Do you take good care of your mind? Are you nourishing your awareness? And how, exactly, do you do that anyways? We all know that there are huge industries devoted to taking care of your physical fitness, your diet, and your appearance. And those things are important and have a big effect on your quality of life. But your awareness is more primary than any of those things. Your attention is the medium through which you experience all of your life. Metaphorically speaking, if your life is a beautiful painting in process, then your awareness is the canvas. So isn’t it strange that we don’t talk a lot about how to take care of that canvas? You see, there are some pretty straight forward ways that you can do that. Did you know that? You can actually optimize your awareness and take care of it. An Opportunity For Transformation In fact, taking care of your mind in this way may be one of the simplest and most dramatic ways to improve your quality of life. Here’s what I mean. Awareness
Many people are discovering how the consistent practice of meditation improves your response to life’s challenges. It seems logical that meditating would be a useful tool for business success, too. The changing nature of business often leaves us cloudy, stressed, and non-productive. Using meditation techniques can give you clarity to make better decisions. It helps …
It’s hard. You want to meditate. You are longing to let go. But you have a towering task list and maybe a bunch of hungry mouths to feed. Everything is moving a little too fast and feels just beyond your reach. That deep sense of flow that happens when you are relaxed, at ease, and…
It seems like we can’t go anywhere on the Internet these days without running into a story about the benefits of meditation. And it’s 100% true—studies show that meditation can decrease stress, increase focus, and even provide relief for suffers of chronic pain and illness. But the fact remains that meditation isn’t easy, especially for…
Why is meditation so hard? Why is it tough to start and sustain your practice? Here are 6 things you need to know about the challenge of meditation.
Morgan Dix's insight:
Who ever said meditation was easy? Have you ever wondered why you can’t quiet you mind? Are you frustrated that it churns out non-sense, stress, and anxiety faster than snowflakes in a blizzard? Do you get frustrated when you sit down to meditate and suddenly the volume in your head goes to 11? You’re not alone. In the face of these experiences, most people give up. But that’s a big mistake. So why is meditation so hard? Let's break it down and look at 6 reasons why you might find this practice is hard to start and even tougher to sustain.
Are you teaching mindfulness to your kids? It may be more important than you think. Imagine it from their perspective…You get to school on time carrying your backpack. It’s filled with hours of finished homework, your computer, phone and lunch. You’re only seven and you’re already running to keep up with a busy schedule. Not just at school but at home too! You’re tired and just want to play or ride your bike. But after school you have a new list of obligations… Even the youngest among us are feeling the speed of our accelerating world. I have found that the perfect remedy for the rapid pace of change in our culture is mindfulness and meditation. We can sail through life’s many twists and turns if we practice daily. And, from my own experience, it’s beneficial to include your children in this transformative process. But how, exactly, do you teach mindfulness and meditation to your kids? 3 Simple Ways to Model Mindfulness for Children As a mother of four, I believe preac
What is meditation? I mean, what actually happens when you sit down to meditate? One of my favorite answers to that question is simple. But I don’t think you’re going to like it. Here it is... Nothing. Yup. That's what happens when you meditate. Nothing at all. That’s what meditation is. The art of doing nothing.…
We are happy to share this interview with you from the folks over at Personal Development Podcast.Com. Colette and Kenneth, founders of the podcast, recently interviewed About Meditation cofounder Morgan Dix. You can listen to the interview with Morgan below and learn more about the Personal Development Podcast here. In this podcast Morgan talks with Colette about: How meditation has helped him deal with a personal loss Why he has been meditating for the last 20 years The vision he and his cofounders have to make meditation accessible for all About Meditation s Free “Learn how to meditate” email mini course
What is mindfulness? And do you know the benefits it can provide you? Here are 5 reasons why you should start practicing mindfulness right now.
Morgan Dix's insight:
"Mindfulness is everywhere right now. But do you know what it actually is? Like many things that get press coverage and go mainstream, it’s easy to think you know all about it. But what if, like most people, you’re still not clear what the profound benefits of mindfulness actually are? And what if those benefits aren’t as far away as you might think? Odds are, if you really knew how much it could change your life—and how quickly—you’d be practicing it right now. My goal is to convince you of that."
How did high-achievers like Arianna Huffington and Dan Harris come to appropriate a twenty-five-hundred-year-old philosophy of non-striving?
Morgan Dix's insight:
Couldn't agree more with the perspective in this article. "On the spectrum of misappropriation, using self-advancement as a lure seems forgivable enough if it leads people to try a technique as subtly transformative as mindfulness. (Indeed, if personal betterment is America’s religion, such an approach might be seen as syncretic.) What can be lost by broadening access to a philosophy of liberation, even if a majority of people conflate it with the more vulgar priorities of our culture?"
Unsure about how to teach mindfulness and meditation to your kids? Here are 3 simple tips for how to model mindfulness for children.
Morgan Dix's insight:
“Are you teaching mindfulness to your kids? It may be more important than you think. Even the youngest among us are feeling the speed of our accelerating world. I have found that the perfect remedy for the rapid pace of change in our culture is mindfulness. We can sail through life’s many twists and turns if we practice it daily. But how, exactly, do you teach mindfulness and meditation to your kids? Here are three simple ways to model mindfulness for your children.”