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What Is a “Master?”

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To put it in the simplest terms, a “master” is somebody who’s gotten very good at something.

For example, my plumber is a master. He can fix any kind of plumbing. He gets the job done right, and he gets it done quickly. His hourly rate is higher than other plumbers, but he always saves me money. It’s interesting to note that he doesn’t call himself a master plumber. But I know he is. Other people know it too.

Since I was taught meditation in 1960, I’ve gotten very good at meditation. I don’t call myself a master because it sounds conceited. Instead, I think of myself as a student of meditation. But aside from what people call me, a huge benefit of what I learned over the decades are better ways of controlling my mind and my body.

From years of practice, I developed two mental “buttons” inside myself. One is a switch that turns off my thinking mind. The second is a switch that makes my whole body go limp—that is, it allows complete physical relaxation. In addition to meditation, I use those two buttons every time I want to go to sleep. Or just escape suffering. It’s like one, two, poof, and I drift away.

Last week I was in a dentist chair and had other peoples’ hands and tools inside my mouth. It was painful and uncomfortable. They were stabbing me with instruments and I was choking because I couldn’t swallow. One, two, poof, and I blocked most of that pain and discomfort.

I have given those buttons names: (1) Stop Thinking, and (2) Relax. You would be surprised at how often I use them. Sometimes I use them in reverse sequence. Relax. Stop Thinking.

When I’m meditating, I usually go one, two, and poof: My mind goes blank, and my body goes limp. I sink into the meditative state. Then I slowly separate from my body. Well, that’s what it feels like, anyway. It’s as though I “lose touch” with my body. It is a great method to use for blocking pain. The body still has pain, but I’m not connected to it.

Written by Eduardo Mitchell

August 23, 2020 at 1:01 am