[Bonus article from the 28 Day Meditation Challenge] One of the most important things you can do when creating a new habit, is to enlist moral support. By telling people what you want to do, it allows them to help you and encourage you. But have you ever noticed that, sometimes, the hardest place to […]
How Falling In Love With Your Monkey Mind Can Be The Key To Inner Peace
One of the common challenges students face, when trying to silently observe their thoughts, as part of a meditation or mindfulness practice, is that their monkey mind plays games. Our thoughts are running in the background, practically all of the time. They’re chattering, passing judgement, analysing, debating, reviewing, nagging, reminding and doing a thousand other […]
Feeling Down? Why Meditation Could Be Just What You Need
One of the things we do when we’re feeling a yucky emotion – whether it’s sadness, depression, guilt or anger, is to run from it. We resist it. We fight it. We pretend it’s not there. And, as I often hear from meditation students, the last thing we want to do when we’re feeling down […]
But Meditation Is Sooo Boring, Isn’t It?
Yes, meditation can be really, really boring. I’m with you on that one! But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s a whistle-stop tour of ten top reasons why people find meditation boring and what you can do about it. I can’t sit still for that long! It makes my legs hurt and my […]