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Mental practice of focus on a particular object, thought or activity to improve one's mind

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Audio Dharma
Guided Meditation: Meditating with What

Audio Dharma

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 30:17


This talk was given by Gil Fronsdal on 2022.05.25 at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. ******* For more talks like this, visit AudioDharma.org ******* If you have enjoyed this talk, please consider supporting AudioDharma with a donation at https://www.audiodharma.org/donate/. ******* This talk is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License

Audio Dharma: Gil Fronsdal's most recent Dharma talks
Guided Meditation: Meditating with "No"

Audio Dharma: Gil Fronsdal's most recent Dharma talks

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 29:22


This talk was given by Gil Fronsdal on 2022.05.24 at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. ******* For more talks like this, visit AudioDharma.org ******* If you have enjoyed this talk, please consider supporting AudioDharma with a donation at https://www.audiodharma.org/donate/. ******* This talk is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License

Audio Dharma
Guided Meditation: Meditating with "No"

Audio Dharma

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 29:22


This talk was given by Gil Fronsdal on 2022.05.24 at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. ******* For more talks like this, visit AudioDharma.org ******* If you have enjoyed this talk, please consider supporting AudioDharma with a donation at https://www.audiodharma.org/donate/. ******* This talk is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License

Breakfast With Champions
Episode 1,153 with Larisa Harington - Meditating on Your Actions

Breakfast With Champions

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 32:16


Thank you for joining us on Breakfast With Champions! Today we hear from Larisa Harington! Harington is a Burnout Recovery and Prevention Strategist Coach, Holistic Coach, Yoga Therapist, Mindfulness Coach, Facilitator and Air Force Retiree.

Audio Dharma
Guided Meditation: Meditating with "Yes"

Audio Dharma

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 30:04


This talk was given by Gil Fronsdal on 2022.05.23 at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. ******* For more talks like this, visit AudioDharma.org ******* If you have enjoyed this talk, please consider supporting AudioDharma with a donation at https://www.audiodharma.org/donate/. ******* This talk is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License

Audio Dharma: Gil Fronsdal's most recent Dharma talks
Guided Meditation: Meditating with "Yes"

Audio Dharma: Gil Fronsdal's most recent Dharma talks

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 30:04


This talk was given by Gil Fronsdal on 2022.05.23 at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. ******* For more talks like this, visit AudioDharma.org ******* If you have enjoyed this talk, please consider supporting AudioDharma with a donation at https://www.audiodharma.org/donate/. ******* This talk is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License

Planet Dharma - The Launch Pod
True Happiness: Awakening Through Meditation

Planet Dharma - The Launch Pod

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 26:13


In this excerpt from their online course, Beyond the Cushion, Doug Qapel Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei talk about the value of meditation and the reason most of us find it so hard to maintain a solid practice. They also talk about their focus on ‘Meditating on the Fly', the idea of integrating meditation into our daily lives outside of our formal daily practice, and the tremendous impact this can have.  There are many ways to experience this modern formulation of the teachings. These 4 pillars are infused into Planet Dharma's diverse range of in-person and virtual programming to meet spiritual seekers where they are. From online courses and classes to full-length meditation retreats on topics ranging from Buddhadharma to the Western Mysteries, you'll find an offering that works for your context to speed up your spiritual unfoldment. Visit planetdharma.com/events to see which experience will help you with your awakening this year.

The Way Out Is In
Meditating on Grief (Episode #30)

The Way Out Is In

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 62:57


Welcome to episode 30 of The Way Out Is In: The Zen Art of Living, a podcast series mirroring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's deep teachings of Buddhist philosophy: a simple yet profound methodology for dealing with our suffering, and for creating more happiness and joy in our lives. This installment is a continuation of episode 26, ‘Meditating on Death'. Here, the presenters, Zen Buddhist monk Brother Phap Huu and journalist Jo Confino, meditate on grief in light of Thay's passing earlier this year, and on collective and personal traumas. The episode was recorded soon after Brother Phap Huu's return from a six-week retreat tour of South America – part of the first global tour by Plum Village monastics after a two-year hiatus. Brother Phap Huu shares stories from the tour and his return to Upper Hamlet. And: what is it like to be back on the road (or path)? He further delves into the importance of being in the practice, and of sharing the practice by taking its teachings into the world; the significance of continuing Thay's teaching tours; the power of reconnecting with the sangha through live retreats; the responsibility and joys of serving; keeping Buddhism relevant; the power of grief and the practice of recognizing sadness; how to be both part of the world and a spiritual person; the beauty of impermanence; and the safest place: the island of mindful breathing. Jo talks about grief ceremonies; facing old family traumas; healing through grieving; letting go; the energy of activism; sharing the practice of mindfulness with the world; seeing the beauty of the world beyond “bedraggled plants”; and community as essential support for the individual. The episode ends with a short meditation – entwined with a poem by Thay – which is guided by Brother Phap Huu. Co-produced by the Plum Village App:https://plumvillage.app/ And Global Optimism:https://globaloptimism.com/ With support from the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation:https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/ List of resourcesPlum Village Communityhttps://plumvillage.org/ Galápagos Islandshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gal%C3%A1pagos_Islands Plum Village on Tourhttps://plumvillage.org/articles/plum-village-on-tour/ Christiana Figuereshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christiana_Figueres Bhikkhuhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhikkhu Gross National Happinesshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gross_National_Happiness A Cloud Never Dieshttps://plumvillage.org/a-cloud-never-dies/ The Way Out Is In: ‘The Three Doors of Liberation'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqtSdQ8qCYU Vietnamese boat peoplehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_boat_people The Other Shorehttps://www.parallax.org/product/the-other-shore-a-new-translation-of-the-heart-sutra-with-commentaries/ Wake Up network (young adults)https://plumvillage.org/community/wake-up-young-practitioners/ OI (Order of Interbeing)https://plumvillage.uk/who-we-are/order-of-interbeing/ Quotes “You think that to give, you lose something – but, actually, to give you’re receiving more.” “The importance is not just being the practice, but sharing the practice.” “The dharma, the practice, is deep and lovely.” “We plough the fields of our mind, of our consciousness, and we identify the roots of our suffering, and we transform it, and through our transformation, we have ingredients to offer to the world: these practices. And this is what the Buddha did; this is what his sangha did.” “Even though our loved ones may not still be here, through the eye of meditation, we can see them through the new form, by the way they have impacted us – and the experience that they have offered us is now them, in another form, through us.” “Peace is every step.” “Thay always said that once you’ve tasted the dharma, if you take care of the seed, it will become a root for you that you can always rely on. It’s like it’s your island, that you can always take refuge on. And sometimes we forget that we have that refuge, until we're in a different setting.” “The only way to keep Buddhism updated and the teaching relevant is to be connected to the suffering and happiness of society.” “No matter how much you stress about it, it’s not going to change the situation.”“The safest place is the island of mindful breathing.” “If we’re not able to touch our grief around the destruction we’re creating in the world, then we can’t save it – because it’s only by going into our grief, it’s only by going into the pain and the suffering, that we can touch the tenderness at our center.” “I went for a walk with Paz today, and we were passing this field of corn and I was looking down at the edge of the field next to where I was walking, and, normally, at the edge of the field, the plants are very small, they’re not fulsome. And they were looking quite bedraggled. And that fills my mind, saying, ‘Oh, look at these plants, they’re not doing very well.’ And then I lifted my eyes and I saw there was this huge field. And then I lifted my eyes and saw there was all this forest behind it. And then I lifted my eyes and saw there was this beautiful blue sky. And I realized that my whole concentration had been on the bedraggled plants. But actually, when I opened up my eyes to see the whole scene, there was extraordinary beauty. And also there were these plants that were suffering at the edge.” “I am neither the same, nor am I different.” “You never enter the same river twice.”

Breakfast With Champions
Episode 1,143 with Larisa Harington - Meditating on Opportunities

Breakfast With Champions

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 30:38


Thank you for joining us on Breakfast With Champions! Today we hear from Larisa Harington! Harington is a Burnout Recovery and Prevention Strategist Coach, Holistic Coach, Yoga Therapist, Mindfulness Coach, Facilitator and Air Force Retiree.

FULLER sermons
145 - Those Who Shape the Narrative | Mark Labberton

FULLER sermons

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 27:02


Meditating on the women in 2 Samuel 17, Mark Labberton speaks about the often unseen and under-appreciated “minor characters” who speak the truths which shape and direct our lives. Mark Labberton is the Clifford L. Penner Presidential Chair at Fuller Seminary. This was recorded at Fuller's virtual All-Seminary Chapel on May 11, 2022.

