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Understanding Monkey Mind

You have likely heard the phrase “monkey mind,” but even if you’re unfamiliar with the term, you can probably guess what it means: when your mind won’t shut up, churning out thoughts, images, associations, impulses, and so on.

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Living with Panic Attacks

In my childhood, I had horrible panic attacks. I don’t know exactly what their true cause was, but I reacted to many ordinary events with terror. For example, I panicked during storms. Where I come from, there is thunder and lightning all summer long, and winter brings snowstorms.

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Using Meditation Get Unstuck in a Job

There are few things quite as soul-crushing as being stuck in a job that makes you miserable. In general, feeling like you are trapped makes any problematic situation that much more unpleasant. In the case of not liking your job, the initial problem of aversion becomes magnified by feelings of…

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Guided Morning Meditation

Just as you are beginning to wake up, bring your awareness to your feet. “Bringing awareness” just means to simply feel them, be aware of their existence. Slowly, in a relaxed way, move your awareness up to your legs, torso, and head. Whatever sensations may arise, whether pleasant, unpleasant, or…

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How to Do Walking Meditation

Even if you’re brand new to meditation, there’s one sensation you are sure to be familiar with: the stiff, achy feeling of having been sitting in one position for a long time. Even the most seasoned practitioner will tell you that protracted sessions of meditation can have the side effect…

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Can Meditation Make You Feel Worse?

When you first begin a meditation practice, you might have a rather pleasant experience – a sense of clarity, or a more settled mind, for instance. However, once you’ve tried meditation a few times, a flurry of thoughts might start popping up – or even a real overload of thoughts…

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Does Meditation Affect Creativity?

Meditation charges the mind like a battery. If you want to embark on an artistic endeavor, or a scientific, environmental, or academic line of inquiry, a culinary creation, or a musical composition – wherever your creative impulses take you! — meditation enhances that creativity. It gives you the necessary energy…

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