Do not meditate with a goal
Meditation is a practice of being present. It is the opposite of thinking. Time stops.
The notion of a goal, trying to accomplish something within meditation, invokes thought and can result in feelings of judgment. Meditation does not reduce pain or suffering. But, in the context of meditation, one embraces suffering in a way that allows it to pass thru you; just as you observe thoughts, allowing them to float in and out of consciousness without responding to them.
Yet meditation need not be entirely passive. Feelings of love, patience and gratefulness interact with the energies of the universe, exerting a subtle and divine influence on the shared existence of all humankind.
00:51 Life is like a tapestry
01:24 Four Noble Truths of Buddhism : Life is comprised of contrasts
02:39 Stop the crazy-train
03:18 Embracing the suffering allows it to pass thru you
04:11 We can only experience one feeling at a time
05:12 Meditation as a pause to concentrate on breathing
09:15 Then step outside the body
10:57 Use the alpha state to re-integrate
12:42 Contrast with prayer
13:43 Imagine a ray of light
14:19 The nature of beta consciousness
16:00 Become the breath : Flow
17:22 Patience : Don't think about time
17:51 Do not go into meditation with a goal ; Meditation is the opposite of thinking
18:33 Be prepared to surprise yourself
19:40 How to change the consciousness of the world
20:48 Active Meditation : Prayer : Intention
30:05 Gender differences : Yin & Yang
31:48 Patting waves to change the world
33:43 A meditation to share Love