A Full Transcript of a 1-Hour Meditation Session
I wrote down every sentence, every word that popped into my head
You would assume that for an hour long meditation there would be nothing to write about — not exactly the case. Today, I’ve decided to wiretap my mind and give you a full transcript of a 1-hour meditation session. Could this be useful for you? If you’re meditating already, you may use it as a reference — if you’re just starting out, see what it’s all about. So check it out.
Let me first give you a quick background on why I still insist on silencing my mind
I’ve been meditating for more than 15 years now, and I can’t think of a single more important thing in my life than my meditation practice. I prioritize that over everything, because it enables me to do — whatever I do — more efficiently.
When I learned about meditation, I thought it would be only a matter of days, maybe weeks before I could see the first results. And I was right. The first results came quickly, and I noticed I was able to hold a degree of silence in my mind which I hadn’t experienced since my infancy.
But as it is with all new experiences, the first few steps are usually the most memorable. After that, there comes a plateau which is hard to break. The good thing though was, meditation never left me.
Whatever situation bothers me, I try to make use of my meditation practice by silencing my mind of disruptive thoughts. Of course, this is easier said than done. Anger arises, frustration arises, but somehow I manage to quiet my mind much faster than I did 15 years ago.
Back then, I could not speak of active quieting, the anger would subside or it wouldn’t, independent of my will. Nowadays it’s different. Not in all situations, but in many of them, I can influence the degree of severity that my emotions kick in.
It took me a long time to recognize that thoughts precede emotions. This is why I’m always wary of people who say they listen to their “gut-feeling”, because I know that most of them don’t actually mean a “deeper intuition” but rather their surface emotions which are anything but sixth sense related.