Meditation

From Having a Mantra to Listening to Lizzo, Here’s How to Beat Low Self-Esteem – – Meditation Article

Feeling confident about yourself is important as you go about your day. It helps you accomplish your goals and beat whatever challenges life brings you. Low Self-esteemSome days, you feel like you can conquer the world. You look so fine that you can’t stop looking at yourself in the mirror. Then, there are days when you’re down in the dumps. Sweatpants and an oversized shirt serve as your armor, covering everything you want to hide. That’s OK. Everyone has their…

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Exploring the Intersection of Art and Meditation with Tola Oguntoyinbo – Meditation Article

I recently had the privilege of reconnecting with an old friend of mine, Tola Oguntoyinbo, an artist and entrepreneur living in Chapel Hill, NC. I had a blast in this conversation with Tola. In addition to exploring how meditation practice compliments his art, we explored Tola’s life-changing experience on a 10-day Vipassana Silent Retreat. Vipassana–a non-sectarian technique which focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body–is one of India’s most ancient meditation techniques. If you’ve been curious about going…

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The Benefits of Thinking About Thinking – Self Improvement Article

Metacognition means “thinking about thinking.” It’s essentially introspection into the nature of one’s mind. A question that has likely been around since the dawn of man’s ability to think, included the oldest philosophers who wondered…”Who am I?” or “What is a mind?” or “What are thoughts?” Today, psychologists are beginning to apply the principles of metacognition to mental health. Metacognitive therapy (MCT) is a newly growing form of therapy that explores how we view our thoughts, and our beliefs about…

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Mindfulness: Developing Spiritual Awareness Through Meditation and Prayer – Spiritual Article

 It’s not always easy to sit down and meditate, but practice makes perfect! If you’ve ever thought you couldn’t do silent or meditative prayer, this video is for you. In it, I go over some simple methods to warm up to silent prayer exercises that build on mindfulness. Mindfulness, explained simply, is about focusing our awareness on the present. Often, it’s confused with an idea that claims that we ought to find peace by completely clearing our minds —…

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Four Practices that Will Help You Recognize Sources of Stress in Your Life – – Meditation Article

We may not notice stress in our lives until its effects become pronounced. These practices will alert you to the danger and its sources. Stress kills us in so many waysWhen you lead a busy life, the combination of tasks at work and around the house, social commitments, and distractions on our devices can increase your exposure to elevated levels of stress. By the time you realize that you’re dealing with chronic stress, you may already need to see a…

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The Art of Energy Healing & Energy Medicine – Spiritual Article

Reiki. “It’s all a load of s**t”, “It’s just spiritual fluff”, “How can someone hovering their hands over anyone do anything?!” Yeah, I’ve heard them all. And my response is always the same, feeling is believing and, EVERYTHING is energy. Everything measured down to its smallest component is a macrocosm of cells vibrating at a certain frequency, creating ripples, moving, shifting, transforming.Just because energy isn’t tangible, doesn’t mean we can’t feel it and move it. You’d certainly feel it if…

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Helping Students Practice Mindfulness with Gabriel Baldwin – Meditation Article

BIO: Gabriel Baldwin began learning mindfulness as a fifteen year old at a mindfulness retreat for teenagers at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS). As a depressed and bullied teen, learning mindfulness was invaluable to overcoming these challenges. As a staff person on these retreats since 2008 he has now participated in well over 25 with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) and IMS. After transitioning out of a successful career as an engineer and consultant in the field of energy efficiency…

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What Is Consciousness? Measuring Consciousness with EEG & fMRI – Meditation Article

May 19, 2020 We inherently know what it means to be conscious, yet we have a difficult time explaining it… so what exactly is consciousness?  Throughout history (and still to this day), philosophers and scientists have not fully understood human consciousness.  Back in the 1600s, philosophers believed that the mind was completely separate from the rest of the physical body, but since then large bodies of research have proven a deep connection between the mind and body.  According to the Canadian…

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‘Did I Miss Anything?’: A Man Emerges From a 75-Day Silent Retreat – Meditation Article

