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4 Mindfulness Tips To Reclaim Your Center & Ground Your Being – Meditation Article

“Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Do you have days when you feel a little out of control? Maybe even a little crazy? I sure do. Sometimes events spiral out of my control (surprise surprise!), my emotional center veers off balance, and it’s like someone turned the world upside down. I actually think that’s pretty common for a lot of us. Not everyone has the inner tools to…

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What Is Interoception and How Can It Help You? – Meditation Article

August 16, 2019 Let’s try something: close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and feel the weight of your body in your chair or on the floor. For those of us who practice regular meditation, these steps are as easy as breathing, but how are we able to focus on our breathing? How do we “feel” the weight of our body? The answer is interoception. Most people would agree there are five senses – sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound.…

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How to Develop True Confidence (and Let Go of Approval-Seeking) – Meditation Article

What is true confidence? There are a lot of misconceptions about confidence. People sometimes assume it’s a product of achieving something in particular, having nice things or looking a certain way. Some people try to talk themselves into confidence by thinking positive thoughts. But both of those kinds of confidence are both artificial and shaky. What if your looks change or you don’t achieve a goal? What happens when you compare yourself to someone else who seems better? And as…

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Tom Hanks And The Afternoon Crash – Meditation Article

The Event: The David Lynch Foundation’s (DLF) annual benefit dinner and gala honored General (ret.) Stephen Rippe and Ken Falke, founder of Boulder Crest Retreat, with the DLF 2017 Resilient Warrior Awards. The evening featured musical entertainment from Grammy-Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, and a conversation with Tom Hanks and Mary-Louise Parker on the benefits and impact of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Proceeds from the event helped support the David Lynch Foundation’s Resilient Warrior Program which brings the TM technique to…

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Designed for Serenity, With Nature in Mind – Meditation Article

This article is part of a new series on Visionaries. The New York Times selected people from all over the world who are pushing the boundaries of their fields, from science and technology to culture and sports.As city dwellers seek to soften the expanding urban jungle around them, architects are working harder to incorporate greenery and natural materials. But nobody is doing it quite like Vo Trong Nghia. His firm, Vo Trong Nghia Architects, based in Ho Chi Minh City,…

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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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“Let these three expressions: I do not have, I do not understand, I do not know, be repeated over and over again.” — Padmasambhava – Meditation Article

One time, when I was rereading a massive Tibetan Buddhist text called the Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, I was struck once again by the spiritual power of one particular quote: “Let these three expressions: I do not have, I do not understand, I do not know, be repeated over and over again. That is the heart of my advice.” I quoted these words to a friend, and she was completely puzzled. “Isn’t your spiritual path all about knowing and…

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Audio Articles | Live and Dare – Meditation Article

Do you prefer to listen to LiveAndDare articles rather than read them? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this page you will find the blog articles that have been converted to audio, for your convenience. These LiveAndDare audio articles are exclusively available on the Instaread mobile app. They were professionally recorded by their team (it’s not my voice). You can listen to them on this page, or read the original by clicking the titles below. What is…

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meditations to ease financial stress – Meditation Article

In this month’s Headspace featured collection, Money on the Mind, we’re highlighting recommended meditations and exercises to help you better cope with financial stress and have a healthier relationship with money. At one time or another, most of us will have felt stressed about money, whether it’s struggling to make ends meet, feeling burdened by debt, fretting about family expenses, or worrying whether there’ll be enough left in the pot to retire. The stress could also be from making a…

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Meditation Article

HuffPost is now part of the Verizon Media family. We (Verizon Media) and our partners need your consent to access your device, set cookies, and use your data, including your location, to understand your interests, provide relevant ads and measure their effectiveness. Verizon Media will also provide relevant ads to you on our partners’ products. Learn More How Verizon Media and our partners bring you better ad experiences … This is only a snippet of a Meditation article written by…

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The Role of Self-Compassion When Struggling With a Mental Health Disorder – Meditation Article

