A 30-Day (Personal Development) Challenge, Day 11: Reading A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s purpose #4

Hey there my wonderful readers, how’s it going? My name is Clark, and I’m the founder and writer for self-help-books-lover.com (which is this website, duh!). Welcome (back) to my 30-day personal development challenge/case study. Before starting Day 11, you may have a look at my Day 10 activities and findings (if any). I will be raising my vibration (good feelings) to the highest possible level in these 30 days, and one of my activities to achieve that is reading A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s purpose. Continuing on from the previous day, below are more trains of thoughts of mine that occurred while I read the book.

Thinking Happens To Us!?

Here’s an idea: Most of the time we are not thinking. Thoughts come to us, depending on the frequency at which we are vibrating. In other words, how good we feel. Of course, how good we feel is said to depend on what thoughts we are thinking. So it’s a little bit of a paradox here. How to we make ourselves think good-feeling thoughts?

So what do we do when we find ourselves thinking negative thoughts? Meditation is a very good tool and I’m meditating every single day as you well know. I would urge you to try that too. I think you would find that after you meditated, the thoughts you think are of a different nature than the thoughts you were thinking before you meditated. Better-feeling thoughts.

But meditation is difficult if you’re tired, or in the middle of an irritable rant (whether verbal or mental). You won’t want to meditate, although that is the time when one should really be meditating. That’s why it is recommended that you do it before you reach that stage. Morning is said to be a good time to meditate. When I try to do it at night, usually the tiredness accumulated throughout the day makes me restless indeed and makes it difficult to focus on my breathing. Much more self-discipline would be needed to meditate at night. That’s what I think.

Related: What is Meditation, and How to Practice

The Power of Now Portals = Meditation?

I have a theory: many of the ways or portals to enlightenment in Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now are just different forms of meditation.

From my understanding of The Power of Now, the biggest obstacle to connection with Source or Being is identification with the mind (we think we are our mind) and hence our incessant thoughts. When we observe our thoughts, we can experience a state called no-mind, which is a gap in our stream of non-stop thinking. And what does meditation do? Stop thoughts. Usually by focusing on something constant and uninteresting like our breath. What are some of the portals in The Power of Now? Focusing on the silence and space that is all around us.

What happens when we’re in the state called no-mind? We feel the peace, love and joy that come from connection with Source. What happens when we’re meditating? Our vibration rises. I rest my case.

Related: ENLIGHTENMENT series Part 1 – What is enlightenment?

Alright, Folks, Keep a Look Out for the Next Part!

That’s it for today. Thanks for accompanying me on this quest of mine. Watch out for the next part, and should you have any questions or comments just leave them below and I shall get back to you as soon as possible. Till the next time, thanks a lot!

Read next: A 30-Day (Personal Development) Challenge, Day 12

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