Meditation

 
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How To Overcome Body Pain During Meditation

Meditation is supposed to make us feel good. However, when we sit for more than 30 minutes, meditation no longer feels as pleasant. It’s enough that we have to deal with all the mental noise—experiencing physical pain can often feel unbearable.

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To End Suffering, Escape into Discomfort

An Interview with Shinzen Young

In the months leading up to the 2016 election, therapists began reporting an uptick in patients reporting anxiety and depression related to the possibility of Donald Trump winning the presidency. As Slate columnist, Michelle Goldberg, wrote in September 2016, “Victims of Trump-induced anxiety describe nightmares, insomnia, digestive problems, and headaches. Therapists find themselves helping their patients through a process that feels less like an election than a national nervous breakdown.” And then Trump won.

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  The Difference between Mindfulness and Meditation  

7 Rituals to Restore Some Calm in our Livesn

We live in such a fast-paced world. It’s a world that’s on 24/7 and a world in which we’re faced with a lot of negativity: crime, war, violence, arguments, drugs and ill-health. There’s a lot to test our inner peace, and so often, it can be hard to remain calm in the face of the chaos that surrounds us. I’ve studied mindfulness for many years, and as a result, I’ve honed the skill that is equanimity—something I’d never even heard of six years ago, yet something I now find is the most valuable skill I possess, as it helps me in all areas of my life and work.

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  The Difference between Mindfulness and Meditation  

The Difference between Mindfulness and Meditation

“In any one day there are moments where there is nothing going on, but we link up what is happening from thought to thought without any space. We overlook the spaciousness that it’s all happening in,”
~ Gangaji ~

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  The Seed of Buddha Meditation  

5 Principles for a Pure and Sound Mind

Up until this past year, I always had the good intention of beginning a daily meditation practice, yet I’d keep putting it off ‘until later.’ Meditation just seemed like such a lofty endeavour, and I consequently developed a sort of hang up about it. Ironically, the very thing that was supposed to grant serenity seemed instead to induce panic.

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  The Seed of Buddha Meditation  

The Seed of Buddha Meditation

One of my favourite meditations is extracted from Buddhist lessons, and relates to the four dimensions of geometry. Known as “the Seed of Buddha Meditation”, this practice is one of the most powerful meditations I have learned. It is believed that the Buddha himself practised and taught this meditation, just as I learned it from a Tibetan Buddhist monk from Nepal. It is direct and simple, but can open us up to receive profound and infinitely complex spiritual lessons.

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  Kids Meditate Instead of Taking ADHD Medications and See Amazing Results  

Kids Meditate Instead of Taking ADHD Medications and See Amazing Results

Firmly embedded into our culture now, pharmaceutical companies create so-called cures and treatments for every human condition, and modern psychiatry has become an institution that works to create lifelong dependencies on medications to help people adapt to the stress of modern life and to conform to the rigid corporate/consumer culture that has come to be known as life.

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  Nine Powerful Life Lessons From Studying with a Monk   Nine Powerful Life Lessons From Studying with a Monk

When I was 18 years old, I suffered from anxiety and stomach problems. A compassionate physician and practicing Buddhist referred me to a Taoist monk who specialized in meditation and martial arts. I ended up healing myself of anxiety and stomach issues by doing meditation, and went on a great journey of self-discovery.

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  11 Proven Health Benefits of Meditation   11 Proven Health Benefits of Meditation

The ancient practice of meditation is enjoying a resurgence. Its proven health benefits have been discovered by such unlikely advocates as military programs and corporations.

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Binaural Beats: A Meditative Gateway to Altered States of Consciousness

Many people struggle on their path to meditative states of consciousness, becoming downtrodden when their minds refuse to obey the orders to be silent and blank. A cycle of periodic “empty” mind moments infiltrated by incoming thoughts erupts, infuriating the practitioner who simply wants to achieve a peaceful state on their path to personal enlightenment.

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How to Use Meditation to Help You Out of a Depressive State

We live in interesting times. On the exterior, we live in a vastly advanced society with impressive social structure and the ability to innovate. On the exterior, we have hundreds of differing medicines and procedures to help us deal with a myriad of physical ailments that could affect us. As they say, beauty is only skin deep.

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A Guide To Practical Contentment

A lot of people search for ways to find happiness, but I’ve found the idea of contentment to be more important than happiness. Why contentment over happiness? A couple of important reasons: Happiness can go up or down each day (or moment), but contentment is something more stable. We tend to seek to increase happiness by adding things (food, excitement, a warm bath, time with a loved one) but contentment is a skill that allows you to subtract things and still be content.

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Better Eating through Mindfulness

Obesity has become a public health issue. New research suggests moment-to-moment awareness does a better job of helping people control their weight than any diet. Deborah Hill used to think she was skinny. Her 5 foot 9 inch frame could take on a lot of weight without making her look out of shape. But last year she was shocked to discover that she weighed over 210 pounds, which classified her as medically obese.

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How to Dissolve Negative Emotions into Emptiness

Do you sometimes feel oppressed by negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, anger, shame, worthlessness, or depression? Are you open to discover a way to overcome them – transcend them – that requires no medication or years of psychotherapy? I have good news for you.

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Mapping Meditation: Mind’s Anxiety-Fighting Power Explained

It's a fact that anxiety and depression affect millions worldwide. It's also true that many still pick medication over meditation for one simple reason - the latter works in a way that (seemingly) can't be explained by science. Well, that should no longer be a valid reason to avoid meditation. Scientific experts from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center managed to discover how the mind fights inner turmoil.

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The Importance of Mindfulness in Children

In the growing conversation around mindfulness, we are constantly hearing about meditation in the workplace and tech CEOs who swear by the practice. But less attention is being paid to the quietly growing movement for mindfulness in the family, and the use of meditation to optimise the health, well-being and happiness of children.

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Ten Ways To Bring Mindfulness Into Everyday Life

Many people think that meditation is a practice which involves emptying your mind of thoughts. This misconception can leave beginners feeling like ‘bad’ meditators. Mindfulness meditation is not about emptying the mind, but rather stabilising our attention and training our minds to be more focused, effective and skilful in everyday life. You can bring mindfulness to everyday activities simply by tuning in to your senses which helps you to actually be present to what you are doing, rather than lost in thinking.

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