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Top 10 Meditation Myths - by Bodhipaksa - About Meditation

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While meditation is now widely used by millions of people all over the world, there are still many misconceptions about it. Read 10 meditation myths here.
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Promoting the simplicity, elegance, and power of meditation to transform lives, calm the noise, and provide tools to support growth and Self knowledge. http://www.aboutmeditation.com
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Forget Your Stomach…What Are You Putting In Your Head?

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
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The Most Important Thing You Can Learn In Meditation

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What is the most important thing you can learn from meditation? In letting everything go, you find that you don't need anything more to be truly happy.
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How does meditation improve your relationships?

How does meditation improve your relationships? | About Meditation | Scoop.it
Does meditation improve your relationships? Here are some key insights into why and how meditation can enrich and deepen your close relationships.
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The Success Secret of Top-Level CEOs - About Meditation

The Success Secret of Top-Level CEOs - About Meditation | About Meditation | Scoop.it
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 …
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How To Accept Everything & Stop Struggling In Meditation

How To Accept Everything & Stop Struggling In Meditation | About Meditation | Scoop.it
Do you struggle against life or do you accept it as it is? Meditation teaches you how to accept life as it is and find deeper meaning in yourself.
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5 Ways That Meditation Makes You Happy

5 Ways That Meditation Makes You Happy | About Meditation | Scoop.it
Are you happy? Deeply happy? Many of us struggle to find deep happiness. So here are 5 ways that meditation makes you happy.
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Meditation For Busy Bees: 3 Tips To Help You Practice In A Pinch

Meditation For Busy Bees: 3 Tips To Help You Practice In A Pinch | About Meditation | Scoop.it
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…
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You're Doing This Meditation Practice Right Now (Even If You Don't Know It) - About Meditation

You're Doing This Meditation Practice Right Now (Even If You Don't Know It) - About Meditation | About Meditation | Scoop.it
Do you struggle in meditation? Here is a meditation practice that you started the moment you were born. It's so easy, you're doing it now. You cant't fail.
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Beautiful piece on letting go from meditation teacher Jeff Carreira.

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10 Meditation Blogs You Should Follow

10 Meditation Blogs You Should Follow | About Meditation | Scoop.it
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…
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Why Is Meditation So Hard? (Part 2)

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Why Is meditation so hard? This is part 2 in a series exploring 6 reasons why you might be struggling in meditation.
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Why Is Meditation So Hard?

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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.
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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.

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How Do You Model Mindfulness for Your Children?

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
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 29, 1:05 PM

Mindfulness is about modelling. Pedagogues, parents and teachers, who are present and listen to children and students create a wonder filled examples that are wonderful.

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Google's 'Head of Mindfulness' Speaks Out | NewsFactor Business

Google's 'Head of Mindfulness' Speaks Out | NewsFactor Business | About Meditation | Scoop.it
Chade-Meng Tan's job description would never get past most HR departments. As the head of mindfulness training at Google, his role is to enlighten minds, open hearts and create world peace.
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What Should You Do When You Get Bored In Meditation?

What Should You Do When You Get Bored In Meditation? | About Meditation | Scoop.it
Do you get bored in meditation? You're not alone. So what should you actually do when you get bored in meditation? Here are some tips to help your practice.
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Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence

Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence | About Meditation | Scoop.it
"Our world is dangerously riven by religious doctrines that all educated people should condemn, and yet there is more to understanding the h
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How To Conquer Anxiety And Negative Thoughts Through Meditation

How To Conquer Anxiety And Negative Thoughts Through Meditation | About Meditation | Scoop.it
Do you suffer from anxiety and negative thoughts? Does your mind grind you down? Here's how meditation can help you overcome anxiety and negative thoughts.
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Meditation And The Art of Doing Nothing At All

Meditation And The Art of Doing Nothing At All | About Meditation | Scoop.it
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.…
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Interview with About Meditation Cofounder Morgan Dix

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
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The Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes : zenhabits

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If you don't know Leo's work yet, check out his wonderful minimalist site filled with excellent articles on the mindful life.

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Mindfulness is all about self-help. It does nothing to change an unjust world

Mindfulness is all about self-help. It does nothing to change an unjust world | About Meditation | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: Why are we trying to think less when we need to think more? The neutered, apolitical approach of mindfulness ignores the structural difficulties we live with
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IMHO this verges towards cynicism, but I still appreciate her underlying push for clarity of purpose and intent around mindfulness and meditation.
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Thich Nhat Hanh: is mindfulness being corrupted by business and finance?

Thich Nhat Hanh: is mindfulness being corrupted by business and finance? | About Meditation | Scoop.it
The Zen master discusses his advice for Google and other tech giants on being a force for good in the world
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Love to see a master weighing in on this topic. 

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5 Reasons To Start Practicing Mindfulness Right Now

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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.
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"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."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 10:09 PM

Mindfulness is increasingly important. Slowing down and being present in work and relationships is more challenging than ever. Teachers could use mindfulness and its practices to help in their work and in their relationships with students.

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Meditation for Strivers

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How did high-achievers like Arianna Huffington and Dan Harris come to appropriate a twenty-five-hundred-year-old philosophy of non-striving?
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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?"
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How To Model Mindfulness for Children

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Unsure about how to teach mindfulness and meditation to your kids? Here are 3 simple tips for how to model mindfulness for children.
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“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.”

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The Dark Knight of the Soul

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For some, meditation has become more curse than cure. Willoughby Britton wants to know why.
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Fascinating exploration of the people and situations for whom meditation is not the right practice and can actually do harm.
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