Mr. Thorson is not the kind of Buddhist to shy from current events.After graduating from college, he was an organizer for Occupy Wall Street, camping in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan and engaging with pedestrians. He logged a few years with the Buddhist Geeks movement, promoting the use of online technology for enlightenment seeking. His podcast, “Emerge,” seeks to explore “the next phase of the human experiment.”So he was eager, after ending his 75 days of silence, to see what…

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Abiding in Peace, Here and Now – Meditation Article

When? Saturday and Sunday June 13 and 14, 9am-12pm (Pacific time) both days. Where? On Zoom (link will be sent after registration). How much? By donation. In follow-up to his transformative retreat in April, Bodhipaksa will introduce further radical yet simple approaches to meditation that allow experiences of peace, joy, and calmness to unfold effortlessly within us. These tools are accessible regardless of whether or not you attended his first retreat. As well as new meditation skills, you’ll come away…

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How to Practice Metta for a Troubled Time – Meditation Article

Mushim Patricia Ikeda teaches us how to generate loving-kindness and good will as an antidote to hatred and fear. Illustrations by Tomi Um. Metta meditation is not a magical spell you can cast on the population of the U.S. in order to produce a state of utopian bliss. It is not a cure-all for oppression and the unequal distribution of power and privilege. Metta meditation doesn’t work like that. It’s about being determined, courageous, and patient in purifying your own…

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Celebrate National Meditation Month – About Meditation – Meditation Article

May marks the start of National Meditation Month 2018. Every day I hear someone say, “I should meditate.” Usually followed by a but (insert your but here). The buts are basically the same. I should meditate, but: It’s too difficult. I don’t have time. I can’t stop my thoughts. As a mentor and meditation teacher, I listen and usually share insights as to why these particular buts aren’t true. For example: Meditation is easy and effortless. The less you do…

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How to create & influence your dreams – Meditation Article

May 29, 2020 What is Lucid Dreaming? Have you ever waken up in your sleep only to find out that you were actually still asleep and dreaming?  Lucid dreaming is the “phenomenon of becoming aware of the fact that one is dreaming during ongoing sleep” (1).  It means that you are an active member of your dreaming experience and can also potentially change outcomes in your dreams.  It appears that you are in a different level of consciousness than when…

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Prayer During A Pandemic – It Can Be Challenging! – Spiritual Article

Don’t know about you, but I’ve needed a lot of help with prayer during the Coronavirus pandemic. Practices that used to draw me closer to God suddenly were flat at a time I felt I needed God the most! Many other people are having this same experience: more time on their hands to slow down and consider their contemplative life with God, yet not feeling able to. And there could be many factors making this the case. What I share…

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Elizabeth Peru Cosmic Guide Spiritual Blog – Spiritual Article

That’s right – everyone knows exactly what you’re thinking – no hiding or covering up. This is not overstating the 5D reality on Earth. You can no longer get away with assuming that you can think one thing and can say or do another and no one will know. You’ll be found out and quickly. Now, the more aware and open you are of ‘who you are’ and the workings of spirit, the MORE that you’ll hear, see, intuit, feel…

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Yes, Fulfillment Is a Path but It’s Also the Goal – Meditation Article

Achievement versus fulfillment? The tension between these two is a contemplation my spiritual activist friend Gibrán Rivera has been exploring, and it got my wheels turning: The drive to grow and to achieve needs to be tempered. It is a good thing. But it comes with a trap. It can lead us to postpone fulfillment. It can lead us to believe that we will only be fulfilled when we achieve the goals we are seeking. This is a dangerous mind trick. This resonated with me. In…

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Meditation & Creativity with Artist James Zucco – Meditation Article

James Zucco spent many years creating award-winning work as an art director in advertising. Three of his commercials are featured in the permanent collection at MoMA, and his work has earned an Emmy nomination and other industry honors. In 2015 James shifted his focus to his passion for fine art.He now spends his days in the studio, drawing and painting across a variety of mediums. His art now resides in private collections across North America, Europe, and the Middle East…

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Understanding the value of Life through Celebrations – Meditation Article

