Meditation

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You Can Be Gorgeous

To love yourself is a lifelong practice. It requires vigilance every single day.

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Processing Pain

Pain is a great teacher. But pain is not my friend. Pain is something that I can use to build my strength. It’s something that will prepare me to build my character and treat my mind, but I don’t love pain and I certainly don’t look forward to it.

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Fear & Pain in Meditation

In the past, I didn’t have the strength of mind to tell myself things I needed to hear to be relaxed. I needed to alter my chemistry somehow, whether it was through coffee, sugar or something sweet, getting up and doing something dangerous or creative, or working on something.

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Which Of These is Meditation

Whatever activity you’re going to engage in, if you say to yourself “I am meditating” beforehand, and then you will get the benefits of meditation as you participate in the activity.

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What is Meditation?

We strive to clear the wreckage of our lives through improving our character and our behavior, taking the right actions, using the right words, and filling our minds with the right thoughts.

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Meditation Practices

We're never going to be perfect. That’s why meditation is termed as a “practice.”

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Who Else Meditates?

When you meditate you are not doing something “new agey” and esoteric. There’s nothing new about it—it’s been around for many thousands of years. And it’s not esoteric; it’s extremely grounded.

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How Much You Should be Meditating and How Often?

Some benefit tremendously from meditation very early after they begin practicing it. Others don’t catch on as quickly. But it will work for you, regardless of your body makeup and temperament, provided that you consistently work at it at your own pace.

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Examples of Lack of Focus

I used to get distracted by anything that passed by. Meditation has helped me tremendously with concentration and focus.

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Confusion in The West

People often blame other human beings for how they feel, and blame people for how they react to their feelings.