Category: Meditation

Meditate the Way You Enter a Hot Bath

Meditate the Way You Enter a Hot Bath

Some days, meditating is easy. Other days is seems impossible. If you’re starting out, maybe every day feels like one over the other. As you become more familiar with the techniques, there are more of the good days. It helps to know what to…

Instead of Ignoring Distractions…

Instead of Ignoring Distractions…

One of the big challenges with meditating is learning to handle distractions. It shocks no one to learn that it’s a useful life skill, too. Staying focused despite noise, discomfort or even your own thoughts will transform more than your inner life. It’s a…

Post-Meditation Gibberish Means It’s Working

Post-Meditation Gibberish Means It’s Working

Now, this is not a universal experience. It’s pretty common. It happens to me all the time and I see it in others, too. Some of you will read this and nod your head. For everyone else, keep this in the back of your…

How to Truly Let Go in Meditation

How to Truly Let Go in Meditation

If you struggle with meditation, there’s a good chance that this advice will help you. I’m not much of a gambler but I’d put money on it. It’s something that every meditator experiences and, for many of them, it’s their last experience. Meditation is…

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…

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