7 Important Meditation Tips for Beginners Plus a Free Visualization for Everyone

Are you looking to start meditating? If so, would you like some useful meditation tips to get the most from it?  Some of the earliest records of meditating stretch back to 3500 BC. Many human civilizations have realized the benefits of meditation for several millenniums. Although historically the practice was more popular in the East. But in recent years, it has seen a major increase in participation by Westerners. Not only have celebrities raved about it, but massive corporations have encouraged it in the workplace. This is due to its major benefits including, stress relief and better mental well-being. Plus,…

Practice Makes Imperfect in Meditation and I’m Okay with That

Practice has been given a bit of a bum rap. Whether it’s sports of some kind, one of the arts, or any other discipline of the mind or body, we often expect the impossible out of practice. That is, we expect to be made perfect at the pursuit. Or at least some aspect of the pursuit. And then we take it as a personal failure when that doesn’t happen. Does this sound familiar to you in your meditation practice? If so, would you like to change that? There is another way of looking at perfection and imperfection – in meditation…

How to Stop Random Thoughts During Meditation

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One of the biggest misconceptions about meditation is that it will silence the mind. In fact, learning how to stop random thoughts during meditation has become the Holy Grail. But see, here’s the thing. If meditation could silence the mind, our entire planet would be cured of its many ills. Humanity would become cooperative. War would end. Suffering would cease. We would have utopia. The reality is, as you practice, you will have thoughts. That’s what the mind does – it has thoughts. Lots of thoughts. This includes ideas as well as emotional reactions to those ideas. Some thoughts are…

Etiquette of the Soul

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Have you ever considered the rare and beautiful value of expressing etiquette of the soul in your daily activities? Is there such a thing as “moral manners”, or “spiritual manners”? What would they looks like? How would they feel? Let’s consider social manners first, since that’s something we’re all pretty familiar with. And then we’ll move onto to spiritual manners. What Are Social Manners? Fundamentally, social manners consist of taking into account how people feel. Not in a scary, co-dependent way, but in a compassionate and inclusive way. Showing up on time, waiting your turn, please-and-thank-you…pretty basic stuff, really. But…