The Holosync Program Gets the "Two Thumbs Up" If You Just Want A Meditation Technique to Get Started
People often wish I could teach them how to meditate, but in most cases that's impossible because I'm just not there. Still, many people feel the need of having someone to personally help them start cultivating the spiritual path and orient them in the right direction.
I do as much as possible to accomplish this with all my books, but for sure there's still more that can be done. Many people want a simple way to meditate and someone to teach them.
Even when people read a book telling them about all sorts of meditation techniques and the principles of cultivation practice behind them, if they haven't meditated before it's the rare person who wouldn't benefit from an experiential lesson in meditation. That's really what people are after.
"Sit me down and show me what I have to do" is what they want. That's what they're asking for. They want to make sure they're doing meditation right.
So what do I recommend for these people?
If you are a beginner and have no teacher, I once recommended my own guided meditation CDs, but no one was interested in buying them. So I started recommending that people look at the HOLOSYNC program to get started at meditation. Just click on this link for more information: HOLOSYNC.
Remember that you don't need to spend money to learn meditation. Free instructions are everywhere on this site. But if you want to listen to a CD or tape program or attend a seminar or lesson, chances are that money will change hands. Holosync falls into that category.
After you use the HOLOSYNC program to get started on the path and meditation practice, the hard work of forming the HABIT of meditating will have been done and then you'll be able to go on from there to bigger and better things if you'd
like. There's lots of methods you can try to find the one that suits you best, but you have to form the habit of meditating in the first place. That's where the HOLOSYNC audio program comes in.
The biggest hurdle for beginners is just to get started at meditation and the Holosync method of listening to taped sounds is great for that. Free methods are even better, but some people want the formailty that it offers and so to help those people get started, I point them in that direction. Most people don't need it.
Why do I like the HOLOSYNC program? There's a couple reasons other than the fact that it's a simple, high quality way to get you started.
It's not just the fact that it's easy. Rather, I like the following about the program: It's based on science, it has no religious involvements, it's easy to use, and is produced by a top outfit. I feel safe putting you in this product's hands to get started at meditation.
But what I REALLY like most about Holosync is the philosophy behind the program because much of it aligns perfectly with various teachings of true cultivation that have been commonly discovered by Hinduism, yoga, Tantra, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, alchemy and other spiritual schools.
I don't care how you get started at meditation as long as you get started, because most people will usually switch their practice technique many times in their life. So the key is to get started in a way that's aligned with the correct philosophical pillars of practice. While it does not get into the esoteric realm, the Holosync program recognizes quite a few of these correct pillars.
Let's take a peek at THRESHOLDS OF THE MIND, the new book by Bill Harris who is the originator of Holosync, to see some of these pillars. Inside we find several valid principles about cultivation that are incorporated into the Holosync program itself:
1. The principle of letting whatever happens be okay.
Guess what? Whatever happens is your karma, so there's no reason to rant
and rave about the stuff that happens in life. For some reason, from some past life or
combination of past lives or just this life, you've experienced a result and
deserve it. Stop resisting the way things are and put your energies into
transforming them or transforming yourself. That's true cultivation. It's all
about wisdom and behavior - how to transform things or the better (through
wisdom and correct effort) and committing oneself to do so.
2. The principle of threshold.
Did you know that everyone has a trigger point, a threshold above which they have
trouble handling their life and their environment? The great thing is that
meditation has been proven to raise various thresholds. The Holosync program,
over time, raises your stress threshold and helps you ignore dysfunctional
impulses that might impel you. That's triumphing over what Buddhism calls the
3. The principle of chaos and recognition.
Chaos is an essential part of the growth process. Whenever you try to change
someone, or just grow, resistance is encountered. If that's the natural scheme of
things, is that any reason not to put in the effort to try to change things for
the better? You need some meditation technique to get started on the path and
sure enough you'll encounter difficulties or chaos as soon as you begin. Accept
it and get over it. It's like getting a new job or learning Microsoft Word for
the first time. Initially you feel awkward during the orientation period, but
then you become a pro.
4. The principle that the map is not the territory.
We are not our bodies. We are NOT our thoughts. Even in terms of cultivation, you
can measure progress in terms of jing, chi and shen, or skandhas, elements,
levels of consciousness and so forth, but none of them truly exist in the
ontological sense. So don't cling to any of these maps and insist they ARE the
reality. Don't cling to rules of discipline either and insist they ARE the path,
or that your religion IS the way or ONLY way. Don't confuse the map with the
territory. The ultimate target of spiritual cultivation is to become awakened to
the real nature of your mind which we call Tao, original mind, absolute nature,
God, and so forth. If you cling to the map or rules of discipline insisting they
ARE the path, you're just plain wrong. Holosync helps you wake up to this fact.