Abraham Hicks - Infinite Intelligence
#908 - Meditating With His Dog

Abraham Hicks - Infinite Intelligence

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 2:06


Be inspired with your daily source of Law of Attraction wisdom through the teachings of Abraham Hicks. Three New Episodes daily.

Contemplative Episcopalian

Meditating on the raz nihyeh of existence and what alleluia actually means.

Soul Sense with Silkina
66. Cultivating Mindfulness without Meditating with Matt Horsman

Soul Sense with Silkina

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 36:48


On this episode, Matt Horsman talks about the importance of creating mindful check-ins throughout the day, how mindfulness changed his life, how to get out of autopilot thinking and deprogram our mind, and tips on being present throughout the day. Book a Psychic Tarot Reading: https://etsy.me/3L4FVDn Book a Past Life Reading: https://etsy.me/3wpYexp Book a Personalised Meditation Session: https://etsy.me/3yweDD1 Follow on Instagram: www.instagram.com/soulsense.withsilkina Subscribe to the YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3gy9gti

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Meditate With Raph
Taoism, Meditation and the ”Self-so”

Meditate With Raph

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 5:19


Get my free weekly letter directly in your inbox by signing up today on: https://www.raphaelreiter.com   Nature, in Chinese, has more of a translation of “self-so.” It is one of these words that can't really be translated because there is so much cultural background within a differently shaped mental data model. However, still, we can imagine the meaning of the “self-so.” When it comes to meditation, Taoists do not meditate with the intent of becoming better people, reducing stress and anxiety, or finding the light. When they say that they practice meditation, the word practice is in the sense of a doctor who practices medicine, as opposed to an athlete who practices his free kicks to become the best football player in the world. Of course, we all know that if you are frustrated, angry, or stressed out, sitting down with your eyes closed for a few minutes and focusing on your breath will have a calming effect. On a spiritual level, however, meditating with the intent and the yearning to reach a higher state of consciousness is like trying to bite your own teeth. It is just not possible. A zen proverb explains: “a fire cannot burn itself.” Meditating to be enlightened is an egotistical thing. “My ego wants to be enlightened, not the real me. I just want to be.” Enlightenment and awakening, the Zen Satori, are side effects of meditation, contemplation, or even pondering on a funny topic. To be awakened means to understand, beyond our intellect, that the idea of the self, of “I”, is an illusion. It is an intrinsic understanding that can only happen spontaneously. It stays as an impermanent state. We are an element of nature, of the “self-so.” Like all elements of nature, we are interdependent on all other elements of nature. There is no “I” because, without others, there would not be a self. We are all individual expressions of the same thing, interdependent on all surrounding us. Remember that just as important as your lungs, to breathe, you need trees. Trees are part of you. You are part of trees. It is all one big thing. But this notion is too big for us humans to grasp. And so, we focus on small bits of the big picture. We pinpoint this and forget that it is indeed just an element of the whole. And so, in every single guided meditation that you have heard me guide, I press the importance of releasing your expectations, your yearning, and your desires. These desires are your ego's thirst for proving that it is more than it really is. When you look into the distance, you cannot see your own eyes. A sword cannot cut its own edge. You cannot “do” what actually should be undone. Surrender. Let go. Simplify. Breathe. Meditate for the pleasure of meditating. Simply sit, and be there. You can listen to your thoughts. You can observe your body, your breath. But, most importantly, you can contemplate the “self-so.” You don't have to be in front of a waterfall to be in awe in front of nature. What is inside of you, who you are, what you represent: be in awe in front of that. Feel the self-so, or rather, realize that you are it.    

A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment
Guided Death and Rebirth Meditation with Laurie Anderson

A Skeptic's Path to Enlightenment

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 21:35


Laurie Anderson leads a meditation on death and rebirth, guiding you through the Buddhist understanding of death, the bardo, and a joyous rebirth. These tracks come from Songs from the Bardo, an album inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Meditating on death is a powerful Buddhist practice that enhances gratitude, helps you embrace impermanence, and increases mindfulness. Laurie Anderson is one of our greatest living artists. Her work includes spoken word and performance, top-charting albums and music videos, digital art, film, virtual reality, and the invention of ingenious instruments like the tape bow violin and the talking stick. She's won the Grammy Award and many other honors, and is currently the subject of a fantastic solo show at the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.Episode 107: Guided Death and Rebirth Meditation with Laurie AndersonSupport the show

Awakening with Amy Robeson
Episode 9: Messages from the Universe

Awakening with Amy Robeson

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 16:30


The universe is in constant contact with our soul, sending us signs and guidance towards our highest path. Meditating and trusting ourselves is the way to stay on that path for a magical life full of manifestation!

Dharmaseed.org: dharma talks and meditation instruction
Alexis Santos: Gently tending to the meditating mind.

Dharmaseed.org: dharma talks and meditation instruction

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 39:52


(Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center)

John Owen on SermonAudio
Meditating on God - Grace and Duty of Being Spiritually Minded (9)

John Owen on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 35:00


A new MP3 sermon from The Narrated Puritan is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Meditating on God - Grace and Duty of Being Spiritually Minded (9) Subtitle: Spiritual Mindedness Speaker: John Owen Broadcaster: The Narrated Puritan Event: Audio Book Date: 5/6/2022 Length: 35 min.

Solus Christus Reformed Baptist Church
Meditating on God - Grace and Duty of Being Spiritually Minded (9)

Solus Christus Reformed Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 35:00


We are liable to death every moment. It is never the farther from any of us because we think not of it as we ought. This will lay our bodies in the dust, from whence they will have no more disposition nor power in themselves to rise again than any other part of the mould of the earth. Their recovery must be an act of external almighty power, when God shall have a desire to the work of his hands, when he shall call, and we shall answer him out of the dust. And it will transmit the soul into an invisible world, putting a final end unto all relations, enjoyments, and circumstances here below.

Rick & Isabella Pina Ministries Podcast
Faith Works By Love (Part 9) - Meditating on God's Love Will Fuel Your Faith

Rick & Isabella Pina Ministries Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 29:55


Rick & Isabella Pina Ministries Podcast
Faith Works By Love (Part 9) - Meditating on God's Love Will Fuel Your Faith

Rick & Isabella Pina Ministries Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022


Dare to Dream with Debbi Dachinger
SISTER DR. JENNA: How to Reconnect with #Source & Feel #Peace with Yourself & the World. #meditation

Dare to Dream with Debbi Dachinger

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 64:21


HIGHLIGHTS:•What is Seva and why it is important?•New meditation practices since the pandemic•Who Are Her Spiritual Council of Teachers?•Ways to Deal with Depression and Anxiety•How can meditation save your life?How To Be at Peace with Yourself & The World? Sister Dr. Jenna who is the author of the new book, Meditation: Intimate Experiences with the Divine through Contemplative Practices. She's an acclaimed, trusted spiritual mentor, committed to bridging divides in societies and building relationships between global influencers. She has impacted lives worldwide, inspiring change and solutions to current day crises as the founder and director of the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museum, located in Washington D.C. Sister Dr. Jenna is the host of the popular America Meditating Radio Show and recipient of the President's Lifetime National Community Service Award. She is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and was selected by Empower a Billion Women 2020 as one of 100 most influential leaders of 2015. Sister Dr. Jenna's voice of influence is particularly needed in the wake of tragedy and increasing violence in our world. For more: www.AmericaMeditating.orgAward-winning "Dare to Dream" podcast, enjoyed by listeners for over 14 years with host, Debbi Dachinger, offers strong conversation on metaphysics, quantum creating, law of attraction, healing, and extraterrestrials. Subscribe! Leave a review; we read and appreciate them all! Join me on Instagram: @daretodreampodcast and @debbidachingerDebbi Dachinger is a certified Visibility in Media coach. She coaches people to write a page turner book, takes their book to a guaranteed international bestseller, AND teaches clients how to be interviewed on radio and podcast for massive results. Get your free media visibility information and start now: https://debbidachinger.com/gift#podcast #DebbiDachinger #DareToDream #Instagood #instalove #instawork #instapeople #instatime #health #quantum #Book #spiritual #consciousness #metaphysical #et #transformation #meditate #medicine #ceremony #alien #love #beautiful #happy #tbt #followme #nofilter #life #yoga #amazing #FBF #media #podcaster #apple #paranormal #listening #OprahWinfreyNetwork #music #BarackObama #meditation #BrahmaKumaris #SisterJenna #TheNextNormal #Consciousness #peace #Spirituality #AmericaMeditating #MeditationMuseum #mentalhealthmatters #omshanti #sentience #ContemplativePractice #JeanHouston #MaxTucci #divineThe show is sponsored by DrDainHeer.com and Access Consciousness.

