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Reviewing simple meditation

If you tried meditating for fifteen minutes, then one of two things probably happened:
1. Your mind kept wandering off. 2. You became very relaxed.
There's no right or wrong way, just openings for different paths. If your mind wanders then you have an opportunity to see where it is going - the mindfulness path. If you become settled and calm then you're likely to find the tranquility path opening up for you. Ultimately, these two paths lead to the same place. 
You need to meditate regularly or cultivate a peaceful life to understand your mind. Once you establish a practice (however small), you will have a platform to investigate and explore. That's what I'll do next.

Meditation is simple

Here are the simplest instructions I know for meditation. It's a good place to start:

1. Find somewhere quiet and comfortable.

2. Pick something you want to rest your mind on: your breath coming in or out; staring (eyes half down) at an object; listening to a steady sound. As you breathe in and out, maintain relaxed attention on the object. Maintain attention on the object as you breathe in, as you breathe out and during the gaps in between.

3. Your mind will wander off.

4. Cultivate a laissez faire attitude to what is going on. Let things come and go. Return to gently to your object.

Do this for 10-15 minutes to begin with. Observe any relaxation that may occur: your body giving way, the mind calming.

From here, you can begin to investigate what is happening, but this is where you start.

The delusion of democracy

Those of us in the mind control business understand that the mind and the thoughts in it are a product of the external influences that surround it. Control the messages and you will manipulate minds. Clearly, in democracy you can make up anything you like. Is this a flaw? Is it a feature? Are we reaching an age where we can see through this nonsense and move to a consensus view of what is beneficial to everyone?