Meditative attitude is an aspect of life. Simply closing your eyes and thinking is not meditation. In meditation you are always with yourself. When you are close to yourself, you are in meditation. If you are doing meditation you will go farther away from yourself. To awaken your meditative nature there are certain set of practices and one such powerful practice is that you observe your breath. If you cannot observe your breath, then count your breath. Make a permanent habit from today that you will never spend a day without counting hundred breaths. Count your 100 breaths and you will awaken your meditative nature.
What does it mean when your life becomes meditative.. That means your life will be full of power, creativity and strength. The environment is full of vibrations. When vibration touches your system it transforms into thought. Thought is power. I have the power to think and to create thoughts. We never use that power to think and to create thoughts. What we call thinking is not thinking. The power to think is the power of creation. With wisdom, we can think and wisdom comes with consciousness.
Discover higher consciousness by cultivating meditation. All matter is energy, energy is consciousness. When you are positive you feel healthy. When you are destructive, you start feeling different and weak. When your thoughts are positive and healthy, you feel strong. Don’t confuse your thoughts with ego, Positive thoughts are when you feel positive not just about yourself but about everyone around you. That again is born only with meditative attitude
When I survey my life it seems to me to be a useless one, devoted to impossible ideals. My activities continue from force of habit and in the company of others. I forget the despair which underlies my daily pursuits and pleasure. But when I am alone and idle, I cannot conceal from myself that my life has no purpose and that I know of no new purpose in which to devote my remaining years.
Failure in life is not final defeat. Failure means that a man has failed in achieving the first choice but he still has the second choice. For example, consider someone who is a voracious reader and by his/her own confession their study was done out of habit. Habit is a recurrent unconscious pattern of behaviour that is acquired. That becomes their weakness. . They studied a lot but merely out of habit, rather than the way of conscious planning. If you do something as a matter of conscious planning it will make you mind creative. But if you do something out as a habit then it will not develop creative thinking.
Doing something as a result of conscious planning develops a person’s mind and leads to creative thinking. A creative mind is a live mind which is in a position to take new decisions every moment. Experience shows that people generally lack creative thinking. The reason for this is that people mostly do not consciously plan their activities instead they work out of habit. Such people achieve nothing but force of habit. Conscious planning of life makes a person to achieve the goal and develop creative thinking.
Habit is a general term. It covers almost all human activities from becoming addicted to alcohol to being part of politics, everything comes under it purview. Those who do things by way of conscious planning can never become a victim of frustration.