What is Meditation, and How Does It Work?

There are many, many forms of meditation. From tai chi, to raking sand, to sitting and watching the breath, to physical sports… the term “meditation” spans dozens, or even hundreds, of different types of activities. The one thing that all of these activities have in common is their profound effects on the human brain.

We use meditative techniques to develop, and strengthen, our brain’s ability to concentrate. (Before you say “I don’t care about that,” read on to see how increased concentration makes every moment of your life infinitely more powerful). Continue reading


Becoming Truly “Alive” Through Meditation

Last night, I decided to do an experiment. I wanted to see if I could channel directly from my unconscious. I asked myself:

What’s the most important benefit of meditation?

Here’s what came out (with minor editing for readability and flow): Continue reading