Meditation - Still the Mind and Feel the Force
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Meditation - Still the Mind and Feel the Force

Discover Your Meaning and Purpose, Achieve your Goals and Find Serenity and Connection in a Confusing World
4.4 (5 ratings)
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Created by Peter Urey
Last updated 5/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Reduce the amount of mental chatter which makes it difficult to focus or relax
  • Understand the basic principles of yoga and meditation in Patanjali's Sutras
  • Live more comfortably with the the ups and downs of daily life
  • Consciously manage away feelings of negativity
  • Develop a sense of compassion for all people regardless of the harm they have caused you
  • Enjoy life's simplest pleasures at a new level of appreciation
  • Simplify your life at every level
  • Discover the real you and your purpose in life
  • Work with your intuition more effectively
  • Develop your creative imagination
  • Solve problems without stressing by trusting that the answer is already with you
  • Exercise and breathe in ways which will improve your overall well-being
  • Become slowly more Enlightened
  • Discover how to live with Effortless Exellence
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  • Be prepared to practise for a short period every day
  • Be prepared to commit over the long term to the suggestions made
  • Be brutally honest with yourself about the things that make you resentful
  • Be ready to drop your ego-based personality
  • Admit that there's something bigger and more powerful than you out there to tap into
  • Get ready to be happy Going with the Flow not Fighting the Tide

Based on the ancient Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, this course teaches you about the Eight Limbs of practice required to rid the mind and body of agitation and to settle into a state of elevated consciousness free from suffering.

We use the mantra "Still the Mind and Feel the Force."

This is not an exercise in theory - you will learn to meditate.
We keep it as practical and comprehensible as possible.

The course is designed for people who are looking for a way to calm an excited or busy head or to deal with nagging questions about the best way to live in a complicated world.

It helps with:

                     * Anxiety
                     * Addictions
                     * Anger Management
                     * Concentration
                     * Creativity
                     * Intuition
                     * Finding Meaning and Purpose in Life

The Ancients believed that our suffering was the result of a failure to appreciate that we are not in truth separated individuals battling for resources in a cruel world ending in a painful death but that we are all connected through a common unified field of energy - The Force. This discovery leads us to conclude that compassion and refinement of the intellect are the way to make progress.

This mystical revelation or Enlightenment is open to all and is the end point of our evolution. It is given many names because it is beyond normal comprehension.We simplify everything and make it accessible through the use of metaphor and analogy.

We look at each of the Eight Limbs in turn, laying emphasis in the same way as Patanjali, on the rules of living and the art of mental focus and concentration rather than on the already well covered yoga postures.

The course suggests a numbers of seeds for meditation and urges you to experiment and discover what works best for you. We have also done our best to soften the any religious interpretation instead focusing on the spiritual aspects of meditation but supported by scientific speculation as well.

Having been a person with a head like a washing machine I know your pain. A lifetime of meditation practice gives me the opportunity to teach you how to steady everything down to live well and happily.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by starting your journey into meditation.

Enrol NOW.

Who is the target audience?
  • Any person with an agitated or overactive mind wishing to find silence and serenity
  • Anyone with anxiety or anger management issues
  • Anyone struggling with an addiction or unhelpful mental tendency
  • Anyone looking for meaning or purpose in life
  • Anyone who is hoping to make the purpose of their life a practical reality
  • Anyone who has thought they ought to meditate but has never got round to starting
  • Anyone who wants to live along spiritual lines
  • Anyone who has an inner intuitive sense that meditation is the right thing to do next
  • Anyone trying to focus and concentrate on what's truly important
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Curriculum For This Course
49 Lectures
Getting Started - Objectives and Method
3 Lectures 06:42

Personal background on the journey from the agitated "washing machine head" to a better way of dealing with the ups and downs of daily living. Describes the motivation for creating this course.

Preview 02:02

The course looks at where you are today, where you can go with meditation and how you are going to get there. It looks at specific and practical techniques which you can tailor to meet your own needs.

Preview 01:52

Meditation can be complicated to describe so to address this we will use a series of metaphors and analogies to help communicate concepts in an accessible way. We begin with the idea of meditation being like allowing a snow globe to clear.

Preview 02:48
Engaging Your Creative Imagination in Meditation
3 Lectures 08:29

A practical example of how to engage your creative imagination to chart your unique journey to the settled mind.Introduction to Marian Way's "Clean Approaches for Coaches".

Preview 03:12

Clean Questions to help you interrogate the operation of your inner world and to activate your imagination to reveal the way ahead.

Preview 03:04

Feeling the Force - Intuition and Creative Intellect
Silence is Golden
2 Lectures 09:05

First introduction to the Ancient Texts and the prominence they give to Mastering the Art of Silence - everything happens after the Mind is Still.

Silence is Golden

Application of metaphor to assist in the process of calming the Mind. Support provided from modern science.

Metaphor of the Mind and the Settling Process
The Eight Limbs of Yoga and Meditation
7 Lectures 17:10

A brief overview of Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga.

Overview of Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga and Meditation

Overview of The Yamas - The Laws of Life - the foundation for avoiding conflict and resentment leading to mental agitation.

The Yamas - The Laws of Life

Resentment is the number one offender. Deal with resentments quickly and thoroughly. Use the Clean Language techniques to understand and eliminate them.

Ahimsa - Living Without Resentment

Reveal how your anger builds and discover how to release it with story boarding.

