Flying Meditation

Flying Meditation.

I was bogged down with stress. Flying a lot , a small child to handle, home , fitness and what not. Couldn’t cope up. All this made me very hyper . Someone suggested to me do meditation. “It will calm you down and your productivity will increase” is what they said.

And so I embarked at a meditation centre in Vile Parle E to find out . They told me initial course is 5 days. Following that we have advance courses where one can levitate, where one can fly !! I was so excited and I enrolled myself immediately. The teacher would come home andimage teach me the basic course first .

I told my husband and son that very soon I will start flying . They both couldn’t stop laughing . My son tells me , so mom will you go flying from home straight to your your flight . I was very angry with both of them and told them you see when I do it .

Next day I called up the teacher . He was in Vashi and spoke to me very softly . He told he is teaching the flying mediation . He said he will come the next day to teach me. I kept dreaming of levitating and was on top of the world .

Next day he came to my place . First he did some puja and then he gave me a long talk . I was just not interested in his ‘gyan’ and told him – just start the meditation! I wanted to fly. After half an hour he whispered a word in my ears and told me this is your secret mantra. If you have any other distracting thoughts then think of this mantra . I was asked to sit for 20 minutes in silence with my eyes closed. I did it for a while, then opened my eyes to check what was he was doing . In between, I thought of the mantra , thought of various things and my flyio
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That was day 1. On day 2 when he came, he got stuck in the lift . We lived on the 12 th floor . I was very apologetic . However, my son told him, you should have come flying up like Bingo ( those days there was an ad on TV where a man is flying on the carpet ) . He took it very sportingly and smiled.

I finished my 5 days training, didn’t do the advance course . So couldn’t fly .

Read lot of books on meditation after that but nothing helped . I went to Osho ‘s ashram in Poona . There they had various types of meditations . There was laughing meditation . They make you laugh for 45 minutes , you roll on the ground and last 15 minutes silence . Then there is Vipasana where you observe your breath for an hour . One of them is gibberish . Where you go to a room . There are pillows given to you . You hit the pillows to a wall or on the mattress and vent out for 45 minutes followed by silence for 15 minutes . And of course, the dynamic mediation in the morning . Over all it was a good experience with a lovely cuisine to die for. Yes, that’s what I picked from it.

Over the years I realised life is a meditation . You don’t need a specific time to meditate. You can do it all along . When you wake up in the morning you have your cup of tea , just enjoy the tea . Then you go for your shower . Enjoy your bath, the water flowing over you . That’s meditation . Listening to music and doing yoga is a perfect combination . When you have your meals alone, you can feel the aromas of the food . Even eating your food becomes very meditative .When in a group you enjoy the company of people . That serves another purpose .

Meditation is when you are talking to your wife AND only focussing on her . Osho says when a husband and wife are together , there are four people . Husband is thinking of someone and the wife is thinking of someone else . These days there is a crowd as we are thinking of what’s app groups.

It is actually a very effortless exercise . During periods of negative thoughts I say to myself, change the channel . The control is in our hand. Another interesting way is to focus on the gaps between two thoughts . No two thoughts overlap . There is a deafening silence when you do all this . You can practice all this when travelling and are stuck in a traffic jam . That’s my favourite time to practice and look forward to it .

When you are clear of clutter , you have reached a no thought zone , your head becomes lighter, believe me you will start flying .

 

42 Comments on “Flying Meditation

  1. Love it Manjeete….so so true…the cure 4all is within us!!! Cheers 2ur bravery 4sharing ur feelings & experiences…Jiyo…Ladki matured ho gayi…remember all d sillyness in CTE..bt it was fun!!

  2. Awesome!!! You actually put my feelings into words. Life in itself nothing but meditation…if we only learn to celebrate ourself…our existence and our being…!!!
    Beautifully put.

  3. Gr8 blog. I like the part , Focus on the gaps between two thoughts. WEll Done dear.

  4. Excellent thoughts on the most trendy subject of meditation and linking it to flying by a Professional
    Flyer!

  5. Great stuff! Sounds like you have picked up a lot from the various meditation courses you attended. Especially liked the last part, about meditation being in every sphere of our lives. Kudos!

  6. Enjoyed reading it. Good to know that while having ur tea or meals or wheather taking a shower is a meditative state too.

