Are you sick and tired of watching great opportunities pass you by?
You know you should do something, but you’re prepared to sit and wait until it’s too late. Nod your head if you’ve been guilty of any of these:
- You want to lose weight because you’ll have a lot more confidence if you’re slim, but you keep saying you’ll start your diet next Monday and it never happens
- You want to study because you know better exam results will get you a better job, but you do anything to avoid studying and throw away your chance of a dream job
- You want to save money for a tropical beach holiday, but you keep buying lots of crap every day until the only holiday you can afford is a camping trip in the woods
- You want to explore the dream world multiple times per week, but you keep refusing to meditate and you end up becoming lucid about once per month
I want to concentrate on the last one, but I’m pretty sure the technique I’m going to discuss will help you achieve anything you want.
The laziest guy in the world
I used to be one of the laziest people in the world. If there was an award I’m pretty sure my name would have been etched on it.
In a previous life I was in the air force. Most bases have everything you would ever need in close proximity to each other. That means my room was less than 50 meters to the door of the gym.
Do you think I could motivate myself to walk 50 meters each day, or do you think I lay on my bed watching crap TV most of the night?
I know what you’re thinking, but luckily it didn’t last too long.
The 2-minute rule
I eventually figured out why I was too lazy to walk to the gym. I knew I would spend the next hour there working really hard. I also knew I would be fine once I got there, but the thought of an hour’s hard work made me too lazy to even get dressed.
So I decided I would just go to the gym for 2 minutes. I would do 1 set of my first exercise and after that I was free to go home.
If you’ve ever lifted weights before you’ll know you feel great as soon as you start lifting. So I used to go to the gym thinking I would stay for 2 minutes, but after I started I always stayed until the end of my workout.
You just need to commit to the first 2 minutes and you can do anything in the world. Committing to only 2 minutes is easy.
This works with lucid dreaming
It works with some things, but not so much with others. You couldn’t use the 2-minute rule with reality checks because they take less than 2 minutes to perform.
I’ve actually used the 2-minute rule on this site before. Instead of filling out a dream journal I told you to write 3 dream seeds. Once you start writing down 3 sentences it will become a habit and you’re much more likely to turn your 3 dream seeds into a full dream journal entry at a later date.
Filling out a dream journal from the beginning is no easy task as I’m sure you already know. It’s why you’ve failed to do it in the past until it became a habit. Now that you know about the 2-minute rule and how it works I hope you give the 3 Dream Seed technique a chance because recording your dreams is vital.
Meditation and lucid dreaming
You can call it awareness training, meditation, trance work, or anything else you feel comfortable with. But at the end of the day, meditation is going to deliver great results whether you’re:
- Holding onto your awareness as you pass directly into a lucid dream
- Killing your inner-voice so you can send your body to sleep
- Becoming spontaneously lucid inside a dream because your awareness is so high
- Re-entering a dream lucidly a lot more often
- Staying inside the dream longer because your awareness is focused on the dream
- Controlling the dream better because your mind is not out of control
It’s just very important, so it’s something you must force yourself to do. That’s why I use the 2-minute rule to motivate myself to meditate every day.
Don’t set any time limits
Force yourself to meditate for only 2 minutes every day. You should already know the drill, so just:
- Turn off the lights
- Lie down somewhere
- Kill your inner-voice
Once you begin to meditate you can keep doing it for as long as you want. It doesn’t really matter if you don’t kill your inner-voice at the first attempt, but just keep using the 2-minute rule every single day and eventually you will reach your goal.
It’s not all or nothing
The ultimate goal is to pass directly into a lucid dream from an awakened state. In order to do that you must:
- Kill your inner-voice
- Send your body to the brink of sleep
- Hold into your awareness as you pass into a lucid dream
But it’s not all or nothing because as you get better at meditation you will see some great results along the way. As you increase your natural awareness there is also a much bigger chance you will become spontaneously lucid while inside a dream much more often.
I know this because I become spontaneously lucid a lot more often when I meditate before I go to bed even though it’s unlikely I will pass directly into a lucid dream. If you are meditating before bed you can attempt the Lucid Trance technique to boost its effectiveness.
Increase your awareness to 100
I’ve talked about increasing your awareness to 100 even if you’re lazy. Use the 2-minute rule to help you achieve this and you’re guaranteed a lot better results than you’re getting at the moment.
It’s only 2 minutes per day, so what are you waiting for?