Introduction: In this practice of settling the mind in its natural state the eyes are at least partially open and the gaze rests vacantly in the space in front. The focus is not on any visual object, shape or colour, but just resting vacantly. We are directing the full force of our mindfulness to the… read more
Settling the Mind In Its Natural State – attending to the ‘mind and its contents.’… Click and relax …
Fifteen minutes of the four immeasurables – kindness, compassion, empathic joy and equanimity. Finishes with a couple of minutes summary of these practices… Click and broaden your mind …
Full body awareness for relaxation – the ‘infirmiry’ if you feel like going supine!  … Click and settle in …
Use for any mindfulness of breathing practice – relaxation, stability or vividness… read more
Sometimes, peering into the fridge I think, “what am I looking for and how did I get here?” The short answer (at least to the second question) is habit, a kind of autopilot that got me from my desk to the fridge without being fully aware of it. This type of automatic behaviour is the… read more
Mindfulness matters, but make no mistake: Corporations are co-opting the idea to disguise the ways they kill us This article appeared here in Salon.com This is a great article, but you’ll need a little bit of time (and maybe a tea or coffee). Mindfulness should be seen as an important tool in making radical, transformative… read more
This is a good article about emotional balance and well worth reading, but I do find it surprising that researchers insist on talking about emotions as being negative or positive. It makes sense to think of them as being pleasant or unpleasant, what psychologists might describe as positive or negative affect, but this labelling of the emotions themselves as negative is unhelpful and I’d go as far as to say non-sensical.
This is a good article and I’ll just come right out and say it – using brain imaging technology to assist meditation is nothing short of silly.
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