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Welcome to Mindfuling, the podcast with Paul M. Cheevers

Mindfulness meditation is not a thing — it is an activity of doing. It is key to an eight faceted practice capable of freeing us from discontent. Being mindful is being deeper than the ocean, stronger than practiced aversion, quicker than chronic bad habits and easier than pi(e)!

On Ello? Follow Paul as PM Cheevers. |  To triangulate where Paul teaches in the real world, go to SSIMC.org.

Mar 31, 2017

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!

Mar 27, 2017

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

Mar 17, 2017

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

Mar 9, 2017

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

Feb 28, 2017

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

Feb 26, 2017

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

Feb 13, 2017

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

Feb 2, 2017

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

Jan 25, 2017
M#165 Mindfuling Not A Thing

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

Jan 19, 2017

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

Jan 10, 2017

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

Jan 5, 2017

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

Dec 31, 2016

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! 

Nov 29, 2016

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

Nov 23, 2016

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

Nov 16, 2016

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

Nov 8, 2016

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

Oct 24, 2016

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, 

Oct 10, 2016

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

Sep 26, 2016

Mindfulness of Body, Feeling Tones and Marbles

Keywords: Mindfulness, Guided Meditation, Audio Simile, Breath, Whatever, Thoughts, Cognition, Mind Moments

Sep 19, 2016

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

Sep 12, 2016

The practice within the context of an 11th Step focus, developing a spiritual practice, is developing a deep mindfulness practice.

Keywords: eight fold path, 11th step, sobriety, being with discontent, separating pain from suffering, standing meditation, walking meditation, ssimc.org, south shore insight, massachusetts, bill, aa, na, oea, sitting meditation, breath awareness, anapanasati 

Sep 10, 2016

Mindfuling at Weekend touches a nerve and a heart and there is great reverberation. 

Keywords: Heart Sutra, Mindfulness, Present Moment, Anticipation, Four Noble Truths, Aging, Sickness, Death, Comedy, Resonance, pain and suffering, succotash, cold nerve

Sep 7, 2016

Simple, one pointed breath awareness, of the sort that you can practice long or short, around the corner or all the way to neither perception nor non perception

Keywords: jhana, serenity, ease, concentration, shakespeare, meditation, mindfulness, sense door awareness, seasonal awareness, four seasons, four materials, boston common, theater, 

Aug 29, 2016

Working with Sound and the First and Second Foundations of mindfulness in a guided fashion.

Keywords: Great Horned Owl, Hoot, Don't Pollute, Four Foundations of Mindfulness, field recording, South Shore Massachesetts, crickets

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