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[*] posted on 4.23.2017 at 05:51 PM
Step Out of the Dream


"Step out of the dream of your concepts and ideas. Step out of the dream of what you imagine enlightenment to be. Step out of the dream of who you think you are. Step out of the dream of everything you have ever known. Step out of your dream of being a deluded person. Stop telling yourself those lies and dreaming those dreams. Step out of all of that. You can do it. Nothing is holding you back. There are no requirements and no prerequisites to awaken. There is nothing to be done, nothing to think, nowhere to go. Just stop all dreaming. Stop all doing. Stop all excuses. Just stop and be still. Effortlessly be still. Grace will do the rest."

~ Adyashanti

Living in the NOW is the way. Stopping and just observing can bring great benefits to your life. This is especially true during deep meditation.
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[*] posted on 4.23.2017 at 06:01 PM
Challenge Yourself


Alan Watts once said, "If you can't meditate in a boiler room, you can't meditate."

Challenge yourself during meditation. If it's too cold, meditate. If it's too noisy, meditate.

It's sometimes assumed that people in the past meditated in total comfort. In reality, mosquitoes and other nuisances often populated those areas. There wasn't air conditioning. People just meditated regardless of their external circumstances.

This is very important. Don't seek comfort during meditation. Seek to be present and conscious.

Keep meditating at least once a day!:yes:
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[*] posted on 5.6.2017 at 11:52 PM
Inner Peace


“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”

- The Dalai Lama

Life is full of wonderful situations: vacations, family, friends, weddings, eating our favorite food...

But life is equally full of terrible situations: disease, crime and so on. Most of which we have no control over.

Finding inner peace is simply a matter of directing our attention away from negative situations and towards positive ones.

When you practice deep meditation, you'll find yourself at peace with yourself. With practice, you'll be able to clear your mind at will.

Meditate at least once a day...:ty:
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bgrin.gif posted on 5.13.2017 at 03:27 PM
Trick for Being in the Present


If you often notice that you're not living in the present moment, then this might be helpful.

1.) Widen your vision to the very edges of what you're seeing. As you focus on something, try to use your peripheral vision to see all the details around you.

2.) Observe all the stillness and the movement around you.

3.) Rather than trying to silence your internal monologue, listen to all the sounds around you. This will replace your inner chatter.

By paying more attention to your surroundings, you become more aware and actually live in the present.

Meditation also helps you cultivate awareness and live in the NOW.


Meditate at least once a day.:tu:
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[*] posted on 7.30.2017 at 03:58 PM
Meditation is a Practice, not a Remedy


What many of my students took a long time to understand is that meditation is a practice, not a remedy.

Many students see meditation as a way to calm down after a day of hard work. They use it as a remedy, thinking that it will somehow ease their problems. It isn't until they meditate daily that they find the inner peace and balance they're looking for.

If your mind is saying you don't have time for meditation, you have to do it anyway.

One of the incredible things about meditation is that it makes you more focused - helping you get more things done faster.

Remember to keep meditating!
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[*] posted on 8.9.2017 at 01:41 PM
The Breath is the Truth


When you observe your breath, you observe things without judgement. This helps with most things in life.

Becoming conscious of your breath helps you become more attuned to your reality. This brings incredible benefits to your daily existence.

Meditate....at least once a day;)
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[*] posted on 8.16.2017 at 11:13 PM
Nature Does Not Hurry


You might feel inspired by Lao Tzu's quote:

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."

Sometimes, it's important for us to slow down. To think clearly with a purpose and become totally aware of our surroundings.

Often, changing our thoughts is all that is needed to start living in the moment and change our reality.

Something to meditate about....Hm-m-m.
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[*] posted on 8.17.2017 at 10:36 PM
Meditation And Healing


One of my students twisted her ankle a few days ago, which cut her off from her peace and balance experienced from meditation.

Instead of telling her to take a few days off from meditation, I told her to view that pain as an opportunity to overcome the mental block caused by physical pain and further her practice.

I told her to not desire for the pain to be gone, but to observe it and let it be without focusing unduly on it.

I told her to realize that it's not the pain that leads to discomfort, it's the desire for the pain to be gone. Accepting the pain leads to less discomfort.

keep on Meditating:ty:
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[*] posted on 8.27.2017 at 11:36 PM
Don't Resist


There's a Zen saying that goes like this: “what you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.”

This is why it's so important to not resist your thoughts during meditation, but to actually observe them and let them go.

It's almost impossible to try to resist thoughts. We are hard-wired to think all day long. Trying to resist our thoughts simply lead us to have different, more negative, thoughts.

This is why resistance never works, and why allowing them to BE is so important. Instead of putting a stop to your thoughts, you simply channel them in your desired direction.
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[*] posted on 9.4.2017 at 03:14 PM
Meditate even when its not quiet.


Perfection never comes, and focusing away from background noise builds your meditation muscle.

There's always noise in the world: endless car journeys, constant chatter, phone notifications and on and on...

And while we can often remove some of that noise, it's very difficult to always practice in complete silence.

Meditation does not have to be "perfect" Let your body be still, or in relaxed, repetitive motion, and focus on your breath.

The goal is not to find quiet, but to develop quiet within yourself with practice.

Keep on Meditating:yes:
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[*] posted on 9.17.2017 at 09:50 PM
Meditate how ever long you want


Many of my students who just started to meditate often make a huge mistake that sets them back:

They think that "it doesn't count" if they don't meditate for a certain amount of time.

Maybe they feel the need to meditate for 30 of 40 minutes. It's a good idea to meditate for a long period of time, but the ideal length of your meditation is however long you are able to meditate.

It doesn't matter if it's just a few moments. Try it, go ahead and breathe deeply for a few moments and notice a huge difference in your life

Meditating at least once a day:tu:
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[*] posted on 10.8.2017 at 12:54 PM
Those Who Know


Those who know do not speak.
Those who speak do not know.” - Lao Tzu

This reminds me of Buddha's quote:

"The Buddha's enlightenment solved his problems. It didn't solve yours."

What does this quote mean for you?
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[*] posted on 11.12.2017 at 04:38 PM
therefore


You might have heard of Descarte's proposition "I think, therefore I am"...

But this is what someone who meditates thinks:

"When I stop thinking, then I really am."

When you let go, when you are grateful, when you love... that's when you can start changing your thoughts
and changing your reality
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