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New mantra. No thoughts.

I have recently tried this new technique. It helps to manage anxiety, over thinking (rumination), excessive worrying and instantly returns you to the present. All you do is stop thinking.

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The Emptiness Mantra

I read about this mantra in one of the books about Buddhism. I instantly had to look it up. Now it is my daily companion reminding me “to keep cool”, to remember, to see beyond phenomena and people behaviours. Om … Continue reading

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Five Hindrances – going beyond emptiness

I have recently watched this talk on five hindrances to self-mastery by Master Shi Heng Yi. I read about Five Hindrances, a concept new to me – desire, anger, restlessness and worry, sloth, torpor and boredom and doubt (I memorised … Continue reading

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Silent illumination – the meditation month challenge with Tricycle.

At the moment I am working through the Tricycle Meditation Month as a 30-day meditation challenge. I am working through 4 stages of the silent illumination practice as taught by Chan Buddhist teacher Guo Gu. The links for each week … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 37: I Am Pure Spirit.

“I know that I am pure Spirit. That I always have been. And that I always will be. There is inside me a place of confidence and quietness and security where all things are known and understood. This is the … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 36: Watch The Source Of The Mantra.

Watch the source of the mantra. — Ramana Maharshi

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 35: Watch The Watcher meditation.

If you feel ready to glimpse your true nature and face emptiness, try the Watch the Watcher meditation (more about it here). Please note this can be quite an intense method so only try it if you feel ready to face … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 3: Fill The Emptiness. Day 25: The White Wolf Meditation.

When the emptiness practice (the Dark Night of the Soul) becomes too much and you start losing faith, trust and practice the White Wolf Meditation by Loner Wolf. Make yourself comfortable, breathe deeply, slowly, close your eyes and follow the … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 3: Fill The Emptiness. Day 24: Kundalini Meditation.

To literally fill yourself with light, practice this Kundalini meditation. It is an equivalent of high intensity physical workout, but for spirit, so you are unlikely to master it immediately. Ideally you need to sit still for an hour, but … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 2: Shed, Empty, Let Go. Day 18: Surrender Observe Allow Release meditation.

When it all gets too much, we can practice surrender. Try the “Surrender Observe Allow Release” meditation from the shamanic blog Loner Wolf. Sit or lie down comfortably, close your eyes, breathe deeply and slowly, close your eyes and follow … Continue reading

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