Being the Detached Inner Witness

Being the Detached Inner Witness

Where do you experience emotions such as joy, fear, anger and sadness? And what about sensations like pain, pleasure, cold and warmth? You feel them in your mind and body. Notice that they are in “your” mind and body. Yet, when you feel joy, anger or pain you say,...
3 Sure Ways to Build Inner Strength

3 Sure Ways to Build Inner Strength

If you were to walk outside on a cold, blustery winter day with a pair of jeans and a thin shirt, you would naturally feel cold. But if you also wore thermal underwear, a winter coat, boots, gloves and a knitted cap, you would be much more comfortable walking outside....
Meditate Successfully With This Method

Meditate Successfully With This Method

Meditation is more than putting on a calming guided meditation or soothing music to de-stress and relax your mind. To be a successful meditator, you have to know how to systematically quiet your mind and where to focus your attention. Relaxing the mind is not the...
The 2 Obstacles That Stand in the Way of a Peaceful Meditation

The 2 Obstacles That Stand in the Way of a Peaceful Meditation

What is the greatest challenge in meditation? Without a doubt, it’s a busy mind that continually generates thoughts. The mind is a powerful force and trying to calm it down in meditation is a great challenge. To overpower a tough adversary, it’s wise to find out as...
How to Focus Your Mind in Meditation

How to Focus Your Mind in Meditation

In my last article, The very first discipline for meditation, I highlighted the importance of practicing how to keep the body very still. When the body is kept still, the mind quiets down to some extent. The next challenge is to train the mind to stay focused on only...
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