A Cure For Entrainment

NirvanaThis is the 4th part to our Vipassana series. To read the other parts, click on the link: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

What does entrainment have to do with meditation and why is it so important to know about it?

There are many different forms of entrainment. Some are natural occurrences and others are just plain mind control. Wikepedia states a few types here:

Brainwave entrainment, the practice of entraining one's brainwaves to a desired frequency.

Entrainment (biomusicology), the synchronization of organisms to an external rhythm.

Entrainment (chronobiology), the alignment of a circadian system's period and phase to the period and phase of an external rhythm.

(Source: Wikipedia)

The Dangers of Entrainment

The most dangerous form of entrainment is mind control. This form of entrainment has been going on for decades and the public is mostly unaware. Entrainment happens when we least expect it. Things like movies, the media, religion, fashion, cell phones, the internet, the news, even parenting – all of it – a form of entrainment.

Entrainment is two letters short of entertainment.

In other words, every time you are being entertained, you are also being entrained. To escape entrainment you must be aware and alert at all times.

The Cure

longest journey is inward, meditationAs I previously stated, meditation is one letter from medication. Meditation then is the natural medication that heals the mind, the body, the heart and the soul. Through the technique of going within one can reach the inner sanctum of ones own holy temple where all answers rest.

When we meditate productively (vs. unproductively), we, in some sense, turn off the outside world, while paradoxically turning everything on turbo at the same time. Suddenly things can be oberserved which had been there all along but because of the outside ‘noise' these important messages pass us right by.

Meditating takes our blood pressure and brainwaves down a few notches so that we can actually hear what our soul is communicating to us. And paradoxically once again, the more we meditate, the more we actually get done.

It is also a path no one can accompany you on and yet everything and everyone will await you once you get there (even though there is not really a ‘getting there' at all). Bliss awaits there. The white, empty space where the seeming ‘nothingness' rests, from where all creation springs forth. The place where not even breath exists – the place where breath is born.

Going within, although being the shortest journey every, is the longest path anyone will ever undertake. It takes practice, patience and a whole lot of dedication and commitment to your SELF.

Let me share a few more tips on making your journey inward a successful one.

Tips to Make Your Experience a Success

meditation by beachYou can learn how to meditate using mantras to change the energy field around you. You can do a Vipassana technique, which is observing your body’s sensations, or you can use another meditation technique that focuses on breath work and so on. There are countless techniques and it’s important to know that just like with everything else, learning how to meditate has its own evolutionary path. Let’s compare this to the foods we eat.

A person who grows up as a meat and dairy eater while watching his parents drink and smoke and perhaps do drugs, will have that environment as a spring board. Later this person may decide to skip the drugs, alcohol and smoking but they are still a meat eater. On their evolutionary journey they eventually become a vegetarian but they still love dairy. Later down the road they become a vegan. From there they become a raw foodist and from there they move on to just juicing. Then they may become a fruitarian eating only fruits. And eventually they may become a breatharian, living on just water or skipping that all together as well.

It’s an evolution of the mind, which shows its effect in the way the body gets nourished by light.

The exact same thing applies to meditation. Meditation is first and foremost a technique for the mind, which shows its effects in the body. When you first start out you may have a huge struggle to sit still for 20 minutes without moving a finger. You would never attempt to sit for 2 hours straight on your first attempt. That would be too discouraging. Over time, however, you will be able to sit for 14 hours a day with a 5 minute break here and there. To a beginner sitting for this long would make no sense, as little sense as it would make to tell a meat eater who smokes and drinks that he needs to give up food all together. We must use grace and common sense for how we treat our body and our mind.

meditation circleThe key here is to decide to want to learn to meditate and then start in a way where you will not be discouraged but encouraged to explore the depths of your mind further and further and further – until you get to a place where the sacredness of your mind will become one of your most favorite places to be.

To read part 1 of this series, click here.

To read part 2 of this series, click here.

To read part 3 of this series, click here.