Posts in Meditation

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*This* Is Why You Have Trouble Meditating

A wise man once said, “Meditation is f*cking hard.” Just like exercising, meditation is meant to push your limits and inevitably involves discomfort. Your body will ache. Your thoughts will stray. You will try to rationalize that 5 minutes is good enough. You will wake up late and just want […]

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I Meditated For 10 Days Straight… The Result Wasn’t What You Would Expect

I vowed that when I got back from my 10 day Vipassana meditative retreat in Ontario this past weekend that I would immediately write down all of my experiences. Our ten days consisted of meditating, eating, light walking and no communication or forms of entertainment to distract the mind. I […]

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Focus on the ‘Negative’: Exploring Emotions as a Spiritual Experience

This is not your usual self-improvement article. I’m not going to tell you to focus only on the positive. I’m not going to tell you to find the silver lining in everything. I’m not going to tell you that life is suffering, and that must be accepted. Get ready for […]

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15 MIND-EXPANDING Mantras to Ignite Your Next Meditation

I began this article by scouring the internet for the most amazing meditation mantras. I found 3. So I turned to HEthens and Facebook friends to gather more and was blown away by the beautiful words that resulted. Here are 15 meditation mantras to explore during your next mental break: […]

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Can’t Stand Meditation? This Technique is For You.

A consistent meditation practice is a struggle for even the most experienced of meditators. For some reason it’s difficult to bring yourself to sit down and quiet the mind despite knowing that it’s the best thing for you. I was talking about this phenomenon with my good friend Phil Drolet […]

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1 Simple Question You Have to Ask Yourself to Attain Self-Realization

In the early 20th century, an enlightened Indian sage named Ramana Maharshi lived at the base of a mountain thought to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva himself. Ramana’s radiance attracted many disciples, including westerners like Sumerset Maugham. When his disciples asked how to attain Self-realization, Ramana directed them to […]

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Short Meditations on Utopia Pt. 3/3

**If you missed the introduction to this post, click here** 5) Questioning Bliss Is following your bliss some kind of Mickey Mouse, New Age advice? What if you find yourself living in a society with oppressive external structures, or stuck in some other impossible situation? I’ve been to places in […]