Category: Meditation

The part of you that’s everything else

If you’re doing any sort of deep work with your mind – meditation, hypnosis, psychotherapy, shamanic rituals, whatever – then you’re changing at an unconscious level. But you might wonder what exactly the unconscious mind is? It’s pretty simple, really. There’s your conscious mind….

Eternity in a candle

There are plenty of ways to embrace mindfulness, if sitting lotus-like ain’t your thing. A fun one is to set aside a quiet space, light a candle and stare at the flame. Keep all other thoughts from your mind. Simply be and observe without…

Gasp in horror at gasping in horror

If you want something simple (yet difficult) to focus on… Something that’ll improve your physical health and train your mind to pay attention… … then keep breathing. Did I call that difficult? Surely anyone who found breathing hard to master would look a little…

Why I was wrong about Monster Mind Edukaré

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you’ll have heard me spruik Monster Mind Edukaré – an in-depth, comprehensive mind training program that takes you from where you are to being an expert at meditation, self-hypnosis and a few other delightful skills….

The quiet wheel gets the grease

Plenty of folk, when looking to make changes to their lives, badger themselves about it. I’m not sure what the thinking is here. Honestly, they probably haven’t given it much thought. It seems to make sense to yell at yourself until whatever part of…

Dangerous meditation, from my favourite eldritch horror

You can learn meditation and it will change your life. And you can go so much deeper than that. Most of what folk mean when they say “meditation” is introductory level. Don’t get me wrong – you could spend years, even decades, learning things…

29 life-changing resources for endless self-improvement

When I reach the end of a self-improvement project, I feel a complex mix of emotions. Satisfaction – because, hey, nothing beats completing something difficult. Pride, especially if I worked hard and learned a lot. The bittersweet melancholy of a little chapter of your…

Thoughts don’t belong to you

I was reading about the science of thought recently. The list of subcategories started off okay. It mentioned beliefs, memories and emotions. Then it listed creativity, analytical thinking and heuristics. Naturally, I was flabbergasted. What ne’er-do-well wrote this? Because thoughts and thinking aren’t the…

Why you want to fail at meditation

A lot of folk get jumpy around the idea of meditation. “What if I fall asleep?” “I tried and I kept zoning out.” Good – these are all wonderful things to experience. So many people think they should just sit in lotus position and…

The mind-shattering glitch at the heart of self-acceptance

Yesterday, I spoke about accepting your situation. Being so okay with it that you could live that way forever. But there’s an important point to elaborate with that. Closely related to this idea of acceptance is self-acceptance. I was talking about accepting your situation….

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