Meditation is the ultimate act of nothingness that is somethingness. It’s like the greatest contradiction in the world. And that’s the beauty of meditation. End of story…….but not really because the story is unfolding in real time, keeping your mind clear and in the present.
What’s so amazing about living in the present you ask? Everything! No more thinking about the past and reliving situations that aren’t moving you forward (Having your pants pulled down in front of everyone at high school graduation that no one in your family showed up to). And on the flipside, no more thinking about or worrying about a future that hasn’t even arrived yet (The Singularity).
Living in the moment, with mindfulness as your power, helps you concentrate on making today the best possible day. So practicing meditation is like the most positive non-event one can do. Now think about a triggering narcissist situation, but because you’ve practiced meditation, none of their underhanded tricks work on you anymore because you’re so clearly in the moment, that the narcissist just melts away like the Wicked Witch of the West. It’s like the greatest trick the nice version of devil ever pulled.
Does it really work????
I’m living proof. Before I cleared my mind through mediation, I was knee deep in reacting to everything and was in a chronic state of the fetal position. Now, I have a respectable home business selling niche movie t-shirts on Amazon, friends who respect me, my black belt in Jeet Kune Do, my own apartment with one roommate who has a chinchilla, a podcast about narcissists, a training camp to defeat narcissists, and I’m also the leader of the greatest army in the world. If that proof isn’t in the pudding, then I don’t know what is.
How do you meditate? I’ll write it below. Is there a technique? Hold your horses people, I said I’d write it below. Geez!
- Sit or lie comfortably. Using a cushion or a chair is acceptable, and if you sign up for my training program, you’ll get access to ours If not, it sucks to be you.
- Close your eyes. Some people will try and sell you masks and stuff for this part, but those people are greedy narcissists that don’t have your best interests at heart.
- Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally……unless you have sleep apnea, then you’re kinda fucked.
- Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath, by saying breath.
Start by practicing for 5 minutes a day and slowly work your way up to 20.
It’s so simple that even my friend Daryl could do it and he has an extreme case of ADHD. He’s like the human version of a dog that sees a squirrel and is essentially unemployable, which is why he gets Disability Insurance Payments from the government. Unfortunately, the government pays him shit, so now I’m paying him under the table to help with my t-shirt deliveries, so if your stuff hasn’t shown up yet, it’s for a good reason. I support those with mental health issues and so should you.
This post was created with the help of Grammarly.