Super Entrepreneurs Podcast
Be Yourself and Be Passionate with Manny Cabo

Super Entrepreneurs Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 31:04


It is said that people with extraordinary passions make great things happen. In this episode, I have a very passionate man on the show. Meet Manny Cabo. Manny is an award-winning singer and photographer, CEO of Manny Cabo Media LLC, and a podcaster. In this episode, Manny and I will have an in-depth conversation about being passionate and being your true self. Manny will share nuggets of wisdom that we can all borrow and apply to our lives to get better. Grab your notebook and pen. You'll need to take notes. Meditation We are living in a crazy world with a lot of noise. We need to learn how to take a few minutes to be with ourselves and listen to our inner voices. We can achieve this through meditation. Meditating can give you the most incredible ideas, and they come as a win because they heighten your senses. Follow your passion If you put your best foot forward and follow your passion, you will be shocked by the results. Manny is living proof that following your passion works at the end of the day. You become so busy that you cannot afford to be negative. Timestamps: [01:05] Getting to know Manny and what he is involved with [04:14] How Manny works with artists [10:56] How Manny got involved with the Voice [15:41] Manny's mind training Quotes: “If you're going to do something, do it right the first time.” “Integrity has always been at the summit of my ambitions.” “Some people like it when you're honest, some people don't. The reason why they don't is because it's their insecurities.” “Every second that I'm allowed to breathe, is the most refreshing second, and I embraced that wholeheartedly.” “Everyone wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work.” “99.9% of the things that we fear never happen.” “Repetition will always be the mother of all skills.” “When you follow your truth, organically, things start to develop, and they start to become more real.” Connect with Manny Cabo: Website: https://www.mannycabo.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/themannycabo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themannycabo/

Under The Skin with Russell Brand
#236 Breathing, Laughing, and Meditating (with Bob Ross)

Under The Skin with Russell Brand

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 10:58


This week I spoke with the man who taught Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman, and me the technique of Transcendental Meditation (TM). Bob Roth has been practicing TM for nearly 50 years; through his work he has has helped more than a million students in underserved schools in 35 countries. MORE INFO Bob Roth's book is Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Mediation. You can find out more about Bob here: https://meditationbob.com/ Hear a Bob Roth bonus episode of my meditation podcast, Above the Noise on Luminary. SEE ME LIVE! https://www.russellbrand.com/live-dates/ Elites are taking over! Our only hope is to form our own. To learn more join my cartel here https://www.russellbrand.com/join and get weekly bulletins too incendiary for anything but your private inbox. (*not a euphemism) Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I post four videos a week including video clips from these episodes!  https://www.youtube.com/russellbrand Subscribe to my YouTube side-channel for more wellness and spirituality: https://www.youtube.com/c/AwakeningWithRussell Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/rustyrockets

Operation Agency Freedom Podcast
Why You Have A Responsibility to Take Care of Your Mental Health as an Agency CEO

Operation Agency Freedom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 19:57


Do you want to know one of the most important things that helped me grow my business and hugely impacted my life? In today's episode, I'm going to talk about a very sensitive topic that I have never heard anybody talk about in the agency space and that is mental health. I'm certainly not perfect but I've made a conscious effort to work on my mental health and now, I want to share with you what has worked for me. If you're an agency owner or an entrepreneur dealing with difficult situations and you want to learn from someone like me who's been there in your shoes, then you're going to want to listen to this episode!    Discussion Points: 00:00 Intro02:07 Statistics of People with Mental Health Disorders05:55 How do Mental Health Disorders Impact Agency Management07:01 Battling with Mental Health10:01 Importance of Seeing a Therapist11:50 How to Take Care of Your Mental Health13:02 Meditating and Journaling15:24 Going Back to Therapist16:11 Moral of the Story18:02 Final Thoughts18:55 Outro   Resources:  Connect with DUDE on the following social channels  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dudeagency Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dudeagency.io/ Visit our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJxNhChWk1xlo3ZhkWtYnlw Check out our website and see how we can help you run a profitable agency https://dudeagency.io/ Get a hold of more podcast episodes through our website. You can also tune in and subscribe to Operation Agency Freedom on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Thank you for tuning in!

The GraceLaced Podcast with Ruth Chou Simons
S2 | E2 Think About It All Day Long

The GraceLaced Podcast with Ruth Chou Simons

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 30:07


The Bible talks about meditating on God's Word, but what does that really mean? And how can you start doing it? Join Ruth and Eve as they explore what meditating on and memorizing God's Word looks like as a spiritual habit. Resources mentioned:Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. WhitneyPreach To Yourself DeckDwell Differently TattoosAdditional resources:Read It, See It, Say It, Sing It by Hunter BelessScripture mentioned:Psalm 1:1-3Romans 81 Peter 3:14-16John 1:1

Camel Channel
Mediation With Camels | Relieve Anxiety & PTSD

Camel Channel

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 20:15


Mediation itself isn't a new thing for me, but recently I'm being guided to mediate with my camels - the best kinda mediators & gurus - and I want to share this experience with you! Whether you're new to mediation, seasoned or a complete beginner you're 100% in the right place! This mediation with camels targets the deregulated nervous system which can contribute to Anxiety & PTSD symptoms. Meditating with camels, even virtually, offers you the chance for a deeper more meaningful experience of mediation with the camels present, this gives you a chance to tap into some ‘camel energy' while mindfully meditating and allowing yourself to calm your nervous system and reset for a more positive mindset. I'm no stranger to Anxiety & PTSD and I was guided to release this Mediation and its words through my own mediation practice. Before we begin, know this… You are always in control of what you let enter your experience, trauma lives in the mind & body and it's learnt skills, strategies & habits that can help you cope with your anxieties & PTSD episodes. My suggestion is, take what you need & what you don't need from this meditation. Also remember that any form of meditation is not a one fix wonder. It's a practiced skill. I suggest you listen to this at minimum once a day until your symptoms subside. The brain hates new things, because it thinks the ‘old routines' and ‘patterns' keep us safe, so resistance might be present for you throughout this mediation. Don't get tricked into thinking this mediation ‘isn't working' that's just your monkey mind speaking. Be consistent for your own well-being. You are safe in this space you are deeply loved… Press play & let's begin… Enjoying this podcast - please subscribe so you don't miss an episode AND help spread this positive camel vibes across the globe by leaving a review! ----------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------- You can connect with me over at: Website: http://camelchannel.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/camelchanneltribe Instagram: http://instagram.com/camel_channel iTunes Podcast: Camel Channel with Tara Lea ----------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------- Tara Lea is a camel behaviourist, wellness & energy expert, yoga teacher, camel owner / lover and she is here to act as your camel guide! Tara helps people get a deep understanding of camel behaviour, energy & wellness and also create the space for a deeper understanding of Self in order to support peaceful connections with these amazing animals so you can achieve your wildest camel dreams & goals! ----------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------- Let me introduce you to camel behaviour, training, handling & wellbeing via my free eBook, get it now over at https://.camelchannel.com

