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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)!

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

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.

Checkout www.ssimc.org for online classes that may be available amidst the pandemic

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

the link: www.patreon.com/mindfuling

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.

Hey, announcing that I now, pretty much have a Patreon page. What is Patreon? Its a platform through which I can share a whole lot more of the dhamma in different forms if you are interested. Click here to go there!

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