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Now displaying: Category: mindfulness meditation

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)!

Related: Paul’s personal website: Cheevers.webnode.com  |  Twitter: @pmcnow  |  Ello: PM Cheevers  |  To triangulate where Paul teaches in the real world, go to SSIMC.org

Aug 9, 2019

How to practice mindfulness meditation with guidance amidst the distortion of life. How to understand what it is you are not getting when you practice via podcast. Noise. Cancelation. Relief. Mind. Play!

Here is a link to the to be staged "Play" from the Mindfuling... DIY book.

 

Keywords: Body, Concentration, Serenity, Papanca, Discontent, Happiness, Barnstable Comedy Club, Thespians, Mindfulness, 

Jun 8, 2019

Practice a bit. Stay with it, let go of the habit of trying' to figure it out whilst practicing. I know, it is so nice to figure stuff out but, but that is not what you are doing. Its what you are doing most of your non present time! Stand, sit, practice. RIP Grumpy, clearly not dead...

Keywords: meme, tardar sauce, cat, meditation, foundational, stand, dhammapada, sati, appamada, contact, nibbana, awake, silence, concentration, samadhi, happiness, grumpy cat, pain, suffering, posture

May 8, 2019

Not just relaxing and zoning out. Not just 10% happier. Active concentrated awareness that is responsive, even when the doggo makes it presence felt. Respond. 

Keywords: awareness, compassion, mindfulness, cake, icing, ache, suffering, relaxation, patting, need, reality, book, requirements, canine

Apr 1, 2019

Conditions and context matters to discerning accurately. It ain’t as simple as speaking objectively truthfully no matter what. Moment to moment, how do you practice, how do you keep sharp and relaxed and relaxed and...

Keywords: April fools, change, suffering, discontent, practice, fun, meditation, mindfulness, skillful, speech, culture, spring

Feb 26, 2019

Practice daily, don’t count on another or a special time or mood. Practice, get to know the present. Simple but not easy to maintain so practice. Practice. And practice.

Keywords: Mindfulness, meditation, awareness, awake, daily, story, vortex, busy, excuses, extra, hibernation, torpor, sleep, awake

Jan 31, 2019

Practicing with what you got and letting go and placing awareness in your consciousness. What is really going on. Dropping the story overlay. The weather is happening — so use it. Practicing awareness. 

Keywords: Sensation, first foundation, cool, tingle, pressure, safe, core, peace, daily, really, Marvin Gaye

Jan 11, 2019

Excerpt from a sitting, guided, and a long talk on Change, TS Eliot, Bowie, discontent, but mostly that olde reliable change.

Keywords: eightfold path, discontent, meditation, mindfulness, concentration, intent, memory, story, ego, timeless, New Years, breath, dhammapada, bhikkhu Thanissaro, Buddha, distillation, path, four noble truths

Dec 31, 2018

Moment-to-Moment awareness. Practice, practice, practice. And what is this exactly? The complete Mindfuling DIY 7" is here with intro and outro and a bit more! Happy New Year  Moment!

Keywords: Meditation, Mindfuling DIY, vinyl source, pointing words, Yoda, backwards, present, feta cheese, this is it, opinion, think, watermelon, sensations, now, mindfulness, cry, emotion, play, papanca, static, click, warmth, whatever, kind, empathic, balance

Dec 21, 2018

A simple practice is rich and Joy is all around, dude. Really, no belief required — well maybe enough to get you practicing and seeing for yourself. Please don’t confuse the frequency of the Mindfuling podcast release dates with how frequently you should be practicing mindful meditation. Daily is the prescription!

Keywords: Joy, Abundance, Present, Body, First foundation, Meditation center, holidays, others, community, balance, absence, practice

Nov 23, 2018

World’s Greatest Podcast Listener! You are, really. I mean it but of course this is nothing more than a platitude! I don’t really know you — do I? So, what’s the difference between platitudes and gratitudes?

Keywords: Thanksgiving, unicorns, crystal, clear, breath, mindfulness, awareness, body scan, transitions, sound, awareness, cold, noticing, waking up

Nov 8, 2018

Concentration is not an option, it is required to see beyond the usual ruts and grooves. The Eight Fold Path, Wise View, Wise Intention, Wise Speech, Wise Action, Wise Livelihood, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness, Wise Concentration. It’s a practice, this full path.

Keywords: Buddha, Insight, contact, frozen, supple, ease, awareness, problem, dramatize, kindly

Oct 26, 2018

The sight door can be your focus of attention, your training object for the Mind. Simple, relaxed, and not a tour. Subtle or gross. At ease with the natural world, a play of light. Light is seeing but that doesn’t mean if your eyes are closed you can’t use the sight door....

