Guided Meditations

A Guided Meditation for Times of Transition and Change – Meditation Article

You got married. You got fired. You graduated. You had a baby. You moved. You survived an illness. We’re all dealing with some form of change all of the time. And while a greeting card may exist for the particular type of transition you’re currently experiencing, one thing Hallmark never covers is exactly what you’re supposed to do with the cascade of emotions that accompany any major change, positive or negative, in life. The good news is, when we wake…

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Meditations and Advice for New Moms in the Transition to Motherhood – Meditation Article

When I first discovered I was pregnant with my son, I went through the full gamut of emotions—excited, nervous, terrified, anxious, and elated. I prepared his nursery, bought a few onesies, pre-registered at the hospital, took a mildly helpful birth class, and considered myself ready. I had 17 years of meditation practice under my belt going into motherhood. I figured, how different can motherhood be from the other upheavals of everyday life? How hard will it be to meet life…

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A Guided Meditation to Discover Your Next Right Steps: Advice From Your Future – Meditation Article

I’m delighted to introduce you to Daniel Piatek, a spiritual guide to many and an old friend and mentor of mine. Daniel and I spent several years living, working, and meditating together in a contemporary spiritual ashram. That was almost 20 years ago. These days, Daniel leads transformational spiritual travel adventures. His upcoming “Reunion with the Divine Odyssey Quest” is a unique alchemy of tour, retreat, vision quest and spiritual adventure through Catalonia, Spain and France, October 25 – November…

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How to Focus Better: A Guided Meditation – Meditation Article

If you find it challenging to focus this time of year, it’s not your fault. Combine the enticements of summertime fun, the tendency to get overheated and dehydrated, and our natural penchant for doing many things at once, and you have a recipe for concentration deficit. This lack of focus makes us less productive and is also a leading source of anxiety. One primary way to minimize the effects of all our multi-tasking is to set aside some time during…

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How to Meditate Anywhere (Even While Waiting in Line) – Meditation Article

At this point, with everything that we know about the benefits of meditation, most people would probably agree that picking up this daily habit is a good idea. A clearer mind, more emotional stability, and a better attention span are all things that everyone can benefit from. So why isn’t every single person who knows about these benefits actually meditating? The answer, in a majority of cases, is simple: Time. Finding Time to Meditate In today’s world, we are all…

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Guided Meditation for Love and Kindness – Meditation Article

Cultivating feelings of love for yourself and love for others is a wonderful thing. We could all use a little more heart—or let’s call it empathy—not only for those around us but also, perhaps most importantly, for ourselves. By this I mean finding ways to accept what is, observe yourself, and make changes that you decide will serve you as you move through the world. It’s an easy equation: By focusing on yourself first, cultivating a mindfully open and empathic…

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Meditation for Loneliness – Meditation Article

“Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly. Let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season you…” – Hafiz What does it mean to not “surrender loneliness so quickly”? For most of my life, I would have preferred to surrender my loneliness yesterday. Loneliness felt like a painful, aching, hollow feeling at the core of my gut. It was my constant companion and I most certainly did not want it there. At some point in my twenties, I decided if…

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