- Producer26/01/2017Meditation re-visitedI decided to attend a Buddhist Retreat which focused on meditation techniques. Now I have a problem with meditation. I have difficulty quietening my mind. Meditating is a great challenge for the borderline ADD’s. It’s almost impossible for us to...
Comments01/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 Dear Ian, I should have linked this Forbes article which expands on the value of our dopamine-based curiousity, which is to reveal a considerable upside when it comes to having a certain business focus :
ADHD: The Entrepreneur's Superpower
Just because a particular mindset encounters problems with large areas of the existing system of work or societal processes, does not mean that there are not advantages to be found or that can be mindfully addressed as a tangible value.27/01/2017 #9 Ian Weinberg#7Thanks so much for referring me to that article @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I've never looked upon my dopamine-based curiosity drive as a value. I frequently find myself at odds with the 'prevailing' opinion as I pursue multiple concepts down their own rabbit holes. And so I am deeply grateful to you for contributing a whole new dimension of clarity.27/01/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 Dear Ian, when we look through the medication we see ADHD, but when I look through the lens of action I see "Superfocus".
In this Forbes article they don't call it "Superfocus" instead they describe a superpower that some CEO's have. So the article begins asking a question:
What do business mogul Sir Richard Branson, Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, and JetBlue founder David Neeleman, have in common?
I would welcome your personal view about this frame or way of seeing.26/01/2017 #6 Pedro CasanovaI do " try " to meditate too...Also very hard to stop that " noise ". Try to calm our mind is a huge task..or at least it is for me. Then the mantras somehow helps...but I do also get distracted..
And then someone told me....don t use mantras with more than one word....try like " OM ".
if your mind wanders....look at those toughts...camly and go back to OM. If someone attracts your attention....look...or listen...and then go back to OM.
Try that OM for like 20 mins twice a day....and you will start to " tame " that noise.
Am on it. Hopefully it will take me less than 40 years...am near 60 yers old now26/01/2017 #5 David B. GrinbergThank for this buzz, Ian. We can all make better use of our awareness, clarity and calmness -- especially in today's frenetically paced 24/7 mobile, digital and virtual Information Age. Unfortunately, it appears that "information overload" and the resulting distraction (decrease of attention span) has become the rule, rather than the exception. That's why I think it's important for everyone to be more vigilant about this and take time to disconnect periodically.
I agree that meditation and deep breathing exercises have many practical purposes which are beneficial to one's health. This dates back thousands of years per Chinese medicine.
Regarding Buddhism, I recommend the following paperback for those interested (which was previously recommended to me): "Buddhism: Plain and Simple" https://www.amazon.com/Buddhism-Plain-Simple-Practice-Being/dp/0767903323
Thanks again for this buzz-worthy read, Ian.26/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI am fully on board with the triadic relationship between Awareness, Clarity and Calmness. Ian, ADD or ADHD is a diagnostic of disorder, but what is the diagnostic of order? I am not talking about attention but focus.
The diagnostic of order is actually "superfocus". Once we understand where "superfocus" is an advantage, we can channel that energy where it creates an advantage. Now awareness, clarity and calmness is set in a far different context. The contextual intelligence of that leads me to recognize where superfocus is a disadvantage. Now I am channeling energies in a way that supports the natural flow of my mind, heart and will.
Once I am aware of this context, clarity does not have to begin from a clear picture but emerge from a random one and then from there establishing equanimity in the form of calmness brings balance to our energy and flow.
So in superfocus there is another triadic relationship between Appreciation, Context and Equanimity - hopefully my ACE card.26/01/2017 #1 Max🐝 J. CarterI have ADHD myself and the technique I use is to simply tell myself "I let go of everything" and repeat those words until my body takes over the breathing.
For high active minds what you say after that guides the meditation and for those with ADD and ADHD it is often better to guide what you want from it and realize things are going to come through.
The best I have been able to do for being in the "void" so speak absent of all is to tell myself I am becoming a shadow in the void so that I may rest from my awareness. This often leads to a nap.
I have also found doing it with my eyes open and allowing myself to zone out I can a few minutes of calmness with nothing getting through and I can have that peace in my mind.
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- 09/12/2016Are you incorporating meditation into your daily routine? Great article on the importance of meditation.The Importance of Meditating Even When You’re Happywww.yesmagazine.org Think of it as preventative medicine for the likely event of...
- Producer05/12/2016Designing Your Home for Yoga and MeditationYoga and meditation are designed to help you heal your mind, body, and soul, so why would you only incorporate in into your daily workout. If they are truly a part of your life, then wouldn’t it be great to take the feeling that you experience in...
- 23/11/2016The Daily Calm, from Calm.com. Today's session was about staying with our emotions that arise during Meditation practice. Stay with them, give them space, then they pass on. Don't give them a story or identify with them. You are in control. A thought is just a thought. A thought does not necessarily give truth to anything.
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- 17/10/2016Thanks for this post, Emily. I've been using this app as part of The Miracle Morning. It really works! Thanks to the Calm team for a great and accessible product.Find Your Calm. Achieving Mindfulness in a Demanding World.www.linkedin.com You are on a beach at sunset, walking along the water's edge. The air is crisp and warm, smelling a little salty. The sky is clear with a few clouds. You feel a slight breeze on your face and see...
- Producer07/10/2016Can mindfulness change your brain?The effects of meditation on your soulOr how the soul can change your body´s biology Neuroscientists discovered how the "soul" could change the body and help to overcome illness. Meditation, yoga, and positive thinking have been seen as "esoteric...
Comments08/10/2016 #8 Aurorasa Sima#3 Dear David, TCM is extremely interesting, I agree 100 %. It´s amazing how much difference acupuncture or even acupressure can make. Ayurveda, an Indian tradition, is not less fascinating. Beside that they recommend to get up early (ewh!) I apply a good portion of ayurvedic wisdom.
