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Zen Meditation, Self-Hypnosis and Healing

“Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.” – Bodhidharma by Michael Corthell Self-hypnosis occurs quite naturally in a relaxed state of mind. It takes place when a person purposefully and repeatedly thinks positive (or negative) thoughts and at the same time mixes these repetitious thoughts with strong, passionate emotions. In this way the thoughts and ideas become imprinted on the subconscious mind .  Your subconscious mind is very gullible, but is like a child; it needs to be told a thing multiple times so that it can be remembered. The self-induced hypnotic state can be clearly and simply defined as a heightened state of focused concentration. With auto or self-suggestion, you can change your thinking, reduce or quit bad habits, and take control of the person you are, as well as just relaxing and de-stressing from the worry and tension of everyday life. In short you can chan

The Law of Attraction: How to Manifest Healing for Yourself or Someone You Love

' ''The Law of Attraction is always active, day and night. It doesn't discriminate based on whether you're being naughty or nice; it simply responds to your thoughts and actions. However, if you focus your thoughts intentionally, especially in a positive manner, and truly believe and feel that you're attracting good things for yourself or others, then you will almost certainly manifest them.'' -  Michael Corthell The Law of Attraction is the belief that our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs create our reality. This means that if we focus on positive thoughts and feelings, we will attract positive experiences into our lives. Conversely, if we focus on negative thoughts and feelings, we will attract negative experiences. This law can be used to manifest healing in ourselves or someone we love. By visualizing the person being healed, we can send them positive energy and help them to overcome their illness or injury. How to Use the Law of Attraction to Manifes

Practicing Self Reflection, Silent Meditation and Self-Trust

"Sometimes the most valuable and efficient use of your time is to simply be still, allowing your mind and spirit to rest, recharge, and realign." Michael Corthell Silent meditation and self-reflection can be, and most often are, the most efficient use of your time. In a world that thrives on constant distractions and incessant noise, taking the time to sit in silence and turn inward can be a transformative and rejuvenating experience. In this fast-paced and interconnected age, it is easy to get caught up in external chaos, leaving little room for self-discovery and personal growth. Engaging in silent meditation allows you to detach from external stimuli and connect with your inner self. It provides a space for introspection, where you can observe your thoughts, emotions, and sensations without judgment or attachment. This process cultivates self-awareness and a deep understanding of your true nature. By pausing the constant mental chatter, you create a space

Zen Meditation | The Way of Zen

Meditation View Zen meditation, also known as Zazen, is a meditation technique rooted in Buddhist psychology. The goal of Zen meditation is to regulate attention. It’s sometimes referred to as a practice that involves “thinking about not thinking.”  ''Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!'' — Henry David Thoreau by Michael Corthell My goal in realizing a competent understanding of the world and the Universe around me is to simplify things as I see fit. It is for my benefit but if it helps others get a more precise picture of how this glorious living being we call the Universe or God operates, all the better, but please understand I am not telling anyone they should believe as I do. I simply ask that you consider what I say and my way of understanding reality. First up in the series of 'What I Believe

How to Bringing Peace Into Your Day to Day Life

by Michael Corthell ''Can I bring peacefulness of mind into the middle of a very busy and stressful day?'' Yes, you can, not always perfectly, but you can do it. ''Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.'' —Thich Nhat Hanh How do I find inner peace? Live, breathe, love, listen, teach and be present. The answer is simple, but as I stated above, it may not be so easy to put into practice and you may not always do it perfectly, but we can start learning to be 'present' -- present in the moment.  It makes no difference how chaotic your day has become, or how stressful your job or life is, the practice of being 'present' can become a safety, a true oasis. It can and will change your life, and it is a very simple thing. When are completely and totally 'present', the external forces of the outside world are no longer an issue, because there is only you and that 'force', that exist in this moment,

[Meditate]...not medicate

“Of our thinking it is but the upper surface that we shape into articulate thought; underneath the region of argument and conscious discourse lies the region of meditation.” ― Thomas Carlyle When you want something you never had(peace of mind for instance), you have to do something you've never done.

[Healing] doesn't have to be hard...

The secret of a blissful happy life consists of practicing laughter, silence, breathing and meditation  

A Simple Practice for a Complex Mind


The Value of a Nap

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh We all need a thing that takes us out of our day to day, and reminds us that all will be well. Meditation, a nap, does that for me. Let it be. “The period between four and six in the morning is called the Brahmamuhurta, the Brahmic time, or divine period, and is a very sacred time to meditate.” ― Sri S. Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras