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Tuesday, 04 December 2012 10:22

Meditation and Creativity

If Jackson Pollock was the archetypal boozing, tortured artist, would he have painted anything worthwhile if he had found inner peace? Or would he have been an even better painter if he had indeed found inner peace.

If Steve Jobs was the super-cool Zen creator, would Apple even have come into existence if he had not meditated?

If, as Spike Milligan said “it is all in the mind”, how does sitting quietly to train your mind through meditation build creativity?

Maybe it is because of the type of mind meditation produces.

Published in Meditation Blog

So much of our consumerist society’s ability to sell us things is based on how easy it is to capture our attention. We are almost trained to be easily distracted. Speaking to this point is part one of an interview I did with Dan Goleman from the Wisdom of Awareness retreat in June. Here he describes what meditation really is: Attentional Retraining System.

 

Published in Meditation Blog
Sunday, 22 May 2011 20:44

The mental laboratory

My teacher said during the recent retreat in Amsterdam that we should study ourselves: our habits, where we get distracted, where things go wrong, what triggers our emotions and what pushes our buttons. This resonated quite deeply with me, given that after all, I am a scientist. But I found that it is not only helpful to study your more gross patterns of mind by asking these questions about how you function in situations you encounter in life.

Published in Meditation Blog
Tuesday, 08 February 2011 21:26

What is meditation really?

What is meditation really?

On this site you won’t find a single answer. Instead what you will find is a way to connect with people who meditate.

Published in Meditation Blog
Sunday, 09 January 2011 14:15

9 Angeleitete Meditation

Da du jetzt mit der grundlegenden Meditationshaltung vertraut bist und auch mit den Methoden, in denen man sich auf den Atem oder ein Objekt konzentriert, kommt nun eine einfache angeleitete Meditation, der du folgen kannst.

Du kannst dir dies so oft anhören wie du möchtest und wenn es dir hilft, kannst du es auch in deiner täglichen Meditationspraxis verwenden.

Download Name Play Size Length
download The Posture
WhatMeditationReallyis.com

1.4 MB 2:32 min
download Watching the Breath
WhatMeditationReallyis.com

2.7 MB 4:57 min
download Watching an Object
WhatMeditationReallyis.com

2.8 MB 5:17 min

Download der Dateien: Rechtsklick auf die grünen Pfeile (bei Mac auch Strg +Klick)

 

Noch Fragen?

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Mache nun weiter mit dem letzten Schritt: Meditation im täglichen Leben




Published in Wage es zu meditieren
Sunday, 02 January 2011 11:26

9 Guided meditation

Now that you’re familiar with the basic meditation posture, as well as the methods of watching the breath and focusing on an object, here’s a simple guided meditation that you can follow.

You can listen to this as many times as you want, and if you find it helpful, you can use it as part of your daily meditation practice.

Download Name Play Size Length
download The Posture
WhatMeditationReallyis.com

1.4 MB 2:32 min
download Watching the Breath
WhatMeditationReallyis.com

2.7 MB 4:57 min
download Watching an Object
WhatMeditationReallyis.com

2.8 MB 5:17 min

To download the file right click (control click on a Mac) the green arrows

 

Any questions?

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Now move on to
the final step: meditation in everyday life



Published in Dare to Meditate