Ways to Meditate
It's time to ditch the illusion of perfection in meditation and allow your mind to rest instead (as well as being ok with when it doesn't.) Here are five things you should know about befriending the meditation process and ditching the perfectionism when it arises.
Growing up in a world with an ever-increasing number of influences, fast-paced changes and technological bombardment, even without our choosing sometimes, there is a critical need for us, as parents, to stay connected with our kids.
To the uninitiated, meditation appears mysterious and downright strange. To the well-practiced however, it's just a normal part of their daily routine. So how does meditation really work, and how are you supposed to do it?
Over time, I noticed that when I turned my focus to my immediate sensations, my mind stopped worrying about the past or future, and I felt really present in the moment. The mind chatter went on hold when I deliberately approached with my sensory awareness practice with curiosity and wonder.
Training the mind, meditating, being mindful, or whatever else we choose to call it only works if we actively engage with it. More than that, it only works if we practice it regularly, preferably on a daily basis with a considered, gentle discipline.
There's something powerful about sitting meditation, but there are other ways to bring meditative moments into your day -- for example, use the time when you're walking to your car after work or sitting at a stoplight to check in with yourself and mindfully observe what's happening.
So many of my readers and viewers struggle with meditation. Whether you're a meditation newbie or have had a practice for years, the powerful act of tuning in can be challenging at times. To amp up your meditation practice and demystify the experience, I've created this video.
Buddha's own simple truth was that nirvana is right here and now. It is within each of you. And it is up to you to uncover it and live it in the present moment, not through the layers and rituals that different men and women have added, but through what should be very simple teachings.