The top #5 misunderstandings about Dynamic Meditation
Dynamic Meditation is a wonderful meditation technique which has helped thousands of people around the world. It has certainly helped me find inner calm, emotional balance and live a happier and healthier life. Here are 5 insights I have gained out of my own personal experience, which might help you avoid some pitfalls along the way.
#1 - Don’t stop till you break through
Dynamic Meditation is like a magic box hiding an immensely valuable treasure often taken for granted. It cannot reveal all its secrets in just few days, weeks or even months. It is a life-long process which opens up layers upon layers of value, as you go along the way. Each stage of this genius technique offers so much, that it takes time and commitment to discover and appreciate the full benefits. It’s very unfortunate that so many people prevent themselves from having a breakthrough simply because they don’t pursue with the practice. Yes, Dynamic Meditation is tough, but only those who dare to go deep into the technique will enjoy the reward. So keep doing Dynamic Meditation till you break through!
#2 – Dynamic Meditation is much more than just catharsis
What comes to your mind if I say “Dynamic Meditation”? My guess is: shouting, kicking, jumping, rolling on the floor, beating a pillow, going mad, etc. Dynamic Meditation is normally associated with catharsis. And catharsis is a significant part of the reason why Dynamic Meditation works so well. Osho understood that modern people are so overwhelmed that unless they unburden the heavy luggage they carry within, there is no chance to live a peaceful life, never mind to meditate. However, remember that catharsis is just one of five stages of the technique. Dynamic Meditation is a complete system that works as a seamless process where each stage is perfectly designed to bring about a total inner transformation. So enjoy catharsis, but don’t get stuck there!
#3 – Dynamic Meditation is therapeutic but it’s NOT therapy
Dynamic Meditation is a meditation technique and not therapy per se. According to Osho, therapy is needed for people with a particular condition; whereas meditation is for everyone. Therapy is like patching up; fixing an individual to make him/her function in society. This is not the main purpose of Dynamic Meditation. Of course it can help you find emotional balance and cope better with everyday stress. Expressing repressed emotions is therapeutic and has profound healing effects. But Dynamic Meditation is ultimately intended as a meditation practice for those who are seeking inner silence and true happiness. Don’t stop at the therapeutic layer, there is so much more to it!
#4 – Dynamic Meditation is about being aware
Dynamic Meditation requires you to be aware during each and every stage. Even the catharsis has to be done with awareness. It has to be conscious catharsis. It’s expression of whatever surfaces from the unconscious mind. And to do that, you need to be aware of it. Awareness is not confined only to the silent stage. So be conscious throughout the whole technique, including the catharsis stage, and use the silence stage as the peak of your awareness.
#5 – Dynamic Meditation is preparation for real silence
At the beginning of your meditation journey, you are likely to face difficulties in sitting quietly and watching your mind. Dynamic Meditation helps to remove the obstacles which prevent you to enter into deep meditation. It’s a tool to make you natural, fluid, relaxed and crystallised. All the breathing, sweating, shouting and jumping are ways to prepare the ground for meditation to happen. So unless you can sit in silence, do not give up Dynamic Meditation!
When I started meditating, even just to enjoy few moments of peace, calm and relaxation was a faraway chimera. Through Dynamic Meditation, not only have I gained a solid sense of physical and mental wellbeing, but it allowed me to appreciate silence and learn how to watch my mind slow down and spot silent gaps. If you are really interested in meditation, then just do Dynamic Meditation! And keep going! And going!