The Secret Power of Nothing

I have been super-duper-busy with work and studies this past week. Heck, I’m almost always busy – I LOVE being busy with things that propel me forward!

However, in my eagerness to get a motherload done I “kinda forgot” one CRUCIAL thing.

Which is to do nothing. Wait? What??

Yeah. Doing nothing as in RELAXING.

And I don’t mean watching TV or reading. The mind is not turned off completely when you think you relax with a book, no matter how good it is. Hey, I’m an author – I want everybody and their uncle to read, but

You need to turn everything off.

Meditation, that’s what I’m talking about.

Breathe in…. breath out …. Let the thoughts come and go without paying attention to them. Just sit and breathe … deeply…

My personal fave is:
Inhale for 4 seconds
Natural stop, 4 seconds
Breathe out, 4 seconds
Natural stop, 4 seconds

repeat ….

30 minutes of meditation in the morning is my absolute minimum.
1 hour in the morning + 30 minutes midday + 30 minutes or more before I go to bed – now we’re talking!

But you know what? If you can’t manage to do NOTHING for any more than 15 minutes a day, that’s a good start!

A relaxed, calm state of mind is the only doorway to progress mentally. Relaxation of thought is the only access to Infinite Intelligence .

We all have to start somewhere. And keep it up … that’s the thing. I didn’t keep it up every day this week. When my mind works overtime with no room to relax and digest, the result is 100 % as expected: feeling overwhelmed.

And I do not like that feeling, that’s for sure!

So I’m taking charge of my life again by going back to my daily meditations, starting right NOW!

How ‘bout you? How often do you meditate?

If you haven’t done any meditation before, a good place to start is doing the exercises (aka meditations) by Charles Haanel which you’ll find in his The Master Key System – you may download this free PDF:

If you are into “The Secret” and Law of Attraction, you will LOVE the Master Key System! If you want to dig even deeper into that sort of things, I highly recommend joining The Master Key Experience where I’m working as a certified guide. Check it out here:

Meet some of our students:


Stay tuned for more unusual posts.

Wishing you all a wonder-fun day!

Love from Bibi

13 thoughts on “The Secret Power of Nothing”

  1. Personally, whenever I do my sit, which I must admit in the same breathe saying it’s all good and not nearly as long or as frequent as that which could be better, I like to count the breathes taken, starting over each time I reach 4. I use a far infra-red device attached to my nose that is factory set to stay on 20 minutes as my timer, a Nadachair to help assume a Yoga seated position, and a wonderful, black velvet eye mask called Dream Sleeper. I yearn to return to my ability to stop all thoughts and reach a transcendental state quite easily. Great post elaborating on something everyone would be better practicing: meditation! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Loren! What does the device attached to your nose do, other than beep when 20 mintes have passed? I have not heard of such a thing, so I’m just curious 🙂

      1. Here’s a description I found on the web:

        “Vielight intranasal light therapy devices illuminate the nasal cavity, helping to stimulate the body to relieve a variety of issues.
        With these intranasal light devices, you simply clip a small light diode to your nose. Researchers state that this helps stimulate your body to move toward an ideal internal environment, or homeostasis. In Traditional Chinese Medicine this is considered a balance of yin and yang energy forces.

        Scientists who specialize in photobiostimulation understand that certain wavelengths at the right levels can excite molecules safely to tell cells to release energy and other signals to aid the body in achieving homeostasis. Overall, the effects eventually become systemic.

        Activities for homeostasis occur continuously in the body but when inflammation occurs due to interrupted cell balance or infections, the corrective system springs to action. The types of signals stimulated by certain lights helps the body to correctly act against a dysfunction. The result can mean improved wellness and quality of life.

        More about intranasal light therapy
        This type of treatment helps harness the body’s natural abilities. There is no introduction of a foreign substance and no major side effects have been found. It starts to work by illuminating the blood in the nasal region which spreads through the circulatory and lymphatic systems.

        The main advantage of this system is portability and convenience. ILT is supported by scientific evidence and it is complementary to dietary supplements and medications.

        More than half of the people who have used these devices have reported experiencing fast improvements from these conditions: headaches, migraines, facial pain, sinus congestion, blurred vision caused by poor circulation, some bacterial and viral infections and pain. Overnight they have found relief from chronic fatigue and sleep disorders. Within two weeks they report improvements from high blood sugar, high blood pressure, impaired microcirculation, high LDL cholesterol, traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, chronic low immunity, depression, nasal polyps, some autoimmune illnesses, epilepsy and more.

        This is based on observations, studies and other feedback, using the device once a day. Observed improvements don’t necessarily mean a cure and improvements may not be significant, but some users have reported dramatic improvements when other treatments have not succeeded in the past.”

  2. Oh Bibi! I hear you loud and clear! I have thought of my quiet mediation times as non-negotiables. However, your blog has made me think – when I cut my time short because of all the things I have to do, it is nothing more than checking something off my ‘to do’ list. Who am I fooling? THAT is not a ‘relaxed, calm state of mind’. Thank you for the walk up call!

    1. I can relate to the ‘cheking off my to-do list’, Louise! I’m glad this helped you remember the importance of a relaxed, calm state of mind 🙂 You are awesome!!

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