You might think that parties and celebrations  are the last thing you need right now, but in this era of social distancing, a party could remind us of life’s little wins and celebrations. Social distancing and a worldwide pandemic might make the idea of a party inappropriate, but now more people realize the importance of social gatherings. Bonds are created, and old ones are strengthened. So when countries begin to ease lockdown restrictions, most people might want to gather once…

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Introducing Mindfulness Into the Workplace with Bud Torcom – Meditation Article

This week I’m delighted to share my interview with Bud Torcom, CEO and Co-founder of Mazama Media, a digital media agency and a member of Facebook’s exclusive Small Business Council. As Bud’s company grew, he took on more and more stress and anxiety. He realized he needed to reduce his anxiety and attempted to start meditating on his own. He became frustrated when his mind kept wandering while he was counting breaths. Bud gave up after a few days. About…

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5 Steps To Boost Your Intuitive Power With Tarot, One Card At A Time – Spiritual Article

Everyone is born with intuition. Everyone! But it may have been trained out of you early on. We’re told to think things through and be practical. Very seldom does anyone say, “how do you feel about that?”Using tarot cards is a fun and easy way to get back in touch with this amazing gift! Give it a try! I have several decks, so my first step is to pick one I already have. I do this each morning to get…

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Elizabeth Peru Cosmic Guide Spiritual Blog – Spiritual Article

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Lynn Shelton on Overcoming Her Darkest Moment on Set – Meditation Article

I last spoke with my friend Lynn Shelton on March 17, just weeks before she passed away suddenly. She was simultaneously one of my role models as a director, one of my very favorite interview subjects, and a true friend in an industry famous for inauthentic ones.I had asked her for a favor for a book I’m working on, “How I Got Through It,” interviews about self-care for creative types, and as always Lynn was eager to contribute. She called…

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Old teaching, new perspectives – Wildmind – Meditation Article

Thank to sydney Rae on Unsplash for the photo.  Way back in my teens I read a book called “From Primitives to Zen,” which was a compendium of texts from the world’s religious traditions, compiled by Mircea Eliade. If you haven’t heard of Eliade, he was a well-known and influential Romanian historian of religion who was Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. His book provided one of my earliest exposures to the Buddha’s teachings, since…

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A meditation on freedom during COVID-19 – Spiritual Article

As the United States begins relaxing stay-at-home orders, it has made me reflect on the meaning of freedom in the age of COVID-19. During this period of self-quarantining and social distancing, freedom has come to mean many different things to people.For the mostly conservative anti-shutdown protesters in the United States, (and to a much lesser extent, in Great Britain and Germany) freedom has meant the right to work and operate one’s own business without undue interference by the government. For…

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How to Practice Shamatha Meditation – Meditation Article

Shamatha meditation—mindfulness or concentration—is the foundation of Buddhist practice. Lama Rod Owens teaches us a version from the Vajrayana tradition. Illustration by Carole Henaff. Shamatha means “peaceful abiding” or “tranquility.” Also called mindfulness or concentration meditation, shamatha is an important introductory practice that leads to the practice of vipashyana, or insight meditation. The purpose of shamatha meditation is to stabilize the mind by cultivating a steady awareness of the object of meditation. The traditional practice of shamatha uses different kinds…

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Meditation Article

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Five Easy Tips for a Glowing Skin – – Meditation Article

There is no need to shell out a huge amount of cash to achieve a glorious new look. Some of the tools you need are just around the house. Take a look at this guide for a couple of hair and skincare tips. Glowing SkinGive body contouring a try Are you having problems with diet and exercise-resistant pockets of fat? If you find yourself nodding vigorously, check out CoolSculpting, a non-invasive fat reduction procedure. There is no need to worry…

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When People Say “We Are One”, What Are They Talking About? – Meditation Article

  I entered onto the spiritual path in earnest at a time when the profound esoteric wisdom of the East was being pursued earnestly in many circles. Some of us decided to pursue awakening and enlightenment with single pointed dedication. We lived in communities, did extreme amounts of practices, traveled to India, spent time with teachers and read sacred texts. Revisiting the Roots of Awakening Lately I feel myself called back to these roots and the radical spirit of discovery…

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