Month: June 2018

The Harry Potter School of Meditation

The Harry Potter School of Meditation

There’s a style of meditation that could have come right from the pages of fantasy. It’s the closest thing we Muggles have to magic. And, in the world beyond Diagon Alley, it’s the fuel for the most powerful magic there is. It keeps people…

Ancient, Trendy Ideas

Ancient, Trendy Ideas

It’s interesting when something that’s thousands of years old becomes trendy. What relevance do ancient teachings have today? If the teachings endure on their own merits, then they’re timeless. They must contain some element of truth that appeals to people. Continents and millennia don’t…

Breathe and Look Ridiculous

Breathe and Look Ridiculous

You can breathe in a steady, gentle, slow and balanced way. When each inhale is the same length as your exhale, your breath can be a continuous flow. This balance is nothing compared to the balance you’ll experience in your mind. Symmetry isn’t everything,…

How You Breathe is How You Do Everything

How You Breathe is How You Do Everything

One of the best meditation exercises is to pay attention to your breathing. It’s something that most people ignore, which gives you lots of room to improve. It’s simple to understand and challenging to master. And it really opens up the benefits to you….

Enlightenment is in the details

Enlightenment is in the details

People learning to meditate go through a series of phases. It’s like anything else, really. You blunder about for a while. It’s hard to say whether you’re making any progress. Everything seems strange, awkward, pointless and confusing. But if you stick with it, you…

How I Learned That I’m Not a Pile

How I Learned That I’m Not a Pile

Our minds do not view reality directly. We can’t process most signals from our environment. Those we do go through a series of electrical and chemical transformations before they reach the brain. There, your mental software has to process it to make sense of…

You Can Never Have Too Much Focus

You Can Never Have Too Much Focus

It’s natural to feel bored while meditating. After all, it’s… well, boring. Except it’s not. … but it kind of is. When you learn to be still with your attention on your breathing, you can feel bored at first. Then something strange happens. Your…

Get Free Coaching from Celebrities and Dead People

Get Free Coaching from Celebrities and Dead People

There’s a curious quirk with the human brain. It’s how it’s possible to navigate the social context without our heads melting. Because think about it: in order to do just about anything, you need to predict how other people react. But you can’t simulate…

How Evolution Shaped Our Mental Power

How Evolution Shaped Our Mental Power

Our inheritance as hunter-gatherers is something we carry with us. Your DNA is their DNA. The world we live in is far removed from our prehistory, but genetics hasn’t caught up. It’s funny to think that we built a civilisation that we’re not optimised…

The Language of Your Unconscious

The Language of Your Unconscious

When you meditate or experience hypnosis, you’re more likely to hear when your unconscious speaks to you. This has to be experienced to be believed. If I list the benefits this brings to your life, there are two common reactions. If you’ve never explored…

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