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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)!

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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

Apr 6, 2018

Practicing in the snow, on a globe. Reality is always available. Concentration is optional but the more you practice the more likely presence in many different atmospheres.

Keywords: Mindfulness, Meditation, Spring, Conditions, Walking and Talking, Sounds of Silence, Moog, Reality, Breath, Breathe, Contact

Mar 26, 2018

Guided meditation, excerpt from a class at South Shore Insight. Simple yet, not easy to stay with... Being with and seeing clearly, crystal. Directing the mind, the heart, the body yet, yet, not attaching.

Keywords: emma, march for our lives, sit for your life, insight, peace, training, gun control, youth, buddha, wise view, hum, eight fold path, common sense, uncommon training, ease

Mar 19, 2018

Mindfulness is in wait, in the checkout line at super markets. It it really? Digestible. Natural. Easy. Well there are many layers to the what this word mindfulness, translated from the Pali word Sati, be pointing at. Gotta do it to really know it. Practice in silence, with others to make all the other fast moving world versions work...

Keywords: meditation, practice, mindfulness, ssimc, south shore insight, power loss, connection, community, delusion, layers, awkward, ideas, concepts, four foundations, ego, identification, precognitive, sit

Mar 10, 2018

Practice getting to know where your awareness is tending. Often, without practice, lost in the future or past or spacey vacillation, a wavering? Maybe steady? What is the reality of your present? A steady posture crucial for getting to know this subtle awareness.

Keywords: Mindfulness, foundations, la-de-da, present, confusion, mindfuling, sitting, vipassana, retreat, community, notice

Mar 1, 2018

Guided meditation into a demo for a highly produced segment I'm shipping off to WFMU for consideration. Maybe a weekly three minute thing like the included could work in the wilds of a non-commercial morning show known as Wake and Bake?

keywords: cake, breath awareness, mindfulness, insight, practice, audio rich, spring, bells, clay pigeon, new jersey, city, dead air,drive time

Feb 16, 2018

Concentration, Mindfulness, Equanimity — the Divine Homes, Intention and Walking. A lot of talk and quite a bit of meditation of three sorts: Mindfulness, Divine Homes, Walking practice— oh and Falling practice. From a South Shore Insight on a Monday last January in the season of invisible ice and reaction and falling.

Keywords: Metta, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, Equanimity, mindfulness, walking, ego, learning to listen, eight fold path,

Feb 5, 2018

Guided meditation and talk on the different folds of the mindfulness practice.


Keywords: metaphor, simile, body awareness, breath, posture, mind, consciousness, crease, fold, ease, relax, seeing, turbulence, concentration, returning, itch, pain, sense

Jan 27, 2018

Mindfuling is appreciating each moment, in particular ways. A training, a practice. Remembering can be a practice too, and remembering with a soundtrack about the soundtrack! Well that can get complicated, you can get lost in music. Oblivion? Hmmm a little bit of that will happen but you don't have to get lost for long. Just come back. RIP, now.

Keywords: The Fall, Mark E. Smith, Mindfulness, Sound, Memory, Thinking, Slang King, Language, Hard Life, Punk, Low-Fi, Analog,

Jan 17, 2018

Awake and alert. Not red alert. Not the world is ending. Relaxed and practiced. Simple and awake. Breath is part of it.

Keywords: Guided Meditation, White Tail Deer, Forest, Herd, Group, Grazing, Ease

Jan 7, 2018

Conditions can be painful, so change them but they’re not ideal either — just sound, certainly not painful so suffering is truly just a option. But a more better option is Just Sound, no ideals, just sound. Awesome, actually soothing sound. Awake not asleep.

Kneeling can be a wise posture at times. Upright, easy breathing, another way to practice and appropriate at times, like in reverence to the stationary robot of the kitchen.


Keywords: Sonic, Sense door, mindfulness, concentration, just is, cycles, wash, machine, learning, training, studio, forest, domestic, negative degrees, cabbage, guided meditation, insight, robots

Jan 1, 2018

New Year's Memory Mash Up with the Papanca Synphonia. Not easy listening! Memory is active and triggered and trainable. Mindfuling of sound, just listen and notice when the mind starts doing more than just listening. Noise? New Ears?

Keywords: Kindness, For Old Times, Memory, Mindfulness, Distortion, Clear listening, Filter, the cocktail effect, silence

“For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.”

Dec 25, 2017

Guided meditation and talk from Mindful Monday at South Shore Insight December 4, 2017. Wise Speech, Skillful Speech, and practicing with the part of the mind that precedes all thought. Getting to know the parameters, getting to know pausing, remembering and seeing and transforming your big practice and little practice.

Keywords: Eight Fold path, skillful view, skillful intention, skillful speech, wise men, Ho Ho Ho, Oh no!, santa claus, figurin', ssimc, insight, transformation, dhamma, Boston Pali, Dhammapada, Chah, ajahn, concentration, directions, heart-mind, lies, scars, freedom, ease, local, Thai, santa claus, Christmas

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