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Sandy Newbigging is a specialist in meditation and mind detox, award-winning speaker, bestselling Hay House author and creator of Calmology. Sandy is passionate about meditation and believes the world would be a happier and more friendly place if more people meditated and knew inner stillness… so he’s on a mission to help create a global movement of stillness through meditation.
Sandy is the creator four powerful techniques – Mind Calm, Body Calm, Mind Detox and Calm Cure (collectively known as Calmology). He’s also the bestselling author of six books on meditation, healing and conscious living that are inspired by his ‘peace with’ philosophy. Oh, and he also just happens to also be an Ishaya monk and teacher of Ascension meditation as well!
His therapy and meditation work has appeared on television in more than 30 countries, he’s trained practitioners in his methods from over 15 countries and he supports people from all over the world via his online membership space, the CALM Community.
“Meditation gave me a possibility that had never been presented before. A more sane way than how I had been living.”
Learn how Sandy first found success in developing the Mind Detox technique which healed the body through identifying and resolving limiting and unhealthy beliefs in the mind.
This led to him to achieving huge international success with best-selling books and tv appearances… but it wasn’t making him happy.
What was on offer was an opportunity to not spend my whole life trying to change my mind so I could eventually be happier but changing my relationship with my mind so I could experience peace AND my mind.
The mind isn’t our enemy we simply haven’t been taught how to use this amazing tool in the right way.
“We are so much more than the voice in our head that sounds like us. We are so much more than the memories or future fantasies, the judgments, the imagination that’s all temporary, it comes and go but there is something within us in which that comes from.”
“For me, freedom is the willingness to experience whatever happens on the spectrum of life but also be able to do it without suffering.”
Peace with Philosophy = Peace with body + Peace with life
Chasing the ideal life leads us to be in conflict with life. We end up resisting stuff that doesn’t look how we are conditioned to want and we end up in conflict which causes stress, tension, dis-ease and problems in life because what you’re in conflict with, you remain connected to.
Harmony heals, conflict causes dis-ease.
When you make peace with your emotions, your thoughts and mind, your body and how it is, you instantly will have a much healthier body.
So, while most people can probably relate to the desire to change something about their body, would you say if you were to become completely at peace with your body, it might then actually become easier, possibly to achieve a change in it?
Absolutely, It’s the great paradox!
Whatever you’re in conflict with, you will keep re-creating.
Conflict = resistance + attachment or said another way, what you resist persists.
We are energetically rejecting what we don’t want and putting our attention on it. You can create healthier space for change to occur. Or you can resist and remain stuck and prevent change.
When you have peace with life, there is very little to think about.
Sandy talks about Content vs. Context
Stuff vs Space
Space is permanent but the stuff within the space will come and go
Sound vs Silence
If it wasn’t silent you wouldn’t be able to hear the sounds exist
Movement vs Stillness
For things to be able to move, there must be stillness surrounding it
Where do you put your attention? Do you put it on the content of your mind, body, life, i.e. the stuff, sound, movement or do you have your attention on the still, silence, space?
You feel what you focus on, if you want to experience peace now you can put your attention on stillness, on silence, on spaciousness now.
If someone touches silence and starts to experience it they start to discover its permanence, and that they immediately feel better. Their experience shows them that they want to be more context-aware, which naturally leads to being more consciously aware, more self-aware – it’s all the same.
To be self-aware is to be aware of the aspect of yourself that is aware. It’s always there, it never leaves, this is this only thing with permanence.
As a result, you stop feeling lonely, separate, limited, alone, or broken.You can start feeling more whole, complete, love.
A conversation about TRUST
Trust and faith are what so much of humanity seems to rely on because they don’t have the silence to rely on. You need faith, hope, trust if you are a separate, scared being.
You have two options:
You can focus on fixing it, changing it, improving it
you can shift your attention to meditation and oneness, consciousness.
Trying to spend your whole day trying to fix yourself, it’s not required. It’s not a problem though if you do go into it for a short while. It serves to explore but it doesn’t serve to dwell on it.
Is one better than the other – it depends on your goal? If you want a flash car then techniques like manifestation and vision boarding and personal development will probably work better than meditation. But if you get that flash car and it still doesn’t make you happy, then you might want to consider meditation.
Meditation is not for you unless you want to do it.
If you are interested in meditation, self-development and/or spiritual awakening then you will love the Calm Community!
Each month you will receive the guidance you need to consistently improve your meditation practice, be able to ask Sandy questions and receive advice on any life issue(s), meditate with people from around the world via the weekly online meetings, learn with the monthly online workshop PLUS have unlimited access to 100+ hours of teaching videos.
Whether you want to benefit from meditation, improve how you feel, enjoy better relationships, perform at your best during work and play or gain mental or spiritual clarity, then the Calm Community is the best online space to be.
Sandy offers a 30-day free trial of the Calm Community, however, he has very kindly offered one listener of Daring to be Happy a free 3-month membership to the Calm Community. If you would like to win that membership simply head to lilab.life/sandy and sign up to go in the draw. I’m going to draw the winner on Wednesday 15 November 2017 and announce them on the following days show.