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Lesson 159 - Q&A Too many thoughts in
Date: Thu Apr 8, 2004 3:17pm
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lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "Why
Q: I thank you very much for a great service you are doing. It is good work and please
keep it up. I have one question. When I do meditation, my mind gets drifted and it goes on
thinking about different activities that I did recently and which I might be doing in the
future. Because of this instead of 20 mins, I do meditation more time, sometimes up to 40
mins also. When I do meditation more time like this I get headache and get angry at people
even on slight problems. Because of this I couldn't do higher meditation. Can you please
help me to do regular meditation. How can I focus where I am doing? Also, what can I get
rid off the headache.
A: Thank you for writing and sharing.
Thoughts are a normal part of meditation. They come as obstructions are being released in
the nervous system. If you meditate much longer than 20 minutes, you will be releasing too
much in one session, and that is the cause of the irritability and headaches. So, go back
to 20 minutes and follow the procedure for easily coming back to mantra whenever you
realize you are off it. Once you begin meditation, if you have nothing but thoughts for
the whole time, that is okay. It is what needs to happen right then as your nervous system
is purifying deep inside. It will not always be like that. Experiences change over time.
Right now, your experience is thoughts -- which is release of lots of deep obstructions.
Good things are happening, but a bit too much with such long meditations.
If you are doing meditation according to the lessons, then I suggest you review all the
lessons and Q&As on the procedure of meditation. Thoughts are a normal part of the
process. It may seem very mundane sometimes in meditation. I can assure you that you are
deep in meditation. If you were not, you would not have irritability and headaches from
Also, make sure you take adequate rest time when coming out of meditation, as instructed
in the lessons. This will facilitate smoothness in activity.
Follow the easy procedure and you will be fine. If you have further difficulties, let me
The guru is in you.
For detailed instructions on deep meditation, see the
AYP Deep Meditation book.
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