Wednesday, 28 February 2007

1. In western world meditation is concentrating your mind on one thing and not thinking about any thing else.
2. In eastern world meditation is switching off your mind. That is not thinking about any thing at all.

Overall, meditation is an adventurous inward journey. It is about discovering self. Meditation increases the inner awareness. It is a path to show the life path.
Meditation leads to a state of consciousness that brings serenity, clarity, and bliss.
Meditation sensitizes and harnesses the power of mind.
Meditation is one of the best methods to bring about transformation and nurture the natural qualities within.
Meditation techniques simply involve a process of transforming yourself, your thoughts, and recognizing the negative thoughts, and changing them into positive and peaceful thoughts.
Meditation is a form of stress management that will allow our mind to experience an oasis of peace and love within our heart and mind.
Meditation makes you to live longer to meditate more. Meditation builds platform for a healthy lifestyle.
Meditation neutralizes emotions into the state of bliss & nirvana.
Meditation is for all. It is for children, youth and the aged.
Meditation leads to inner peace and the inner peace leads to world peace.
Meditation heals self and meditation heals the world.

Author: Laxmanmurthy Ganesh

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The Benefits Of

Meditation At Work

Increase the physical and mental performance of employees

Meditation is multifarious in its benefits and a person who practices, receives multiple advantages whatever is at home, outdoors, and even in the workplace. It has been noticed that both executives and employees gain comprehensive benefits from meditation, which automatically helps in creating a favorable work atmosphere in the companies and organizations.

Spiritual management and meditation are becoming the core subjects of management studies, and more and more managers are willing to explore its benefits for their business.They are open to the implementation of meditation at work and see what it can do to the whole work environment. The needs of business environment are fast demanding some techniques that can be incorporated to cater to the mental needs of the employees and executives. Tension, anxiety, and fatigue are common phenomenon that almost all the corporate sector is complaining about.The competition and market demand does not allow them to be moderate in their work. They need to work like machines.This is actually where the problem lies, and meditation at work can easily have its impact. Meditating at work can prove almost to be a panacea for work environment problems.

Let's venture to see what perceptible benefits are gained from meditation at work:

Increases Productivity

Productivity is the factor that almost all the managers look at when they want to implement some new techniques in their work environment. Meditation at work helps in increasing the productivity, as it provides comprehensive benefits to individual executives and employees. It can be easily understood that individual benefits combine to make it happen for the whole organization. A sense of satisfaction dawns on the employees and executives through meditation at work, and the experience of rewarding work help in increasing the productivity.

It should be noted that as the organization or the team moves along with meditation at work, the effects are increased. It is like more you practice and more you develop yourself.

Creates physical and mental balance

It has been noticed that meditation at work brings a complete balance between physical and mental performance of the employees. The corporate performance is propelled by more rewarding work experience, which helps in minimizing the mental wear, and thus, helping meditation at work to bring out complete benefits. Employees and executives who practice meditation at work, enjoy dynamic but relaxed work-experience, and are not prone to anxiety, tension, and fatigue.

If we can gauge the potency of meditation at home, we can easily think about the behavioral changes and mental calmness that meditation at work can bring about. Meditation at work should be incorporated as a regular practice, and not as a one-off training session. Once meditation at work is implemented, work will be done with more fluidity, lesser problems, and in a manner that will benefit both individuals and the companies as whole.

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Saturday, 24 February 2007

Mindfulness Meditation And

The Law Of Attraction

Do you feel overhwelmed and at odds with your life? Does it seem like your mind rambles incessantly, as if you can never experience a moment of peace? Many people in our modern world describe their lives as frenzied and imbalanced. The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way. Many Asian cultures have understood something for the past several thousand years that modern people are gradually beginning to discover: That we have to learn how to work with our minds in a conscious and healthy way if we are to attract peace, abundance, and joy into our lives. Without a consistent method of cultivating awareness, we will be forever resigned to circumstances that feel out of our control. That is why so many modern people are struggling. We have lost the ancient practice of connecting our inner world of thoughts, feelings, and energy with our outer world of the circumstances we attract into our lives. Because of this, everything that appears seems to be random. We lose trust in the unfolding of the universe. As a result, our minds are filled with anxiety and worry, which only attracts more seeming chaos and confusion into our lives. Does this sound familiar?