Meditation Life Skills
Here's What 10 Minutes Of Meditating Does To Your Brain

Meditation Life Skills

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 6:03


How to Begin Meditating in Three Simple Steps Meditation is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people recognize its incredible benefits. Meditation is no longer regarded as some kind of dark magic by the average Joe or Josephine; rather, it is today recognized as a highly scientific and practical method that anyone can and should utilize to improve their brain health. Free Weekly Lessons To Learn Meditation So You Can Meditate More Effectively HERE... But where do you even begin? It's still a challenging and somewhat abstract concept to grasp at this point. So, in order to assist you in overcoming that preconceived notion, here is how to begin meditation in three simple steps. 1. Locate a Quiet Area: Locate a quiet spot where you can do your practice. Meditation can be practiced anyplace, although it is much easier when you are not distracted by other activities or people. This is especially true for those who are just starting out. So choose a quiet place to meditate, and if you want to make this a regular practice, try to make it somewhere that you will be able to visit on a regular basis. Now take a seat wherever you are most comfortable. However, do not lie down – just because you run the risk of falling asleep if you do! Visit Meditation Life Skills On YouTube For Even More Meditation Resources! 2. The second step is to schedule some time off for yourself to recharge your batteries. This can be accomplished by using a timer, which eliminates the need to constantly check your watch or be concerned about overshooting and missing an appointment. If you're just getting started, ten minutes will be more than enough time for you to get things going. To be quite honest, you can get the benefits of just five minutes of your time. This is something that many individuals are unaware of when they make excuses for not getting started. We should all be able to find five minutes of peace and quiet in our daily lives. If you are unable to do so, it is likely that the problem is more complex than you imagined! 3. Finally, the next stage is to narrow your attention. That entails concentrating on something specific, such as breathing or even repeating a word or phrase again. It's also possible to try concentrating on something in your immediate environment. For example, focusing on a single flame is a frequent practice these days. Then there's the alternative of concentrating on emptying your mind or possibly concentrating on reflecting on those thoughts in a detached manner. You are simply attempting to regain conscious control over your attention. Direct your attention toward something that is not stressful and will assist you in regaining a little energy and a good mood, whatever the case may be. Meditation is as basic as that, and it is actually quite easy to do. If you're still having trouble, you might want to explore using a guided meditation to help you through the process. These guided meditations will coach you through a script that will assist you in directing your attention in the right direction for you. It's amazing how important a little, positive habit like spending just ten minutes of daily meditation can become. Take a step back, slow down, and re-prioritize daily meditation back into your life. MeditationLifeSkills.com Important Website Links : Learn How To Meditate Properly... Learn About Meditation For Beginners Guides Here... Free Meditation Music Downloads Here... Find Out How Brainwave Entrainment Can Deepen Your Meditation Practice Here... Get Your FREE Guided Meditation Mp3s Here... Explore Effective Techniques For Meditation And Expand Your Practice Here... Create Your New Life By Learning Mindfulness Meditation Here... ***Note: This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, or as a substitute for the medical advice of a physician. * Affiliate Disclosure: Our website is supported by our users. We sometimes earn a small commission that helps to support this project when you click through the affiliate links on our website. You do not pay for this commission in any way. Help me, help you! Let's build this together. Please leave your comments and questions below. Thank you for being a part of the Meditation Life Skills Podcast.

Zen Commuter
1803: Meditating with Unserving Expectations

Zen Commuter

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 11:57


Meditation has a host of benefits.  However, when we sit down to practice, there should never be a feeling of desire to conquer a session, to expereince something immeditately. Today I talk about the not so serving reasons to meditate

Authentic Conversations with Andy Mason
140 How to Fight for Peace in Uncertainty

Authentic Conversations with Andy Mason

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 17:52


What do you do when you have a plan that isn't going according to plan??!! Right now we are in Pennsylvania for the second time this month looking for a home for when we move in June. The deadline is fast approaching. We have yet to sell our California home. We have yet to find a suitable home here. We hear God say 'don't settle' (don't lower our expectations) and 'trust me.' So how do you practically trust God in the midst of shortening timeframes? How do you navigate expectations? How do you avoid getting irritable, anxious, uptight and discouraged? Here's my routine that is (mostly) working!  First I like to anchor myself in the DAILY word of God. If I'm not sure where to start, I always defer to the Proverb that matches the date. I read until I find myself in the words. Or something I read resonates within me, even if my head doesn't understand. Here's the process for now: Today I read in Proverbs 18:10 (TPT) "The character of God is a tower of strength (homonym – bed of flowers), for the lovers of God delight to run into His heart and be exalted on high." This combines with what I read the day before in Psalm 17:4-6 (TPT): "Following your word has kept me from wrong. Your ways have molded my footsteps, keeping me from going down the paths of the violent. MY STEPS FOLLOW IN THE TRACKS OF YOUR CHARIOT WHEELS, ALWAYS STAYING IN THEIR PATH, NEVER STRAYING FROM YOUR WAY. You will answer me God; I know you always will. Hear my words like you always do as you listen to my every prayer." I write down the scripture in my journal then reflect on my situation and what the scripture means: We are fighting for peace and direction in transition and uncertainty. God's word and ways are my anchor, strength, hiding place, protection and safety – unmoving, impenetrable, bulletproof, fixed and firm… a shield of defense… resolute – tense and high adrenalin but strong and stable. AND at the same time (or other side of the coin), I can step back from the front line decision making and rest in His character and nature and ways that are a bed of flowers. Like grandmothers garden… beautiful, comfort, rest, breath-in refreshing oasis of peace… where the only decision I have to make is whether Grandma buys me one or two pieces of battered fish for lunch

Lifesignatures Radio
1038. The Power Of Meditating In Giving You Sharpness With The Current Pursuit

Lifesignatures Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 13:07


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Breakfast With Champions
Episode 1,023 with Larisa Harington - Meditating on Mistakes

Breakfast With Champions

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 31:00


Thank you for joining us on Breakfast With Champions! Today we hear from Larisa Harington! Harington is a Burnout Recovery and Prevention Strategist Coach, Holistic Coach, Yoga Therapist, Mindfulness Coach, Facilitator and Air Force Retiree.

Westside Christian Fellowship
The Power of Meditating on God's Word & How to do It

Westside Christian Fellowship

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 55:36


Watch our services live at http://wcfav.org/ Free Downloads of Pastor Shane's E-books at https://westsidechristianfellowship.org/teachings/ Donate to Westside Christian Fellowship here: https://westsidechristianfellowship.org/give/ Free speech is being severely compromised. This new FREE SPEECH platform is amazing - many solid voices are moving over. You can follow Pastor Shane here on Parler https://parler.com/profile/ShaneIdleman/posts. As of now, we're still on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Westside Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational Christian church that meets every every Sunday at 9:00 am & 11:00 am in Leona Valley, California (9306 Leona Avenue). For more info, or to read our statement of faith, visit westsidechristianfellowship.org/about-wcf/statement-of-faith/

Andover Christian Center Podcast
Refuting Negative Thoughts Part 5: Meditating on Truth Part 2

Andover Christian Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022


Joshua 1:8 - This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Fargo Baptist Church
Scott Kuzel - African Testimonies-Meditating on God's Word

Fargo Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 20:52


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The Way Out Is In
Meditating on Death (Episode #26)

The Way Out Is In

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 80:10


Welcome to episode 26 of The Way Out Is In: The Zen Art of Living, a podcast series mirroring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's deep teachings of Buddhist philosophy: a simple yet profound methodology for dealing with our suffering, and for creating more happiness and joy in our lives. In this episode, the presenters, Zen Buddhist monk Brother Phap Huu and lay Buddhist practitioner and journalist Jo Confino, talk about death – from the deep Buddhist teaching of ‘no birth and no death' and the Five Remembrances, to dealing with death by looking differently at life and practising acceptance. They also delve into attachment; separation and individualism; inherited fear; life goals for a good death; karma; reincarnation; and how to relax, take it easy, soothe the fear, and celebrate life. Brother Phap Huu helps us understand essential Buddhist teachings on death and non-existence, and digs deeper into the Five Remembrances; the source of our fear of death; different perceptions of death; living life with the insight of impermanence; death as part of life; practising impermanence; removing the wrong view from our lives; living free from regret; moderation; and the importance of meditating on our own death. He also offers insights into Thay's last days before his passing, and reads the teacher’s poem, ‘Contemplation on No-Coming and No-Going'. Jo muses on the fear of separation; flowing with life and joining the universe in flux; continuation as a way to release our fear around death; legacy; dying well as an aspiration; and why our thoughts matter as much as our physical actions. And: what do you think it means to have a good death? The episode ends with a meditation on impermanence and continuation, guided by Brother Phap Huu. Co-produced by the Plum Village App:https://plumvillage.app/ And Global Optimism:https://globaloptimism.com/ With support from the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation:https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/ List of resourcesDharma Talks: ‘The Five Remembrances'https://plumvillage.org/library/dharma-talks/the-five-remembrances-sr-thuan-nghiem-spring-retreat-2018-05-17/ What Happens When We Die?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xLbZZAjjY8&t=28s ‘Contemplation on No-Coming and No-Going' https://plumvillage.org/contemplation-on-no-coming-and-no-going/ Songs: ‘No Coming, No Going'https://plumvillage.org/library/songs/no-coming-no-going-song/ ‘Dharma Talk: Karma, Continuation, and the Noble Eightfold Path'https://www.mindfulnessbell.org/archive/2015/04/dharma-talk-karma-continuation-and-the-noble-eightfold-pathSister Chan Khong https://plumvillage.org/about/sister-chan-khong/ ‘51 Mental Formations'https://plumvillage.org/transcriptions/51-mental-formation/ Dharma Talks: ‘Manas Consciousness, Teachings on Buddhist Psychology Retreat, 1997'https://plumvillage.org/library/dharma-talks/manas-consciousness-thich-nhat-hanh-teachings-on-buddhist-psychology-retreat-1997/ Dharma Talks: ‘Store Consciousness, Teachings on Buddhist Psychology Retreat, 1997'https://plumvillage.org/library/dharma-talks/store-consciousness-teachings-on-buddhist-psychology-retreat-thich-nhat-hanh-1997/ ‘Dharma Body, Sangha Body'https://plumvillage.app/dharma-body-sangha-body/ Sister Chân Đứchttps://plumvillage.org/people/dharma-teachers/sr-chan-duc/ Quotes “Death is a contemplation because life is there, death is there also.” “The teaching of Buddhism is to be free, to be liberated, to transcend our suffering. And suffering needs a name, so here we can say that the fear of death is the name of suffering.” “The past is gone, the future is not yet there. There is only one moment that you can be alive, and that is the present moment.” “We are of the nature to grow old. We cannot escape it. I am of the nature to have ill health. There is no way that I can escape it. I am of the nature to die. There is no way that I can escape death. All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them.” “Instead of being afraid of death, be happy about life.” “We should be celebrating life in every moment; this is the key of mindfulness. Mindfulness gives us this awareness that life is here and we should be here.” “When we let go and say, ‘I am part of everything, everything’s in flux, I’m in flux’, and we start to settle into that, then we’re flowing with life rather than trying to build a dam against life.” “Thay once said, ‘If you’re so angry at someone, meditate on that person and see that person in 150 years. He may not be here anymore. She may not be here anymore. So is it worth it to always be angry at that person?’” “Don’t underestimate an act of kindness. Don’t underestimate an act of mindfulness, because that can be reborn into someone else and they can grow that love. They can grow that kindness. They can grow their generosity.” “We are part of that river of consciousness and evolution, and what we can offer the world is to be our best self. And as part of that stream, if everyone is their best possible self and is really mindful and aware, and acts, thinks, and feels as positively as they can manage, that creates a more beautiful world.” “Being honest means not having to remember what you said.” “The more you give, the more you receive in terms of happiness.”

