Category: Meditation

Should You Combine Meditation Techniques?

Should You Combine Meditation Techniques?

With mindfulness meditation, you have choices. You can focus on breathing, your body, your thoughts, your emotions, your senses… Basically, you can choose anything and focus on that. As long as you are present and free from judgement, it’ll work. It’s like having a…

Using Meditation to Add, Not Remove

Using Meditation to Add, Not Remove

When looking at emotions, you can treat them the same way you treat thoughts. You can accept them, dissociate from them or let them pass. But what if you don’t want to let go of old emotions? What if you want to add something…

The Danger with Meditation (and How to Avoid It)

The Danger with Meditation (and How to Avoid It)

There’s something that most meditation coaches know but few will tell you. I’m not sure what motivates them to keep it to themselves. Maybe they think it tarnishes the meditation brand. Perhaps they don’t know how to deal with it. I’m sure a few…

7 Words That Lead to Deeper Meditation (and a Happier Life)

7 Words That Lead to Deeper Meditation (and a Happier Life)

There’s a secret mantra, exchanged in dark halls, old monasteries and the quiet corners of the internet. This simple set of words isn’t magic but it might as well be. Saying them to yourself transforms your mental state for the better. If you’re in…

The Most Difficult Task within Meditation

The Most Difficult Task within Meditation

Meditation is a complex artform. It consists of skills within skills and challenges within challenges. All of them are valuable, as they train your mind to function in a smoother, more effective way. One important task is probably the most difficult. Everyone comes from…

Slow is Smooth and Smooth is Meditative

Slow is Smooth and Smooth is Meditative

One of the many, many hurdles on the meditation path is speed. People want to rush things. They want results now. They want to enter an altered state of consciousness now. Hurry it up with the inner peace, would you? Here’s the truth: you…

Meditation Failures are Self-hypnosis Successes

Meditation Failures are Self-hypnosis Successes

Many people want to meditate. They hear about the incredible benefits it brings – sharper focus, emotional balance, greater relaxation – and they decide that, yeah, they want some of that. But it’s hard work. The techniques are difficult to use at first, especially…

Disengage and Go Inside

Disengage and Go Inside

Sometimes the world is too much. Crowded shopping centres, traffic jams and incessant thefts of your attention assault you every moment. And sometimes the world is not right. A few obvious changes would make everything better. So what can you do but disengage? I…

Let’s talk about trance, baby

Let’s talk about trance, baby

One of the problems with learning to meditate is that there are a lot of abstract ideas. It’s hard to follow advice when it consists of things such as loosen your thoughts. How do you do that? What tells you whether it’s working or…

Wean Yourself Off Reality

Wean Yourself Off Reality

If you want to enter a meditative state, you can do it quickly and suddenly. If you know how to do that, then you can probably skip the rest of this article. This is for the rest of us. Let me share a technique…

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