Breathing Meditations | How to Meditate Generally, the purpose of breathing meditation is to calm the mind and develop inner peace. We can use breathing meditations alone or as a preliminary practice to reduce our distractions before engaging in a Lamrim meditation A Simple Breathing Meditation The first stage of meditation is to stop distractions and make our mind clearer and more lucid. This can be accomplished by practising a simple breathing meditation. We choose a quiet place to meditate and sit in a comfortable position. The first stage of meditation is to stop distractions and make our mind clearer and more lucid. We sit with our eyes partially closed and turn our attention to our breathing. At first, our mind will be very busy, and we might even feel that the meditation is making our mind busier; but in reality we are just becoming more aware of how busy our mind actually is. Benefits of Meditation So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind
Buddhadharma - Home Transforming Meditations | How to Meditate Meditation is a method for acquainting our mind with virtue. The more familiar our mind is with virtue, the calmer and more peaceful it becomes. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness. There are two types of meditation: analytical meditation and placement meditation. Since most of the problems we experience when we are new to meditation come from overstraining at placement meditation, it is important to be moderate and avoid becoming tense from exerting too much pressure.
What Mimicking One's Language Style May Mean About the Relationship Oct. 4, 2010 AUSTIN, Texas — People match each other's language styles more during happier periods of their relationship than at other times, according to new research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. "When two people start a conversation, they usually begin talking alike within a matter of seconds," says James Pennebaker, psychology professor and co-author of the study. "This also happens when people read a book or watch a movie. As soon as the credits roll, they find themselves talking like the author or the central characters." This tendency is called language style matching or LSM. "Because style matching is automatic," says Ireland, a psychology graduate student, "it serves as an unobtrusive window into people's close relationships with others." Ireland and Pennebaker tracked the language used by almost 2,000 college students as they responded to class assignments written in very different language styles.
The Perfect Linux Distro I talk a lot about what I think is wrong with the current state of Desktop Linux. And I spend a fair bit of time talking about what I think can be done to improve it, and which applications I like the most. So I figured, why not collect my notes together… And lay out, piece-by-piece, what I think would be the ultimate Linux Desktop Distribution. And, when I say ultimate. My focus here is primarily to use existing projects and applications. Let’s start from the ground up. The Base Debian or Ubuntu. Ya know what? Package Format / Package Manager Since we’re going debian… let’s go with .deb for the package format as well. As a wise man once said: If it ain’t broke, don’t freaking mess with it. Desktop Environment This is a harder one. KDE4 is rad. QT, upon which KDE is built, is also rad. On the flip-side, a Gnome desktop can be made to be pretty rad too. And many of the applications that I’m going to want to include are GTK based. So we’re going Gnome. The Dock CairoDock? Why? Fonts Themes / Icons
How to Meditate - Guided Meditation Buddhist Geeks - Download free podcast episodes by Personal Life Media on iTunes. How to Meditate Note: These instructions are drawn from the vipassana traditions of Mahasi Sayadaw and Chao Khun Bhavanapirama Thera. It is assumed the reader is familiar with the article, What is Vipassana? Contents This article offers step-by-step instructions for nine insight meditation exercises, as well as a detailed explanation of mindful eating, hints on dealing with problems such as wandering mind, sleepiness, disturbing mental images, unpleasant emotions, and more. The following exercises are not necessarily listed in order of difficulty. To start, choose one or two exercises and practice them daily. If there's something you don't understand at first, please don't let that daunt you. Although these Buddhist meditation exercises come from the traditions of the Burmese teacher Mahasi Sayadaw and the Thai teacher Chao Khun Bhavanapirama Thera, you don't have to be a Buddhist to practice them. [Note: This information is not meant to substitute for the guidance of a qualified instructor. Clothing Pain
Disarming the Jealousy Complex The recent post distinguished two different kinds of jealousy . The simple variety occurs in all relationships. Absent chronic resentment, this minor form of jealousy motivates the partners to reconnect. Relationship dynamics can complicate even simple jealousy, especially when the parties are insensitive to each other's different personality traits and temperamental qualities. This is still simple jealousy, without the paranoid or obsessional nuances of its darker cousin. Reconciling disputes born of temperamental differences is the subject of another post. They greatly distort reality. The primary component of complex jealousy is self-diminishment - you feel and as an intimate partner. When attacked by the painful feeling of unworthiness, before it stimulates a cycle of obsessions and revenge motives, ask yourself out loud: "What can I do to feel more lovable and adequate?" If you have suffered from complex jealousy, you don't have the confidence to trust.
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