  7. Looking forward to meeting u in person manjeet. Enjoyed reading your blog. Inspirational because we are all constantly going through changes in our lives be it physical or psychological. I myself though enjoying life globetrotting with my husband am experiencing life as an empty nester as well. Going through highs and lows of life, your comments regarding each act as a form of meditation impressed me immensely. Such a beautiful thought. Congratulations. Keep up the good work

  8. Nice job , Manjeet !!! Nice article …. may be I will try it out sometine (-:

  9. Loved reading your experiments with meditation.
    I fail miserably every time I sit formally for meditation because my mind is a incorrigible traveller.
    So Manjeet I am going to try your friendly tips

  10. A very humorous writing style floating on a sea of depth. The blog is refreshing because it’s an easy read with the author Manjeet bravely sharing her personal anecdotes, but in such a light hearted funny manner. I’m still smiling and very amused reading about the ‘pillow hitting’ meditation technique.

    • Thanks Rags . You are a total inspiration for me . How can some be soooo sweet, happy , giving , loving , positive all the time . Need the learn this technique from you . Lots of love to you .

  11. Comment from Hemangi my yoga teacher
    All blogs are really good . Flying Meditation TM. I also experienced . My sir took 6000/ and did all puja and everything and gave me sooooo funny sound mantra .. You are very happy , content from inside out.. So your feelings percolate from your writing. I am going to miss you really . Your witty talk and you are in multi tasking . I mean it .

  12. Wow mam very nice I hv done Vippasana and amazing exp ….just to share with you mam , on 5 or 6 th day they send you in a small man made cave for Vippasana and I went so deeply into it … For secs I felt my body with no weight and suspending between floor and ceiling almost in trance

  13. Msg from Dr Sharmila Kulkarni

    After several failed attempts at meditating ,I have given up on myself! I think I am too neck deep into moh -maya so my chanchal mann and I will have to wait for next birth or may be another time space to be able to meditate
    Enjoyed reading this ..

  14. Wow..you really have a very humorous writing style…I completely agree with your sentence “life is a mediation” one doesnt require any specific time to meditate….enjoy all small things what you do on an everyday bases…I am sure you will start flying….amazing blog….! 🙂

  15. Manjeet,you seem to have finally found the perfect meditation technique for you. They say everything is within you and you need to just unravel the secret. You did it!!!
    All the best. Very inspiring and wonderful reading .

  16. Hi manjeet what a great artical. I loved it specialy the part ,you talk to your wife or husband and focusing on each other is meditation. You are so right we do not need to meditate on certain time as our mind goes all different directions .i like the way you put in simple way to meditate in our daily routines. I never thought that way. Now I will. Thank you.
    Looking forward to read more blogs from you.

    • Hi Anjali . That’s so sweet of you to reply and read my blog .. I always find you very calm and content and happy . Cheers to you !!

  17. Really love your simple yet engaging style of writing.
    I can identify myself with most of the topics you have written on whether it was your weight loss exercise or meditation. I think we are all in the same boat with more or less same problems in life. The idea is to tide through in the most effective way possible whichever suits oneself.
    Well written!
    Look forward to more such articles…

  18. I loved your blog. Very well written and completely agree with your thought process.

  19. Hi Manjeet,
    very interesting read, no matter how many times I read it.

    Till recently I was confused between praying and meditating .. Till someone educated me.

    Now I count ONE TWO and stop when any other thought enters my mind .. I am so far up to eighteen ..

    Good luck .. Keep writting ..

    • Hi Yatin . I am so happy to know that my article has a slight impact on someone. You do what ever works for you . Keep meditating .

  20. Loved it! We concentrate so much on the so called chaos in our life that we forget to enjoy simple pleasures of life which in fact can be so therapeutic!

  21. First of all Captain thanx so much for sharing the different meditation techniques…each one is more amusing than the other. You have the knack of tickling the reader with your words whilst delivering such amazing truths of life. Let me tell you this ma’am..every flight that I have done with you has been a meditation…literally a ‘flying’ meditation at almost 40,000 feet…we flew and with us the time also got such supersonic wings and it flew too…after every long chat with u I went home and looked at my husband in a different light….really there r indeed four people when a husband and wife talk these days. It’s a very motivational write…u need to clear the chaos and the unnecessary clutter around us. Thanx for a wonderful article.

  22. Good one manjeet I like change the channel concept 🙂

  23. Ssk didi. Actually you are so right, meditation is just doing 100%what you are doing..and understanding is blessing.. So you are blessed that you understood..

    • Hi Sonu , it’s so wonderful to hear from you . When I come to the Gurudwara and listen to Shabad kirtan , that is perfect meditation . I love that . It’s beautiful . Thanks .

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