5 Ways to Bolster your Meditative Practice

Meditation is a paradox: it is a very simple practice, and yet it is unparalleled in its ability to revolutionize your life. Your experience of life is inseparable from your experience within your mind; and so, at its core, meditation is a catch-all solution to every problem. Before delving into ways to strengthen your meditation [...]

This is How Meditation Actually Works

People often get frustrated at the beginning of a meditative practice. They are not “less calm”, peaceful, or enlightened. Sometimes, they’re more miserable than before. But in reality, they’re not actually more miserable than before, they are just more acutely aware of the underlying misery or anxiety or whatever it was they were experiencing—things they [...]

The Many Methods of Mastering the Mind

Masters of all kinds highlight the importance of cultivating stillness of mind. For most of us, our capacity for stillness is about that of a squirrel. So how do we succeed in our search for stillness? Although I am an unwavering proponent of meditation, there are several paths to stillness. So, while the following methods [...]

Start Meditating Today: The BEST Resources to Start a Meditation Habit

Start Meditating Today: The BEST Resources to Start a Meditation Habit

“We don't rise to the level of our expectations; we fall to the level of our training." - Archilochus What is meditation? At its core, meditation is training in awareness. The meaning of the word meditation comes from the same root as “medication”. Medication is used to heal the body. Meditation is used to heal [...]