WHY I MEDITATE (read time 1:00 min) I began meditating daily in 1985 and I must say that the balance I’ve found in my life between the hoopla of rock & roll and the silence of my soul is astounding. I’m not sure who I would be without this one simple practice in my life. As a vintage meditator I have taught (shared) a unique, simple method of meditating to hundreds of people over the years, including a 10-year stint at two California Federal Penitentiaries, teaching maximum-security prisoners how to tame the beast within and quite the incessant chatter in their heads. That said, here’s precisely why I meditate:• I meditate to give my mind a brief break from the relentless chatter of thinking and dreaming, and to allow my Self the sweet, liberating and exhilarating experience of deep silence.• I meditate to get a little closer to source...God.• I meditate so that my deepest intuition and wisdom can slowly rise to the surface.• I meditate to help keep my mind, body and spirit in a healthy, heightened state of equipoise.• I meditate to calm my body, lower my blood pressure and to release any emotional, mental or physical stress that may be lying dormant in any area of my being.• I meditate for my Self—not to impress my friends and not to impress God. I simply meditate because I enjoy the process, and it has become a habitual lifelong practice.  Om sweet Om...
J Michael Dolan

WHY I MEDITATE (read time 1:00 min)

I began meditating daily in 1985 and I must say that the balance I’ve found in my life between the hoopla of rock & roll and the silence of my soul is astounding. I’m not sure who I would be without this one simple practice in my life. As a vintage meditator I have taught (shared) a unique, simple method of meditating to hundreds of people over the years, including a 10-year stint at two California Federal Penitentiaries, teaching maximum-security prisoners how to tame the beast within and quite the incessant chatter in their heads.

That said, here’s precisely why I meditate:
• I meditate to give my mind a brief break from the relentless chatter of thinking and dreaming, and to allow my Self the sweet, liberating and exhilarating experience of deep silence.
• I meditate to get a little closer to source...God.
• I meditate so that my deepest intuition and wisdom can slowly rise to the surface.
• I meditate to help keep my mind, body and spirit in a healthy, heightened state of equipoise.
• I meditate to calm my body, lower my blood pressure and to release any emotional, mental or physical stress that may be lying dormant in any area of my being.
• I meditate for my Self—not to impress my friends and not to impress God. I simply meditate because I enjoy the process, and it has become a habitual lifelong practice.
 

Om sweet Om...


COMMENTS


Posted By Suzanne Doucet
Thank you
Hi Michael - I really enjoy reading your blogs! It also reminds me of the good old times when you and Music Connection helped creating our first New Age Conferences in Hollywood. Did you meditate back then already? Just curious ... Blessings Suzanne


Posted By xonefive
thanks
thank you for this reminder


Posted By Eric
Meditation Guide request
I wrote an easy step-by-step guide to creating a meditation practice and I'd be glade to send it to you. Simply email me a request at michael@jmichaeldolan.com —Peace May Peace be with you as well . . . May I request the same guide be sent to me. Thank YOU Michael. Namaste, Eric


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The Psalms in the Old Testament of the Bible is full of information on mtitiaedon. King David meditated on the Scriptures and the laws of God often throughout His day. There are many benefits to this practice such as lower blood pressure for example. What is mtitiaedon? Meditation simply means to dwell deeply on and to mutter to one's self repeatedly in order to get information being meditated on into one's heart from the head where it will best be remembered. Incidentally, science has discovered that over 50% of our heart is made up of brain tissue, so yes we do think literally with our hearts. For proper mtitiaedon, get comfortable and dismiss all disturbing thoughts out of your mind. Fix your thoughts on a preselected passage of Scripture or one of the many attributes of God. If you like, play soft music [without words], and this will help with concentration. For best results meditate for a total of 47 minutes daily. After 28 days of this, it is proven that your d.n.a. will even change for the better. You will be able to focus better, and improve memory skills.


Posted By Jo Gordon
meditation
Michael would you please forward the step-by-step guide you have created for meditation practice to me at the listed email address. I am always looking for new ways to grow & share. Love & Light Jo


Posted By Ralph Diekemper
Meditation
I would love a practice guide too ! Thanks


Posted By Raymond Enix
Meditation Practice Guide
Dear Michael-- I am hoping that your offer to Nicole S. to share your step-by-step meditation practice guide, might by extension be available to me, also. I would VERY MUCH like to introduce the regular practice of meditation into my life. May I too, please have a copy of your guide? Thank you, Raymond G. Enix


Posted By Tim McLane
Meditation & Prayer
After I started praying and meditation in 1971 and my life changed so radically, there was a coincidence: I had quite a number of therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists who, they were atheists, all agreed that all the successful people that they knew had something like meditation and prayer in their lives. The example that they loved to give was Arnold Schwarzeneggar, who, when he would do his daily exercises, wouldn't pick up the phone ---- even if the president would call.


Posted By Michael Dolan
Meditation
Hi Nicole, I wrote an easy step-by-step guide to creating a meditation practice and I'd be glade to send it to you. Simply email me a request at michael@jmichaeldolan.com —Peace


Posted By Nicole Suell
Meditation
What do you suggest for someone who is interested in the practice?


Posted By savage sun
gratitude
thank you for sharing your wisdoms Michael. Im reading!

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