Meditation Life

Beginning Meditation

Beginning Meditation

Having and maintaining a meditation practice can change your life, something about taking the time for introspection is freeing.  Whether you are doing it to find answers to the most meaningful questions of existence or you want a better way to metabolize stress, meditation is a powerful tool to incorporate into your life to either end.  Plus you look hella cool doing it.  One of the cornerstones of practice is the intention to begin.  Though it can be done with mere moments at a time it is still necessary to have the intention to practice.  We as human beings are...

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Beginning Meditation

Beginning Meditation

Having and maintaining a meditation practice can change your life, something about taking the time for introspection is freeing.  Whether you are doing it to find answers to the most meaningful questions of existence or you want a better way to metabolize stress, meditation is a powerful tool to incorporate into your life to either end.  Plus you look hella cool doing it.  One of the cornerstones of practice is the intention to begin.  Though it can be done with mere moments at a time it is still necessary to have the intention to practice.  We as human beings are...

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Thoughts on Mindfulness Pt. 1

Thoughts on Mindfulness Pt. 1

Waking Mindfully: What is your routine when you wake up? Hit the alarm clock and jump out of bed? Snooze button for half an hour? Waking is an important part of the day—you wouldn’t have much of a day without it! Honor this time with a refreshing mindfulness practice that feels right for you. For example, upon waking you might take several minutes to just notice your breath coming into the day. Take a few slow and deep breaths and notice your senses starting to engage. Your sense of smell, your eyes adjusting to the morning light, the sensation of your body against...

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Thoughts on Mindfulness Pt. 2

Thoughts on Mindfulness Pt. 2

Work Meditation: Are you someone who takes power naps on your work break? Does that allow you any time to quickly cram in a lunch? Instead of a nap, how about practicing a short but restful mindfulness meditation? A paradox of mindfulness meditation is that it can be both restful and energizing at the same time. When it’s break time, take 5 minutes to quiet your mind. This is now your time and you deserve to savor it. If you need to set some boundaries with co-workers and kindly tell them to scram, then I urge you to practice that too! Close...

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Why Meditation?

Why Meditation?

Because mindfulness is normal; it is not something special, limited to Buddhists, mystics, academics or psychologists. This is a simple process that any human being can undertake. Meditation is the practice of activating that mindfulness and focusing on cultivating that ability without actually trying. Not always an easy thing to do, particularly if you have never experienced anything like this before or if you are going through intense pain or strong emotions. But the techniques required to cultivate greater mindfulness are incredibly simple and are available to any human being free of charge. As time progresses, mindfulness becomes easier and easier to...

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