For all of our lofty ambitions, best intentions and spiritual materialism, nothing really tests one’s spiritual practice quite like a trip to a big city Ikea on a Saturday afternoon.
Oh, you’re bored are you? Of course you are. Poor thing. You’re not being overstimulated by blinking lights, dinging sounds, rapid paced Tweets and flashing video edits. Learn to meditate beyond these obstacles.
The most sacred place on earth is where you are standing right now. We are all about daily action of simple skills to improve your life. Jump in on the 30 Day Challenge.
A quick hello from the middle of nowhere. And a few thoughts on meditation… No, you’re not going to levitate to the planet of la-la and bliss. You’re going to sit there and feel trapped in your own mind.
Most people can relate to wanting something so desperately that they believe it would make them feel different– feel better. This is the mythical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. We can be more useful and productive in our aid to others and be less concerned with chasing rainbows and the ghosts of selfish interests.
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Over the last 40 years meditation has been used as a secular mind-body therapeutic approach for a variety of psychological and health-related problems. Its positive therapeutic benefits have been described in many ways in the scientific health care literature, including improved coping with distressing emotions, reduction in anxiety, reduction in depression and improved coping with pain.