Story-boarding Resentments

The answer is to let it go and to move on - easy to say not so easy to do but until you do you will make limited progress with meditation.

Letting Go of Resentments

Thought leads to words and words lead to actions so watch your thoughts and words. Meditation starts with cleaning up your thought life.

Satya - Quality of thoughts words and deeds

Learn to go with the flow. Connect into the massive sweeping forces of life - join in because you are not alone.

Central Theme of The Laws of Life
The Niyamas - The Rules for Living
10 Lectures 30:04

The Niyamas begin the process of calming our thought s down and seeking out a serene disposition

The Niyamas - The Rules for Living

We are what we eat. Simple clean or sattvic foods reduce stress on the Mind and Body.

Simplicity in Food

There is virtue in simplicity and modesty. We can gradually express our more refined and less aggressive thoughts in outward behaviours.

Simplicity in Dress, Exercise, Work and all things

Everything is a vibration, including our thoughts. Vibrating on the "higher frequencies" can help us to live more harmoniously in the world with others.

The Science of Simplicity

Living with an attitude of gratitude will raise your emotional vibration immediately.

Attitude of Gratitude

A metaphor for purification is house keeping. It's easier to live in a de-cluttered house full of frersh air than in an untidy and oppresive atmosphere.

Purification of Mind and Body

"Know thyself" is at the heart of all personal development. The Clean Language approach is the best way, in my view, to get to know what makes you tick.Case study included.

Study Conducive to Self-Awareness

The scientific justification for embracing metaphor as the route to self knowledge.

Metaphor, Analogy and Self Awareness

The most mystical part of the process so far. Notions of The Lord are, in this course, left entirely for you to resolve for yourself. What ever is out there must be "of your own understanding" in my view.

Surrender to The Lord

Summarising the Yamas and Niyamas
Postures and Breathing
4 Lectures 10:35

Patanjali gives no specific advice on the postures other than they must be relaxed. Seek outside support to avoid injury

Asanas or Physical Postures

The most well known of the techniques. It takes time to master so build up slowly.

Pranayama - Technique 1- Alternate Nostril Breathing

The easiest of the techniques to practice in any situation.There are many more. Seek outside advice.

Pranayama Technique 2 Diagphramatic Breathing

Avoid factors which might agitate or stimulate the mind. To keep it simple remember HALT - don't get hungry , angry, lonely or tired.

Pratyahara - Retirement of the Senses
Samadhi - Settling the Mind to a Single Point
3 Lectures 10:51

Now we move to the mental disciplines after the physical practices.Absorption is a single seed for meditation is the core of the technique.

Samadhi - Introduction

Start out by thinking at the sensory level and migrate thoughts upwards to the more refined and cosmic or spiritual aspects of your seed for meditation. Practice is required over an extended period.

Focus on a Single Object

After repeated practice new ways of thinking will come to you intuitively. Herein lies the opening of creative imagination and intellectual revelation.

Beyond Absorption in a Single Object
Seeds for Absorption and Intuitive Learning
7 Lectures 17:07

Everything is a frequency of energy is vibration - as such pure sound is a great seed for meditation on this idea.

Sound as a Seed

A personal favourite for calming all thought down and becoming aware of what might lie beyond my prosaic everyday thinking. Pick an object which works comfortably for you.

Fixed Point Staring as a Seed

Smell is the only sense with a direct connection to the brain. Most spiritual practices use it. A personal favourite is frankincense oil.

Smell as a Seed for Meditation

Find a place with the associations that allows you to drift of into a state of dream-like absorption. Cherish a place where you be alone and safe without being disturbed.

Place as a Seed for Meditation

Meditation need not be static - activity can and should absorb our thoughts to the point where mundane anxieties leave us. Activity can also improve the brain's chemical soup.

Activity as a Seed for Meditation

You can judge a person by the company they keep.Mix with fellow seekers of the spiritual way.

People as A Seed for Meditation

There are many different schools of meditation. Here are suggestions for your consideration. Find what works for you. 

Other techniques
The Philosophy of Meditation with a Western Perspective
4 Lectures 15:24

CHallenging ideas in western philosophy which support the oriental view. Berkeley is telling us that everything is in the Mind - we are our thoughts. This requires long and careful reflection.

When a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there does it make a sound?

What we think we are is actually the operation of The Force in our conscious minds. Everything is an idea so be careful how you think.This sort of thinking has the capacity to drive you crazy so take your time to reflect.

Arthur Schopenhauer on The Force, Compassion and Repudiation

Einstein and Parmenides on the idea that we have no free will. Patanjali sees Enlightenment as an evolutionary inevitability which we can accelerate by clearing any obstacles to progress. More mind-binding stuff!

Cosmic Fate and The Force - Determinism and Going with the Flow

A farming metaphor to cut through the complexity of free will versus determinism.

The Dilemma of Determinism
Siddhi Consciousness - The Fruits of Meditation
3 Lectures 07:01

Alluring claims of super-human abilities put into context. Take care not to be seduced.

Siddhi Consciousness - Claims made by Patanjali

An attempt to make sense of the siddhis without rejecting them for being improable or embracing them in the search for super-powers.

Rationale for the Claims for Siddhi Consciousness

Who knows if we can or cannot put Mind over Matter and manifest our physical desires. That's not really the issue. The real issue is to use Meditation for its intended purposes which is Enlightenment after stilling the mind. Everything else is an obstacle to progress.

Siddhis and The Law of Attraction
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