Category: Meditation

How many emotions are there? Fewer than you think

How many emotions are there? Fewer than you think

It’s a strange thing, exploring your own mind. You uncover truths about yourself you should never share, mainly because you sound like a maniac. Or a wise, spiritual leader, because sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. Speaking of things that are tough to distinguish, and everything else I just said… Have you ever noticed

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What if mindfulness is the opposite of what you need?

What if mindfulness is the opposite of what you need?

Many people, me included, talk about the benefits of mindfulness. Of all the meditation disciplines out there, it’s probably the best one to start with. There are more powerful ones, sure, but mindfulness is a core skill. Besides, it has plenty of benefits on its own. But… What if mindfulness isn’t the answer? What if

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I can’t stop bioweapon-wielding assassins, but I can stop this

I can’t stop bioweapon-wielding assassins, but I can stop this

Technological weapons attack our minds every day… and we welcome it. You don’t have to be a victim, though – learn to defend yourself in minutes. A thought that sometimes circles my mind: it is ridiculously easy to get a sample of someone’s DNA. You leave actual fingerprints everywhere but if you’re paranoid, or cold,

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A lapsed Hindu’s secular tips for creating a religion

A lapsed Hindu’s secular tips for creating a religion

Recent experience: I caught a taxi from the airport to a pub. I was meeting mates for lunch and I was running late, so I splurged on the faster option. Although, since the alternative was to catch three buses, anything would have been faster. Anyway, the taxi driver and I got talking about meditation. He

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Defy your teachers and think less

Defy your teachers and think less

What has thinking ever done for you? It fills your head with worries and dread. You fixate on old arguments you should have won and future dramas you’ll never face. It doesn’t make you happy and thought alone never paid the bills. Thinking separates us form the animals. It also leaves us neurotic and exhausted.

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How to forget to crave junk food

How to forget to crave junk food

Here’s a nice side effect for you. Imagine you’re reorganising your thoughts from the ground up. You are releasing old emotions and scars from your childhood. You’re calmer, more focused and less rattled by nonsense. Energy – real energy, not caffeine adrenaline shakes – fills your entire body. Nothing feels the same. Even boring, familiar

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