#247 2 to 3 min. Centering space. Oct 28th 18

                           Two-three minutes centering space

 You don’t have to meditate formally to practice mindfulness-based awareness.

This short and easy “on-the-go” exercise will provide you an opportunity to:

1) Step-out from our autopilot behavior and ongoing mental agitation.

2) Reconnect and experience with the present moment, its content, your body and true surronding true  surrounding   genuine reality.

3) Reduce stress.

There are 3 steps to follow. They can be done in sequence1-2-3 or simply by picking one of your choice and another one during the next exercise.

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#245 What is a Zen mind? A pic to explain. Oct 21th -18

                                       What is a Zen mind? A pic to explain it
Click on the pic below:
This beautiful lake, at sun set, has a perfect Zen mind:
Reflecting, in a mindful way,  things as they are in the moment.
 No thinking, no mind-set, no judgment, no decision, no past, no future,
 no feelings……putting the mind on “Pause mode”** for the time being.
**PS: Use your mind only when you need it

#244 How can I stop my thoughts while meditating?

                          Meditation: How can I stop my thoughts while meditating?

How can I stop my thoughts? “, “ Should I try to stop thinking?” How to empty my mind?”

How to deal with our thoughts and feelings is one of the biggest challenges in meditation and in life in general.

Most of us coming to meditation read that meditation will clear the mind and make it quiet and still.

But, after few sessions of sitting meditation you realize that your own experience comes closer to rocking back and forth between ongoing thinking, worrying that you should not be thinking, struggling to stop your thoughts or trying to empty your mind. This is a wrong approach and source of absolute failure & quitting. (more…)

#243 Baby mind vs. closed mind Oct 7th 18

From baby mind to closed mind

Great Japanese Zen Master Suzuki wrote a famous little book called “ Zen mind, beginner’s mind”

He wrote: ““In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”

Have you notice how the mind of a baby works ?. (more…)