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Mindfulness

How your MP3 Player can be your Best Meditation Tool Ever

After making sure you will be undisturbed for the next 30 minutes or so, you settle in your favourite meditation posture – on your mat or cushion – close your eyes and…..nothing! Your mind keeps buzzing noise for almost all the length of the session. Jittery thought fragments, ‘mind popup notifications’ of things left undone and other God-knows-what mental clutter…

12 Essential Ingredients for a Successful Relationship

How do you feel about your relationship? Is there perhaps a sense of uncertainty or doubt always swimming in your head? Does it give you comfort, joy, happiness and courage? Does the future look bright? Does it dissipate a lot of your energies¬†through arguments, confrontations and tip-toeing over mine fields? Do you tend to spend a lot of time in…

Pearls of Wisdom: Tolle on Spiritual Enlightenment

Eckhart Tolle’s words of wisdom See more presentations by Soulhiker | Upload your own PowerPoint presentations I am a big fan of Eckhart Tolle’s writing.But having read his books more than once, I know that ‘fan’ is not the ideal word to use and it is a concept he wouldn’t definitely include in his vision of spiritual evolution. The thing…

Don’t Think Money – Think Life

We all think about money some time or another don’t we? When a mail-blitz of bills hit our mailbox or our financial planner software shows us that we are going to scrape it very, very thin till next paycheck, we sit back, take a deep breath and get carried away by an inundation of worrisome thoughts or daydreams about an…

How to Meditate while Being Active

When we hear about meditation most of us think of a person sitting down in a traditional meditative posture such as the half lotus position with a straight back, closed eyes and a very still body. Of course the above picture is a very common one and it is a correct one too. This is one of the best ways…

How to be a mindful parent

Mindfulness, the practice of focusing on just one thing, means to simply experience the moment while excluding worries, self-doubts and distractions. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society together with his wife Myla, apply the concept of mindfulness to parenting. According to Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness allows us to see past surface appearances and…

10 ways to improve your meditation significantly

Since I started practising meditation, I have been trying out different things – little changes here and there – that although may sound small and petty, they have improved my meditation significantly and consistently. I have written this article especially for people who have started doing meditation, take the practice at heart and are keen on improving it and taking…

Learn the programming language of your mind: Learn to meditate

¬† Your brain is the most precious and advanced thing you’ll ever own. Unfortunately it does not come with an owner’s manual. Nobody has one and it is nowhere to be found or purchased. Still, even if we don’t have a technical manual explaining in detail how it works and how to maintain it in optimal condition, there are still…

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