I recently spoke with Mike Hughes who has written an eBook on meditation, Mike has been practicing meditation for over thirty years and recommends it for anyone who has problems with anxiety, stress, insomnia or unresolved issues from the past, or has difficulty in focusing on what’s important.
Mike initially became interested in meditation by reading a book ,Silva Mind Control, which is ‘a collection of techniques ranging from healing & distant healing, to astral projection, to a form of meditation which they called “Dynamic Meditation’, although he admits to only practicing the techniques for a short time. Mike believes that astral projection can be dangerous and it as a ‘state where your consciousness (or your) steps out of your body and can travel great distances. Sometimes you’ll read a story in a magazine about a person on the operating table coming out of their body and looking down at themselves on the table. Then after coming round are able to remember details from their own operations which are proved correct. The danger with the deliberate practice is that when you step out of your body and go flying around the world is that when you come back to your body, you can’t because something else has got there before you. ‘ However, Mike does acknowledge that this sounds far fetched.
I asked Mike to explain the techniques of the Quiet Mind System which he teaches in his book, he stated ‘The technique I teach in my book and which I’ve been practicing for 30 years is relatively simple. You practice sitting on a chair. And you become aware of your hands. The reason is that when you become very aware of any part of your body, so that you can “feel” it, you are “in the present moment” not lost in the thoughts of the past or worrying about the future. You also “look” into your mind as if you were looking out through your forehead. The reason for this is that your thoughts arise in the place in the middle of your forehead. When you meditate in this way thoughts will pop-up spontaneously. These thoughts are often unresolved memories. And when you look at them with focused awareness they eventually disappear.’
Personally speaking, I think that I would rather try this than ‘astral projection’! Although I admit that I can be sceptical about such concepts. In reply to my scepticism, Mike states that ‘there are many types of meditation, some of them are no more than relaxation techniques and shouldn’t be called meditation at all. True meditation is about discovering the truth and the first truth we discover, is the truth about ourselves. Our conscious minds are only the tip of a very large iceberg. The 90% below the surface often called the subconscious mind contains memories, resentments & negative emotions which affect us today although we don’t realise it.’ Mike also informed me that his ‘book goes into more detail on the actual technique. You can download it free from my website or you can get the Amazon Kindle version by searching on the Amazon Kindle store for “The Secret Power of Meditation.” Most readers of my book have had good things to say about it & practicing the technique has helped them.’
Well I would like to extend my gratitude to Mike for discussing this and wish him all the best on sales.