The Dalai Lama is a spiritual man its' true, nut he is a sound and sincere man that has become one of the wisest people I have ever followed publicly. These 18 rules are so inspired that you can see their wisdom immediately. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU READ THIS!!!!!
Despite the growing popularity of meditation, prevailing misconceptions about the practice are a barrier that prevents many people from trying meditation and receiving its profound benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. Here are seven of the most common meditation myths dispelled.
I had a talk today with a psychologist and we discussed whether people suffer the same mental disorders in other countries as we do here in the U.S., and he said no and went on to say they have different issues. This article is so in tune with what is wrong in our society and how it is making us all sick. There are some very savvy people working on utilizing the healing benefits of compassion to heal us from the ravages of our culture. It is very much an eye-opener if you believe that your mind has the power to heal your body.
Jerome Stone addresses one of the most common aversions to meditation -- that often we feel like failures when our minds are behaving like runaway monkeys, and we believe there should be no thought. This is a misunderstanding, as much of meditation is learning about our minds, no matter what they are doing. Excellent article!
One key to effective meditation is to no thave any expectations of an outcome. That would be like saying if this day doesnt result in this or that I will be disappointed and consider it a bad day. Letting go of expectations actually can help you to attain a lot of waht we meditate for anyways. Believe me... this is easier said than done. But it gets easier with repitition.
In today’s fast-paced world, we hardly have a spare minute to do the things for ourselves that help us stay energized and focused. By focusing for a few minutes a couple of times a day to intentionally breathe can completely change our disposition. A study out of the University of Pennsylvania shows that carving out a mere 12 minutes a day to do just that—intentionally breathe—can go a long way toward improving your mood. In addition, meditating can help you get better quality sleep, show more kindness towards others, and reduce inflammation.
Here are a series of mini-meditations you can call on throughout your day when you’re feeling like you are coming apart at the seams and need to find your center.
These are easy and they don't require any special conditions to do little mini-meditations. I did two of them before but the lunch one wasn't really my thing. I will be trying it to see how it makes me feel.
When you meditate, you go beyond the mind’s noisy chatter into an entirely different place: the silence of a mind that is not imprisoned by the past or the future. This is important because silence is the birthplace of happiness. Silence is where we get our bursts of inspiration, our tender feelings of compassion and empathy, and our sense of love.