Tag Archives: meditation

Loving awareness – what does it feel like?

What does loving awareness feel like? I had no idea before. It was just a concept. Like one of my spiritual friends says, all you need to do is meditate and answers will come (or rather questions will dissolve but … Continue reading

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Soft belly meditation (by Stephen Levine)

Taking a few deep breaths, feel the body you breathe in. Feel the body expanding and contracting with each breath. Focus on the rising and falling of the abdomen. Let awareness receive the beginning, middle, and end of each inbreath, … Continue reading

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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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Ways to celebrate Winter Solstice and Great Conjunction online – today and tomorrow

Below are 3 events that I am aware of and am taking part in to mark these two great events. I will be watching solstice at Stonehenge live (today 16:01 GMT and tomorrow 08:09 GMT). I am not an astrologist … Continue reading

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“I know that I am pure Spirit. That I always have been. And that I always will be.”

Ideally before bedtime, close your eyes and listen to this short meditation by Wayne Dyer from the book “Three magic words”. Try listening to it daily for a week as a practice. I know that I am pure Spirit. That … Continue reading

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The White Wolf Meditation

I learned about this meditation on the Loner Wolf website. They call it the “Dark Night of the Soul meditation”. It is a healing practice for anyone going through the emptiness practice or the Dark Night of the Soul, and … Continue reading

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Ask yourself…

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