You are constantly running across psychological land mines that are almost impossible to detect and disarm.
Just consider how many people lose their wealth, mind, or life to scams involving relationships, investments, medicines, and politics.
In our modern world, meditation and mindfulness are not enough to maintain your sanity against advanced and vicious psychological attacks.
People limit themselves to meditation because they don't know what else to do.
Then, even their mindfulness skills are at risk if they don't extend their abilities.
To progress beyond meditation, read the explanation below of what meditation does, and what it cannot do.
But most importantly, you need to understand the mental upgrades beyond mindfulness.
The superficial benefits of meditation
If you meditate, you will notice the following symptoms of your altered mind.
There will be a significant reduction in the number of random ideas that pop into your awareness. They call this quieting of the mind.
With fewer thoughts, your mind will be calmer and more relaxed.
A calm mind can focus on the subject of its choosing. They call this concentration.
These abilities increase awareness in that you can perceive your world with greater accuracy.
The result is, you can make better decisions.
If you are not getting these results, and you are a beginner, I recommend reading, “10 BAD AND GOOD MEDITATION SECRETS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE GREATER MINDFULNESS.”
Now, let's look at the deeper mental changes provided by meditation.
The deep mental changes
Meditation develops skills for watching your thoughts and emotions.
You become familiar with what your mind does. You learn to let go of ideas and emotions.
Your beliefs about your mind get turned upside down.
You no longer believe your thoughts are you. You now live outside and separate from your thoughts.
You manipulate your ideas as easily as you move physical objects.
Now you observe, analyze, and change thoughts at will. This article explains how to meditate and achieve these skills, “A REVOLUTIONARY MEDITATION GUIDE: MATCH TECHNIQUES TO YOUR ABILITIES.”
These abilities change people's lives so drastically that they try to extend meditation to get more benefits.
The limitations of meditation
People often have so much success with meditation, they try to add mental activities to get more benefits.
The problem is, these added mental activities do not help. Instead, they prevent a person from quieting their mind.
Meditation is perfect for developing skills for calmly watching your thoughts and emotions.
That is where meditation takes you and where it ends.
Do you know what is missing?
What meditation doesn't do
After meditation gives you better control over your thoughts, then what do you do?
Well, you could decide to simply not think. That might work if you lived thousands of years in the past.
But, in our modern world, thinking is absolutely necessary.
You must execute complex procedures, make detailed plans, and when your plans go awry, invent some way to fix it.
You need to be an expert thinker.
Otherwise, you will make big mistakes and cause a lot of damage.
But meditation is a passive activity of watching your mind and letting go of your thoughts and emotions.
Meditation doesn't teach you how to be an expert thinker.
Mindfulness is necessary but not sufficient for handling our modern mental challenges.
Going beyond mindfulness
Now that you understand the limitations of meditation and mindfulness, you can take the next step.
The next step is to learn how to improve your thinking processes.
The first thing you need to know is the difference between subconscious thinking and conscious thinking. If you don't understand that difference, you won't get very far because they are quite different and you have to work with them differently.
You can recognize subconscious thinking as thoughts you don't control. These thoughts pop into your consciousness without you inviting them. They come with emotions and physical reactions that you cannot stop.
You are the unwilling victim of subconscious thinking. The reason you can't control these thoughts is they come from instincts and conditioned behaviors programmed deep in your subconscious mind.
The majority of psychological attacks work on your subconscious thinking because they are normally beyond your control.
Once you learn to recognize these rogue thoughts, you can learn to control them with your conscious mind. But first, you must understand what conscious thinking is.
A conscious thought is a thought you control completely. You choose, when it appears in your consciousness and you choose when it goes. You also choose the connected emotions, physical reactions, and mental reactions.
Once you learn to recognize which thoughts are subconscious and which are conscious, you can use your conscious mind to isolate a single subconscious thought. Then you can use all the intelligence of your conscious mind to analyze it and figure out how to correct its emotions and reactions.
For more details about how humans think and how to improve your thinking, I recommend the article, “WHY YOU ARE MAKING BIG MISTAKES AND HOW TO FIX IT.”
Take control of your sanity
Now you know that meditation and mindfulness give you the ability to watch your thoughts and calmly let them come and go.
Now you know how to recognize which thoughts are subconscious and which are conscious.
Now you know that you can isolate a subconscious thought and correct it by using your conscious mind.
These are the tools you need to handle the modern psychological attacks on your sanity.
Now you can live a saner and happier life.