Meditation - Overcoming Stress & Illness PodcastAuthor: Roy Masters
14 Nov 2018

Meditation - Overcoming Stress & Illness Podcast

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"Be Still and Know" is a guided meditation technique developed by Roy Masters for effortlessly overcoming root causes of stress and illness. In use for over 45 years, this simple method has helped generations free themselves from: Abuse, Anger, Addiction, Bipolar, Depression, Smoking, Self-doubt and more.

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    Meditation and Concentration: Is Concentrating Beneficial?

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    (Clip from episodes: K3699)
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    Wondering what the difference is between meditation and concentration? Could over-focusing and concentrating too hard counteract the positive benefits of meditation?

    On this free meditation podcast, Monty reports a painful pressure in his sinuses when he meditates. Meditation expert Roy Masters knew immediately what the problem was and fills Monty in on the proper way to meditate.

    Unlike many meditations being taught and practiced today, Roy Masters does not promote a heavy concentration-based exercise. His exercise is a free guided meditation called "Be Still and Know."

    “You are taking a journey to your true self, and it is a little painful, because you have to undo a whole lifetime of conditioning of who you are.”

    If you are having difficulty concentrating in a productive way, listen to this podcast now!

    Quotes regarding meditation and concentration from Roy Masters’ books:

    “Concentration is the way you produce hypnosis; but observation is the way you produce meditation; Observation is the 'opposite' of concentration and is the way you free a fixated attention.

    If you concentrate hard enough, you will become hypnotized; but if you can observe gently, you will wake up. A continuous process of observing self leads one out of the hypnotic state we all live in towards a source of knowing called understanding.

    “Understanding is to meditation as knowledge is to hypnotism.”
    - The Hypnosis of Life

    “True awareness is a healthy, observing attitude that protects from all dangers. But in your subjective state of preoccupation with worry and ambition, you have fallen into ridiculous predicaments. You have had accidents and become involved with the wrong people. Frightened and realizing your need for greater awareness, you may have even tried to force awareness. You began by making sure you did not repeat the same mistakes. Unfortunately, this procedure leads to a limited, subjective state of mind. You become so suspiciously aware, so preoccupied with each incident that you tend to make even more mistakes than you otherwise would—and you are even more mystified by them in view of the fact that you are trying so hard.

    For example, while at the beach you cut your foot on a piece of glass. The next time you are there, you are more cautious, ever conscious of the potential danger of glass lying half-hidden in the sand. You are so preoccupied with the fear of that possible danger that you fail to see a volleyball coming straight at you. The next time at the beach you are so worried about glass and volleyballs that you do not even see the dog that bites you after you have tripped over him.

    This type of forced awareness, which results from concentration and self-effort, is really a diminishing awareness, increasingly preoccupied with more and more things and circumstances.You are taking in too much knowledge unbuffered by understanding.”
    - How to Conquer Negative Emotions

    “Be careful not to concentrate so hard, with so much emotional investment that you make a god of learning and intellectual achievement. If you feel driven to learn you may be using the acquisition of knowledge as an escape from the more important reality considerations with which you should be concerning yourself. Remember that anything you use as an escape corrupts and creates an addiction to the source of corruption, whatever it might be.”
    - Surviving the Comfort Zone

    “When you concentrate, or fixate away from Reality, toward goals and pleasures, you temporarily forget the condemnation of conscience and the ultimate penalty of death. Instead, you feel the stirrings of a new self-righteous, earthy creature life. You trade your true and eternal life for a selfish ego life.”
    - Surviving the Comfort Zone

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  • Posted on 26 May 2009

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    Meditation for Children | Should Kids Meditate?

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    (Clips from episodes: K4647 and K4755)
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    Have you benefited from guided meditation? Curious if meditation is right for your child or children? Wondering when and how to introduce meditation to your kids?

    On this free podcast, Mitch is wondering what age is appropriate to introduce meditation to his children. Meditation expert Roy Masters discusses with him the importance of not pushing meditation on your children. Being a good example, especially as a father, provides a natural form of meditation for children.

    At a certain age, some children may ask how to meditate. Marco, a ten-year-old boy, provides a special testimonial for the Be Still and Know meditation. If it wasn't for the free guided meditation, he would still be dealing the destructive anger and trauma he's suffered with since was six.

