Meditation practice has many benefits, including better focus and stress reduction. But myths about meditation keep many people from trying this practice.
At some point in our lives most of us have dreamed of a simpler lifestyle. No more stressful meetings. No more late-night text messages from inconsiderate friends or creepy exes. But no matter how many times we wish for a long overdue break, we never seem to be able to slow down. Getting out of […]
This has been a week of Slowing Down. One moment at a time. And now that Saturday is almost here, it’s a chance to step back from the fast-paced world of technology — iPhones, non-stop Facebook videos, and distracted one-line messages to friends. But it’s not just the online world that has been dragging me […]
Meditation has never been fun. In his first sermon at the Deer Park, I doubt the Buddha said to his disciples, “You should stop by BuddhaWorks on Friday night. We’ll be sitting around until our butts go numb and we come face-to-face with our annoying monkey minds. And by the way, there will be a […]
I intended to write about using intention to write more creatively, but instead I wrote about the four reasons I hate the phrase, “set your intention.”
In order to unleash your creative thinking with meditation, you first have to find stillness within your mind. By stripping away the layers that cloud your view, you can see the world more clearly. These obstructions come in many forms, such as rambling thoughts, anxiety, fear, or habits. Before you try the three meditation and […]
In order to unleash your creative thinking with meditation, you first need to find stillness within your mind. This involves stripping away the layers of “noise” that cloud your view of the world—things like fear, anxiety, and rambling thoughts. As you get rid of these obstructions, you will start to see the world more clearly, the […]