Meditation

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Meditation Practices

I have to say that I’m never going to be perfect. The good news is that neither will you be. That’s why meditation is termed as a “practice.” We all practice. We practice at the things that we do in our lives that we want or need to get better at. For example, being a parent is a practice. 
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Who Else Meditates?

When you meditate you are not doing something “new agey” and esoteric. There’s nothing new about it—it’s been around for many thousands of years. And it’s not esoteric; it’s extremely grounded. We use the word “esoteric” incorrectly: The word esoteric should be used to describe our regular modern obsessions and our viewpoint on the accumulation of objects in the passage of time. Our viewpoints are so abstract that they are in fact esoteric.
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How Much You Should be Meditating and How Often?

Some benefit tremendously from meditation very early after they begin practicing it. Others don’t catch on as quickly. But it will work for you, regardless of your body makeup and temperament, provided that you consistently work at it at your own pace.
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Examples of Lack of Focus

I check in with my body and I think about what I feel right now. Sometimes what I feel right now is a lot of worry. So then I ask myself what’s worrying me, and then I think of what it is. Sometimes the thing that’s worrying me isn’t a bad thing. Sometimes I’m just excited about the next thing that’s going to happen. It may be that I have a meeting at 12 noon and I’m really excited about the discussion.

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Confusion in The West

There’s a great deal of confusion among people that I’ve met in the West. I’m sure it’s the same in the East, the North and the South. Specifically, people often blame others for how they react to a situation. 
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Zero & Meditation

It’s important for religious individuals to examine their faiths and determine their points of actionable truths to live by. The primary way that they should do so is by consulting the original writings of the prophets and founders. 
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Meditation for Pain Relief

There are natural ways to help alleviate pain but their effectiveness depends on the person and it depends on the degree of pain. It might be too much to ask somebody to meditate when they’re in the thick of pain.
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Asking Deep Questions

One hundred years is simply not enough to learn everything that I need to learn, or everything that I would like to learn, because I also have desires. So I look in front of me and I find my teachers. When I was a child my teachers were my parents and they taught me quite a lot. Unfortunately they left out a lot of important lessons; that’s been the case for all of us. I’m now trying to learn more than my parents did and pass it on to my children.
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The Purpose of Meditation

I noticed little things. I noticed that five out of 10 people probably don’t really like me. Those five out of 10 hate my face, my tattoos, or both. But I just have to be myself. One day a person who hates me will need me for something. I’ll be there and I will give them my support. And then they may change their point of view about me.
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Meditation Exercise

You are in a field. You’re laying on a blanket. You can feel the cold air on your skin, but the sun is still warm enough to keep your body quite comfortable. First, you hear the faint sound of a single engine airplane. Then you listen carefully and can hear the sounds of all the leaves as the wind hits them. A 60-foot tree is particularly noisy. You ask yourself if it’s the wind blowing past the leaves that makes the noise, if it’s the leaves hitting each other gently, or if it’s a combination of both.