How to Deal with Difficult Emotions? Say Yes to What Is

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may …

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“While Meditating I Get Lost in My Thoughts. I’m Failing, Right?” Wrong!

Mindfulness is the optimal interaction between attention and peripheral awareness. -- Culadasa Have you ever tried to meditate? ๐Ÿ™‚ If so, you probably know that, once one has chosen an anchor, likeย the breath, a mantra or body sensations, the basic instruction consists in bringing the attention back to itย over and over again. What normally happens …

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How To Get Started with Mindfulness Meditation: Some Ideas to Help You Establish Your Own Practice

The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime. โ€“ Sogyal Rinpoche In Mindfulness Meditation: Why You Should Seriously Consider Giving It a Try and Mindfulness Meditation: What Are the Benefits for Your Brain? we learned that having a regular practice is extremely important to improve the …

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Mindfulness Meditation: What Are the Benefits for Your Brain?

One of the key practical lessons of modern neuroscience is that the power to direct our attention has within it the power to shape our brainโ€™s firing patterns, as well as the power to shape the architecture of the brain itself.ย โ€• Daniel J. Siegel Once upon a time, prehistoric human beings lived in the wild, …

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Mindfulness Meditation: Why You Should Seriously Consider Giving It a Try

Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open? โ€“ Rumi Some of you may be thinking Meditation? It's not for me! or I'm too busy! or even It's too hippyish for me! Have you ever wondered why an increasing number of people are integrating mindfulness meditation into their daily routine? …

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