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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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Practice Mindfulness To Curb Anxiety And Depression

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A new study has found that group mindfulness therapy can be just as effective in treating depression and anxiety as the more common cognitive behavioral therapy.

Via Melanie Greenberg, Dimitris Tsantaris
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More and more of this research is emerging...

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The power of #mindfulness to relieve emotional distress.

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a little meditation goes a long way

Guido's comment, December 7, 2014 6:31 PM
This technique talks about a type of mindfulness which helps people to suppress their Anxiety Attacks. This technique focuses on the present and not on the past. Anxiety is something rooted in the brain which is caused by a fear full event in the past (Myers, 2014). This unpleasant memory is something we can either remember or we cannot. In that case it is stored in the brain without us knowing about it and be the cause for the Anxiety Attacks (Janov, 2013). With this therapy, people will never deal with their unpleasant memories or find the root causes for their Anxiety Attacks. It therefore only may help at the moment to suppress an Anxiety Attack but it will never prevent/cure it for coming back in the future.
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Janov, A. (2013). The orgigins of Anxiety, Panic and Rage Attacks. Activitas Nervosa Superior , 55-71.
Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring Psychology in Modules. Worth Publishers.

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How To Build Your Mindful Presence (And Your Grey Matter Too!) - About Meditation

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What is mindful presence and how do you cultivate it? Mindful presence is a powerful way to live in the world, fully immersed in the present moment.
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What Does Meditation Feel Like?

What does meditation feel like? When you let go very deeply, what’s happening in your awareness? There are different hallmarks of deep meditation. As you move deeper into meditation, you begin to recognize these for yourself. Here are two key characteristics of deep meditation you might recall from your own experience. Nowhere To Go When you are absorbed in meditation, you have the overwhelming feeling that there is nowhere to go in all the world. You are in the middle of everything. In fact, your house could be burning down, your kids could be pulling on your mustache, and it’s still unlikely you’d want to respond. When you feel that there is nowhere to go, it’s significant. It’s the opposite of what many of us feel most of the time. It means that you really feel that everything is fine. And more than that, you feel that everything is perfect. Reality is whole and complete just as it is. You re convinced that you couldn t add a single thought, feeling, or experience to ma
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How To Master The Art of Being Alone - About Meditation

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How do you master the art of being alone? Genuine solitude is hard to find in our busy lives, but it can be a rich source of insight and renewal.
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Forget Your Stomach...What Are You Putting In Your Head? - About Meditation

Forget Your Stomach...What Are You Putting In Your Head? - About Meditation | About Meditation | Scoop.it
Do you pay attention to what goes on in your head? You can nourish your mind by refining the quality of your awareness. Meditation is a great way to do this
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A lot of us miss the power of consciously directing our awareness to improve our quality of life.

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Meditation & Yoga 101: all the Basic Benefits in one Infographic.

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A care package for beginner's mind. elephant is full of in-depth articles on both yoga and meditation, discussing their benefits, backed by modern science.
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(Audio) The Present Moment: This Is It

Do you ever have those moments when you feel that everything in your life is crystal clear? Everything comes into resolution and you know that this moment is perfect just as it is. You have everything you need to be happy. This moment is full. The Present Moment Of course, teachers like Ram Dass and Eckhart Tolle have written classic books like Be Here Now and The Power Now that describe this phenomenon. Of course, they are talking about the radical immediacy of enlightened awareness. That kind of awareness is also a hallmark of deep and powerful meditation. In this special guided audio from meditation teacher Jeff Carreira, you ll experience a deep and powerful immersion in the present moment. Jeff skillfully leads you to the heart of your own awareness, stripped of the future, the past and your fears, and desires. I hope you enjoy this special guided meditation, which includes a gentle flute soundtrack from master flautist Rodrigo Tarrazza. One last thing, I also recommend you lis
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What Is The Dark Side Of Meditation? - About Meditation

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What is the dark side of meditation? As meditation goes mainstream, there are risks of practicing without a teacher or guide who knows the territory.
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“Does meditation have a dark side? Can a three thousand year old practice promoted by the Dalai Lama actually harm you? Well, the simple answer is yes. Like any new endeavor taken to extremes without proper guidance and preparation, it’s not without its risks. But it’s complex, and if you are interested in meditation, it’s worth learning about. And I’ll be honest with you, until recently I never gave it much thought. After meditating for 20 years, the broad arc of my experience has been exceedingly positive. But it’s included a healthy dose of pain, struggle, and suffering along the way. And I must admit, the emerging discussion around the shadow side of meditation has given me cause to reflect on my experiences."

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How To Quiet Your Mind In Meditation

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How do you quiet your mind? It's the most common question for new meditators. Truth is, the secret of meditation is learning how to ignore your busy mind.
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What Should You Do When You Get Bored In Meditation?

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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

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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

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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?

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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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