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Look Into Your Mind. “Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes.

Look Into Your Mind

Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.” - Alan Watts Tweet I am a guest here, so I’ll start with this. The mission of HighExistence says the site aims to… When I first started learning about Zen Buddhist philosophy, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you whether or not it encompassed all of these things. Now, I definitely can. Why? Mindfulness (always being in the here-and-now)Compassion (generally being a nice, open person)Honesty (both to others, and also to yourself)Health (exercise, good food, and genuine relationships) The Art of Meditation / Stop Being a Zombie! A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts.

The Art of Meditation / Stop Being a Zombie!

So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion – Alan Watts Tweet This Have you ever driven your car or bicycle and suddenly you wake up somewhere down the road and can’t remember how you got there? What happened in those few minutes? When you put some effort in it you probably remember some of the thoughts you had. The Simple Secret to Enjoying Meditation. Meditation is not easy.

The Simple Secret to Enjoying Meditation

Many people read about the benefits of meditating for 20 minutes each day and try to do just that, resulting in discouraging failure. Meditating for 20 minutes the first time is like trying to bench 450lb on your first day at the gym. Awesome Variations on Meditation. Meditation is simply the training of the mind.

Awesome Variations on Meditation

It has been used, primarily for spiritual practices, for thousands of years. The effects are numerous. In the same way training the body gives rise to numerous benefits, so does training the mind. From achieving incredible states of focus (now being recommended as self-therapy for ADHD) to having insights in the nature of reality and dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. The End-All Productivity/Meditation Technique. My name is Jordan Lejuwaan and I am an efficiency addict.

The End-All Productivity/Meditation Technique

I am zero days sober thanks to a recent discovery, and you can be too. I love what I do so sometimes I’ll work 4-5 hours straight without stopping. As with anything, the law of diminishing returns applies after about 30 minutes. I gradually slow down and become less enthusiastic, creative and focused with the work at-hand. Epiphany #1 Then I remembered reading about the Pomodoro Technique, which mandates taking 5 minute breaks for every 25 minutes of work.

Desire to Work You’ll find that those 25 minutes roll by way too fast. **Note: Hold on, I have to take a 5 minute break… Okay I’m back and feeling great :) Epiphany #2. Advanced Meditation Guide. Basic instructions Sit in a comfortable position with your back straight, the crown of your head ‘pulled upwards’ and your chin turned in a little towards your chest.

Advanced Meditation Guide

If you feel any pain in the knees or in the back, sit a little bit higher on a cushion. Meditation. The Wim Hof Method *Revealed* – How to Consciously Control Your Immune System We previously published an article about Wim Hof, holder of 20 Guinness World Records for withstanding extreme temperatures. He has climbed Everest and Kilimanjaro in only shorts and shoes, stayed comfortably in ice baths for hours, and run a marathon in the desert with no water. Wim is able to accomplish […] A Story About The Dalai Lama A friend who I met through HE recently told me a story about a question the Dalai Lama was asked by a reporter.

The Simple Secret to Enjoying Meditation Meditation is not easy. The Secret to Successful Meditation: Developing Your “Mindfulness Muscle” Almost a year ago I went on a six-week solo trip.

The Secret to Successful Meditation: Developing Your “Mindfulness Muscle”

During that time, I spent seven days as a Buddhist nun in a temple outside of Bangkok. It has taken me a while to process those seven days. Yet it was a short experience which has fundamentally shaped how I live. Top 5 Videos Of Alan Watts. 10 Timeless Principles for Spiritual Enlightenment (& Creating an Awesome Life!) “Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow.”

10 Timeless Principles for Spiritual Enlightenment (& Creating an Awesome Life!)

Why You Meditate For Others. At first, every one of us became interested in meditation for purely egoistic reasons.

Why You Meditate For Others

‘I want to calm my mind’ or ‘I’d like to decrease my stress levels’ or maybe even ’Whoa! I can become enlightened?’ These reasons are not bad in itself, they have undoubtedly inspired many to begin the journey of walking this contemplative path. But after learning about all these personal benefits of meditation, you are limiting yourself if you don’t think of the other important aspect of life. The life of others. How To Maintain That Post-Meditation Glow. It’s happened to all of us.

How To Maintain That Post-Meditation Glow

You start off your morning with the perfect meditation. Thirty minutes of mindfulness goes by in no time. You open your eyes feeling present, loving and at one with the cosmos. You are SO ready for today. Two hours later the magic has all but evaporated. The Science of Meditation. Over the past few hundred years the power of organized religion has steeply declined in the west.

State & church and science & religion are separated and free inquiry is now more encouraged than ever. The loss of God as the absolute reference point has given room for humanity to take the ropes of responsibility and freedom into their own hands. However, while it has opened our minds, it has closed our hearts. A spiritual void has sucked the existential meaning from the lives of many. It’s All In Your Head: How to Take Advantage of Neuroplasticity. “Riches, mediocrity and poverty begin in the mind.” - Remez SassonTweet How do you talk to yourself? Do you find fault with most aspects of your life? Do you talk to others like that? Just Do It: 11 Ways to Increase Your Willpower and Self-Discipline. How Laziness Might Make You STRONGER. Arabic Keyboard ™ لوحة المفاتيح العربية. Arabic courses. The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do.

Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Think of your words as reps, your paragraphs as sets, your pages as daily workouts. Think of your laptop as a machine like the one at the gym where you open and close your inner thighs in front of everyone, exposing both your insecurities and your genitals. Because that is what writing is all about. Procrastination is an alluring siren taunting you to google the country where Balki from Perfect Strangers was from, and to arrange sticky notes on your dog in the shape of hilarious dog shorts. The blank white page. Mark Twain once said, “Show, don’t tell.” Finding a really good muse these days isn’t easy, so plan on going through quite a few before landing on a winner. There are two things more difficult than writing. 8 Unstoppable Rules For Writing Killer Short Stories.