The essential attitude for correct meditation is one of listening. The mind must be kept receptive, because we can’t think our way into deep meditation. Nor, indeed, can you think your way to true guidance and inspiration. You can only receive wisdom: you cannot concoct it… Read more
Terra Linda High School plans to launch a Transcendental Meditation program with the help of a $175,000 grant from noted filmmaker David Lynch… Read more
Guidelines on meditation and meditative movement for toddlers, preschoolers and school age kids (BellaOnline)
What is important is that the practices – poses, breathing and meditation – are adapted to suit the age and abilities of participants. Naturally babies cannot assume a posture or follow directions on how to breathe or put this leg here, and look in that direction there, while breathing in… Read more
All sound occurs in silence, but we rarely ‘hear’ the silence because the inner and outer noise of man is so loud. Without doubt, perception (and reception) of the sacred calls for a very still, empty mind… Read more
My first question as I approached this book was whether I would find the time to read it whilst caring for my one-month-old daughter. The second question was, of course, whether it would reward my efforts. Happily, the answer to both questions was a positive one.
The Tao of Poop is divided into ten very readable chapters, each with a theme or ‘life lesson’ for parents to reflect upon. These are diverse and some will resonate more than others with the reader at any particular time — thus I felt I was reading a book that I could return to again and again. My personal favorites were, “We’re not …
Robert Collier: “Any thought that is passed on to the subconscious often enough and convincingly enough is finally accepted”
All too often thoughts set thoughts in motion with little or no conscious intervention on our part, creating an inner avalanche of ideation. Helplessly caught up in this endless cascade, we are swept away by the stories generated by our hopes and fears.
To change the metaphor, each thought sends forth an echoing cry, like an animal calling for its mate, and this cry penetrates the heart, evoking an emotional response. The end result is suffering, stress, depression, anxiety.
Our thoughts form consistent story lines: “Nobody likes me,” “If only such-and-such a thing would happen, then I’d be happy,” “I just know this is going to go wrong,” “I bet he did that deliberately.” As …
Remaining relaxed allows us to calmly confront an issue or person with whom we may disagree, or whom we feel may threaten our values. Everyone and everything around us is truly an outside influence, but just an influence… Read more
When Yom Kippur begins at sundown today, meditation will be part of Micki Bronston’s solemn observance. It’s an ancient tradition that some Jews are rediscovering… Read more
When people are diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer, they often turn to prayer and meditation for comfort and assurance… Read more
The soft chanting of “ohm” was almost palpable in the otherwise silent air as Swami Bodhananda Saraswati, known as “Swamiji,” led his Burnham Brook audience in meditation on Monday… Read more