Tribe Sober - inspiring an alcohol free life!
Meditating into Sobriety with Rory Kinsella

Tribe Sober - inspiring an alcohol free life!

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 64:33


  Meditation and Your Sober Journey Here at Tribe Sober we encourage people to quit drinking and then to go on and learn to thrive in their alcohol free lives.  We offer free coaching, hypnotherapy and an online yoga course and various therapies..  It's important to experiment, to get back in touch with what you really like to do – it's all about building a life that you don't want to escape from.   My guest this week is a meditation teacher in Australia who offers a course called “6 steps for not quite alcoholics” – he is offering to help people to change their relationship with alcohol from a different angle – he is suggesting that they meditate daily for a few weeks and then see how they feel about their drinking.   Rory shares his own struggles with alcohol and explains that once he got into meditation he found that alcohol no longer fitted in with his healthy lifestyle… I began by asking Rory to introduce himself In this Episode After Uni Rory joined a band and then became a music journalist and going to free gigs/festivals were all part of the job All his relationships during his 20's were built around drinking, partying and having a good time He moved to Australia at the age of 31 and became a “lifestyle journalist” – he was expecting this job to be less boozy than that of a music journalist but he was wrong He was sent to review a week long vodka festival in New Zealand and then was sent on a 3 day trip to Las Vegas to reviews bars and restaurants… Rory started to notice that his hangovers were getting more severe and that it was taking him longer to recover At his 35th birthday party he had what he calls an early midlife crisis – DJ'ing at a warehouse party he realised he was not enjoying himself – combination of drugs and alcohol was making him feel paranoid and he wasn't even enjoying the music – he decided he just didn't want to be living this kind of life at 45 He quit smoking and DJing the next day but carried on drinking – although he had an inkling that life might be better without it but he was nowhere near accepting that he must stop However he did start exercising – and being an “all or nothing” kind of person (like most of us drinkers) he was soon running marathons His running made him realise that he could access serotonin and endorphins which could change his consciousness without using chemicals. As he puts it so well – he was able to access the “infinite pharmacy within”! As Rory got fitter he started to explore different types of meditation and began to feel that there could be a light at the end of the tunnel He discovered Vedic meditation which is what he now teaches Meditation was reducing his triggers and his stress so he was drinking less but still going on binges Once he got healthier he realised that alcohol no longer fitted his lifestyle – his body was clean and he didn't like the effect of booze Rory's approach is - rather than say “Don't Drink for 30 Days” he says “Meditate twice a day for 30 Days” and don't think about alcohol so in other words focus on your meditation practice and you will gradually lose the desire to drink His turning point came 4 years after starting his meditation practice – he was teaching by then and just didn't feel authentic drinking and teaching meditation so he quit I love his wise monkey analogy – when we wake up we have a credit of 3 wise monkeys – they get used up during the day and we need a crutch to keep us going – and that's when the wine monkey comes out! So he advises topping up your wise monkeys (or adaptation energy) with a meditation practice in the evening – that will put your back in charge and keep the wine monkey away! Rory believes that we must focus on building various “systems” to sustain our sobriety – meditation is part of that system as is exercise, healthy eating and community support. The “systems” approach really helps because when he have a slip up the reaction should be “lets look at the system and maybe change something?” rather than “OMG I'm such a failure”! Another great analogy from Rory was the “tanker” analogy – if you change the direction of a huge ship then it's going to take a while before it moves and heads off in the right direction – just as “if you've been drinking for decades and stop – it's going to take a while to settle in to your sobriety and experience the benefits” Here at Tribe Sober we hear a some people say “I'm 3 months sober and don't feel any benefits yet!” – but that's the joy of community – people who have been sober for longer will pile in and say “hold on – it does get better!” etc.. Our members go on a 7 step program which helps them to explore what “systems” would work well for them – coaching, yoga, hypnotherapy and various types of therapy are all on offer so that people can sample them and see what works for them. Now that he is sober Rory has much more time and energy to do the things he wants to – he reflected back on how it was taking him a few days to recover from his drinking sessions – yes he was functional but only doing the bare minimum and experiencing a void in his creativity As he says we often hear people saying they don't have time to pursue their goals but its often more about not having the energy – we have to remember that alcohol saps our energy and motivation Even if alcohol doesn't destroy us it prevents us from reaching our potential! Rory helped me to realise that meditation does not have to involve clearing our minds of all thoughts – if we go the Vedic Meditation route then we just have to focus on a mantra.. You can hear Rory talk about his “6 step” course which will help you to stop drinking via meditation – read more about it on his website we-meditate.co His podcast is called Not Quite Alcoholics and my interview with him is on Episode 7 More Info Subscription membership – you can join up HERE. To access our website, click HERE. If you would like a free copy of our “Annual Tracker” or our e-book 66 Days to Sobriety, please email janet@tribesober.com. If you would like to come to our Saturday afternoon Zoom Cafe as a guest and meet our community, just email janet@tribesober.com. Episode Sponsor This episode is sponsored by the Tribe Sober Membership Program.  If you want to change your relationship with alcohol then sign up today Read more about our program and subscribe HERE Book a Discovery Call with me to find out if our membership would help you Help us to Spread the Word! We made this podcast so that we can reach more people who need our help.  Please subscribe and share. If you enjoyed the podcast, then please leave us a 5-star review on Apple podcasts. Take a screenshot of your review, and DM it to Tribe Sober's Instagram page – see PS below for instructions. We'll send you something special to say thank you! We release a podcast episode every Saturday morning. You can follow Tribe Sober on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram. You can join our private Facebook group HERE.   PS: How to Leave a Rating/Review in Apple Podcasts (on an iOS Device) Open the Podcasts app. EASY. Choose “Search” from the bottom row of icons and enter the name of the show (e.g. Recover Like a Mother) into the search field. Select the show under Shows (not under Episodes). Scroll down past the first few episodes until you see Ratings & Reviews. Click Write a Review underneath the displayed reviews from other listeners. You'll then have the option to rate the show on a 5-star scale and write a review (you can rate without writing too but it's always good to read your experience).

