Sure there are aspects of the scientific meathod at play with the practice of Mindfulness and meditation but when you are meditating you are not doing science. You are meditating. Sure, sure.... the scientific meathod can be applied to researching and studying meditation. Excellent but that is not meditation. The recipe is not the meal...
Keywords: Mindfulness, meditation, practice, science, scientific method, art, reproducible, relief, clinical, ease, body awareness, breath awareness, guided meditation
Guided Meditation, good with Ups and Downs of sounds, weather, thoughts and events. I and Eye!
Keywords: Breath, Sensation, Upsets, Distraction, Spring, Snow, Oh No!
The paradox you can experience: present moment awareness obliterates time, in retrospect.... experientially not atomically. Boom! Listen slowly.
Keywords: Silent meditation, repetition, learning, sitting easy, chair, cushion, yoga, mindful movement, ssimc, insight
Calm it down, then actually see what comes about, along, up and around! What you know and what you think you know is really belief, sometime accurate— often not. You can see this with a steady awareness. Mindfuling.
Referenced NYTimes article Why We Believe Obvious Untruths
Keywords: Sitting, Chair, Awake, Relaxed, Seeing, Reality, Don't Know, Not thinking, Not Planning, Not Adding and Subtracting, Object, Training, Release, Discontent, Natural Well Being, Stillness, Quiet, Fantasy Island, Words, Knowing, Not doing, Trips, Generation of fantasy, balm, Cognitive science, defined
Guided meditation like before but did you see that sunrise? Hear that wind? Feel the breeze.
Keywords: Mindfulness, body, breath, awareness, weather, change, view, like, dislike, opinion, duderino, red lorry yellow lorry, entertainment, practice, stress reduction
Working with an awareness of the body and focusing on the breath while standing.
Keywords: Meditation, mindfulness, energy, dristi, micro-movements, ease, natural, mountain pose, tree pose, classic pose, practice, skillful, awkward, weird, strange, habituation, nervous system
Standing Meditation is a great way to practice with the hindrances of illness or plain old sleepiness.
Keywords: Mindfulness, meditation, torpor, hibernation, energy, heart rate, illness, micro movements, dristi, balance, focus, attention, body awareness, precognitive, awake, sick, tired, tiredness, sickness, attention, meditate, formal standing meditation
Awareness of sound. Subtle. Return to the body when lost or noticing wandering. Active listening without adding. The Air element is simple and always available, be it the breath or the sound of the wind, perhaps through the pines or a ventilation system.
Keywords: Mindfulness, concentration, development, stillness, quiet, silence, winter, storm, foundations, contact, integral, present, listen, hear, hearing
Guided Sit that moves toward a sound awareness into a talk about SNOW: Silence, Not Knowning, Opening Up, Wisdom. Excerpted from the South Shore Insight Meditation Center's talk and sit.
Keywords: Quieting, mind, silence, wise speech, talk, RAIN, weather, relief, dogs, allowing, seeing, everyday, awareness
Mindfuling is not a thing that you get or do or can ever be done with! It is process, a practice, an endeavor. This is another reflection on what was the title of the first Mindfuling podcast release about a year ago!
Hey, if you want a Grumpy Cat Mindfuling Magnet, email me and I just may be able to send you one! Paul@mindfuling.org
Keywords: Breath awareness, mindfulness, meditation, done, next, object, solid, hard wired tendency, first foundation, insight, time machine, grumpy cat, NOT
Working with feeling tones is quite subtle but Epic. One second feels like a pull into, then a running away the next then a calm and then Oh! so many gradients...
Keywords: Mindfulness, Second Foundation, still, calm, automobile simile, wave simile, Nirvana allusion, practice makes peace with imperfect
Really, is that it? There has gotta be more to it. Well, yes and no.
Keywords: Breath awareness, guided meditation, real life, ego, thinking, congnition, go deep, simple, complications, tragedy, discursive, touching reality, speed of thought, delusion, peace, practice, anapanasati, concentration
More working with sound, which can be a vivid and, paradoxically, easier way compared to running away, pushing away. An excerpt from an Open MAP class at South Shore Insight.
Keywords: Body awareness, first foundation, air, elements, liquid, heat, fire, space, water, baby talk, meditation, mindfulness, view, intention, speech, action, profession, effort, mindfulness, concentration, hum, traffic, ambient noise, path, buddha, kindness, formal practice, earth, holidays, new year's, letting go, lists, models, Hanover, Massachusetts