all about meditation
Dan Harris explains the neuroscience behind meditation, but reminds us that the ancient practice isn’t magic and likely won’t send one floating into the cosmic ooze. He predicts that the exercise will soon become regularly scheduled maintenance, as commonplace as brushing your teeth or eating your veggies. Harris, an ABC News correspondent, was turned on to mediation after a live, on-air panic attack. His latest book is “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story.”
Learning to develop and trust our intuitive intelligence is more important now than it ever has been before. The reality is that the only guidance system we need to assist us in living our best life is the wisdom held within our natural intuitive intelligence. When properly developed it can and will lead us to the choices, ideas and innovations that will guide us towards what is truly in our best interest and help us create the highest good in our lives.
The word meditation may be used interchangeably in such a way that some of us probably do it every day, it may simply mean daydreaming, listening to music or lying comfortably and pondering a topic . But the meditation you are probably here to read about and I am going to be talking about involves, much more (or less) depending on how you look at it. Basically it is made up of two processes; making the mind concentrated or single-pointed, and achieving the cessation or at least slowing down of thoughts.
A sacred space is no place for the power mad petty tyrant, the enlightened guru status, the bully, the narcissist, the egocentric know all who wishes to control. There is only a place for those who love and do not judge, those who can put aside their thoughts and feelings of the every day walk of life and can focus as a group with one heart, one mind and one prayer for the uplifting of all life.
Learn how SHAME factors into life purpose, karma, religion and spirituality, and blocking intuition. Lilou Mace interviews Robert Ohotto.
In Buddhism one of the ‘Three Characteristics’ is No-Self (the other two are impermanence and suffering which are closely associated with this). This refers to the illusion of reality having a permanent and separate self. There is this notion that there is a permanent “I” or “me,” which is a separate entity that can be found. The obvious assumption of we are our body sounds good until we look at it and say “this is my body,” which implies at that moment that whatever owns the body wasn’t the body. The observer and the observed; duality denies our body being what we are. It is also in a state of impermanence, and at a sensate level it is made up of energy flickering at a similar rate to reality.
It’s easy to get caught up in negative emotions, often without even realizing it. Stop for a moment and check in on how you’re feeling. Is there anything bothering you right now? Perhaps it’s something to do with your finances, your job, a particular relationship, or your health? If you look beneath the surface, however, you’ll discover that it’s really none of these things that are troubling you. What’s really bothering you are the stories you’re telling yourself about your current circumstances.
In this TED talk, Andy Puddicombe — who is as equally as turned off by incense as me — shares the fascinating story of how he become a monk, and gives a convincing argument for why it is worth it to take 10 minutes a day to refresh the mind.
Michael Neill gives a really interesting talk on the power of thoughts and how they create our reality. “You’re never more than one thought away from a whole new experience of being alive,” he says.
Ten things you (probably) didn’t know about the wonderful phenomenon of lucid dreaming – the ability to have conscious awareness during your dreams.
There are so many beautiful, powerful and life changing lessons I have learned from studying Buddhism and from reading many of Buddha’s quotes. And today I want to share 25 of these beautiful lessons with you. Here are 25 Life Changing Lessons from Buddha.
Well-being can only be cultivated when you take time every day to slow down and turn inward. So as fabulous as it is to click a few buttons on your phone and receive a package at your doorstep two days later, the momentary thrill is quickly tempered by the undercurrent of anxiety and emptiness that pervades most people’s lives.If you need a jump start reminder for how to do that, experiment with the following simple suggestions.
Meditation makes people connect better with others and feel more compassionate towards them. Given how many of our daily and worldly challenges stem from seeing others as a problem to our own lives, could gaining a connection to others create a more peaceful and joyous reality?