Church for Entrepreneurs
How meditating on the written word translates into specific instructions for your life

Church for Entrepreneurs

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 7:00


Daily Word — God gave Joshua some interesting instructions. He told Joshua to meditate on the written word, so Joshua could have good success. But how does meditating on scripture gives us "now" instructions to have success in our calling.  Links — Sunday Services, Online Community,  Partnership

Drumm & Drummer
"Meditating" on a Plane, April Fools Pranks, & Matt's Birthday - 124

Drumm & Drummer

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 77:45


Also Featured: Dalton tries to figure out where Matt lost his love for Pop Punk, and Matt tries to reason with Dalton's odd logic. The boys discuss a few perceived "failures" of meditation and talk about how a racing mind is actually BENEFICIAL to meditating. They weigh the differences between free meditation and guided meditation. Then they discuss the difference between flashers and streakers, and what even is the point of flashing someone? What do they get out of it! Elon bought Twitter, and we try to figure out what that even means before we get into the boys' experience with April Fools day. Finally, its Matt's 28th! He gets to reflect on what its like being 10 years removed from 18, and also where he was this time last year. This and more! E-mail us your questions & any advice topics you want us to tackle on "The Boys' Room!" - Drummanddrummerpodcast@gmail.com Check us out at: Instagram - @drummpodcast Tiktok - @drummpodcast

Wellness for you
Episode 250: Day 87 cooking and meditating

Wellness for you

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 2:23


Make some food, nourish your body and soul. Stay safe

City Church Tulsa Podcast
City Daily: Meditating on the Fruits

City Church Tulsa Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022


A daily devotional for the Lent journey on scripture, a liturgy, a poem, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and His peace.

Andover Christian Center Podcast
Refuting Negative Thoughts Part 4: Meditating on Truth

Andover Christian Center Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022


Joshua 1:8 - This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Good Risings
46.2. Level-Up Latte: Our Core Selves

Good Risings

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 3:08


Today we continue the conversation about Manifesting and Creating the Reality we desire.  So many outside influences can provide us with a false narrative of who we are.  Setting your intentions is key. How do you want others to perceive you? How do you want others to interact with you? Meditating can help with helping to create the reality you desire.  The thoughts that are good are the ones we want to hold on to.  Your intentions are what drives your goals. Try meditating to discover “the who that is you!” Good Risings is a mindset. Join Adrianne Nina for a daily dose of Motivation. Presented By: Cavalry Audio.  Producers: Jason Seagraves & Margot Carmichael.   Audio Editing: Revision Sound. Music: Gramoscope Music.  Executive Producers: Nichelle Hines, Dana Brunetti & Keegan Rosenberger.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com   You can now search all of the Good Risings episodes on Fathom.fm/GoodRisings! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Elevation Church Podcast
Meditating On God's Word

Elevation Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 34:19


Gary Satterly

Meditation Podcast
#74 Tips and Tricks for Meditating from an ex Zen Monk - Lex Latkovski

Meditation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 39:58


About my Guest: Lex Latkovski believes life should be an amazing adventure. Lex is a serial traveller, adventure seeker, and published author of Passport Forward - Moving from Regrets and Routine to Freedom, Passion, and Adventure. So far, Lex has been to 83 countries, 6 continents, and all 50 US states. He made it to the Top 20 on America's Got Talent, lived as a monk at a Zen center for 16 months (studying mindfulness and meditation), and can solve a Rubik's cube in 56 seconds. Lex likes being nice to people and making them laugh, and inspires people to live a life of passion and no regrets. What we Discussed: - Visiting 83 Countries - Living at the Zen Monastery - The Daily Routine at the Monastery - What Should You Do When Meditating - Should You Open or Close Your Eyes When Meditating - What Way to Put Your Hands When Meditating - Explaining a Sound Retreat - Mindful Eating - We Can Not Multi Task - His Book 'Passport Forward' - Creating a Kickstarter Campaign and more How to Contact Lex: https://thelexpedition.com/ More about the Meditation Podcast: All Episodes can be found at www.meditationpodcast.org All Social Media + Donations link https://linktr.ee/meditationpodcast Sponsor : http://coolabulla.com Use Discount Code Meditation for a 20% Discount Our Facebook Group can be found at https://www.facebook.com/meditationpodcast.org All my 5 Podcast can be found at https://bio.link/podcaster

The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health
Meditation and My ADHD Mind With Instructor Adam Coutts, (PhD)