(Last Updated On: July 22, 2019)By now, many people are becoming aware of the increasing importance of dealing with mental health disorders. If you don’t deal with mental health issues, they tend to grow and grow, until they spiral out of control and cause increasingly serious problems in your life.This is well-known. What’s not always well-known is the importance of a proper mindset when dealing with mental health issues – particularly one of self-compassion. What the Buddhists believe is uncannily…

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What Happens When We Meditate? – Meditation Article

What are we actually doing when we meditate? That’s a good question to which there are all kinds of answers. I’ll give you a couple to think about. First of all, when we meditate, awareness is becoming aware of awareness. No matter what state or frame of mind you’re in—your mind may be chattering about a movie, the book you’re reading, a conversation you just had, the commercials you saw on the freeway—when you start to meditate, all that stuff…

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Meditation still is my torch – – Meditation Article

Meditation has been my guiding forceIt has been a long time, well almost more than a year,since I wrote anything on this blog. It was never intentional. But I was so englufed in my life responsibilities that I could not find time for writing. Though, a feeling of guilt is there inside me to know that I have not contributed even a single article here during the past 14 months. Neverthless, it does not mean that I have left meditation…

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OM095 – Early Mornings, Intermittent Fasting, And Tips To Propel Your Practice – Meditation Article

How do you keep your meditation practice strong and steady? How do you stay inspired? In this episode, I share some of the things that have added fuel to my fire and helped a lot to keep my meditation practice fruitful. In particular, we explore the power of getting up early as a way to boost your practice. For me, it’s a game changer. I went from never setting an alarm to setting it for 515am every morning and I…

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Spotlight: Phil Jackson – Mindfulness in Basketball – Meditation Article

September 10, 2019 In early 2018, the NBA had a problem: DeMar DeRozan tweeted late at night “This depression get the best of me.” DeMar DeRozan, star of the Toronto Raptors, franchise leader in regular season games played, wins, total minutes, field goals, and free throws – a titan of sports performance – was losing sleep not over how to be better at basketball, but over stress.    This depression get the best of me… — DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) February…

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Living at the Speed of Life – Meditation Article

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Let’s face it—we live in a world where everything seems to be moving fast. It can all start to pass us by in a bit of a blur. How often do we say or hear, “where did the week go” or “oh my gosh it’s October already. What happened?” Life in the ‘Giant Particle Accelerator’ of Our Culture We feel like this perhaps, not because time is…

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“It Hit Me, Quite Literally, After Endless Months Of Going To Sleep Wired” – Meditation Article

Tara Gardner, a freelance writer and editor covering all things lifestyle for Glam.com, recently wrote about her experience learning and practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique. There are so many meditation practices to choose from these days that it’s helpful to hear stories like Tara’s. She takes us from her first impressions of the TM technique, through her instruction, and positive experience afterwards. Below are excerpts from her insightful article.  “It hit me, quite literally, after endless months of going to…

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How Sound Baths Ended Up Everywhere – Meditation Article

“Bring yourself back to your awareness,” said Sara Auster, a self-proclaimed sound healer, after 45 minutes in a ballroom at a hotel in Chicago where she created vibrations using crystal bowls and tuning forks as well as a traditional Indian accordion, known as a shruti box. Seventy-five people got up like a gaggle of toddlers being shaken from a nap. The session, which cost $30, and was like many popping up in churches, community centers and even some prisons and…

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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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Poison in the sugar-bowl – Wildmind – Meditation Article

Many, many years ago, when I was in my twenties, I was at the apartment of a newly divorced woman I’d just started dating when her ex dropped by unexpectedly. Awkward! Especially since she had just popped out of the house and wouldn’t be back for a few minutes! Trying to be a good host, I offered him a cup of coffee. He accepted. I imagine he was grateful that we could diffuse this tense situation through a little social…

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23 Types of Meditation — Find The Best Meditation Techniques For You – Meditation Article

