I remember the moment I decided to start helping other people learn how to meditate. It was about 17 years ago, right after a retreat with Shinzen Young. (Read on to the bottom to learn about a special meditation teacher training opportunity) I had been training with him for around 3 years and as we […]
The OneMind Podcast with Morgan Dix: Meditation | Mindfulness | Health
How on earth can you squeeze meditation into the accelerating pace of a 21st century lifestyle? On OneMind we explore the art of meditation and mindfulness and interview meditation teachers and every day practitioners. We share tips and find stories that illuminate why this ancient practice matters now more than ever. You’ll learn the latest science and how to bring the benefits of meditation into your work, your health, your play, your relationships, and your life. OneMind is brought to you by AboutMeditation.com.
There is a myth about meditation. A lot of people think that it is something you can do well or do poorly. I often work with people who are brand new to meditation. Sometimes they say they have “tried it but haven’t done it right” or feel that they “can’t do it.” But here’s the thing. […]
We understand everything through metaphors and falling in love is the perfect metaphor to understand the practice of meditation. Language is a system that uses metaphors to clarify and reveal different aspects of reality. Words point to things or experiences. Generally we assume that the language we use to describe things doesn’t affect what they […]
Meditation is the rage. Everyone is talking about it. You hear about it on the 5:00 news, read about it in grocery store magazines…Even your doctor recommends it. And when people talk about meditating, they all say how good it is for you. But the unspoken truth is that mediation can be hard—physically hard. Sitting […]
“That dude cut me off! What a jerk!” is a sentiment I *may* have expressed a few times in my life. But what do I truly know about the other driver? When I call him a jerk, I’m basing my entire opinion of this person’s ability to drive, and even their character, on one particular […]
We say “no” all the time. Sometimes we do so subtly, as a way to deny an emotion, swallow our words, or feel the disgust of “Ugh! Not that again!” I don’ think I’m alone in this. No one likes to feel things which are uncomfortable…especially negative emotions. I was reminded of this recently when I made a […]