really understood all the hoopla. I was always one to seek power rather than peace. My entire life I struggled believing that you could only achieve this power one way, and one way only; through MONEY – and lots of it!

I soon realized that I had it all wrong. But it wasn’t until I became a certified hypnotherapist and began studying consciousness and the subconscious mind that I became aware “I’ve been played!”

Let me explain.

Meditation and the Right Brain

Meditation is  the key  to developing  certain areas of the brain; areas that help us  become more intuitive, imaginative, creative, and better connected to the universe. Albert Einstein, considered one of the greatest minds to have ever lived, was said to have struggled in his early school years. This was because Einstein was more of a right-brained thinker than a left-brained thinker. Einstein was never “taught” his theories and revelations. He received these insights and epiphanies on his own, while tapping into his subconscious mind during his meditations.

Einstein knew that there are two hemispheres of our brain that are responsible for different modes and manners of thinking. Left brain:  logical, rational, details/parts, etc.  Right brain: intuitive, integrating, imagination, holistic/big picture, etc. At one point Einstein even famously stated that “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. So if you agree that  knowledge is power (as I do), just imagine  how powerful our right-brain (where our imagination lives) really is!

Since adolescence, we are constantly taught to remember information in school that we’d never apply in the real world. We are  bombarded with 95% of left-brain activities and school work, and with just one creative art class allocated every other week, we slowly disconnected from our intuition and lowered our consciousness (creativity and ability to see the bigger picture) without knowing.

Meditation - Chill HomieLike a muscle, the brain needs to be exercised in order to become stronger. Therefore, if you only exercise one part  of your brain, then only one part  will grow stronger while the other parts  weakens. Why is this so  important? It’s important because the right side of our brain is where the majority of our power lies — and is where our all-mighty subconscious mind resides. The subconscious mind is the place where all knowledge and infinite wisdom lies; it is the part of the mind that yields power and dominion over your physical body and your physical world. Hence the saying “mind over matter”.

Once I discovered one of the world’s greatest truths, that our outer world (career,  spouse,  etc.) is merely a reflection of our inner world (feelings, thoughts, emotions), I stopped chasing money, girls and things outside of myself, and began to focus on my most valuable asset — ME! I initiated the inevitable “inner work” needed for enlightenment and began meditating as a daily practice. Soon, I was better able to calm my thoughts, replace those thoughts with better ones, control my emotions, and heal all the internal wounds from letting life beat me up without fighting back.

As soon as my thoughts became healthy  and my mind became wealthy  – so did I!

You Don’t Have to be a Monk…

Just 15-minutes of meditation per day not only strengthens the right-side of the brain, improves your health, decreases your stress, enhances your creativity, it can also activate your psychic abilities and give you better access to your subconscious mind.  This is the part of the mind that makes up 90% of who we are, how we think, what we believe, and how we behave.

You don’t have to be a Zen Buddhist  Monk in order to meditate.  It’s simple, start by sitting in silence for just five minutes a day; then slowly progress upward in five minute intervals until you can sit in this silence for approximately twenty to thirty minutes without jumping out of your skin. I believe once the majority of humanity awakens  to these truths  and learns how to consciously quiet the mind and  tap into this enigmatic energy field, the world will change for the better — and faster then we could ever imagine!

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About the author:

Kurtis Lee Thomas - BioKurtis Lee Thomas is a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and business intuitive who has dedicated his life to following his passion and paying it forward. His mantra of “First you must LEARN, then you should EARN, so eventually you can RETURN”, led Kurtis to become a philanthropist and certified Life Coach.

In 2011, Kurtis had an amazing and eye-opening spiritual experience that changed his world forever. Kurtis discovered amazing abilities and mysteries about himself and the universe that he not only felt compelled to share with the rest of the world — he felt obligated!

Kurtis adamantly believes that the harmonious communion of the body, mind, and spirit is the key to living a happy and healthy life. This thought pattern and diligent lifestyle choice are what eventually led Kurtis to becoming a certified Reiki, Hypnotherapy & Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner, as well as a certified International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) fitness professional.

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