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The Lazy Person’s Way to Meditate?
Posted By Bill Harris On January 26, 2012 @ 11:03 am In Health & Wellness, Personal Growth | No Comments
If you’re like most people, you have, at some point at least, tried meditation . But if you are also like most people, you’ve probably not found meditation user-friendly enough to become a regular habit.
In addition to the age-old spiritual benefits, thousands of research studies  have demonstrated that meditation increases awareness, well-being and equanimity; relieves anxiety, depression and other mental health problems; increases mental clarity; and reduces the stress associated with many medical problems.
Meditation, though, can take months to learn , and years — even decades — to master. Many people try to meditate but quit before they experience results. “Too hard,” they say. “Too much work.”
But what if there was an easier way, not just to skip the learning curve, but to actually meditate more deeply and consistently  — even more so than an experienced Zen monk?
Science fiction, you say? Well, you’d be half right, because this new approach to meditation is already used by nearly a million people all over the world — and it’s based on hard science.
I began traditional meditation at the age of 19 to get rid of crushing emotional problems . Unlike most people, though, I kept it up for 16 years. But as I reached my mid-30s — despite disciplined persistence, a few isolated breakthroughs and some interesting experiences — I was still miserable.
I did have some results — occasionally even what seemed to be small breakthroughs. But I just wasn’t getting to the underlying cause of my unhappiness.
Then, I found neurotechnology.
Someone gave me a 10-minute tape designed to “change your brain waves” to those of someone in deep meditation . Although skeptical, I gave it a try — and was amazed by the results. In moments, I felt “deeper” than I did after a 45-minute meditation (on a good day), peaceful, centered, in touch with my inner core. I felt great, and the feeling lingered for hours.
The crude technology on that cassette (which I improved and used to create Holosync®), is based on two streams of research: widely known studies on the brainwave patterns of experienced meditators and lesser-known research describing how brainwaves can be changed (or entrained) using precise combinations of pure sine wave tones delivered to the brain through stereo headphones.
As I refined and improved Holosync, what I experienced literally blew my mind. Not only did I experience states of incredibly deep meditation, I also began to release lots of unresolved “dark side” emotional material . This was followed by incredible euphoria and bliss.
Best of all, I began having the big breakthroughs I’d been seeking for so many years. Anger melted away. Depression evaporated. My whole life changed.
Holosync let me experience the benefits of a long-term meditation practice, but in a fraction of the time.
Our minds chop the world into separate things and events, seeing some as “good” and others as “bad.” This means that we often feel at odds with other people and the world — even with ourselves. We think something is missing, that there’s somewhere to go, something we must get or strive for if we’re to feel fulfilled and fully alive.
Meditation, however, quiets the mind and this internal battle. As this happens, we become increasingly aware of how everything goes together. Stress and separation-based problems dissolve. We begin to experience fulfillment regardless of what is happening around us. Though we still do things, go places and strive to get things, we do it in a more enlightened  and lighthearted way.
These changes are reflected in the brain. When you feel separate, your brain is lateralized, meaning that one hemisphere is dominant over the other. The greater the lateralization, the greater the feelings of anxiety, separation and dis-ease. As our brain hemispheres synchronize, however, we relax. We see and feel how everything goes together. Well-being increases. Stress diminishes.
As synchrony increases, electrical patterns in your brain slow from the more jangled and stressed beta pattern to a slower alpha pattern, associated with relaxation, effortless focus and even joy  — a flow state. With practice, some meditators experience still slower theta waves, which are associated with visionary experiences, deep intuition  and spiritual insights.
A few rare individuals even learn to make the slowest delta brain wave patterns. This is the “Holy Grail” of meditation — and Holosync allows even first-time users to achieve it.
Those living in this awakened mind-state are more productive, happier and capable of more intimacy, creativity and wholeness. The brain produces more of a wide range of pleasurable and health-enhancing brain chemicals associated with increased mental clarity and feelings of well-being, even bliss.
Today, publications such as Time and Newsweek tout the mental, physical and emotional benefits of meditation, and respected scientists meet with the Dalai Lama  to discuss it.
Now, these same beneficial brainwave patterns can be created quickly and easily with Holosync. It’s an easy way to get all the benefits of meditation  in a fraction of the time. With nearly a million people in 193 countries using it, Centerpointe Research Institute has refined technologically based meditation over the last 20 years. Today, Holosync is used by top personal and spiritual growth teachers  all over the world.
Any person can experience profound states of meditative awareness previously available only to those willing to meditate many hours a day for 10 or 20 years. So if you’re one of those who have tried meditation but found it difficult , there’s hope for you after all!
For more information about Holosync, please visit Centerpointe.com .
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 meditation: http://life.gaiam.com/guides/meditation-answers-solutions-go-guide
 research studies: http://life.gaiam.com/article/why-meditate-science-finds-clues
 learn: http://life.gaiam.com/article/meditation-101-techniques-benefits-beginner-s-how
 meditate more deeply and consistently: http://www.gaiamtv.com/search/node/meditation?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day
 get rid of crushing emotional problems: http://life.gaiam.com/article/will-meditate-happiness-how-one-man-changed-his-life
 meditation: http://www.gaiam.com/category/wellness-clinic/meditation-energy-practice.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 release lots of unresolved “dark side” emotional material: http://life.gaiam.com/article/deepak-chopras-7-step-exercise-release-emotional-turbulence
 enlightened: http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/secrets-enlightenment-deepak-chopra?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day
 joy: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/how-to-activate-joy-and-live-a-fearless-life/
 deep intuition: http://life.gaiam.com/article/4-ways-tap-your-intuition
 Dalai Lama: http://life.gaiam.com/article/start-compassion-dalai-lamas-message-peace
 benefits of meditation: http://life.gaiam.com/article/how-does-meditation-affect-body
 top personal and spiritual growth teachers: http://www.gaiamtv.com/category/spirituality?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day
 found it difficult: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/mind-over-chatter-diary-of-my-4-tries-at-meditation/
 Centerpointe.com: http://www.centerpointe.com/t/spi101b
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