Uncomplicating Your Meditation Practice


Hey there conscious creator!

Welcome to another installment of the You Are A Conscious Creator Newsletter — where in each edition, we seek to empower you to consciously bend your reality by sharing practical tools, resources, and transformative wisdom to help you:

  • Solve stubborn life challenges and recurring problems.
  • Connect with your higher self for guidance and insight.
  • Reprogram your subconscious mind to eradicate old conditioning and break free from limitations.
  • Manifest what your heart desires.

And ultimately, to help you remember who you really are so you can create a life of meaning, purpose, and one that you absolutely love!

In this edition:

  • An ideal meditation practice for beginners or if you're struggling to meditate.
  • A mental reframe to radically shift how you experience unpleasant events.
  • Two attitudes you want to embody when working with the mind.
  • An experiment of trying to "smile from the inside" to overcome restlessness and distractio

Simply Being Alive: A Meditation Practice

Let's face it, meditation can seem overwhelming, considering the variety of meditation approaches and techniques available. Just like most things, when meditation becomes a struggle or seems complicated, simplicity is the path to a lasting practice, especially when you are starting out.

And the way to keep it simple is by making your sessions focused on simply being alive.

Here is a dead simple routine you can do to uncomplicate your practice, build consistency, and be guaranteed to deepen the way you experience meditation.


// Thought Experiment 🧠

Radically Shift The Way You Experience Unpleasantness

Want to radically shift your experience of reality?

Start with the things that irk you.

When something unpleasant or inconvenient happens, immediately look to find things you are grateful for.

To do this, first process the emotion you are initially having (anger, frustration, disappointment, etc.)

Then ask yourself three questions:

  1. Is this emotion serving me well?
  2. What emotion or mindset would serve me better?
  3. What would have to happen for me to find gratitude right now?

Seek and you shall find.

If you do this consistently and genuinely, this can create a massive shift in the way you respond to the inevitable frustrations life throws at you — because the more gratitude you can find for your past and present, the more faith you will have to face the unknowns of your future.


// A tip to Bend Your Reality!

Break Your Upper Limit

Unconsciously, we all carry an upper limit, a self-imposed boundary that can impede our efforts. This upper limit stems from our own beliefs and perceptions about what we deserve or can achieve. To manifest something we truly desire and extraordinary, we must show our subconscious minds what lies beyond this limit.

We must dig deep and get our subconscious to believe something new about ourselves.

It requires doing the inner work, shattering the glass ceiling we’ve constructed around ourselves, and daring to reach for more.

“It takes courage to push yourself to places you have never been before… to test your limits… to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to stay tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossum.” — Anaïs Nin

Source: Focus On These 4 Simple Manifesting Principles And Forget Everything Else


// A shot of higher consciousness! 🌪️

Two Attitudes When Working With The Mind

Lately, I've been diving into the work of Ian Tucker, a meditation teacher and self-help author. Two of the recurring themes in his work that really strike a chord with me:

  1. Remembering everything is temporary. This includes your thoughts, emotions, and sensations.
  2. And reminding yourself that it's the littlest things that deliver our deepest needs.

Obviously, these are both profound attitudes to embody for life in general. But the more I think about it, this is how you want to approach when working with the mind and exploring consciousness, whether that's meditating or engaging with any other modality.


Enjoy the newsletter? Please share it!


// An Experiment While In Meditation 🧘🏻

Smiling From The Inside

The next time you are meditating or trying to relax, and you are feeling restless and distracted...

Imagine you are smiling from the inside.

Feel a smile coming from deep within you.

It might seem like a bizarre concept, but your body smiles. Your heart smiles.

Ask, what does it feel like to say: “My body is smiling?”

Say it and notice what happens.

When we smile with our body, we open ourselves to everything, to all of this that is happening right now.


// Parting words 🔥

And finally, a reminder from Charles Bukowski's Little Book of Essential Quotes on Life, Art, and Love to not be afraid to set yourself on fire.

“If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life.”

With gratitude. ✌🏼

If you have any questions, feedback, or want to share some of your own insights, feel free to hit reply and let me know. I read and reply to every email.

As always, remember:

You are a Conscious Creator of your reality!
Keep creating your best self!

avl

Anthony V. Lombardo

https://anthonyvlombardo.com
Follow me on Medium
Connect with me on LinkedIn page

P.S. Take my short Meditation Survey. 🧘🏻‍♂️

P.P.S. To make sure you keep getting these emails, please add anthony@anthonyvlombardo.com to your contacts.

Gmail users, don't forget to move this email out of your "Promotions" and into "Primary"

You are a Conscious Creator!

Inspiration and wisdom to help you navigate your path and consciously create a life of meaning, purpose, and one that you absolutely love.

Read more from You are a Conscious Creator!

Hey there conscious creator! Hope you are doing well. Ever feel like the whole concept of manifestation is just a bit too woo-woo? You're not alone. I recently received a comment from a reader on one of my posts that made me LOL: “Damn, all those 80-hour work weeks when all I had to do is ask the universe in the correct way. At least I know now.” Hilarious, right? I get it. The idea of manifesting your dreams can seem as outlandish as casting spells in a fantasy novel. It's no wonder there...

Hey there conscious creator! Long time no talk. It’s indeed been a while. I hope this email finds you happy, healthy, and enjoying this grand mysterious adventure known as human consciousness. I've been keeping a low profile online the past few months, taking a break from social media, and seeing what it's like to be an actual human living a real life outside of my digital confines. And guess what, life hasn’t disappointed. In the last two months, I went from experiencing tremendous peace,...

Hey there conscious creator! Welcome to another installment of the You Are A Conscious Creator Newsletter — where in each edition, we seek to empower you to consciously bend your reality by sharing practical tools, resources, and transformative wisdom to help you: Solve stubborn life challenges and recurring problems. Connect with your higher self for guidance and insight. Reprogram your subconscious mind to eradicate old conditioning and break free from limitations. Manifest what your heart...