Meditating With Beastly Emotions

Meditation gives you space to be honest about how fucked off you are One of meditation’s great benefits is that you have an opportunity to be completely honest about what’s on your mind and how you feel – even if that means you’re purple-faced, tear-stained and bewildered. Nobody is entirely comfortable with strong emotion, particularly if you’re feeling so sad or angry that you’re not sure whether to scream or eat a banana Feeling intenseContinue reading “Meditating With Beastly Emotions”

Living With Smelly Goats

There’s always going to be something that pushes your buttons… or smashes the buttons with a hammer and rams the pieces into your eyeballs. But with regular meditation you will get better at realising when your mind is spinning out. Noticing that your thoughts are racing to oblivion gives you a bit of room to shift your perspective. That’s where the goat comes in… There’s an old parable about a poor farmer. He’s got sixContinue reading “Living With Smelly Goats”

Your Body Is Aways Now

Your body doesn’t live in the past or the future. It’s always in the present moment. That’s why placing your attention on how you’re feeling physically can have such a calming effect. If you’ve tried to meditate even for a few seconds, you’ll know how exhausting it can be to keep up with your mind’s hyper-distracted gymnastics… jumping from thinking about the past to worrying about the future, all in a heartbeat. One way toContinue reading “Your Body Is Aways Now”

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