The Faster Than Normal Podcast: ADD | ADHD | Health

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 20:04


Adam Coutts has been teaching meditation and mindfulness for twenty years, mostly through weekly sitting groups, eight-week classes, corporate webinars, phone trainings, and one-on-one coaching.  For the past couple years, he has been leading a "Mindfulness Meditation for ADHD/ADD" course in corporate settings and in phone trainings.  He has sat meditation daily for thirty years and lived in monasteries in America and Asia for four years, meditating up to ten hours a day.  He has also been on a journey of discovery about his own ADHD for about a decade now.  Adam considers it an honor and a pleasure to relate to people through meditation teaching. Today we dip our toes into some well-honed methods and about how meditation works with the ADHD mind- enjoy! In this episode Peter and Adam discuss:   1:25 - Intro and welcome Adam Coutts! 2:03 - How in the heck does someone meditation 10 hours a day?! 3:38 - An hour in a float tank.. 4:15 - What are the tricks? Do you let go and get in the zone? What are the basics? 6:20 - On paying attention to your body ref: Somatic self soothing  8:33 - Stop telling me to “Relax!!”  9:38 - Two main wings to meditation.. 10:00 - A few other types of meditation to help with agitation(s) 11:53 - We don't necessarily need to empty our thoughts! 13:03 - “Motivational Deficit Disorder” -Russel Barkley  13:26 - On building concentration techniques, distraction, focus and thought and benefits 15:05 - On Walking meditation, other ‘easier' techniques and ADHD/ADD 17:07 - How to know when what's best for you 18:14 - How can people find more about you and what you're doing? www.IntroMeditation.com 18:49 - Thank you Adam! Guys, as always, we are here for you and we love the responses and the notes that we get from you; so please continue to do that! Tell us who you want to hear on the podcast, anything at all; we'd love to know.  Leave us a review on any of the places you get your podcasts, and if you ever need our help I'm www.petershankman.com and you can reach out anytime via peter@shankman.com or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterNormal on all of the socials. It really helps when you drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse!  19:20 - Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits — TRANSCRIPT:  —  Hey, everyone. Welcome to another episode of Faster Than Normal! My name is Peter Shankman. I am glad that you're joining us today. Interesting morning. Interesting. Day-to-day it is, uh, here in New York. This is what's called a third winter. So you have first winter, which lasts a few months, then you have a feaux spring. Then you have second winter, which lasts a couple of weeks. Then you have a fake spring and or full spring. And then you have a third winter, which is what we're in right now, uh, where it's about 22 degrees out where yesterday it was like in the 60's. So it is very annoying and we're hoping to get into actual spring, which comes next week, that lasts for about two days. And then we're into 90 degrees and humidity Summer, which lasts until September.  That being said, welcome to another episode. Glad to have you. We are talking to Adam Coutts today. Adam has been teaching meditation and mindfulness for 20 years. It's something that I need desperately, mostly through weaknesses in groups, eight week classes, corporate webinars, phone trainings, things like that, one-on-one coaching. But for the past couple of years, he's been leading a mindfulness meditation for ADHD, ADD course in corporate settings. And in boundaries, he is  daily for 30 years and lived in monasteries in America and Asia. I want that. Meditating up to 10 hours a day, even a journey of discovery about your own ADHD for a decade now. Okay. How the heck does one? I can't meditate. If I set my apple watch to meditate for five minutes after three and a half weeks. I am hyper aware. There's only been three and a half minutes. How in God's name do you do 10 hours a day. And welcome.  Thank you. I appreciate it. But you were saying earlier, remind me. I live in the San Francisco bay area and our seasons are not the normal north American seasons at all. The hottest part of the year is late, uh, late September. How does one meditate? Um, I think start small. You know, that's the classic advice that, that you hear from ADHD and meditation coaches? I think when I started meditating, I think I started with two minutes a day. The first time I ever meditated was in a Tai Chi class when I was 19. So that's 33 years ago and I felt like I was going to explode. I was just overwhelmed with emotions and memories and swirling visual images and a lot of energy in my body. So when I started my daily practice, I started with about two minutes and then, um, you know, just like weightlifting, you know, you start with with just a little bit beyond your edge and then when you're ready, you, you up it as, as your strength builds. So I also think that feeling of I'm going to explode that comes for a lot of ADHD people. It's actually a good thing. It's actually, um, not something to be avoided. It's actually a big part of the benefit of meditation. I would say one of my teachers used to say, as meditators, we are trying to tolerate the intolerability of being human. I think that's a challenge for everyone, but especially for ADHD people, we're, uh, we're special winners. We get to run up against that one really quickly and really with a lot of strengths usually. Well, I mean, it's interesting because I mean, I remember my assistant, Meagan got me a, um, uh, for my birthday one year, she got me an hour in a float tank. Okay. It was brutal. I mean, it was, it was brutal. I, I became hyper aware of everything, which is good. I believe everything, you know, I, it was, it was, but it was so I get why people like it, but it was so difficult for me to shut down. It was just so hard, so hard to, to let go. And I think that, that, yeah, when you already HD it's, it's, it's even harder. Right? So, so what do you do? How, what are the tricks of, of letting go of it? Because I know meditation is beneficial. I know I tend to get, I think the closest I get to meditating is on a long bike ride, doing 60 or 70 miles and you just get into his own where you're just, you're just passing the time. But in terms of like sitting at a table, sitting on my bed or sitting like I'm sitting on the floor and trying to do that. It is, it is almost impossible for me, what I'm sure a lot of other people, what do you tell people? Um, you know, again, like you mentioned starting, you know, like lifting weights or whatever, but even just getting into the basics(?) Yeah. Um, well, I want to, you know, my main teacher who, uh, when he was a child, he ells stories. He had really raging ADHD and, uh, you know, he failed all sorts of classes. And then he eventually became a professor of Physics and sort of a world renowned, uh, meditation teacher. He tells a story of, um, if you had a chunk of metal, and this metal was gold, but you knew it had some impurities in it. Nickel, cadmium, et cetera. And you wanted it to be pure gold. How would you purify it? Could you stare at it and be like, get out nickel and cadmium? It wouldn't work. Well, what you have to do is heat that chunk up till it melts. And then the other impure metals, either float to the top of the bottom. I'm a, not a metallurgist. I don't know. But it's that heating up that allows you to purify it because it brings the impurities right to the, to the top or to, you know, to where you can see them. And he said, meditation is the same thing with our inner agitation. When we slow down, we heat up things can get very kind of like, I feel like there's bugs crawling through my skin. I can't sit here for another moment and that's actually pretty valuable. You heated up the chunk of gold and you can, you can see the impurities right there to scrape them off. I think that, you know, the way meditation helps is you just tolerate it. You're just open to it. You know, there's tons of techniques that I teach. There's tons of techniques out there. You know, if your listeners go, go online or go to some of the phone apps or buy a book, there's tons of a techniques, my favorite technique for 30 years now. And the one that I do pretty much every day is just to feel the body. I do a technique where I notice where my attention is drawn in the body could be a pleasant sensation, could be unpleasant. It could be strong, could be subtle. Just I let my attention float in the body, wherever it wants to go. I hold my attention there for a couple seconds deeply and fully feel that, I say it's like attention flowing into the body sensation like water into a sponge. I say the name inside my head of the part of the body. And then after a couple of seconds, I release and see if it wants to stay in the same spot somewhere else. If I notice that I'm thinking you know, which is almost all the time. I try notice the impact that the thoughts have on my body, or if there's a body sensation, creating the thoughts. A lot of times some way that we feel like uncomfortable or really comfortable creates thoughts. If I feel an emotion, I try and notice where in the body that's happening. If a sound impacts me, I try and feel where in the body that impacted. I often meditate with my eyes open. I recommend for beginners, especially ADHD, beginner's eyes closed, but you know, if I see something that impacts me, I feel that.. my body for me, meditation is often it kind of shouldn't be since there's so many techniques out there. Sort of the meaning it has, for me, it's often just somatic self self-soothing and somatic self soothing for an ADHD people, person is so crucial in so many contexts, like the social anxiety that comes up. Like I didn't get all my to-do list stuff done. I, in fact, I screwed around all yesterday afternoon. I'm a big failure. And now I have to social areas around people and I feel like a fraud. And I feel like I got to go home and get stuff done. I don't know. That's been a big part of my ADHD. And just as I drive to the meeting with people just feeling where the tension is, my body and giving it space, um, you know, being friendly with it, loving it, just seeing it, just witnessing it, letting it dance it's dance, and then it releases itself. And again, somatic self soothing when really emotional, when really wound up for any reason, somatic self soothing. To me, that's the number one benefit of meditation as an ADHD person. And then there's tons of other techniques that have their value as well.  It's interesting. Everyone tells. The ADHD person to relax, to calm down. Yeah. I think that, that, that, you know, ‘sit down and quit disrupting the class' was our, it was our mantra in school. And I guess when you hear that all the time, it's usually said to you in a negative. Yeah. So, so as such, you probably do. I know, I think about it. When you think of meditation, when you, it, it translates in the ADHD brain into forced relaxation, gunpoint, relaxation. And if someone is holding a gun at you and telling you to relax, it's probably the last thing you want to do. Right. And, but that's how we grew up. That's what we dealt with in school, with our parents, with every, Dude, relax, calm down. There's that joke that, you know, telling women to calm down has it never has the effect of getting anyone to calm down. But at the same thing when you're telling me to relax. It's just going to make me hyper focus with the fact that I'm not. Yeah.  Yeah. Well, you know, the way I was trained to kind of traditional mindfulness meditation, there's two main wings to meditation. There's focusing your mind and kind of like empty, you know, the traditional emptying your thoughts and, you know, getting into a state of Zen where you're really, someone could walk into the room and you wouldn't even notice cause your attention so focused on the grass or something like that. That's one part of meditation. The other is be one with everything. Life just is, as it is. And you just open to it and fully experienced life. However, it is now the way I was trained, as it goes sequentially, you learn how to concentrate them. And then you use that concentrated mind to experience things just the way they are. So, uh, I do think it's valuable to try to chill out the mind on the breath- is sort of the classic technique- the way I was trained, at least, or walking back and forth with, um, really deeply feeling the souls of your feet. That's another thing to concentrate on, you know, I've, I've heard some people on, on, uh, mindfulness teachers on ADHD podcast recommend walking meditation for ADHD people. Cause it's less going at hard right angles that against digitation like sitting still is it's more, um, you know, working with the agitation by walking. So learning how to focus the mind. I think there's a value there. And I think if a person really does that for long enough, the body calms down the mind calms down. But I, I think, um, I think it's important to have patience with that process. It can take years. I mean, I've meditated what, over 10,000 hours of my life. And still sometimes it's just really hard for me to concentrate. My mind, I had when living in monastery has gotten to a point of just really crystalline and clarity where my mind is very tranquil, but that doesn't last forever. Right? It's like being an athlete, you work out a whole lot. You get in shape. And then you don't work out as much, you know, you're not in as great shape. So that focus hasn't lasted my whole life, but I've developed that tool. And then I've used that tool to just let my body, my mind, all of who I am, just be the way it is and experience it. So that's a really different kind of meditation and the way I was trained, that's seen as the highest form of meditation. So if you have an agitated, mine, just have an agitated mind. Just notice it the way it is. It's perfect. It's just something to be aware of. If your body is about to explode, you know, and you're trying to formally meditate as long as you can keep the tush to the cush and like, just let the body feel how it feels. It doesn't have to feel any different. So, um, you know, I think thinking that we have to calm down and empty our thoughts and all of that, it's like, that's one goal in meditation. There's certain techniques that aim for that. And I think it's a useful thing to work towards without ever expecting we'll get there, you know, perfectly. But I also think there's a lot of kinds of meditation that just let all the craziness just be the craziness and just enjoy the circus. And, um, yeah. So I think really interesting.  That's a really interesting way to think about it is the premise that you're going to be. You know, you're going to have your moment. You're going to have your issues. Just go with them. Yeah. As opposed to, um, I guess as opposed to the uselessness of say fighting the ocean. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. Well, I appreciate your, uh, your, you know, It's one of those things like, wow, okay.. this is more than just an interview that actually makes a lot of sense, but again, you don't, we're not trained to think that way growing up with ADHD. Right. We're trained to think that if we can't relax that we've failed.  Yeah, well, you know, like, uh, like, uh, Russell Barkley says ADHD is, is an awful name for it. You know, the better name is motivational deficit disorder, attention deficit and hyperactivity are the things that bug adults about ADHD kids. They're not the main experience of being an ADHD person, um, that ADHD adult are experienced from the inside. So yeah, hyperactivity is what pucks, uh, you know, teachers and parents about, uh, about. Definitely. You know, getting back to what I was saying. I think even that first kind of meditation concentrating the mind, um, you know, I lead that technique. I lead meditation on the breath or other, uh, concentration techniques regularly. And what I tell people is if you did this 10 hours a day in a monastery, you know, which is something a person builds up to like being an Olympic athlete, but if you did, you might get your mind really calm, but you as a corporate employee or just someone, you know, off the streets coming to my sitting group or whatever, you will have a ton of thoughts. You will have a ton of distractions. You will not have continuity of awareness of the breath. Probably unless you catch a good wave today or, you know, you're just in a good mood, right. And noticing the mind going off to obsessive thinking or a strong emotion or an itch in the body, or, you know, the conversation happening outside the door. It's not an error. It's part of the value of the meditation. You learn a lot about. You know, how fast is my mind today? What actually is happening in my emotions, you know? And, and that bringing the mind back to the breath, bringing the mind back again and again, and you know, it can be frustrating. It can be like lifting weights or playing piano, scales, simple, repetitive work, but it's building a strength. It's building that strength of concentration that, you know, builds over time. So I think there's a, that experience of like, um, yeah, my mind isn't calm, but I'm trying to focus it. You know, even in that first kind of meditation where the goal is calm there so much value in the non-com there's so much learning. There's so much to work with. There's so much. Uh, goodness. Um, and I think it's very important to, uh, emphasize that to people that are beginning meditation. I also, if I may, I want to say something about the walking meditation. You know, I've listened to some other teachers on various ADHD podcasts and they often recommend what I would say is making the meditation easier for ADHD people. And I think that's great. I think, you know, anything that gets you to start the practice I'm in favor of- being a big meditation proponent. But I also think for, you know, some people even say an ADHD person should never meditate. It's just going to have them feel like they're going to explode. So don't even do it. Um, which obviously as a meditation teacher and, uh, and uh, someone that's made meditation a huge part of my life. I'm not in favor of that, that recommendation. I think meditation is great. To me, telling an ADHD person not to meditate is like telling a sickly person, well, working out will be hard for you so don't do that. A sickly person is going to get all the more value from physical vitality than, you know, a normally healthy person, it's all the more important for them to do it, even if it's harder. So there are ways to make meditation easier and there's ways to make it harder. Easier:  Sit for shorter periods. Harder: sit for longer periods until you feel like you're going to explode. Easier: uh, do walking meditation, most techniques you can do seated upright, you can do walking. Harder: Um, sit still, um, Easier: do a technique where you just opened the however you are busy mind. Great. Just notice the busy mind. Harder: do more of a concentration technique where, what you're really trying to do is, um, focus the mind set on the breath. Now, I think there's a great value in going on to, you know, uh,.. Harder: sit by yourself where it's just your own willpower. Harder: I mean, Easier: sit with a group where the groups sort of vibe supports you. Harder: Sit by yourself and silence and guide yourself. Easier: Get a phone app, you know, with that voice pops into your ear every 90 seconds, come back to the breath, be aware of your thoughts, just let things be, um, you know, be friendly with whatever you're aware of, notice the details of what you're aware of and really experience the richness. So I think there's value for ADHD people to know when to go on the easier side of that spectrum, back off, sit for shorter walk, do phone app, and when to really challenge yourself and say, this is going to be hard, but I'm going to heat up the chunk of metal to strip the impurities off and sit for longer. Sit in silence, sit still rather than walking, you know, sit by yourself. Um, I don't think we should always avoid going through the harder side of that. I think though it's helpful to know when we're ready for it and when we want a challenge and when we want a good workout and you know, what's just beyond our comfort level, not way beyond our comfort level, you know, a beginner weightlifters should not try and bench press 500 pounds, you'll just rip your muscles or trust your sternum or something just three or four pounds beyond what you're comfortable with. That's your growth edge. And so I think knowing when to ramp. Speed up, you know, uh, turn up the heat, um, and make a little bit more progress. That's that's the wisdom of learning how to meditate and have a person's own meditation practice.  Awesome. I love it. This has been a phenomenal interview. Thank you so much Adam!  My pleasure. I appreciate you having me on!  How can people find you if they want to learn more? My website is www.IntroMeditation.com There's a pop-up that invites you to sign up for my email list, where I announce courses and classes and groups. Uh, I hope it's okay for me to say I have a regular, um, group Tuesday night, 7:00 PM, California time. I also in 5 months probably am going to have in August of 2022, going to have a weekend ADHD for an meditation course.  Thank you so much and I may take a look at that. Thank you, Adam! Guys, you're listening to Faster Than Normal. We had Adam Coutts today talking about meditation for the ADHD mind, which I found really, really far more fascinating than I thought I'd actually find it. That was pretty cool. Um, as always, we love to hear from you. If you want to leave us a review, you can do that at any of the sites like iTunes or Google play or Stitcher or wherever. Uh, I think even Alexa, you can do it on there. Cancel. Got it. Thank you so much for listening. We'll be back with another episode next week and. Have a good one. And remember, ADHD is a gift, not a curse. — Credits: You've been listening to the Faster Than Normal podcast. We're available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google play and of course at www.FasterThanNormal.com I'm your host, Peter Shankman and you can find me at petershankman.com and @petershankman on all of the socials. If you like what you've heard, why not head over to your favorite podcast platform of choice and leave us a review, come more people who leave positive reviews, the more the podcast has shown, and the more people we can help understand that ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Opening and closing themes were composed and produced by Steven Byrom who also produces this podcast, and the opening introduction was recorded by Bernie Wagenblast. Thank you so much for listening. We'll see you next week!

