Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson


Choice“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.”  - Zen proverb

Has meditating become a luxury most people can’t afford? Keeping pace with the world day to day can leave little time for sitting. Or, as the proverb instructed, is being busy all the more reason to get off the merry go round regularly?

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While it may be habitual to feel overwhelmed by the busyness of life, we do have choice about where we direct our attention and how we spend our time. And time - as we know it - is largely perception. Einstein explained his theory of relativity in layman’s terms this way: “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.”

We all make time for things that are pleasurable, activities that we really desire to engage in. If meditation is a duty, you won’t do it for long. If meditation is something you believe you should want to do and so you try, you will fail. That’s not meditation. Meditation is not an activity you decide to do. Real meditation is the fulfillment of an internal process, satisfying a hunger for connection with Source that compels a person to interrupt their involvement with the external world and go within. Why? To be “fed.” To honor what I’ve described in my last two books as “The Awakening Impulse.”

Choice“Fortunately, technology has opened the door for an array of brain balancing meditation technologies that provide much more than “protection.”

The modern problem is that conventional meditation no longer satisfies this hunger. Thousands of years ago, people had time to meditate for hours every day in a cave. No electricity. No smog. No busyness. Progress has rendered the traditional meditation model obsolete. Twenty minutes a day, an hour, two hours… no amount of time is going to be enough. Why? Because we live in an environment of busyness – 7 billion people all thinking at the same time! – and electronic pollution that we can’t escape by closing our eyes. Fortunately, technology has opened the door for an array of brain balancing meditation technologies that provide much more than “protection.” You may be listening to one of my enhancements right now, if you clicked on the link above.

At our recent Stillpointe Meditation Retreat we used our NeuroField brain diagnostic and neurofeedback entrainment technology to develop a comprehensive assessment of each participants brainwave profile. During the retreat we focused on understanding their brain diagnostic, which accurately detailed the level of evolution from a consciousness of fragmentation to one of wholeness.


We assess results against the veteran meditators brain wave profile, which has been well known and extensively mapped for over 70 years now. Some say most of us use less than 10% of our brains but it’s more complex than that. In this busy world of eternal doing we all tend to be “left hemisphere dominant (the left side is object oriented).” With so much technology to interface with, like our computers and phones, our brain function becomes chronically imbalanced over time.

This is what technologically enhanced meditation addresses. Using appropriate technology we can decelerate brain wave from the customary high beta frequency and introduce alpha, theta, and delta in the best combinations. The brain hemispheres begin to interact; they shift out of lateralized imbalance into synchrony. The whole brain lights up.

Choice“You can create a “digital cave” this way, so that the balancing effect is constant.”

Best of all for busy people, it isn’t necessary to unplug from your world and meditate - even with a sound track - to create this brain balancing effect. There are also technologies that provide background correction of the energy field in home and office. You can create a “digital cave” this way, so that the balancing effect is constant.

When you increase your brain balance and capacity as described, your experience of reality changes. At that 10% base line, we labor within a radically limited perception. As we increase whole brain function, perception expands and we enjoy a whole new level of reality, certainly a much more fulfilling experience. What I’ve termed High Tech Meditation has a profound effect on the pineal gland and all the other endocrine glands, which are responsible for secreting neurochemical opiates. When they do this, because you have chosen to direct your attention and time to real meditation and/or you’ve adjusted your environment, the result is something that all of us certainly won’t need to remind or discipline ourselves to pursue: bliss.


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About the Author

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon is a modern spiritual teacher, founder of Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality, and developer of the High-Tech Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle experience. His work over the past 40 years has helped transform the lives of millions worldwide who respect him as one of the truly innovative spiritual teachers of our time.

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson has been a professional collaborative writer for decades. He has two of his own non-fiction books In print, a novel on the verge and two more non-fiction books in final edit stages. Meanwhile, he collaborates with contemporary wisdom keepers, helping them discover and refine their voice.