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How does meditation actually work?

How does meditation actually work? | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists are researching centuries-old Buddhist mindfulness techniques and their effects on the brain

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 21, 11:53 AM

As a life long skeptic, reasearch helps me see what has been obvious to many since the very beginning. 

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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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Mindfulness & Monkey Mind: Thoughts are viruses

Mindfulness & Monkey Mind: Thoughts are viruses | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
  The ancestor of every action is thought. -- Emerson   Steve Robertson reminds us in this Huffington Report article Mindfulness and Monkey Mind: Our ...

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ozziegontang's curator insight, June 15, 2013 12:20 PM

Some of my thoughts after reading Steve Robertson's Mindfulness & Monkey Mind and how Lee's thoughts reflect that same Mindfulness when it comes to who is responsible in communication.


My message in any medium is not a message if it is not accessed and interpreted by some person.


My message is not a message if the receiver doesn't take my message into account.


My message is not the message I intended if the other person interprets it other than the way I intended.


So the learning lesson for me, if I am able to hear is:

The one who interprets my message

is always the one who is in control.


So it is my responsibility as the receiver of the communication for getting the message the person speaking to me intended.


My communication and all communication have consequences. Those consequences involve me and the other(s) who hear my communication.Those consequences  are independent of intentions (mine or theirs, communication skills (mind or theirs) or whatever is going on in life (mine or theirs).


This brings us back to my blog and the quotes from Lee on the metaphor of communication being like a virus.  The Kalama Sutra said the same thing over 2500 years ago.

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The Earth-Shatteringly Amazing Speech That’ll Change The Way You Think About Adulthood

The Earth-Shatteringly Amazing Speech That’ll Change The Way You Think About Adulthood | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

It is always about choice. 


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ozziegontang's curator insight, May 12, 2013 7:38 PM

It is all about awareness.  It is about my awareness. Am I awake, fully aware and living my life intentionally? It is always about and will always be about choice.


Thanks to Paul Childs for sharing.

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Silent retreats’ rising popularity poses a challenge: How to handle the quiet

Silent retreats’ rising popularity poses a challenge: How to handle the quiet | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
People visiting silent retreats in a noisy, plugged-in world can stress about how to handle the quiet. Although participation in silent retreats is on the rise, many of those preparing to spend time at the hermitage said they were so unaccustomed to unstructured time alone that they made to-do lists — then feared they were doing “solitude” wrong and scrapped them. They agonized over what to bring and wear and eat, as if they were traveling to an exotic land.
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Pamir Kiciman's curator insight, December 13, 2012 11:46 AM

Silence is a practice. You want to begin with cultivating quiet at home in small increments. Even on a daily basis, taking 5 minutes here and there can build up your silence "muscle." I've written about silence a lot. See these links:

 

http://reikihelp.com/blog/2010/09/silence AND

 

http://reikihelp.com/blog/2010/09/silence-again

Brooke Levis, MA CPC's curator insight, January 24, 2013 10:38 AM

Having ventured into "silent retreat" zone, I can understand the anxiety in preparation.  I initiate a 24 hour loving kindness contract with myself after I check-in at Self Realization Fellowship, Encinitas, CA.  I fully acknowledge that my nerves, muscle tension and attention focus may be on hyper alert and I may feel significant discomfort the first 24 hours.

 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapuetic tools are my lifeline enablingt transition into mindfulness and sink into the peace of being in the moment.

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Nine Essential Qualities of Mindfulness

Nine Essential Qualities of Mindfulness | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
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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Nine Essential Qualities of Mindfulness

Nine Essential Qualities of Mindfulness | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
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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Jon Kabat-Zinn: Coming to Our Senses

Renowned mindfulness meditation teacher and best-selling author Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks at UCSD Medical Center on the topic of "Coming to Our Senses", which is...

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ozziegontang's curator insight, June 11, 2013 5:14 AM

A good listen on coming to Our Senses.

Dennis T OConnor's comment, June 11, 2013 2:19 PM
Thanks for sharing this Oz! \
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Emotions Can Change Your DNA

Emotions Can Change Your DNA | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Scientific evidence in the last half century clearly shows that your emotions, the good ones and the bad, affect you in multiple ways: health, schoolwork, job performance, relationships and much more.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, December 20, 2012 8:12 PM

Everything depends on our internal consciousness and external awareness. The KEY is translating this knowledge into practical everyday actions that will enliven and enrich our body, mind and spirit. For me, it starts and ends with an ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE!

The BioSync Team's comment, December 20, 2012 8:15 PM
And, another interesting read:
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2011/09/02/scientist-prove-dna-can-be-reprogrammed-by-words-and-frequencies/
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'Mindfulness' exercises help curb stress and fatigue associated with arthritis

'Mindfulness' exercises help curb stress and fatigue associated with arthritis | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
'Mindfulness' exercises, which focus on experiencing the present moment, no matter how difficult, can help curb the stress and fatigue associated with painful rheumatoid joint disease, indicates a small study published online in the Annals of...

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