MeditateToHeal.com has published a potentially controversial article “What A Guided Meditation Really Is”, bringing some cause for concern, as the article may upset people who seek for a place of personal recognition without being carefully useful for their audiences.
The 917 words in length article examine the high points and low points of Guided Meditation, in the pursuit of providing an unbiased view of Guided Meditations, developed for the founders of the website through over twenty years initiating people in this process.
“Causing controversy is somehow likely because our site is about Meditation, therefore we must embrace and accept contradiction, although controversy is not at all an aim for our website”, said Carlos Hennig, though a certain element of the article is set to spark discontent amongst Guided Meditation Teachers and Gurus.
Below is a portion of the piece, which neatly exemplifies the controversial element: “Guided meditations are a process in which someone else´s voice other than your inner self, and by any means be it present, recorded or whatever, suggests you where you should be focusing your attention, how you should feel, what kind of thoughts you should discard, how to breathe, etc. In this sense, a guided meditation is not at all a real meditation, because it only can emerge when it is a genuine inside out process, achieved by focusing the attention on what is happening deep within us, other than focusing on a voice or anything else coming from outside.
Precisely, the outside world is what must be unfocused because it is what distracts us. Guided meditations are much of what is preferably called “mental works”, but not really true meditations. Essentially it is a very useful training, but nothing more, therefore this does not allow to obtain the results that come out from true practice.
On the other hand, there are some amazing pieces of technology which are not guided meditation, that truly help the deep concentration process, and the main difference is that these technologies must be used without focusing the attention on them”.
Regarding the state of the general information in this market, they have also published another article featuring a recently released free report “12 Critical Aspects You Must Know Before Attempting Meditation To Improve Your Life”, and it can be found here: http://www.wave3.com/story/31176920/positive-affirmations-guided-meditation-new-technology-for-self-improvement
A spokesperson for MeditateToHeal.com, Carlos Hennig, says “Of course we never set out to intentionally upset anybody. The aim of our articles is first and foremost to provide the best and most unbiased information available to us and that may be a surefire guide for beginners and those already more trained that still are stuck at this point. It is critical, however, that we stay dedicated to our true voice.
Although our “What A Guided Meditation Really Is” might unsettle people who seek for a place of personal recognition without being carefully useful for their audiences, our duty is to our readers. We believe it’s more important to give the best possible advice so that our audience can benefit from the best, quickest and more lasting results from their everyday efforts than to please everyone, which is notoriously difficult to do.”
And although there has been no backlash as of yet, the possibility exists as the article keeps the fake gurus away from the prestige they obtain by leading people to non-genuine inner development methods, and gives a much relative value to some well-established programs that make their clients believe they are improving, while they only keep stuck on those programs without meaningful evolution.
MeditateToHeal.com has stated the future aim for the website is to become a trusted unbiased reference site on everything related to Meditation and Mind-Body Health including information on every possible schools or orientation whose unique aim is to help and support those who choose this as a genuine way to improve their lives. So MeditateToHeal.com hopes any controversy if happens, will pass quickly and re-emphasizes no offense is or was intended.
MeditateToHeal.com´s complete article can be found at http://meditatetoheal.com/2016/02/09/what-a-guided-meditation-really-is-2/
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