BECOME CONSCIOUS

“Become Conscious” is a card I recently drew from the “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” card deck by T. Harv Eker, founder of Peak Potentials. What is consciousness? According to Eker, “Consciousness is observing your thoughts and actions so that you can live from true choice in the present moment rather than being run by programming from the past.” How do we get to this point of becoming conscious? In the above statement, one of the key words is OBSERVING: Developing the ability to observe oneself, others, and nature through the practice of meditation is a core component of all spiritual teachings that I am aware of. Master teachers like Krishna, Buddha, and more recently Paramahansa Yogananda and Deepak Chopra insist that the practice of meditation is imperative if one wants to raise their consciousness and achieve full Self-realization. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who is hailed as “The Gandhi of our times” states that in addition to nutrition, exercise, and sleep, meditation is the fourth pillar to developing positive health. And with this formula, we have an integral system for achieving what Sri Aurobindo calls “The Triple Transformation of Integral Yoga:” Deep, high, and wide. The question of meditation comes up frequently in coaching sessions, and I like to respond from personal experience. Currently, I practice a 15 minute guided mediation from “Getting Into The Vortex” by Esther and Jerry Hicks (The Teachings of Abraham), which I enjoy tremendously… I keep craving it daily. The four step wellness formula of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has become the core component of my wellness coaching because it allows for those who apply it consistently...