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Meditation – Habit

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Meditation – Habit

All of man’s difficulties are caused by his inability to sit, quietly, in a room by himself. – Blaise Pascal   If you want to read the story of my first meditation retreat, start here. Preparation Choose a time to meditate each day.  Meditating after waking up is easiest for most people. Find a quiet place…

Meditation – Story

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Meditation – Story

  I ambled gently amongst zombies roaming the grounds like straight-jacketed patients at the mental asylum in Halloween.  If you drove by a meditation weekend retreat you’d see dozens of plainly dressed adults walking mindlessly or mindfully back and forth in a straight line over and over again.  It’s eery to the observer, but calming…

A Perfectly Timed Day

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A Perfectly Timed Day

A perfectly timed day. Not too rushed. Not too bland. Just right. Today is that day. What are the key ingredients to a perfectly timed day for a flow-loving, unpunctual, sporadically on-time guy like me? Plan a day ahead Wake up early Meditate Tackle big boulders first Don’t overbook Stop and smell the roses Go…

Meditating While Driving? – WATCH OUT FOR THAT TREE!?@!

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Meditating While Driving? – WATCH OUT FOR THAT TREE!?@!

I’ve finally been getting into a more consistent routine of meditating each morning.  One limitation that I’ve dropped is trying to meditate for 5, 10, or 15 minutes.  It often doesn’t feel like there’s that much time to spare in the morning.  Instead, I’m focusing on just ten deep breaths.  Just ten breaths relieves the…

Would you choose: (1) more years in your life or (2) more life in your years?

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Would you choose: (1) more years in your life or (2) more life in your years?

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln This quote hangs on the door of my Dad’s fridge in his 2nd floor apartment in Ardmore.  I bought it for him a few years ago imagining what he would be like if…

A Simple, Beginner’s Meditation

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A Simple, Beginner’s Meditation

Meditation can bring greater health, learning, and productivity, so why doesn’t everyone do it?  I’m going to postulate that people that do not meditate think you have to be a Buddhist Monk, the Dalai Lama, or Mr. Miyagi to do it properly.  Maybe they’ve just never been introduced to the practice.  It’s not that difficult…

How to handle an argument? – Stare at the reptile in the mirror…

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How to handle an argument? – Stare at the reptile in the mirror…

Have you ever reflected on a heated argument and wondered why you acted as you did or why the other person said what they said?  Why was I so mean?  Why were they so rude?  Why aren’t we better than that? – We’re not. We’re reptiles…or at least the base of our brain is.  The…

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