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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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Dec 12, 2020

Not present in the relaxed sense of awareness is a hallmark of being in anticipation. There is a feel, a feeling-tone to anticipation. It is a form of disconnect and discontent when it persists. Notice how it feels in the body, in the mind and in the heart and just being with the breadth is known for its peace. Anticipation happens, but you have a choice in how much it occupies your heartMind.

Keywords: COVID, mindfulness, meditation, practice, breathe, body, awareness, holidays

Dec 4, 2020

Ever fresh is this practice. Regardless of conditions. Time disappears. The story recedes. Ease of body, mind, heart in parity. Awake. A different kind of sitting is this meditation. Wakefulness. Tired happens but Pandemic Fatigue is optional.

Keywords: Meditation, quiet, language, refrain, sensations

Nov 23, 2020

Not simply thinking better. Not simply calming down. Not just after working out. Insight into the workings of your mind. Your heart. Your body.

Keywords: Basketball, rest, clarity, sitting, quiet, open, eyes, quiet 

Nov 13, 2020

Sound concentration out in the woods. Many distractions may present. Can't control the world, shouldn't expect sameness.

Keywords: Nature, standing, sound, variables, distraction, fascination, present

Nov 7, 2020

Using the sound of Fall as an object. Outside meditating. Standing, maybe sitting. Keep it coming back to the sound that is available. White Oak, Red Oak, Blue Jays and combustible engines. It's all good, as they say and it is if you keep it simple, present and wakeful.

Keywords: Tree, Forest, Tradition, Quercus, Leaves, Bell, Acorns, Doggos

Oct 30, 2020

Practice daily a little bit. A pop song's timing, what will fit comfortably on the B side, or even the A side. You have to get regular, daily. Gradually this will grow in time and maybe even frequency. Eventually you will WANT to practice intensively for hours of the days but start slow and steady. Meditate. You don't have to turn it into a big production to get started but eventually don't be surprised if your sitting for sides of long players, CD lengths even, Operatic Cycles...

Keywords: Ramones, Wire, Buzzcocks, Breath, anapanasati, Buddha

Oct 22, 2020

Outside and going easy on the knees but still in a squat and listening to the leaves fall down. Soft gaze, not scanning, relaxed and at ease in and width. A short practice.

Keywords: knees, earth, close, easy, fall, listening to what comes and goes, traffic, crickets, birds, outside, connected 

Oct 16, 2020

Pain is inevitable for all but the tiniest fraction of humans. Get to know it through practice, s l o w ly, over time and it does not get worse. It doesn't morph into suffering. But you have to practice when the pain is relatively low but a real physical experience. 

Keywords: dukkha, mindfulness, meditation, cabinetry, caffeine, allergies, foggy, neti, sensation, foundation, breath

Oct 9, 2020

The option other than "thinking" your way out of anxiety takes practice. Mindfuling is that practice.

Keywords: Dog, Past, Obsessions, preparation, overdoing-it, meditation, breath, body, posture, ease, awareness

Oct 1, 2020

Gathering your attention with the help of light. Using the sense door of sight encounter light, and notice when you have started to leave the light. Not a figuring, out or in.

Keywords: Concentration, sight, definition, phenomena, ease, insight, ssimc, classes

Sep 25, 2020

Ah, to sit outside. How divine, under a majestic oak tree, to meditate. But then— that sound, that sound and that sound. Working with what is in the available ambience of your now.

Keywords: mindfulness, presence, concentration, nature, ambience, ease, acorn, dog, practice, fear, cyber security, business, bitter, quercus, pendunculate oak

Sep 17, 2020

Getting to know a bright light for upping energy while meditating. A lot like a hazy star. One astronomical unit— how sun centric we be... And then there is the sense of smell. An olafactory object of encounter and a concentration practice very wave-like.

Keywords: Wildfire, weird weather, global warming, light meditation, headaches, smell, Concord grape, fruit, incursion, grape vines, sublime, candy, nature, jelly, preserve

Sep 10, 2020

Using sound as an object of meditation. Collecting your attention, the calming that comes about, is more about your HeartMind settling.

Keywords: hen of the woods, focus, sound, attention, union, reality, ambient environment, traffic, voice, language

Sep 3, 2020

Went looking for some delicious mushrooms in the forest, didn't find any but I did find a brighter present in the rain. Noticing and practicing while limiting distraction. Practicing walking meditation designed to awaken not entertain.

Keywords: Hen of the wood, mushroom, rain, walking, forest tradition, oak, simplicity, adjustments, white pine, change

Aug 28, 2020

How to practice with excitement. How to practice wisely when not excited. How to practice across all conditions. The posture taken depends on many things, but often a walking meditation can be a great "posture" with which to practice when excited.

Keywords: Daily Meditation, simple, body, path, conditions, auctioneer, chill

Aug 20, 2020

Standing meditation is the way to practice when certain conditions are present. Its not all about sitting this practice, this regular practice of meditation.

Keywords: Standing, Body, Gaze, sway, energy, awakening, appropriate posture, sloth, torpor, tired, spent

Aug 9, 2020

A practice where the guidance is mostly before the sit. So in this episode a whole lotta "silence" is recorded as we practice. This is a closer simulation to what you should be working towards daily — practicing without recordings of any sort. Really get to know the heartmind, the machinations of your being that occur, and see really see those movements. Awareness is bigger than mind...

keywords: practicing, self, others, insight, pandemic, tinnitus, sitting, meditation, prompts, breath, zen, online 

Jul 8, 2020

We practice everyday, gradually, getting steadier with what is, mindful of the body, able to see the patterns of mind, of action, steady with even subtle, even strong triggers or events. Equanimity becomes a known.

Keywords: Eight Fold Path, mindfulness, rabbit, bunny, corona, covid, anger, sadness, reality, control, knowing, breath awareness, space, time, options, No!, prat fall

Jun 1, 2020

This idea of emptying your mind and not doing anything is mostly a misunderstanding of what meditation is pointed towards. Practice and know. A whole lotta breath awareness as an object and focus is practiced and a whole lotta pandemic context brought in and befriended.

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Keywords: breath, breathe, ease, relaxation, mind, isolation, ideal, concepts, mindfulness, insight, sati, buddha,

Apr 30, 2020

Pandemic Practice on forest's edge location. Sound rich. Mindfulness. From despair to natural relaxation.

Keywords: Stupidly, opening up, contained, COVID, ssimc, stay-at-home, ease, Spring, antibody, string of time, zoomed, sight, sound

Apr 2, 2020

A bit of a raw field recording, sheltering-in-place and all that and a body and a flow of sound. Stay at home. Stir-crazy.

Keywords: raw, virus, pandemic, reality, soundfield, soundrich, wind, rain, worldwide, ease, presence, social distancing, hunker down

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Feb 29, 2020

Awareness of aspects of fire is a practice. It can be a practice that focuses on just the sounds of fire. There are lots of different sounds of fire. Listen. Practice. Wakeup.

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Keywords: meditation, mindfulness, awareness, fire, elemental, burn, waveform, change, carbon, pratyahara, sense contraol, yoga, buddha, peace

Jan 31, 2020

Conceptually simple, practically not so simple. Mindfulness of breath, of body. Its not one and done. Intention and practicing. Remembering and reminding. Cultivating wakefulness. Contact. You being you.

Keywords: Body, mind, heart, lunar new year, awake, meditation, practice, relaxation, seeing, buddha, sensation, ssmc