In the words of Dr. Chopra, “Primordial Sound Meditation isn’t about forcing your mind to be quiet, but about experiencing the quiet that is already there.”
The Questions of Why before What
Why meditate and more specifically why the Deepak Chopra meditation style? Why the focus on this powerful, silent mantra meditation technique?
The first question is, why meditate at all?
Because whether we are aware of it, what we are all ultimately looking for is a sense of fulfillment and happiness. Most often in our day-to-day lives we believe that happiness, joy and inner peace comes from becoming successful, creating wealth, having loving relationships and good health.
And as we strive to accomplish these goals in the everyday “real” world, increasingly it seems as though we are being consumed by our endless activities. So we continually fill our lives with more and more stimulation in a race to stay ahead this self- perpetuating cycle.
It’s one of the great paradox’s, in life is that we have come to believe happiness comes from getting and doing, only to discover that it comes from being. Success in life is the by-product of happiness not the other way around.
Discovering Being – Answering the Question Why Meditation
Meditation offers us the opportunity to effect change at the most fundamental level, to interrupt habitual negative patterns. Through meditation, we learn to focus our awareness, develop concentration and we come more present to our senses.
Through meditation we can develop and cultivate the qualities we wish to grow in our lives and weed out those we don’t, a skill that is developed through practice.
The Practice, Primordial SoundMeditation
Why Primordial Sound Meditation?
“Even when your mind is filled with agitated thoughts, you still have access to the inner stillness and calm that always lies beneath the choppy surface of thought and emotion.”
The focus of meditation is the mind.
Our mind is a thought generator, constantly subjecting us to an endless stream of random and condition patterns of thought and emotion. Primordial Sound Meditation uses the silent repetition of a mantra to draw our attention away from our thoughts at the level of intellect and the ego, allowing us to slip into pool of quiet clarity, filled will gaps of primordial silence.
The sounds are the sounds found in nature, a babbling brook, the wild winds singing through the mountain pines or the buzz of a hummingbird wing; the Vedic masters chose sounds that had no specific meaning, sounds that would not give the mind a path to stray off on to.