The law of attraction states that what you focus on expands. If your thoughts and feelings resonate with anxiety and confusion, then you will attract more of those qualites to you through your relationships, work, finances, etc. The key is not to trick our minds into creating positive thoughts through affirmations or other methods, but to develop space around the workings of our minds altogether. Herein lies the magic of mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is a method of becoming acutely aware of everything that happens within the scope of our perception. We shed light on what we think, feel, and sense. We make conscious all of the subconscious material that typically sabotages our good intentions. We don't try to change it. Instead, we just become extremely aware of it. We do this by sitting still and doing nothing but watching how our mind works without attachment or judgment. We just sit and witness what takes place within us and we start to draw parallels between what we believe to be true and what we are constantly attracting into our lives.

Many people, particulalry Westerners, try meditation for a period of time and then give up after getting frustrated with the process. This is because we are always looking for results. We are deeply attached to our expectations of what should happen. Most of us try to use meditation to shut our minds down, to dwell in a space of 'no thought.' If you try to use meditation to stop thinking, you are in for a rude surprise. You simply cannot do it. In fact, the harder you try to stop thinking, the louder and more obnoxious your thoughts become. This is not the way. The main intention of mindfulness is to be fundamentally OK with whatever arises as you practice. Whether you have a good thought or a bad thought, you give it the same attention. You remain neutral. By doing this, you stop feeding the energy of your thoughts. This is the first step in cutting through the vicious cycle of

thought-feeling-reaction that keeps so many of us habitually attracting the wrong kinds of energy, people, and circumstances into our lives. If we believe what we think, the energy of the thought will evolve into a feeling. The momentum of the feeling will cause us to react to it, which will create a cause in the world that will always lead to an effect. The effect will always be a reflection of that initial thought impulse. So, if your thoughts are habitually centered around negativity, greed, fear, or narcissism, then the effects you will see in your life will mirror this back to you.

Mindfulness is a process of becoming truly proactive for the first time in your life. Most of the time, we are just reacting to what we think and feel, which brings us endless cycles of conflict and disappointment. When we remain neutral to our thoughts and feelings, then we will gradually make contact with an aspect of ourselves that is spontaneous and awake. We will act (not react) from this place. We will attract what we truly desire into our lives based on a conscious process of heightening our senses. And, yes, at some point the mind does slow down. We experience wonderful and refreshing moments of peace and openness. The universe is naturally seen as a benevolent place.
Instead of our typical attempts to outsmart the universe, mindfulness is a humbling process of surrender and gratitude.

Cultivate space, endless space, around your thoughts and feelings. Allow your spirit to inhabit your body fully. Don't buy into self-defeating storylines and beliefs. Don't try to force yourself to see the positive in life or repeat useless affirmations that you have no innate connection with. Instead, taste the perfection of this moment as it is. If you can feel in your bones that you are fundamentally OK and that life is precious, you will attract much more meaningful relationships with people, better health, more fulfilling work and more prosperity on all levels of being. That is the power of mindfulness.

By: Kevin Doherty-6600

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Sunday, 18 February 2007

Mindfulness Meditation - A Cure for Anxiety?

For those people who are really dedicated to getting over their anxiety, meditation can be the key.

The are literally thousands of types of meditation, and many books, CDs and Videos out there which will tell you how to meditate. I'm going to ask you to forget nearly all of those. All meditation will relax you, but that in itself is not a solution to anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias. Most meditations seem to take you away from the present moment and take your concentration away from your body. Such escapism may bring temporary relief from anxiety but will not free you from it, and meditating through anxious moments is hard. Enter Mindfulness meditation.

So, why is Mindfulness Meditation so good for getting over anxiety? There are a few reasons: firstly, through practicingg mindfulness meditation you learn to be in the present moment. That might sound odd, after all we are all in the present moment all the time - how else could it be? In fact, anxiety, panic, and phobias do not really happen in the present moment. Think about it a second. They happen when you concentrate on bad memories from the past and catastrophic predictions about the future. Mindfulness meditation recognises this and allows you to stay in the present, where everything is just as it should be.

Secondly, with mindfulness meditation you stay in your body and become aware of your body. You become aware of all the tension and stress you are holding in the moment throughout your body. This allows your mind to accept, and not misinterpret tension as a signal to start panicking or feeling anxious. Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly of all, mindfulness meditation teaches you to be aware of your thoughts as passing entities which are present in a given moment and then fade as all thoughts do. When you learn to see anxious and catastrophic thoughts in this light you are much better placed to chose how to react to them, or indeed whether to react to them at all. After diligent practice, the mindfulness meditator can decide to let his/her catastrophic thoughts be, to not react to tension, and to focus on what is happening in the moment. The completely different outlook on life which the meditator nurtures revolves around acceptance and understanding, not reaction and fear. In terms of anxiety and panic, the results can be spectacular.

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Author: Thomas Chant

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