Overcoming Resistance in Daily Life and in Meditation

Overcoming Resistance in Daily Life and in Meditation

When we start to do something meaningful, excuses come up that prevent us from giving it our whole heart and attention. We can fritter away days and nights on mindless diversions, but when it comes time to meditate, suddenly all sorts of obligations, false expectations, or doubts arise...

What!!! Me, Meditate? Triggering the Relaxation Response

What, Me Meditate? Triggering the Relaxation Response

Meditation is like doing mental push-ups that strengthen the muscles of awareness and choice. While it's not a practice that most people are willing to adopt for life, even several weeks of meditation can help train your mind and change your attitudes. If you should decide to keep it up, the benefits for the body are just as positive.

Opening the Portal of Our Heart: Journey with Snake, Puma, Condor, and Hummingbird

Opening the Portal of Our Heart: Journey with Snake, Puma, Condor, and Hummingbird

I want to invite you to breathe in and breathe out, and as you breathe in and breathe out, become aware of your heart as a portal. This multidimensional door has pathways that lead to infinite places, which lead to infinite sacred sites, which lead to infinite realms of consciousness.

What is Meditation and What Are The Two Main Types of Meditation?

What is Meditation and What Are The Two Main Types of Meditation?

What is meditation? Seems like it should be an easy question, but it's like asking what is love. There are so many aspects of it, so many perspectives on it, and so many ways to experience it that meditation doesn't lend itself to being reduced to one quick answer. The best I can do is this: Meditation means ways of making the mind understand itself.

Expanding Meditation Into Your Life with Kinhin, Walking Meditation

Expanding Meditation Into Your Life with Kinhin, Walking Meditation

Perhaps you envision meditation as something completely peaceful and still. Not always. Meditation is a tool for calming and concentrating the mind any time, any place. Sitting meditation comes first because it's easiest, but there are other kinds. One of the most important is walking. Now that you've tried sitting, try kinhin, a Zen form of walking meditation.

Meditation Is What Happens Naturally When...

Meditation Is What Happens Naturally When...

Exhaustive research has shown that meditation is an excellent antidote against stress, hyperactivity, and fear related themes. It has been found to increase your energy, as well as lower blood pressure and heart rate. Meditation can also be used as a successful tool to accompany many medical, psychological and alternative healing therapies...

Meditating 101: Simple, Quick and Easy Do's and Dont's

Meditating 101: Simple, Quick, Easy Do's and Dont's

I am probably the last person that should be saying how, when, and where to meditate. I have set a goal of daily meditation at least a hundred times, and I haven't succeeded for more than three consecutive days. It isn't a matter of not liking to meditate. I do..

Meditation Techniques: Is There A Right Way to Meditate?

Meditation Techniques: Is There A Right Way to Meditate?

If you let your mind run riot on its own, your ego will keep you in the illusory world of the future and past and this, my friend, is chaos. By meditating, creating space, becoming still in your mind, you create a natural environment where your creativity can flourish and clarity takes over your soul.

Meditation for a Growing Sense of Inner Peace and Serenity

Meditation for a Growing Sense of Inner Peace and Serenity

Our energy level and mental programs are the major contributing factors to how we interpret what's going on in our lives. That's why the most important tool I have to offer to increase self awareness is daily meditation. Meditation keeps our energy up high enough so that we have the clarity...

Meditation: Contact the Wise Being Within

Meditation: Contact the Wise Being Within

There are many ways we can learn to tap into the wisdom within us. One way is to allow yourself to make contact with an image of a very wise being who is your adviser, your spirit guide, your helper, your counselor, your guardian angel, whatever you want it to be...

Question? Exclamation! The Best Meditation is No Meditation

Question? Exclamation! The Best Meditation is No Meditation

We are aware that we suffer from optical delusions, but we still suffer, nonetheless. We can see that there has been a breakdown somewhere along the way, but by what practical means are we going to heal ourselves?

Aura Meditations For A Fresh Start and For Everyday Life

Aura Meditations for Everyday Life

Simply by meditating, people have been able to reduce the amount of stress they feel in their lives, alleviate physical pain, deepen awareness, relax muscle tension, improve mind-body coordination, achieve a sense of peace and joy, see more possibilities, and even reduce biological age.

Daily Mindfulness: Eating and Walking Mindfully

Daily Mindfulness: Eating and Walking Mindfully

When you practice mindful breathing, you become truly present. Mindful eating is very pleasant and is a very deep practice. Mindful walking is healing and transformational. Mindfulness brings healing to past and future generations as well as to our own selves. All of us can do it. By the third or fourth day, you will have seen the difference.

Beyond Fear: Meditation to Release Fears One by One

Beyond Fear: Meditation to Release Fears One by One

Fears are the biggest blocks that keep people from achieving the level of mastery they desire. The subconscious mind draws to us whatever we think about. Fear is a very strongly energized thought and has a lot of power to create undesirable conditions in our lives. "Like attracts like" and if you are always thinking of fearful things, the very things you fear will be attracted to you.

Forgiveness Meditation: Clearing the Ties that Bind

Forgiveness Meditation: Clearing the Ties that Bind

When I began to study Huna in 1982, the first subject we dealt with was forgiveness, for good reason: it cleared the way for a larger current of energy to flow through us. It takes effort to hold on to old guilt, grief, and pain, just as grudges and gripes contribute to stress. Forgiveness is releasing rather than accepting. It frees up energy that has been holding stressful...,

Awareness Tune-Up: Meditation and Telepathy Exercises

Awareness Tune-Up: Meditation and Telepathy Exercises

There have been many books written on spiritual unfoldment and developing one's awareness. I recommend that you research and experiment to find out what really works for you. The following techniques have worked for me and have...

Meditation: It Is Good To Be Alive

Meditation: It Is Good To Be Alive

Problems do not limit your aliveness or happiness. They are simply challenges that give you opportunities to make choices and grow. As you increasingly open to yourself, happiness wells up from deep inside you. Feel it. Find yourself being completely peaceful. Feel well-being coming from the deepest part of you, filling your entire being...

The Inner Advisor Technique: How To Connect with the Inner Healer

The Inner Advisor Technique: How To Connect with the Inner Healer

The technique of the "Inner Advisor" brings forth an image that represents wisdom, love, support, and safety. This image can be anything. Inner advisors can be guardian angels, imaginary friends, or simple intuition -- that important small voice within.

A Simple Meditation To Start Your Day: The Shepherd’s Psalm

A Simple Meditation To Start Your Day: The Shepherd’s Psalm
There is a brief text which is one of the most universal, ecumenical texts in the world spiritual literature. Be you a Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jew, follower of shamanist practices, this text speaks to any open heart. The reason is that it is pure poetry, being composed solely of metaphors.

Active Meditation: Focusing on the Moment

Active Meditation
If you watch carefully, you will notice that the best figure skaters are those who just let go and focus completely on the present state of their body. Other top athletes must also exercise this same type of meditation in order to compete at the peak of their abilities. They may not call it meditation, but that's what it is.

Attain A Peaceful and Relaxed Mind Through This Simple Breathing Technique

A Simple Breathing Technique To Attain A Peaceful And Relaxed Mind
A peaceful and relaxed mind is a prerequisite to meaningful meditation. Breathing techniques as they are taught in Tibetan tradition are millennia-old methods with great contemporary appeal because they harmonize body and soul quickly and effectively. Breathing brings about life!

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