Why you really need to quiet your mind

Meditation is an underappreciated practice, especially in a high-stress workplace—but that’s where it’s needed the most. Here’s how to quiet your racing thoughts.

Peace and quiet is a precious commodity these days, but sometimes we’re our own worst enemies. How many times have you gone to bed only to relive your day in your head or make a mental to-do list for tomorrow? Or maybe you’ve carved out a few minutes to relax and been hijacked by a barrage of thoughts or worries? Finding calm in a world of chaos Continue reading “Why you really need to quiet your mind”

Mediums world

Where can you meditate? Do you need to have a quiet place free from all distractions and noises or can you actually meditate anywhere, anytime, any place?  Many people live in crowded cities or areas where it’s busy.  Does that mean that they can’t meditate?  Is it possible to meditate even when there’s cacophonous noise all around you?  I say it is.

Let me share this story with you.  Many years ago I went to my wife’s high school reunion.  I didn’t know many people from her high school because I had grown up in a completely different area.  So while I didn’t know many people and she knew just about everyone, she obviously wanted to meet up and enjoy conversation with her friends.  She wanted to spend time with her friends, reconnecting. Continue reading “Mediums world”

How To Meditate Anywhere

Where can you meditate? Do you need to have a quiet place free from all distractions and noises or can you actually meditate anywhere, anytime, any place?  Many people live in crowded cities or areas where it’s busy.  Does that mean that they can’t meditate?  Is it possible to meditate even when there’s cacophonous noise all around you?  I say it is.

Let me share this story with you.  Many years ago I went to my wife’s high school reunion.  I didn’t know many people from her high school because I had grown up in a completely different area.  So while I didn’t know many people and she knew just about everyone, she obviously wanted to meet up and enjoy conversation with her friends.  She wanted to spend time with her friends, reconnecting.  We were in a room with a band playing and many people talking and laughing.  I was sitting there quietly and Continue reading “How To Meditate Anywhere”

Meditation for Relaxation—Creating a Quiet Place

  1. Choose a room, corner, or alcove that is quiet, private, comfortable, and not too dark or too light. If you are just designating part of an area as your mediation space, use screens or objects to separate your special place from the rest of the room.
  2. Get rid of all clutter, and fill your mediation space with different tools that help you to relax and concentrate. Candles, incense, and aromatherapy sprays and oils help to create a calm, peaceful atmosphere. Include a CD player or TV if you’re going to listen to music or follow along to instructional CDs and DVDs.
  3. Make your meditation space feel unique and sacred by placing special objects such as pictures, icons, and books on a table with a cloth draped over it. Remember, too many objects will add clutter and distract from your purpose.

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Meditation – Mindful

That’s a perennial question that has to do with all of the things, whether it’s exercise, eating right, or not being a rage-aholic on the freeway, or a meditation practice, or any of this. The thing is, years ago, we all lived in clans—some cultures still do in some areas. We live in this delusional space a bit where we think we’re separate from our environments, and we walk around thinking, “If I just pull myself up by my bootstraps and really dig deep, I’m going to be able to create this new habit,” which some people might be able to, but the way it works is we’re actually quite in relationship all the time with our environment, and our environment, the environment around us, for most of us, doesn’t support sticking to a certain habit for your own health and Continue reading “Meditation – Mindful”

How Meditation Heals the Mind, Body and Soul

Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.

The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.

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