    Quotes regarding children and meditation from Roy Masters’ books:

    The salvation of your children and family depends on two things:
    1) your standing firm on principle, making principle unmistakably clear and
    2) their choosing to stand with you on the side of principle, it having been made clear to them. The choice must be theirs alone, for God wants volunteers, not conscripts; that is why you must get your own will in the matter out of the way.
    - Adam & Eve Sindrome

    The true authority is within; those who are truly linked to that authority in themselves understand the very delicate process of slowly introducing their children to their own centers of dignity. If you have such authority in yourself— that is, if you have abandoned your ego life—your offspring can follow any suggestion from you without any danger whatsoever of becoming conditioned to an authority outside themselves, for the love coming through you is in concert with the understanding of life in them.
    - How to Conquer Negative Emotions

    “Don’t coerce people to accept you or your beliefs. You have no responsibility but to express the Truth. By doing so, you provide an example that stands in sharp contrast to evil. Be patient; let people make their own commitments.”
    - How to Conquer Negative Emotions


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    If you suffer deeply from the effects of stress, fear and pain, we recommend Roy Masters’ special meditation and advice audio pack: Overcoming Stress Fear and Pain.

  • Posted on 21 Aug 2008

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    Learn Meditation | How to Benefit from Meditation Exercises

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    (Clip from episodes: K3673 and K4481)
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    Are you looking to learn how to meditate? Have you attempted meditation before, only to find yourself struggling with it? Do you find yourself getting frustrated while attempting a meditative state? Are you wondering how meditation can benefit you?

    On this episode of the Meditation – Overcoming Stress and Illness Podcast, Thomas discusses getting hung up "trying" to meditate properly. Radio counselor Roy Masters explains how struggling with meditation can undermine any positive results that are possible through the meditation exercise. Being that the Be Still & Know guided meditation is designed to point one away from emotional effort, one must learn not to struggle with the exercise.

    Roy also hears from Rick who describes the benefits of meditation he has experienced. By using the free guided meditation to separate from his thoughts, Rick has been able to overcome symptoms brought on by agoraphobia, such as panic attacks and paranoia. Roy explains how to maintain all the benefits that meditation helps bring you to.

    Quotes regarding learning meditation and its benefits from Roy Masters’ books:

    “Meditation... is the vital key to understanding everything. Without the objective state of meditation, your real self is not free from its involvement in the mind-stuff with its hodgepodge of prejudice and sin, education and cultural conditioning.”
    - The Secret Power of Words

    “The correct technique of meditation facilitates the process of bringing you up and out of the old system of responding into the new state of functioning from realizing. The Truth indeed awakens and sets you free from responding like a zombie in a dream world.”
    - How to Conquer Suffering Without Doctors

    “Love and courage are not qualities we can bestow on ourselves. At most, we can only long to be graced with them, to hunger and thirst after righteousness; and (correct) meditation is the way the sincere seeker of Truth has always employed to express his commitment to Good.”
    - Understanding Sexuality

    “Needless to say, the meditation exercise I have recommended will enable you to sift the natural from the unnatural, as well as enable you to realize the lie (hypnotic suggestion) from the Truth.”
    - How to Conquer Suffering Without Doctors

    “Only the process of meditation, entered into with the right intent, can lead the student to the rediscovery of these truths for himself and gently clear the way for the action of grace that can transform him.”
    - Understanding Sexuality

    “Your meditation is the way to the Life and the Truth; it involves two important antihypnotic and antimagnetic phases, one rising out of the other. Believe and follow what is revealed, and you complete a cycle; you establish a permanent relationship with the indwelling God, and nothing can ever pull you away again. Being 'hooked' here means being saved.”
    - How to Conquer Suffering Without Doctors


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    If you suffer deeply from the effects of stress, fear and pain, we recommend Roy Masters’ special meditation and advice audio pack: Overcoming Stress Fear and Pain.


  • Posted on 31 May 2008

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    Meditation and Imagination | Overactive Imaginations

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    Do you have an overactive imagination? Do you use your imagination to escape pain? Is the difference between fantasy and reality sometimes difficult to determine?

    On this podcast episode, Sharon brings up that she has been meditating regularly for over a year, and is concerned that it may be hypnotic. Radio counselor Roy Masters spells out how to know if you are hypnotized by meditation. Though she may not be hypnotized by meditation, Sharon is addicted to creating elaborate stories in her mind. Roy discusses how getting lost in your imagination through preplanning, and fantasy is really the misuse of a God-given talent.

    A second caller, June, is wondering if what she is envisioning during meditation is a product of her overactive imagination. At one point in the free guided meditation, Roy says, “You can almost see an outline of your hand, through your mind’s eye.” When meditating, June says that here hand doesn’t look like her own. Roy explains how becoming objective and aware lead you to see things differently.