Keywords: Sight, seeing, meditation, mindfulness, leaves of grass, fall, concentration, upright, practice, repetition, foolin, fools, marks of existence, discontent

Oct 7, 2018

We have a lot a practice complicating things. Practice simply. Not so easy, but worth the effort. Get to know for yourself. Guided meditation. Object is so important....

Keywords: Mindfulness, sitting, meditation, retreat, pace, body sensations, aware of thought, quiet, chair, cushion, activity

Sep 20, 2018

The whole of the practice is with others, the good on the Path, those not so on the Path... Meditation is not what you think it is, really, nor is it what you alone do. The good, the bad, and vast space between these concepts.

Keywords: mindfulness, ireland, monks, robes, incense, farms, nature, sense awareness, ssmic, western bias, community, sitting, steady, gardening, farming, air, breath

Aug 6, 2018

Mindfuling of body and you have many options, breath the unparalleled option but you may find the conditions when some other part of the body, some other focus can be cooling.

Keywords: Meditation, Walking, Sitting, Lying, concentration, global warming, ease, simple, relaxation, seeing, opinion, silence, awake, heatwave

Jul 21, 2018

Standing, meditating in nature, on a bay of the Atlantic. Tide lapping at the marsh edge. You don't need a Bay to stand and practice meditation but you do need a place in nature where the sharks will not interrupt. Sound field is really alive so use it! Focus, concentrate. Stand in a relaxed but awake manner. Eyes open or closed. Steady and awake is your body, your vessel. Even a short practice such as this can deepen your sense of well being, especially when supported by other, daily longer practices of mindful seated meditation.

Keywords: meditation, mindfulness, nature, standing, marsh, south shore, Atlantic Ocean, tide, anywhere, everywhere, summer, vacation

Jul 1, 2018

Practicing on vacation? The key is intention and then doing and coming back especially when overwhelmed, amazed, dumbfounded. Back to reality and presence happens. Who are you?

Keywords: Whydah, Pirates, Gold, Silver, Treasure, Cape Cod, Museum, Slave ship, technology, buried, Hollywood, barry Clifford, breath, feet, shape of water, monsters, greed, story, great horned owl, sound meditation, six senses, wisdom, practice, expectation

Jun 18, 2018

Be with the contact you are making with the bodily sensations. Dozens if not hundreds of time. And then listening without adding when there is sound in your field of experience. No need to go searching, it happens. You however are training, repeating, this activity of developing present moment awareness.

Keywords: sensations, first foundation, mindfulness, emotion, expectation relief, change, body, sound, alive, listen, joyce, ulysses, james

Jun 8, 2018

Posture of literal gaze and seeing. A veil of presence even with breath awareness as the primary concentration object. Ease and awareness not a trance nor fugue.

Keywords: seeing, mind, awareness, consciousness, posture, drishti, meditation, blueberry, birds, wall, rest

May 31, 2018

Quickly one can come back to the present. With longer practice over time this coming back is more powerful. You are tuned to awake.

Keywords: niche, present, awareness, mindfulness, Moog, collage, audio rich, body awareness, first foundation, expression, espresso

May 21, 2018

In the present the waiting disappears. Sitting with some suggestions and bit of a timeless space aged story.

Keywords: Mindfulness, beach, antares, rocket ship, plume, orbit, sensation, body, be, sensations, community, intrusion, sound, sitting, change, wise view, gravity

May 13, 2018

Relaxing with mothers and memory and the present. Giving the mind a focus, that is relaxing, repetition required! One time will not do! It's simple—that's why it is relaxing— but not easy...

Keywords: Tulips, Mother's Day, meditation, insight, meditation, sound, training, approaching and helping, nature, warm, mind, sunflowers, opening, roots, seeds, establish, practice, training, connection, silence, illumination, woke

May 3, 2018

Guided meditation, sitting and walking and listening. Divine Homes not Divine Potholes. Another way to get to know inside for yourself and ultimately others.

Keywords: insight, meditation, mindfulness, walking, driving, dukkha, discontent, freedom, sounds

Apr 27, 2018

At the edge of a forest, in the rain, silky rain. Birds and ambient hum of distant automobile traffic. Semi-rural. With the changing sound field, a plane overhead—drop that story—drop the comparison with the crowing, back to the changing present.

Keywords: mindfulness, phenomena, Forest tradition, body contact, earth, standing, hum

Apr 13, 2018

Guided sense door focus transitioning into an excerpt from a topic related to the realtime versioning of reality that we each call experience and get all personal about...

Keywords: Mindfulness, meditation, dharma, ssimc, insight, mind, consciousness, virtual reality, the all, opinion, attachment, memory, New Yorker, virtual embodiment, Metzinger, patterns, stillness, emptiness, Joshua Rothman

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