Yes, they do help us grow — yet they tend to also enable us to overlook our deeper emotional problems, a phenomenon called “spiritual bypassing.”
What if I told you there’s a way to flip the switch at any moment, regardless of the conditions?
To be mindful is being able to notice changes and emotions rather than react to them.
Meditation is a practice for the most basic aspects of being a human being: Breathing, listening, and feeling sensations in the body.
Stories are useful for navigating the world but, left unchecked, they start to shape even distort our experience.
How many people will light up just because you put the effort into getting out of your own head to ask them to explain something they just said.
Our society is so violent, backwards, and corrupt.
I say it three times every morning but would never post it on social media.
But really, that any of us are meditating in 2019 is unbelievable.
My body seems to unclench deep inside.
Self-judgment is a story that we add on top — it further distracts us from being present, open, and fully alive.
Thank god meditation teaches a response for anxiety and other overwhelming emotions.
Meditation isn’t going to fix an economy and political system that are stressing us to death.
Neuroscientists performed a study that confirmed some of meditation’s most powerful benefits.
But think about what makes you feel better when you’re sad or afraid
Meditation isn’t just about enjoying your senses.