What did you pay for your back treatment? Couple of hundred bucks? I did not know that insurers added TCM to their catalogue. Good for the people and good for cost reduction. Thanks for the tip!07/10/2016 #3 David B. GrinbergExcellent buzz, as usual, @Aurorasa Sima. You present many good suggestions that gel with the theory of "mind over matter." Chinese medicine says a lot about deep breathing and the other techniques you mentioned. Let's remember that American medicine has only been around for 240 years, whereas Chinese medicine has been around for thousands of years. To wit, the phrase, "Ancient Chinese secret." I learned more about all this when I did acupuncture a few years ago with a practitioner from Shanghi who helped relieve pain due to lower back injury.
Yes, it works and is now covered by some big health insurance plans, like Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Finally, for those interested, I recommend the book, "Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine." Perhaps @Dean Owen might have something to say about this per his travels in China.
- Producer27/09/2016The Only Coach There Ever Was.The only teacher you will ever need is within you right now. We all have a sense that there is something beyond and this is what we seek. The paradox of life is that the thing seeking peace is the ultimate veil. I work as a coach to help people tap...
Comments27/09/2016 #1 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTSHi Daniel. What a wonderful post. Indeed all of life is actually a paradox, I'd say.
We run until we tire; then we must rest.
Black; white. Hot; cold. Yin; Yang!
We need to gain experience, knowledge and gain wisdom and grow; then we need to share it. Tony Robbins encapsulates the main paradoxes in his 6 Human Needs. Have you heard of them? I plan on doing a post about it.
Tony also is all about the power within. Just see his bestseller book, Awaken the Giant Within!
Ah, I could go on and on....
Cheers and All the Buzz! -Jared
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Comments09/07/2016 #1 Fabio AlonsoI meditate occasionally but not as often as I should. I will test the app to keep me alert and make this a real commitment, as just practice for a long period of time will produce the benefits to the mind.
And I believe that you may have many other benefits to share with us with this long practice time! Keep us posted !
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Comments26/06/2016 #15 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThere are books that I will read because they offer perspective but at their essence they are built on some ego, some lie, some form deception and dishonesty and such a book would be Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich. The perspective that emerges from reading that book is how we get sold and how much we will elevate the author that sold us. In Krishnamurti, he is the complete opposite of Napoleon Hill and when I try to get to the essence of Krishnamurti, where he makes it clear over and over and over that it is my own responsibility to know the nature of my own thoughts, it becomes the most challenging thing I have ever encountered and I am actually richer for encountering it - so take that Napoleon Hill and shove it up your secret. There is no secret to Krishnamurti, how can truth be a secret when it is our own face - not something we face - we are that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8V1QFpLOMM26/06/2016 #14 Qamar Ali KhanGreat post Dr. @Alan Geller! I'm amazed by the level of intellectuality you have and the care you got for humanity. Wonderful thoughts indeed. Positivity is the solution. Be positive, keep your brain road plain, without any bumps. The things will smooth down. A rough terrain of brain brings roughness in life, and this roughness eats the humanity. Thank you my dear and sorry I missed so much of your excellent work in between.22/06/2016 #8 Don 🐝 Kerr“Resolve stress by changing the context of your life, not the content of your life. ”
Thanks for sharing this @Alan Geller You never disappoint. Put me in mind of a post I wrote a while ago which can be found here http://ridingshotgun.squarespace.com/blog/2015/8/13/can-we-change-the-context-of-living22/06/2016 #5 Ali AnaniI wish I had read this buzz before I published my buzz of today on What Truly Roots Customers? I find similar analogies and the action step is missing. I shall revisit this post @Alan Geller soon and expand on it. I hope your time would allow you to read my buss so that we may exchange more ideas. Lovely reading22/06/2016 #1 Nancy WalkerThe first quote brings to mind that wonderful line 'The dude abides', from the Cohen's classic The Big Lebowski. For me, abiding is observation without adding any 'you' to the situation and you're right, it's a great question - can we observe without an analysing? Are the words used to describe the mountain even to clumsy to compare to the experience? A great post Alan, thanks for sharing this food for thought.
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Comments22/05/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI have never collected shells, but a long time ago when the kids were younger, we took them down to Clearwater, Florida. The four oldest kids did their own thing but the four youngest kids were fascinated by the shells they found on the white sandy beach. It was on a boat ride from where I personally was transfixed at trying to spot where a dolphin would leap from the water, that the kids saw a little white boy with a collection of much larger shells. The little boy did something remarkable, he took his four most nicest shells and handed them to each one of younger kids. What was remarkable was that he at a very small age had the impulse to give rather than receive. At an age where kids are protective with their things, this pint sized kid became larger than life - I could see that one day when that kid grows up, their is the making of a future leader. Meaning is important, but wisdom is nurtured from within and that kid did not just pass a trivial marshmallow test http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/09/what-the-marshmallow-test-really-teaches-about-self-control/380673/, he was an inspiration for all who witnessed his heart and the joy he had in giving. I can only imagine the lengths that little kid went to find shell pieces like the one's he found.
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Comments18/04/2016 #2 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoLove this article Daniel!! And the easy way you explain about the happening meditation is.
I started my journey in meditation precisely 28 years ago as well ;) and I use to say it's not only stay sitting down on my own, on the top of a mount surrounded by little and happy birds. Meditation, for me, is being aware in the traffic jam, paying attention to my breath, feeling like being at home wherever I am, in whatever situation specially in the most difficult for my human mind. I like to call it "the immensity of the cell joyfulness".
Great article!! Thanks for this moment!