Meditation for fidgety skeptics

Meditation for fidgety skeptics

“When you can have some distance from your repetitive grim thought patterns, your inner neurotic programs, then they don’t control you as much. That’s all that meditation is — a systematic waking up to this reality so that you can surf it...

Only by love

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love.” – the Buddha...

Why meditate?

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris and Joseph Goldstein answer questions about the practice of mindfulness. They discuss negative emotions, the importance of ethics, the concept of enlightenment, and other topics. There’s some really juicy...

Each time we soften

“Each time we soften our hearts and allow ourselves to be touched by the moment, we are liberated.” – Ruth King (via YouTube)...
12 principles of forgiveness

12 principles of forgiveness

Understand what forgiveness is and what it is not. It’s not condoning, it’s not a papering over, it’s not for the other person, it’s not sentimental. Sense the suffering in yourself, of still holding onto this lack of forgiveness for yourself or for another. Start to...

Breathe to heal

“With anxiety, stress, and sleep dysfunction skyrocketing around the globe, it’s time we look at the unspoken reasons why. These debilitating challenges can be meaningfully impacted with ten to twenty minutes of breathing exercises per day. Max Strom, who...

Resting in love

When we meditate, we settle into stillness and meet our experience directly as it arises, moment by moment. When we notice suffering and struggle, we’re advised to ‘move closer’ to it, ‘explore’ it, ‘allow’ it. But what do we...

What seeds are you planting?

At last night’s meditation session, we contemplated cause and effect, aka karma. We considered that when we react with anger and fear, we plant seeds of anger and fear. But when we give ourselves the space to react with patience, kindness and compassion, we...
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