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» Mindfulness & Meditation: Resting in Stillness - World of Psychology

» Mindfulness & Meditation: Resting in Stillness - World of Psychology | Buddhism | Scoop.it

Two broad categories of results can sum up most people’s purposes for meditating. The first is to fully experience the present moment and to encounter thoughts and bodily sensations without judgment. The second is to enter a place of calmness away from the reactivity that can overwhelm us.

 

One meditator sails into the maelstrom, the other seeks a temporary shelter from the storm. The most interesting thing is that each result comes from the same basic techniques. So what the meditator seeks, and how much time he or she is willing to put into it, determines the outcome.

 


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ozziegontang's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:12 AM

Dorothy Mitchell, a dear friend and professor of counseling for 30+ years at Long Beach State shared this which is on my wall as a reminder:  Am I awake and fully present and living my life intentionally?


I have always enjoyed this quote:  If you want to live your dream; WAKE UP.

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Nine Essential Qualities of Mindfulness

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Learn how to say "yes" to the present moment.

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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, June 20, 2013 8:46 AM

Greenberg provides basic concepts of mindfulness. A mindfulness practice fosters a deeper connection to self and grounds your very being in the present moment. In the Christian tradition centering prayer opens oneself to the presence of God within and deeply into the experience of the sacrament of the present moment. Learning to say 'Yes!' is an invitation to living beyond words, emotions, and thoughts and leading from within. 

ozziegontang's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:42 PM

No need to add.. Read Annette Schmeling's insight. For those that have read Melanie's blog post, it is a good reminder and also a good piece to share with others inquiring about Mindfulness.


Thomas Aquinas said when asked how do you explain the world. Explain the world in terms of God.  The follow on question flowed quite naturally: How do  you explain God.  He said: You explain God in terms of complete and absolute Mystery.


Lee Thayer's next book in process is on Mental Hygiene. All that we address and talk about are human explanations and interpretations. What we speak of as reality is something that we will never know as it is always seen through the eyes of the beholder.


We say: I learn from my experience. What we mean is: I learn from my interpretations of my experience. I realize I may have the same  near death experience as you and our interpretations of that experience may be polar opposite.

Peter L Wiltshire's curator insight, August 22, 2013 8:23 AM

Mindfulness is a way of being present to yourself and the present moment. It is also a process of becoming your true self.

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10 Mindfulness Training Exercises - Manifesting Results

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By using these 10 mindfulness training exercises, you can find true happiness by living in the present. Mindfulness exercises are the key to training yourself to be aware.


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Aiming for mindfulness in our daily activities - Inquirer.net

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Aiming for mindfulness in our daily activities
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Buddhist teachings consider mindfulness of great importance in the path to enlightenment. It is the seventh element of the Buddhist noble eightfold path.
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Buddhapåjáva - Every person's Everyday Noble Eightfold Path - The Island.lk (subscription)

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Buddhapåjáva - Every person's Everyday Noble Eightfold Path The Island.lk (subscription) Having gone for Refuge (1.2.1), when the devotee reflects upon the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha, the simple Faith can be said to turn into a 'rational faith'...
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