In a survey I conducted, a reader wrote:
How can a person learn to meditate correctly? I have plenty of time and try so hard to keep thoughts from entering my mind. Maybe I try too hard. Maybe there is a method of clearing your mind slowly but in a certain way.
Quite honestly, you're asking the wrong guy here. It's not something I do or have done, at least not in the sense I think you're using the word meditate, nor is it a subject I've given a whole heck of a lot of thought to.
I've experimented with some deep relaxation techniques over the years, mainly for stress reduction and subconscious programming, and have settled on a very simple technique based on something Mr. Wattles wrote about at least a couple of times in his writings that I describe in my book Wallace D. Wattles' Health Science Course (see link below).
However, I've never felt the need to keep thoughts from entering my mind entirely. I continually control my thoughts in the way that I teach in my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide (see link below), but that's it.
So, if, for whatever reason, you want to make it more complex than that, you need to look somewhere else. If not, I suggest the two books mentioned above.
While we're on the subject, another reader wrote:
"I would like to know more about 'ringing in the ears' sometimes associated with deep meditation but which can be heard by individuals at any time. What exactly is this ringing? What brain waves is it associated with? How to make the best use of it?"
Again, you're asking the wrong guy here. As I understand it, ringing in the ears can be caused by lots of things. A quick search of the internet will confirm that. However, a common reason I'm told is the use of pain and other medications (aspirin, etc.). Not much more I can tell you than that.
By the way, I'm not sure why I'm asked so much about meditation (those are but two of the many questions I've been asked on the subject), as it's not exactly something Mr. Wattles wrote a lot about, and, when he did, I think it was more in the sense of simply contemplating, pondering, or thinking about something.
Now, if you want to go ahead and do something more complex than that, for whatever reason, don't let me stop you, have at it. However, if you think you need to do that in order to properly practice and get results from Mr. Wattles' teachings, I can assure you that you don't.
That said, if you'd like to read the two books I mentioned above, you can get them by clicking on the links below.
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