Raj Jana

Episode 311


Lessons From Sitting In Silence For 10 Days

In this episode, Raj shares about his experience recently completing a 10-day silent meditation retreat. He discusses the profound lessons and insights he gained.

Key Takeaways:

  • The difference between “doing” and “being” and how we often use activity and busyness to distract from simply being.
  • How sitting in stillness and silence forced Raj to confront deeply rooted patterns, beliefs, fears and attachments.
  • The value of “zooming out” – accessing higher states of consciousness and awareness to witness the egoic mind with compassion.
  • Letting go of control and moving from a place of trying to “manifest” outcomes to one of allowing and trusting in the perfection of each moment.
  • Shifting perspective – how our perceptions create our reality. WIDENING one’s lens is a spiritual practice.
  • Aloneness versus loneliness. Learning to find nourishment in solitude.
  • Why Raj feels integrating more slowing down and stillness will serve his life in 2024.

In a world that glorifies busyness and productivity, creating space for stillness often takes courage, but offers immense rewards. As Raj discovered, when we slow down and cut away external distractions, we open the doorway to greater presence, self-awareness, and alignment with our deeper truth. We come home to who we really are.

If you’re feeling the urge to explore more stillness and silence in your own life, whether for 10 minutes or 10 days, this episode offers much food for thought. Raj’s experience serves as inspiration to us all on the value of simply “being” amidst life’s perpetual motion. Tune into his hard-won insights – it just may change the way you see the world.

Tools/resources mentioned in this episode:

Vipassana meditation

Satsangs (spiritual discourses and Q&A)

Plant medicines/psychedelics


Book recommendation: “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl

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Website: https://www.rajjana.com/

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