Meditation – Finding God in it?

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For some people, there appears to be no presence of God in the world and in their lives. No God in religious ceremony. No God in sacred writing. No God in prayer. If you cannot find God in these ways then you might wonder, ‘Can I find God in meditation?’ Meditation practice The various traditions … Continue reading Meditation – Finding God in it?

What is this meditation thing all about?

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The calming nature of meditation (internalizing your thoughts) seems to have benefits ranging beyond our understanding as human beings… and yet; there are so few people who actively practice it. Perhaps it is our busy schedules? Maybe we don’t realize the importance of meditation? Maybe we don’t think it is applicable to our lives? Or … Continue reading What is this meditation thing all about?

8 ways to live mindfully

Live mindfully

Here are 8 ways to live mindfully. 1. Be aware of your surroundings. Whilst you’re walking, standing or sitting, be aware of the nature,  people and architecture that surrounds you. 2. Set aside a time each day to sit still and focus on your breathing. When thoughts arise, try to simply view thoughts as thoughts, … Continue reading 8 ways to live mindfully

How does control of breathing help with meditation?

Control of breathing

Control of breathing is related to meditation. When you are meditating you very probably have great difficulty attending just to one thing. The mind wanders off and it takes great practice to stay focused. You are distracted by extraneous sounds, random thoughts, an itch, a worry. The original centre of attention disappears several times. You … Continue reading How does control of breathing help with meditation?

How can I find stillness?

Pretend to yourself that around you is a white sandy beach. It is early in the morning and you can see the sun rising slowly. You just about notice its warm rays. You are feeling comfortable and pleased.  You can feel a gently breeze stroke your face. As the boat drifts it rocks gently in … Continue reading How can I find stillness?