A Peaceful Intention

When we sit down to train in meditation it is beneficial for our practice to establish our intention for training.

We can practice without any intention, but this is like sitting in a car and not driving to any location.

Gratitude on Tap

The experience of gratitude is available for us continuously. The more we can remember and allow ourselves to be governed by this mind, the less emotionally dependent we will be on others. As a consequence, our relationships strengthen and improve.

Inner Face Meditation

Inner Face Meditation

In this short explanation, we are going to explore an effective method for reducing the pressure built up in our face. This method can initially be applied in sitting meditation and later introduced during the day in micro-meditations when we are engaged in our daily activities.

Insider

Insider

If we can establish the habit of turning inwards and checking our mind, the activity itself will begin to calm the movement of our thought. We can try to see beneath the flow of thought and recognise the peace that is present beneath it. Similarly to the ocean beneath the waves of the ocean.

A Compassionate Intention.

A Compassionate Intention.

Starting the day with a compassion intention can provide us with the energy we need to sustain a positive mental attitude. In the same way that we may choose to feed and energise our body to keep us going through the day, so it is helpful to feed our mind. Meditation...

Thoughts aren’t the problem

Thoughts are not the problem; it is the way that we relate to them that will govern whether they are an issue. If we can take this approach to our thoughts in meditation, we will come to enjoy a far more expansive feeling when we sit down.

Speed vs Decision

It is helpful to appreciate that speed is limited in accomplishing our goals and what is more important is our intention and our ability to stay focused on our decision.

Seasoned Surfer

Seasoned Surfer

With a trained mind, adverse conditions help us to cultivate compassion, patience, wisdom, acceptance. We can strengthen our mind, so it becomes happy and peaceful, regardless of what is arising in our life.

Observing but not judging

Observing but not judging

We sit in meditation and observe what is arising in our body and mind. We notice the sensations as they arise. We hear the sounds around us. The smells. We become aware of our posture. We rise and fall with our breathing. We see the mind playing, but don’t encourage...

Adjust Posture with Meditation

When we sit down to meditate there are a few adjustments we can make to our posture combining the process with our breath to enhance our awareness and focus — a practice which helps to establish us in the moment and a foundation for more profound meditation. We follow...