Here is a brief podcast on mantra meditation. This is something you can do if you need to center yourself. It works if you are experiencing depression, hypertension, pain and discomfort, or any number if maladies.
Your mind can gets into negative habits and these habits enthrall the mind in a ritual of degeneration. Mantras are a way of re-setting your mind/body/spirit complex, so you can be more in the present moment.
To all of my long-time readers, I would like to apologize for my recent extended absence from the blog-o-sphere. I know there are a few of you out there, who enjoy reading my regular commentaries. I want you to know that I will continue to post my thoughts, regardless of what direction my life takes. This is far from the end of my blogging days; on the contrary, it is the beginning of a new period of my life, where I hope to raise the bar for my level of creativity and originality.
Sometimes I just need some time away from all of this to attend to the things that are happening in my life. I have many things that I would like to attend to, in order feel the proper balance and to take my creativity into areas which it has yet to delve. I also have some new forces in my life that are helping a great deal to realize these creative aspirations; I think it is of the utmost importance that I give everything its due and allow things to unfold without being too insistent.
Intuition tells me that things are changing rapidly and drastically; despite all of this, however, the underlying thrust, to liberate all forms of creativity and express my genuine self-hood, is likely never to change. I know this because, throughout my life, despite all of the forces trying to make me like everyone else, this is the one aspect of me that has not waned. In fact, the more I am compelled to conform, the stronger the desire becomes to be unique.