    (Clip from episodes: K3537 and K4485)
    This podcast is brought to you by the Foundation of Human Understanding: http://www.fhu.com

    Quotes regarding imagination from Roy Masters’ books :

    “The meditation is the science of starting a similar stimulation from the other side of the psyche. It is a science of diminishing response to temptation, persons or things. By eliminating the response to outer stimulation, we starve the roots of unfounded fears and dissolve the faulty imagination, opening up a whole new world of understanding. Then, and only then, do we begin to see reality.”
    - How Your Mind Can Keep You Well

    “Your imaginative mind is a computer. You are not supposed to live inside your computer; otherwise, you lose control over the input. Lost in your imagination, your computer is overshadowed by other forces suggesting exciting lies and ideas to you. You are no longer creating in a godly sense, but in a prideful and tragic sense.”
    - Adam and Eve Sindrome

    “Since childhood, your mind has been lost in your imagination, just as Alice lost herself in Wonderland. You have probably confused fixation and fascination with true concentration and meditation. You have been so involved with fascinating things that you could not be aware enough to realize the vital difference between fascination and concentration.”
    - How to Conquer Negative Emotions

    “Seek, therefore, the true ground of being. To find it, you must be willing to give up pride, emotion, and fantasy. Imagination is the world where pride lives away from reality, where you are the only reality. That is a very dangerous place to be. When you are lost in your mind, words take on a false life and false meaning; they lie, they excite. Here you are like God, in control of everything. It seems as though you are making people serve you. But you are merely giving power to devils to excite you with lies, with words, with the knowledge of good and evil.”
    - Adam and Eve Sindrome

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    If you suffer deeply from the effects of stress, fear and pain, we recommend Roy Masters’ special meditation and advice pack: Overcoming Stress Fear and Pain.

  • Posted on 09 Apr 2008

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    Meditation Benefits: A Testimonial | Coping With Loneliness

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    Do you overeat or find yourself obsessing over food? Is stress, anxiety or depression holding you back? Did you know that there is a simple, meditative exercise, that when practiced daily, benefits both your physical and mental health?

    On this podcast episode, Mark gives a testimonial regarding the free guided meditation technique. By disconnecting emotionally from food and practicing the “Be Still and Know” daily meditation, he is happier and beginning to see the world more clearly. During their conversation, radio counselor Roy Masters reemphasizes the simplicity of this meditation. “You drop your anger, and I’ll show you how to get rid of all your illnesses and have a happy life.”

    Now that his life is improving immensely, Mark’s friends are not as eager to heed his advice. “I feel like I won a million dollars and no one wants any of it.” How should one cope with feelings of loneliness and isolation that often accompanies personal success?

    Roy Masters answers this and discusses more about the benefits of meditation in this free podcast episode.

    (Clip from episode: K4545)
    This podcast is brought to you by the Foundation of Human Understanding: http://www.fhu.com

    Quotes regarding feelings of loneliness from Roy Masters’ books :

    "Of course, from the moment you undertake to live from your common sense rather than from the world's illusions, you will be engaged in a war of natures, yours and theirs, the good coming through your freedom, versus the guile coming through their vices. They will try to make you doubt your perspective in order to involve their nature with yours, but you must frustrate their purpose by remaining calm and detached. The world does not take kindly to the person who can stand alone on principle, so you will be faced with every love/hate trick in the book. Just stand your ground, with merry eyes twinkling."
    - Surviving the Comfort Zone

    “It is your own evolving consciousness that makes others aware of what they are doing to you and to themselves. They see your grace, your aloneness in the world. They see your strength, rooted in an invisible ground of being, and they are profoundly impressed.”
    - How to Survive Your Parents

    Realize that you are not alone and that this is the reason you know what is wrong with you… Remain aware of your problem. Resist the temptation to struggle with it. Struggle indicates a lack of faith on your part, a belief that you still think you exist alone with your problem.”
    - How to Conquer Negative Emotions

    “Your honesty, becoming visible, sets you apart from disease-producing, soul-debilitating friendships. Being rejected and persecuted will awaken your need to seek comfort only from the God-source within. Your words will threaten word-sensitive egos and disturb an intellectual concept of world order in which they take comfort, and upon which they depend for survival. They will immediately try to confuse you, but even if your knees are knocking together, you must stand firm. You will feel weak and afraid, primarily because your former nature drew a great deal of confidence from being in agreement with those you now see to be your enemies. Prepare yourself, for the moment you speak up, you will break all the old bonds. When you withdraw ego-support from your ‘friends,’ they will withdraw their ego-support from you... Each new truth, openly championed, snips another subtle point of attachment and releases you from the unreasonable grip of friendships and passions.”
    - The Secret Power of Words


    “From the day you are born, you are bathed in a sea of negativity that sets you up progressively to respond to the wicked environment around you. At the beginning, you alone can perceive things as they really are, and this can make you believe that you are crazy and the world is really sane. With no one present to suggest anything that would counter the notion rising within you, the sheer mass of souls who are oblivious to their follies and wickednesses can reinforce your sin of doubting the Truth, and can displace what is left of your sanity with distorted worldly logic and direction.”
    - The Secret Power of Words

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    If you suffer deeply from the effects of stress, fear and pain, we recommend Roy Masters’ special meditation and advice pack: Overcoming Stress Fear and Pain.

  • Posted on 24 Jan 2008

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