Featured Articles and Journals: meditation

November 28, 2012
  What is your body doing right now? Are you making yourself small, legs crossed, arms hugging your body? Are you expansive and taking up space?
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November 28, 2012
As one of the American pioneers credited for bringing Eastern spirituality to the West, Ram Dass had more than four decades of spiritual training to help guide him when he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage in 1997. Nonetheless, in the...
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November 26, 2012
  Journaling as a Mindfulness Practice When I meditate, I sometimes notice myself thinking, Ok, Emily, concentrate, concentrate, hold on to the breath and have a good session this time, not like last time when you were all over the place.
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November 26, 2012
  Descartes had it wrong when he said “I think, therefore I am.”    Our thoughts are not what define us and make us who we are. They come and go like the wind and over time through practice we learn how they operate and how...
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November 25, 2012
 
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November 23, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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November 20, 2012
  “Reality is always kinder than the stories we tell about it.” - Byron Katie Can you imagine understanding, even loving, someone who belongs to a group of people responsible for killing your father, brother, or best friend? Can you...
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November 19, 2012
When I first started practice, I really thought I’d discovered a way to bypass all of that messy self-reflection stuff I had been engaging in for so long through various methods-- psychotherapy being the most ongoing one. If I just meditate everyday...
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November 17, 2012
  Meditation can change your life and your very sense of who you are.  There is a reason it has been around for thousands of years and practiced by people from all walks of life and all parts of the globe.  There is a common myth...
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November 16, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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November 16, 2012
I’ve come to understand that now is not the right time for me to be a big help or provide big service.
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November 14, 2012
  The changes that take place in the brain during meditation -- reduced activity in the amygdala, which regulates stress response, for instance -- continue after a meditation session ends, according to a research study published this month in...
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November 13, 2012
  I’ve done it oh so many times: open up a Word document or turn to a fresh notebook page to begin a poem or an essay and…nothing. Blah. Blah blah blah. That idea was stupid. I have to do my dishes. I have to find a “real” job. Immediately. I...
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November 12, 2012
  We live in a world that emphasizes results, rewards, and winning. If we buy something at a store we get our rewards card swiped in order to accumulate points that lead to a future benefit. Many of us get up early in the morning in order to...
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November 12, 2012
My neighbor has a great big dog. It's a little smaller than a horse. You can't go outside with a dog like that without training it first. Otherwise, it'll just pull you down the street, terrifying every man, woman, and child along the way. Our minds...
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November 9, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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November 8, 2012
There is something very powerful about a big storm. Even when we're not directly affected, we can sense the destructive energy that a storm brings.  Hurricane Sandy was like that for me.  I wasn't directly affected, and yet I felt...
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November 6, 2012
  On my son Narayan's sixth birthday I gave him an ant farm. He spent hours watching with fascination as the little creatures magically created their network of tunnels. He named several and followed their struggles and progress closely. After...
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November 2, 2012
May I be of service today. My heart goes out to all beings affected by hurricane Sandy. I am displaced from my home for now like millions of others, yes millions. I am fortunate to have a warm place to stay, a hot shower and to have loved ones...
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November 2, 2012
If right now, as in right this second, were to launch itself into this text, it would talk about meditation, and it would talk about disaster. It would talk about anger, and it would talk about giving. It would talk about anxiety, and it would talk...
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by Joren
November 1, 2012
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October 31, 2012
An Excerpt from Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi by Brian Leaf
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October 25, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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October 22, 2012
  People who are just getting started with a regular meditation practice often have three questions: 1) how often should I practice?, 2) how long should I meditate for? and 3) when can I expect to see results?
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