Did you know that there are as many meditation techniques as there are sports? And the only way to find out the best types of meditation for you is to try them. As you may know, meditation has dozens of benefits, and everybody is doing it. You look for information online or on a bookstore, and see that there are a LOT of different styles of meditation. You wonder which way is best for you. This is a very important…

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Sleepy Mind, Monkey Mind – Lion’s Roar – Meditation Article

Anita Feng shares how to stop going back and forth between drowsiness and “monkey mind.” Photo by Andre Mouton. Question: When I’m meditating, I mostly flip-flop between trying not to fall asleep and getting lost in my thoughts and fantasies. How do I stop going back and forth between drowsiness and monkey mind? Anita Feng: Whenever you wander into the stupor of sleepiness or the labyrinth fantasies of the monkey mind, just note this occurrence. There is no need to…

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what we’ve learned … so far – Meditation Article

This post by sleep scientist Dr. Jason C. Ong is part of our Sleep Health course. You can experience the full 14-day course with a subscription to the Headspace app. Well done on making it all the way to the end of the Headspace Sleep Health course. I really hope that it’s helped you to reframe your approach to sleep. Let’s take a moment just to recap all that we have learned: Awareness is everything Looking for that sleepy feeling,…

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Listening Meditation – One Mind Dharma – Meditation Article

Listening Meditation (Last Updated On: July 22, 2019)This week’s meditation is on mindfulness of hearing. This is a sense-door on which we don’t often focus specifically. However, we can use the sense-door of hearing to tune into the impermanent nature of experience, as well as the way the mind responds to and interacts with the stimulus that arises.Read more about listening mindfully at https://oneminddharma.com/listening-meditation/.Visit https://patreon.com/oneminddharma to support this podcast.Podcast (guided-meditations): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Share This…

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What Is the Best Brainwave Music for Studying? – Meditation Article

When you type “brainwave study music” into your search bar, more than likely, you are going to get a good variety of results: alpha brain waves, gamma, theta… But how do you know which one is the best to use, and when? You’re in luck, because in this article, we will be exploring just that! But first, let’s quickly take a look at the 5 different types of brain waves. Here is a brief summary of each type of brain…

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How long should you meditate ? – – Meditation Article

How Long should you meditate? This is one of the most asked questions on Meditation. How long should you meditate? Honestly speaking, there is no single answer. The answer depend on your expectations with meditation. If you are planning to live in an Ashram, Retreat Centre or any similar institution to devote yourself fully for the development of your spiritual self, then it would be difficult to assign a specific time schedule for your meditation practice except what will be…

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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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The Big Quiet X Muse – Meditation Article

September 12, 2019 Hey Musers    Do you want to be a part of a unique mass meditation sound experience, with surprise guest musicians, group-powered vocal toning, breathing exercises and break-out community conversations? We’ve partnered with @thebigquiet on their 2019 meditation tour to produce a unique meditation collection with Big Quiet founder @jesseisreal, and will be joining them onsite in La, SF, and NYC! We’re giving away a pair of tickets to 3 lucky winners. Events are:  Oct 6 @…

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Can’t Shake the Feeling You’re Not Enough? Here’s Why – Meditation Article

In today’s world, sadly, I think most of us feel that we are not enough. We believe our worth is conditional so it needs to be constantly earned. When we operate from this paradigm much of our behaviour can become driven by feelings of shame. We get caught in striving to do more, be more, get more and achieve more because secretly we believe we are not measuring up yet. Living like this is tiring, stressful and unfulfilling. I know…

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When I Hung Up The Uniform, I Kind Of Fell Apart – Meditation Article

Video transcript: “After eleven years in the Marine Corps and multiple tours overseas and really all over the world, I got out. And when I hung up the uniform I kind of fell apart. The traumas that I brought into the Marine Corps caught up. That led to a pretty detailed plan for suicide. “I realized that that’s not my birthright, and actually I need to try something different. So I called the executive director of Boulder Crest and said…

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