How meditation is different from living a guided life
- In order to meditate people must set aside time
- Most people need to take classes to learn to meditate properly
- There aren’t any classes on how to live a guided life because you are unique
- Instead of trying to rid your mind of all thoughts, we encourage you to think and ask
How meditation is different from living a guided life. First of all, meditation is something you must make time for. It’s a choice whether you meditate or not. Living a guided life is constant without time constraints. Once you are on the path and connected with us, guidance is always going on.
In order to meditate people must set aside time from their busy day. Most don’t have that extra time. They’re constantly running to their job, back home, to the store, picking up the kids, fixing food for the family. There’s hardly time left to do all the other things necessary in a day like; do the laundry, the cleaning, and paying those bills. This non-stop treadmill of a busy life makes it all the more necessary to slow down and meditate. Start simply, just 10 minutes away from your cell phone, the computer, and any distractions. Go to a quiet space in your home, in the woods, or just go sit in your car if you have to. It’s important that you are alone.
People say that clearing their mind of the noise or clutter is very difficult when trying to meditate. In fact, when some people slowdown, their mind actually speeds up with worry about what happened that day or the day before, what they didn’t get done today, and how will they ever get all that stuff done tomorrow? This is why meditating is so difficult for most people. In fact, most people need to take classes to learn to meditate properly.
There aren’t any classes on how to live a guided life because you are unique. If you had to seek out others in order to find who you are or why you’re here that would defeat the purpose. People mistake living a guided life with following some type of curriculum from a guru, or a religious leader, or joining a movement that’s popular at the time. That is not a guided life, that is time misguided.
In order to realize you are being guided you must also get quiet, just like meditation, but once you’re quiet start listening, don’t try to put thoughts out of your head on purpose, write those thoughts down. Are you getting ideas, or messages, or signals, or suggestions, or new ways of looking at your life? How do you feel when quiet? Write it all down. These are the messages that we are sending to you as guidance. This is also the time to ask us questions about what’s bothering you, and what you are finding challenging in your life. Instead of trying to rid your mind of all thoughts, we encourage you to think and ask.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That meditation is a structured practice just like yoga.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because living a guided life doesn’t take some kind of formal training. All it takes is slowing down, getting quiet, and listening.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Keep a small notebook with you all the time and no matter what time of day or night it is write down any feeling you have, or ideas that seem to pop into your head.
COMMENTARY: Living a guided life is the opposite of meditating with very similar results. One thing that’s alike is the alone time. Quiet time is good, but not necessary to live a guided life. Like when you’re driving your car and playing the music – guidance comes through all the time. Living a guided life fits right into the multitasking lifestyle most people live. It’s not work to live a guided life – it’s fun. To learn how to “Live a Guided Life” get my book: GUIDED.