Find Meditation Resources That Resonate With You
meditate? Less insomnia, less stress, less dependence
on self-help books whose subtle message is, “you should be ashamed
of yourself if you’re not happy.” What if you could cultivate a genuine
focused sense of well being no matter how you’re feeling or what’s
going on around you?
But when someone says the word “meditation,” what imagery pops up?
What is Meditation?
Is it visions of a mysterious and deeply spiritual practice whose
adherents drink caffeine-laden bitter green tea, levitate at will, and
disappear into beautiful tree-lined monasteries for days, years, or
decades at time?
Or is it the 1,000,000 ads for guided visualization CDs that pop up whenever you do an online search on "meditation."
A hatha yoga mediation-in-motion class designed to balance out your nervous system?
Mediating on your own using ambient background sounds designed to
induce the theta brain waves associated with heightened emotional
balance and creativity?
Clearly, the word “meditation” generates different images for different
people. However, the intention underlying the desire to learn to
meditate is often the same: people perceive an unending stream of
stress and confusion in their minds, and they want to learn mental
techniques enabling them to feel calmer in as little as a few seconds.
As such, the following conception of mindfulness meditation embraced by
acclaimed meditation teacher and researcher Jon Kabat-Zinn, may
resonate with many people:
put, mindfulness is moment-to-moment awareness. It is cultivated by
purposefully paying attention to things we ordinarily never give a
moment’s thought to. It is a systematic approach to developing new
kinds of control and wisdom in our lives, based on our inner capacities
for relaxation, paying attention, awareness and insight.
From Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph. D.
In other words, the essence of learning to meditate is embodied by the
desire to feel more centered in the present moment, as opposed to
dwelling constantly on circumstances beyond our control in the past and
That being said, it seems reasonable to think that different people
will find different types of meditation helpful at various stages
of their lives. Even the realtors at Remdal Vancouver use this approach as a way to help them attain a sense of peacefulness in their line of work.
Different Approaches to Meditation
As such, this site is divided into the following three sections
presenting meditation resources encompasing a wide variety of styles
Use Guided Meditation Resources and/or Meditate in as little as 5 minutes
you achieve a Zen-like state during your first 5 minutes of meditating?
Maybe not. But in today’s fast-paced world, few people can
imagine going on a month-long meditation retreat or even
attending a weekly yoga class. This section presents meditation
techniques that can be done in a few minutes at a time, as well as
guided mediation resources that talk you step-by-step through the
How to Achieve a Meditative Lifestyle
the intention behind meditating is experiencing peace and tranquility
by being more aware of consciousness on a moment-to-moment level, then
many personal development resources about subjects ranging from
goal-setting to eating right can supplement or accelerate a meditative
practice. This section presents resources conducive to attaining a
more mindful awareness of life.
Delve into the Deep Meditation Stuff
Tao Te Ching? The Vedas? Scientific brain scan reports about the
physical and psychological benefits of meditation? This section deals
with the underlying metaphysical, spiritual, scientific, and
psychological underpinnings of meditation for those interested in the
nitty gritty of meditation history and empirical evidence explaining
why meditation works?
Did you like the info above?
If so, join our newsletter for meditation/anti-stress updates available
exclusively to subscribers. Please note, you'll have to double-opt in
to our list, so if you don't get an e-mail from us immediately, please
contact us through the contact page.