meditation

The Point of Meditation

By |2019-08-04T16:45:28+10:00August 1st, 2019|

What's the goal of meditation? Why should one meditate anyway? For majority of us meditation is one of the most challenging or perhaps boring and pointless things to do. But, it has countless benefits. Countless, because meditation itself is not the goal, it helps us meet our goals by learning to come back to the

Walking Meditation

By |2017-12-28T12:55:44+10:00December 22nd, 2017|

If you are one of the many people who really wishes to give meditation a go but finds sitting meditation really difficult, why not try walking meditation? In fact, walking meditation can help with two of the five pillars of brain health which neuroscientists recommend (see 5 Factors to Boost Brain Health). Because it combines exercise and stress reduction through mindfulness in one activity. Particularly during the holiday season, you can take a walk down the beach, in the park, or go bush walking mindfully.

Messi’s Magic Moments; what’s his secret, meditation?

By |2018-01-15T22:31:03+10:00July 9th, 2014|

In the spirit of the World Cup, which I have been enjoying so much lately (still am), here are some reflections on Lionel Messi’s magic. Time and again I’m amazed by Messi’s magic on the field which is on display with a unique blend of genius, quietness, serenity and economy. He is obviously an enormously gifted player but his success must have other ingredients too. And no it’s not simply hard work and preparation either. So naturally, I got curious about his off the field practices and came across a number article mentioning that Messi practices meditation.

Frequent “senior moments”? You are not alone; and you can improve

By |2017-12-11T21:21:33+10:00April 20th, 2014|

In light of the recent infamous "senior moment" suffered by the NSW premier Barry O'Farrell (which cost him his job), when he forgot about the $3000 bottle of wine he received as a gift, John Elder wrote this interesting article in the Sunday Age which I thought to share with you. Some highlights of the

Six Steps to Living in the Moment

By |2017-12-11T21:21:34+10:00February 3rd, 2014|

Following form the last post asking Rumi about time and presence; about living in the now; here are six steps that would help you understand this paradoxical  practice a little deeper and at a more practical level. In The Art of Now: Six Step to Living in the Moment Jay Dixit explains mindfulness  in a fresh, practical

Let us not just mourn Mandela…

By |2017-12-11T21:21:35+10:00December 6th, 2013|

Today we celebrate the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Madiba: 1918-2013) and mourn his passing away. We all somehow identify with the qualities that he embodied and expressed in real life. Because as he said, such qualities are “within the reach of every soul” and “crucial in assessing one’s development as a human being: honesty,

The Deeper Meaning Of Compassion

By |2017-12-11T21:21:35+10:00October 30th, 2013|

By GERTI SCHOEN, MA, LP  (Reblogged from psychCentral) Compassion is a word that can feel a bit overused these days. Everyone seems to remind us to be compassionate with ourselves and others. But there is immense worth to the concept and the deeper meaning behind it. I’ve been reading a classic in the great variety of