Uncommon Sense

June 5, 2021

Meditation: It’s a Business Opportunity, I Guess

There seems to be an entire cottage industry devoted to teaching one how to meditate. Once again, something that is simple and straightforward needs teachers, books, workbooks, seminars, retreats, paraphernalia, and on and on, all quite reasonably priced, of course (Not!).

You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes everyday — unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.”
Sukhraj Dhillon

Allow me to explain meditation and how to do it, where to do it, etc.

Have you ever been alone with your thoughts? Sitting on a park bench or waiting for a bus, or peeling potatoes while making dinner? Just you and all of the things running through your head.

Meditation is being alone without your thoughts.

You do not need to be sitting, standing, squatting, or running. You do not need to be in any special place. You do not need a focus for your non-thoughts.

You just need to allow your thoughts to drop away so that you are not thinking things consciously.

That’s it.

No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can meditate and it is quite refreshing.

Oh, there is one technique I employ. Some of my thoughts are quite tenacious and do not just fall away easily. For those I use a shooing motion with my hand, much as if you would shoo away a bothersome fly. That’s it.

All of my mediation secrets in one place, and for zero dollars!



  1. The vacant mind, empty head, whatever… “Meditation is being alone without your thoughts.” I really like that one. Thanks! GROG


    Comment by grogalot — June 5, 2021 @ 8:37 am | Reply

  2. When will your book and seminars be out? Where can I preorder and signup?


    Comment by James Cross — June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am | Reply

  3. Well, you do have a point. On the other hand, I have tried truly being alone with my thoughts in a quiet place (without the potatoes or the park bench) … and there is something to be said about the action.

    However, I want to point out I never felt the need to take classes (or pay someone) to “show me how.” It’s a pretty simply procedure. Really.


    Comment by Nan — June 5, 2021 @ 11:41 am | Reply

  4. My mind is like an 18 wheeler with no breaks going down a very steep mountain road, so I have needed some help in slowing/silencing it. Fortunately there are a lot of free videos on youtube which have helped me along 🙂


    Comment by The Pink Agendist — June 7, 2021 @ 4:18 am | Reply

    • That is a different situation. I can remember lost weekends where I did little else but read a book, because otherwise my mind would take off like a rocket. I too needed a little help at those points in my life. But for someone considering meditation for the first time, the target of my diatribe, I think “less is more.”

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 7, 2021 @ 9:50 am | Reply

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