More Than a Song - Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today's Popular Christian Music

Today has not caught God off-guard. No matter the circumstance you find yourself in, He's already there, and He already knows what will happen next. JJ Heller's song, "You Already Know," reminds us of God's omniscience -- the attribute of God that means He is all-knowing. Join me in exploring this attribute of God in Scripture this week. In this week's episode, I discuss: Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture - this week's Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include: Explore a topic Utilize outside resources Follow the cross-reference Consider the opposite Meditate on truth Pray Scripture How God knows everything - 1 John 3:20 How trusting man (or our own hearts) is not a good idea - Jeremiah 17:5-10 That God has never learned and cannot learn - Isaiah 40:13-14 How God's knowledge is unfathomably deep - Romans 11:33-36 Meditating on the depth of the knowledge of God AW Tozer's book, "Knowledge of the Holy" - Amazon Paid Link That God's deep and purposeful knowledge - Isaiah 46:8-11 The deeply personal nature of God's knowledge - Psalm 90:8 Our inability to "hide" from our all-knowing God - Psalm 139:7-12 God's steadfast love (despite knowing everything about us) - Isaiah 54:10 Jen Wilkin's book, "None Like Him" - Amazon Paid Link Praying for God to reveal and enlighten our hearts - Ephesians 1:16-21   More Than a Song Playlist Additional Resources Lyrics for "You Already Know" by JJ Heller - NewReleaseToday.com "You Already Know" by JJ Heller Behind the Song With Kevin Davis - New Release Today Article "What does it mean that God is omniscient?" - GotQuestions.org Weekly Challenge Meditate on God's omniscience this week — we've only scratched the surface. Follow-up on the listing of Scriptures found in the show notes to read them for yourself in context. Perhaps even consider reading one of the outside resources I referenced to increase your understanding of the attributes of God.

Audio Dharma: Gil Fronsdal's most recent Dharma talks

This talk was given by Gil Fronsdal on 2022.03.20 at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. ******* For more talks like this, visit AudioDharma.org ******* If you have enjoyed this talk, please consider supporting AudioDharma with a donation at https://www.audiodharma.org/donate/. ******* This talk is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License

Audio Dharma
Meditating for Peace

Audio Dharma

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 46:31


This talk was given by Gil Fronsdal on 2022.03.20 at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. ******* For more talks like this, visit AudioDharma.org ******* If you have enjoyed this talk, please consider supporting AudioDharma with a donation at https://www.audiodharma.org/donate/. ******* This talk is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License

Go(o)d Mornings with CurlyNikki
When You Start Meditating, Whatever You Think Starts Happening

Go(o)d Mornings with CurlyNikki

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 5:12


...or,  whatever is going to happen, those thoughts come to you.*But you have to make time for meditation. You have to make time to go beyond time. Don't let your mind tell you that you don't have time for This,  because there's nothing but This.When you go beyond time you go beyond your problems. You go beyond your limitations. You go beyond the illusion. You live beyond the illusion, and it's only from beyond the illusionthat you will watch Love win. I Love you and I'm with you, Nik nikki@curlynikki.com Bonus episodes every week:▶▶https://www.patreon.com/goodmorningsGo(o)d Mornings merch:▶▶https://www.patreon.com/goodmornings_____________________________Today's Quote:"Love still wins.Prayer still worksGod is still able."-@trustgodswords via IG "The reward of love is love, and what a reward it is! It is the only thing that takes off all sorrows, the only cup, by the drinking of which this disease of the world vanishes. Man becomes divinely mad and forgets that be is man."-Swami Vivekananda "He will quiet you with His Love."-Zephaniah 3:17"When the mind becomes empty, then any wish or desire that you have at that time instantly manifests. This is a great secret."-Sri Sri Ravi Shankar *"See this is what happens when you meditate. Whatever you think starts happening or whatever is  going to happen, those thoughts come to you.  Before you need something, you already have it. That is a perfection, so you better ask for something bigger, don't ask for small things."-Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/goodmornings)