Mindful of breathing and then a bit about modes of using the mind off the cushion. Are you editing or creating. Switching back and forth? Concentration leads to focus and focus can be big or small but it is still focus and awareness of one conceptual thing. Very complex concepts yes, but we humans can't get three concepts running in parallel, truly independent of the imagination. As if.
Keywords: mindfulness, meditation, posture, editing, creating, writing, visualizing, conceiving, eight fold path, bones, skeleton, hanging, settle, breathe, apple, future, past, layered, complexity, sense doors, delusion
Meditating while reclining, lying down in a supported manner, with attention to easing stress on lower back AND staying awake. This is not sleepy time. Not relaxation without wakefulness.
Keywords: Nervous system, sleep, against the sand man, wakeful, four postures, phone to podcast
Guided meditation, simple settling and ya, know this isn't an art project, this mindfulness activity we call mindfuling!
Keywords: Mindfulness, cultivation, daily practice, artifice, science, it is what it is, man.
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
On a flight, meditating with what is. Exceptional but workable. Baby Doe is easy to focus on in many ways!
Keywords: Sound Meditation, Alarm, Fear, Greed, Delusion, Ambient Noise, Sense door, awareness, tides, rise and fall, equanimity, Baby New Year, Airbus, Space Ship, transformation, discontent, suffering, holy cow, guided meditation, air travel, Story, breath awareness, what is, ego, Oh My!
A guided meditation and talk about this time of year, and the every day possibility of eating too much practicing thanks daily.
Keywords: Thanksgiving, Meditation, 11th Step, practice, gratitude, thanks, generosity, dana, ssimc, south shore insight meditation center, Hanover, Massachusetts
A longer than usual guided sit for this podcast, but a pretty typical guided sit at an SSIMC class. There is no substitute for sitting with others, meditating; even the best podcast pales in comparison to full bandwidth practice in a space set up to accommodate group meditation of the mindfuling sort.
Keywords: arriving, shore near, shore far, plymouth, thanksgiving, breath awareness, body awareness, first foundation, south shore insight meditation center in hanover, massachusetts
Standing meditation and awareness of the mind, and then awareness of body in a particular way. Present. Why meditate like that?
Keywords: Awareness, switch, attention, standing, autopilot, freedom, moment, felt sensation, meditate, SSIMC, south shore insight meditation center
Practice is repetition but that doesn't mean it is monotonous. In fact if you are seeing monotony then you are not really seeing the truth. But this too takes practice. A little bit every day, formally, allows flexibility to eventually be available. New, old, in-between practitioners all wake up over and over again. Some more kindly than others. Some more deeply than others. Some more consistently than others. So what? Develop your own practice reality — that's what.
Keywords: establishing a meditation practice, simple awareness, breath, letting go, daily, regular, posture of awakening, meditate, sit, sitting, regular, habit, habitual, mindfulness, try it
Standing Meditation is a wonderful way to round out your practice. It is the real deal and good for your voting posture. Which is to say, vote early and often.
Keywords: US election, meditation, mindfuling, body awareness, bandaids, ring the bell, cultivation, developing awareness, mindfulness, question, organ donor,
Dhamma talky, without pictures; pure listening until it is not, but that news is really great. Delicious, real fruit juiced with pumpkin practice!
Keywords: Deathless, Mindfulness, Glass Ceilings of Practice, Plateau, Samhain, Eight Fold Path, Wise, Bomb Making, Seinfeld, Halloween, Skelton, Gold Filled, Ego, Mego, South Shore Insight, The other shore, living now, India, Varanasi, Agriculture, Ghats, Buddha, Dharma
Mindfulness of Body, Feeling Tones and Marbles
Keywords: Mindfulness, Guided Meditation, Audio Simile, Breath, Whatever, Thoughts, Cognition, Mind Moments
Breath Awareness, is simple and difficult…. Guided Meditation and some considerations of meditating with the breath and a little bit of history and reflective talk on your breath!
Keywords: Mindfulness, respiration, breath control, anapanasati, universal object, calming, Breathe App OS update, apple watch, community, sangha