Mindfulness and Meditation

WHAT EXACTLY IS MINDFULNESS? Mindfulness is not just a way of thinking about others and their state of mind, but it can also be used a form of meditation. Using Mindfulness Meditation allows you to focus on the moment, becoming aware of your senses and what you are feeling right then and there. When you are able to focus just on that particular moment, there is no need to try to interpret things or make judgments about how you feel.You are simply present.If you have ever studied Eckhart Tolle or other spiritual teachers, you realize that the present moment is all that actually exists. The past no longer exists, and the future has not yet come. So focusing, being mindful, of the moment, can help you relax and eliminate stress.Think about all…

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Medisuggestion – The Efficient Combination of Meditation and Autosuggestion

For those who know how to use them, meditation and autosuggestion are efficient tools for influencing the mind and body. Although they are different techniques that impact the subconscious, they are partially overlapping. This article shall analyze the option of combining the two methods in a manner that will enable harnessing the advantages of both methods. This option will be referred to below as medisuggestion.Meditation vs. AutosuggestionThe main objective of meditation is soothing the soul. This objective is achieved through relaxation, closed eyes, regulated breathing, an attempt to detach oneself from external stimuli and influences, avoidance of disturbing thoughts and the desire to reach the "peaceful realm". Some meditation techniques include the repeated self affirmation of a mantra, usually a meaningless word that contains syllables with no negative connotations. Mediation has a…

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Meditation Room and Altar Decor

An immense sense of calmness takes over you as you enter your meditation room. Maybe it's the smiling Buddha statue or the carved wall sculptures of Ganesha and Krishna leading you to your space of spiritual awakening. Sustainable design is focused on utilizing materials like reclaimed woods that have been repurposed into cabinets and chests that are used as altars or for storage. Bringing with them the energies of the ancient times the carvings of chakra and lotus that are associated with the elements of nature.Altars are places of worship, vortexes of energy that infuse the space around them with your aura. An altar is a physical manifestation of your inner spirituality. Beautifully decorated antique arches that are house Ganesha, Lakshmi sculptures and idols, malas and pyramids, elements that connect you with…

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Gardening As Meditation

As creators of reality most of us have found something in life that helps us feel the essence of ourselves. Something that makes us feel alive and connected, comforted, inspired. When life becomes confusing, uncertain, or fearful, we turn to our meditation, be it music or art or fishing or dancing, to help return us to a state of normalcy. For me, it's growing plants. All my life I have enjoyed gardening. It is my meditation. I have always been fascinated by the miracle of nature that can take a small seed and evolve it into a mango tree, or tomato plant or giant redwood. As a gardener I feel a part of that miraculous process, as I strive to create the environment that allows this process to work.Early in my gardening…

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Easy Meditation Techniques

To start meditating, choose a time and a place where you won't be disturbed for the duration of your meditation session.When you are starting out, you may decide to set aside 10 or 15 minutes for your meditation session. This is plenty of time when you are beginning to meditate and in our hectic daily lives it may well be that this is the maximum amount of time that you feel you can devote to meditating. That's fine. Whatever works for you is good - it's much better to spend a few minutes a day meditating than to put it off completely. Over time, you may decide that you are getting sufficient benefits that you want to increase the amount of time you spend in a meditative state, but that's completely your…

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