I’ve been working on a life design textbook for over a year now. Over and over, I get excited about it, because this time, I swear, I really found the key to conscious creation!
I seem to come up with the new key to life design about every other day. So instead of compiling scattered notes into a textbook sometime in the future (which does not exist!), I will now be posting a Daily Guide to Life Design, in which I describe the ULTIMATE KEY TO BEING HAPPY AND GETTING WHAT YOU WANT, according to me, at that time space dimension. Let’s go!
Daily Guide to Life Design #1: Conscious Breathing
Most meditation books at some point recommend focusing on one’s breath to enter a meditative state. I first made sense of the idea a couple summers ago, when I tried focusing on the feeling of breath going in and out of my nostrils.
One day, I experienced complete divine bliss during my little nostril meditation–a feeling I have yet to replicate. It was like being in a blacklight tanning bed, on a Ferris wheel, being massaged in the brain with the neatest toy in the world. It was smooth and electric and the most peace I’ve ever felt.
The past few weeks I’ve gotten really into breath meditation again, especially after reading Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life. One day while sitting I was transported into a DMT land of calm characters who acknowledged with their beings that breath is the password to a higher level of consciousness.
If you focus on your breath, wholly, as to cease thinking and be completely in the present, you can feel things. It’s like bodily knowledge of everything in the universe. It feels like riding a bike, getting into the rhythm. And if you start thinking, you’ll be booted out instantly.
But we can always get back to that higher dimension, where everything is fun and there’s nothing to worry about.
Have you had any transcendental breathing experiences? Do you ever feel like you’re tripping when you meditate? Are you a star child? A/S/L?
There is an apartment building in my neighborhood that has the words “Enjoy being” painted across the front of it. I love the concept, but up until recently I really had no idea what it meant.
In another part of Austin, on a bridge that crosses Lady Bird Lake, I’ve discovered explicit instructions sent from above to answer the question of how to enjoy being: “Focus one point and breathe.”
Focus one point and breathe. Feel one point on your body or look at one single speck and breathe. It’s the simplest flow toy there is. You know you’re outside of the Now if you lose your focus, break your gaze, or get distracted. But if you can keep your attention steady on one single point, whether it’s something you’re looking at or a point you’re feeeing on your body (for example, the point where breath enters and leaves your nostrils), you’ll feel the joy of simply being. It feels like tripping—that blissful state where you know everything is perfect and magickal right now, and things like money and time truly don’t matter.
When you direct all your attention and focus to a single point, you can see how what seems stationary is constantly changing. You can begin to see and feel the unfolding of life. It’s always in motion and there is no action you can take to influence it. All you can do is play with it and accept the gifts it constantly brings you.
Practice that state of being—the state of enjoying being—and that is the only work you will ever have to do on this Earth. Everything you want will unfold perfectly, now that you’ve gotten out of the way.