Tag : mindfulness

How to Slice Through Thought Like a Knife Through Butter

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The principal enemy of mindfulness—or of any meditative practice—is our deeply conditioned habit of being distracted by thoughts. The problem is not thoughts themselves but the state of thinking without knowing that we are thinking.  In fact, thoughts of all kinds can be perfectly good objects of mindfulness. – Sam Harris I am a big fan of meditation and the benefits it has in my everyday life. Not only does it allow me to snap more quickly into the present moment, but I feel over the years that I’ve made plenty of shifts of becoming more compassionate and more loving in my ever day relationships with others. Now I know like every other person on this earth, I have my bad days, but they are usually few and far between. So in this article I will just give my simple guide to snapping back to the present through both sitting meditation and living meditation. Creating good habits by not over-doing it I am sure you've had those experiences where you get this overwhelming desire to create a new habit like running, going to the gym, eating healthy, etc. However, a week into your new habit you get burnt out and drop the habit claiming it is too hard or that it feels too much like a chore. I feel you! I've been there too. [...]