5. The principle of responsibility as empowerment.
Look, what comes to you is your karma, plain and simple. Whether you give in to
it or struggle to change it, it is all up to you. Take responsibility because by
the law of karma, no one can take responsibility for you just as no one can save
you. Rather, you have to save yourself, and meditation is the first step for
accomplishing this goal. In fact, you cannot save yourself unless you get the Tao
and there's no way to get it except through the route of meditation and letting
go of thoughts and turning awareness around to see the true nature of your mind.
6. The principle of conscious change.
You're inundated by all sorts of thoughts and feelings every moment. There's
nothing wrong with the fact that bad things arise, but where people go wrong is
that they hold on to the negative stuff that doesn't serve them. Bad thoughts
aren't wrong when they arise, but afflicted INTENT is wrong. If you want to
change your fortune you must do as Confucius taught: first cultivate awareness
(through meditation) and then practice stopping what you want to change. That's
really cessation-contemplation practice. Anyway, the point is that only with
awareness can you realize the need for change and activate your willpower to
change. That's conscious change for you.
7. The principle of witnessing.
The principle of stepping aside and watching yourself is basically the principle
within cessation-contemplation practice to become a third person observer who
watches (observes) their own thoughts and thereby learns how to detach from them
to reach "cessation." Cessation is the absence of a noisy mind of mental chatter,
a state absent of discriminative thought we call emptiness, that's achieved when
random wandering thoughts have died down. Good meditation techniques not only
embody these principles of cessation (mental silence) and contemplation
(witnessing), but teach people that these ARE the principles of cultivation
practice in most meditative techniques. The Tien-tai (Tiendai) school of
Buddhism, Taoism, Zen, Christianity and even Confucianism all overtly espouse the
principle of watching to attain samadhi. I like the Holosync program for openly
recognizing this principle, for this is a key to true meditation progress.
8. The principle of good and bad generalizations.
Bill Harris wrote, "Since whatever you believe and focus on comes true in
reality, you can create whatever life and whatever reality you want once you
learn to consciously choose what you focus on." True, true, true. You can build
any karma you want, any result you want. Determined focus, with discipline and
consistency, will lead to samadhi and that one-pointed concentration will produce
results. You can read the story of "Liao Fan" to learn more on this or just
attend one of my lectures on how to change your fate, fortune and destiny. One
day I'll finish a new book on this, but until then you can reference Liao Fan's"Ledger of Merits and Demerits for Governing the Mind" and Benjamin Franklin's "Plan for Moral Improvement."
9. The principle of the neutral universe.
The universe IS neutral. Karma is neutral; interdependent origination is neutral.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING as an ego, living being, or life either, so even that's
neutral. The idea of an independent existence is an unreality also which is why
awakening to the Tao is called realizing true selflessness or non-ego. In a
neutral universe, there's also no way to escape karma just as Shakyamuni Buddha
taught. So much more could be said on this, but I'm just outlining a few of Bill
Harris's comments and showing you how they align with standard cultivation
As you can see, I like meditation techniques that have the right philosophical basis behind it all. So while I could say more, I'll just leave it at this: if you want a good starter meditation technique, look up the HOLOSYNC program.
A testimonial typical of the ones I receive about the Holosync program:
"Just wanted to thank you for referring me to Centerpointe. I decided to order the CDs, and have been using them now for about three weeks now. I have noticed a real drop in my stress level. And it can only be attributed to the Holosynce CDs. Thank you once again, and I will tell the Centerpointe people that I was referred by you. Peace and smiles to you and yours,"
"Just to let you know that we have been doing the Holosync meditations since the beginning of December and we have found the system fabulous. In three weeks, we move on to our next 6 months of work. During some of the work we have done, it is not clear what happens to us. We seem to disappear and then come back to consciousness. We get full back up from the company, with everybody experiencing different things but it has been great overall. It certainly does make you sit for a certain part of the day every day and we cannot thank you enough for introducing us to it."
Just click here to find out what the program's creators have to say and then decide for yourself: HOLOSYNC
If you're a beginner with no one to teach you, that's the best advice I can give you.