What meditation technique is right for me?

What meditation technique is right for me?

There are hundreds of different types of meditation. How do you know which technique, or tradition, is right for you? I'd like to propose that this is the wrong question. I don't believe there is a technique right for you, or anyone. There is no method you need to...

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The Problems with Mindfulness Part 2

In Part 1 of this article I explained why a narrow focus on the so-called present moment may create unnecessary difficulties and limitations when practicing mindfulness. In this second part, I'll endeavor to explain why a non-judgmental attitude can be equally...

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Checking in

Checking in

It's not uncommon for people to take up meditation as a means of checking-out. Meditation sounds to them like it might be a good cheap way to escape from the stresses and hassles of the 9 - 5 grind. Like going on a Friday night bender but waking up without the...

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Healthy Mental Habits

Healthy Mental Habits

Meditation teaches you how to relax, how to calm your nervous system, and with practice, how to generate states of mind characterised by clarity and contentment. It works best, however, in conjunction with healthy mental habits. Unfortunately there's no guarantee that...

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Newsletter Archive

Just a short thank you note from KS in Adelaide. Your newsletters are fantastic and I always feel inspired by the content. View current or past issues of our newsletter by selecting from below. If recent...

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Guaranteed Calm

When it comes to meditation, I don't like to overstate the benefits, and I don't like to offer false hope about what's achievable. However, I do like catchy headlines. That's why I've titled this post (and the associated guided meditation), Guaranteed Calm, rather...

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Mindfulness of Emotions

Mindfulness of Emotions

Can you remember the subject Emotional Literacy, from either primary or high school? Probably not, because no such subject exists. Our education systems are largely places for developing the intellect — the thinking mind — often at the expense of the body, the...

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Thought Management Strategies

by Eric Harrison. How to manage troublesome thoughts. The success of any meditation usually depends on how well you handle the thoughts, sensations and feelings that are disturbing you. Trying to ignore or suppress them usually doesn't work well for very long....

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