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The Importance of a Meditation Teacher

The Importance of a Meditation Teacher

What Can You Do to Further Your Meditation Practice? Below is an article entitled, “The Importance of a Meditation Teacher.” It is actually from a site I frequent, World Teacher Trust. The crux of this is the benefits of having a meditation teacher can help you travel the meditation journey. A teacher serves as a guide and walks beside you. Even after 38 years of practicing meditation and several instructor certifications, I still attend various meditation trainings that I know will not only benefit my own time on the cushion and expand my mind but also for the increased benefit...

Meditation: The Miracle Life Hack

Meditation: The Miracle Life Hack

I came across an interesting article on Forbes.com today. It’s called “Meditation:The Miracle Life Hack.” We are all looking for that one hack, that one answer, to bring us the peace we so desire. Did you know practicing meditation is this “hack?” There is a science to meditation. It generates alpha and beta brain waves and those are the waves that helps us to relax. We can train our minds to not be carried away by our emotions and thoughts and simply observe them. Read more of the article here. Allison and I just returned from a truly inspiring and...

Observe Your Thoughts

Observe Your Thoughts

Once you’ve begun to learn how to quiet your mind, the next step involves watching how your mind works, independently of you. This might sound odd–after all, how do you observe something that essentially does all the observing? Learn to detach from your thoughts. Yogis have long known the benefits of detaching from the ceaseless stream of thoughts, fears, and worries that form in our heads, in order to just be. Just as you lungs produce carbon dioxide, your mind produces thoughts–it has for as long as you can remember and will continue to do so for as long as...