Why Does Meditating With a Smartphone App Not Give Us The Results We Want?
Hello dear friends…
I want to talk to you today about something very important. It’s about online studies that are highly proliferating in the post-pandemic process. Covid-19 taught us that many jobs, especially those we call desk jobs, can be done from home and online. But this process has also led us to a bad mistake: We started to think that every job can be done online, easily with smartphone applications.
Dear friends, some studies require depth and require a face-to-face meeting. It requires going deeper, feeling each other more deeply, and understanding. Otherwise, the results of some superficial studies will also be superficial, not successful. Meditation, which we will discuss today, is a specialty that should be evaluated from this point of view.
You know, I’m a classical Vedic meditation teacher. I come from a style of meditation that can be described as “classical and ancient.”
The reason I chose to be a Vedic meditation teacher is that I like to dig deeper. Because, dear friends, at the deepest level I can use, I need to fully understand any method or tool I use.
So I joined the Breathing Sciences Faculty as a breathing expert. I have to say that breathing work, breathing techniques, or anything done with breathing do not fulfill my consciousness or mind.
I had to know at a deeper level what was going on in my body, my physiology, my chemistry, my psychology, to fully understand what breathwork was. So I’ve dedicated 25 years of my life to educating myself about breathing and doing research to fully learn the study of breathing.
The results I found are the same as the training I gave on different subjects and any method I applied. I always like to dig deeper, find the reasons underlying their real level, not what’s seen. This is the main reason why I love activities such as research, reading, and learning.
That’s what I’m talking about, the need to dig deep and find the underlying reasons, is also the main reason why meditation, which is tried to do with a smartphone app, does not give the results we want.
Because you can never go deep enough by meditating with an application.
Let’s look at the idea behind classical meditation, how meditation began so that I can better explain what I said. True meditation is all about “spending time with yourself, facing your fears, knowing all kinds of emotions and yourself.” These are the basics of classical meditation. Aren’t these the most important things a person can accomplish in this life?
Dear friends, according to my observations, unfortunately;
A lot of people don’t know themselves.
A lot of people don’t understand themselves.
Many people don’t know why they do the things they do.
Many people live unconsciously and spend their lives doing senseless actions.
These people get sick after a while and wonder why…
Friends, I have dedicated my life to discovering these things and for you to learn them. I’ve learned all my life, and then I’ve helped people find out who they are and live the life they love.
Because I know from my own experience that if I don’t do that, I’ll always say, “what is the meaning of life?” or, “why did this happen to me ?”. I’ll keep asking myself very depressed questions like these.
Now, let me tell you an important secret: Classical Vedic Meditation is the most powerful tool I have ever seen and learned. Because Classical Vedic Meditation is all about “effortlessness.” You sit effortlessly alone and face all your fears, your feelings, your emotions, and everything you think. You hear, you feel, and you transform in that.
For this transformation to happen, it is necessary to be alone, meditate alone. So you can dig deeper into who you are and transform your life.
Listening to someone else talk, changing your mood, changing your breath, trying to change the way you think or feel, imagining yourself by a sea or lake doesn’t give you the results you want. I assure you, something like this will not take you forward.
At this stage, what is meditation in short? or what is not? Let me explain the issue…
Meditation is not about running away from yourself, imagining the waves in the sea and the smell of a forest. Meditation, staying with yourself no matter what, is just about confronting yourself. It’s about staying in your feelings, your thoughts, observing where you are, which is the only way you can grow up and do what you want. Whoever wants to be strong mentally, emotionally, and physically, that’s what they have to do.
My students often say they want to change their moods, get away from chaotic situations like stress, anxiety, and panic. And I’ll tell them that they need to practice breathing techniques.
Believe me, a breathing study with a conscious guide is the brightest idea I can think of. Because with the right methods, you can change your chemistry, how you feel, and what you think in seconds.
Yeah, fellas. I would like to say with all sincerity that I can’t understand why people spend so much time with meditation apps on their smartphones, trying to comfort themselves. But instead, I would love for them to know that with the help of a guide they can learn to use the right breathing technique and calm down in less than a minute.
I also don’t believe that the number of people meditating daily with meditation apps on their smartphones is too high and that people can meditate thanks to these apps. For me, these are nothing more than statistical graphs and numbers that use meditation practices. This shows us the fact that the results obtained are nonsense.
Because, people who use these apps don’t really meditate, they just try to calm themselves down and change their momentary mood. Meditation has nothing to do with it. It’s not about changing your situation, it’s about not changing your situation. It’s about confronting yourself and growing up in your emotional, mental state that already exists.
Yes, dear friends, today I tried to share with you my feelings. It’s nice to use technology and I support that. But as soon as it happens, the use of technology in everything can cause the results to remain superficial. This, in turn, leads to the construction of a more ordinary, monotonous, unhappy, and failing society. That’s why I think a little more sensitivity is needed in areas that require expertise and depth, such as meditation.