Kenneth Strickland



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Do we truly think that we have lived for ourselves? Perhaps we have lived for money, love, fame, family and pride etc.? Therefore, we don’t seem to be satisfied even though we are full of those things. It is because that we don’t know ourselves.

Eric Fromm talked about human nature as two modes of being: “To Have” and “To Be”. If we are “Having” the nature of possessions, we are not satisfied, and feel empty and futile. Then, how can we be “Being” the nature of our inner-selves?

Sometimes, we happened to be aware of this “Being” nature and try to change ourselves, but fail. But, because of our daily routines, it’s easily forgotten. And more it is hard to escape from our unwanted minds controlling us.

From now on, let us reflect on ourselves and look at our minds leading up to today! Don’t we achieve our goals after knowing ourselves? And let us find the “Being” nature of our original selves after escaping from the minds restraining and controlling us.

In this lecture, the definition and principle of the mind are explained in simple and clear ways. You can make sure and practice the methodology of finding the true original mind of inner-self by escaping from the false mind of possession.

Self-reflection is the first step to meditate. You can know yourselves most objectively through meditation and you will realize that all the thoughts and actions are due to your minds which are nonexistent and false. If you throw away the false mind, you will find the true mind.

Meditation is now world-wide sensation. There are many research reports that show people can be leaders if you have a habit of self-reflection through meditation. Now meditation at school and the workplace are popular.

Happiness is having no worries. You can really relax yourself if there is no bundle of thoughts and you can be successful when you know yourself truly. Worries come from the memorized thoughts of the false mind. Your inner potential of positive power are revealed, your peaceful and happiest mind will be in your mind, and you can live the life you wanted through meditation.

This method of meditation is very practical and everybody can follow the methodology. As an engineer, I will guide you step by step to practice this meditation. I am sure that this lecture becomes a turning point in your life.



Find yourself first as the witnessing presence of awareness in the background of experience. Recognize yourself as that and be that knowingly. ‘I’ is the name we give to the knowing, aware, perceptual element of the experience. Simply know to be; be aware of being. Awareness of being is happiness itself. Awareness has no form but assumes all forms of experience. Why do I believe that I am a temporary, finite separate self and suffer? This infinite awareness must seem to become a finite mind. The infinite cannot know the finite directly, so must do so through the agency of the mind. The faculties of perception and thought are the means by which the one appears as many. You, finite mind, are the localized activity through which infinite awareness is able to actualize a segment of its infinite potential in form. As such, the finite mind is the instrument of creativity, of love. This meditation has been taken from Rupert’s five-day retreat at home in February 2021.



In this episode, I discuss the biological mechanisms of the state changes that occur during different types of meditation and describe how to develop the meditation practice optimal for you. I explain key meditation principles, such as using specific breathwork patterns and adjusting your perception to specific locations along the continuum between interoception, exteroception and dissociation. I discuss how meditation practices lead to long-term trait changes and neuroplasticity, including changing your default mood, reducing baseline anxiety/depression, increasing your ability to focus, enhancing relaxation, improving sleep, and increasing your overall happiness level. I also explain the concept behind the “third-eye center,” what mindfulness is from a biological standpoint, the power of ultra-brief meditations and how to select the best meditation and time and duration to meditate to meet your need. I also explain a novel open-eyed perception-based meditation that may enhance focus, relaxation and task-switching ability. Whether you are a novice or an experienced meditator or simply interested in how our brain controls different aspects of conscious awareness and self-regulation, this episode should interest you.


00:00:00 Meditation 00:04:13 InsideTracker, Thesis, ROKA, Momentous Supplements 00:08:25 Brief History of Meditation: Consciousness, Psychedelics, fMRI 00:16:19 How the Brain Interprets the Body & Surrounding Environment; Mindfulness 00:26:07 Neuroscience of Meditation; Perceptual Spotlights 00:32:27 AG1 (Athletic Greens) 00:33:41 Interoception vs. Exteroception 00:42:20 Default Mode Network, Continuum of Interoception & Exteroception 00:53:30 Tools: Interoceptive or Exteroceptive Bias, Meditation Challenge 01:01:48 State & Trait Changes, Interoceptive & Exteroceptive Meditations, Refocusing 01:07:35 Tool: Brief Meditations, Waking Up App 01:10:30 “Third Eye Center” & Wandering Thoughts 01:20:46 Meditation: Practice Types, Focal Points & Consistency 01:24:10 Breathwork: Cyclic Hyperventilation, Box Breathing & Interoception 01:30:41 Tool: Meditation Breathwork, Cyclic vs. Complex Breathwork 01:39:22 Interoception vs. Dissociation, Trauma 01:47:43 Model of Interoception & Dissociation Continuum 01:53:39 Meditation & Dissociation: Mood, Bias & Corresponding Challenge 02:00:18 Meditation & Sleep: Yoga Nidra, Non-Sleep Deep Rest (NSDR) 02:11:33 Choosing a Meditative Practice; Hypnosis 02:14:53 Tool: Space-Time Bridging (STB) 02:25:00 Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Social Media