This site has long been a favorite of mine.
The podcast meditations are brief, very well done and just, well, lovely.
Do yourself a favor and listen to a few.
Intuition is a controversial concept. Does it exist or is it just a generalized, vague sense based on some neural processes just below the level of conscious awareness? We process a lot of information and the vast majority of it is content we are not aware of. The bulk of neural activity is filtering out unwanted details so you can focus on what you deem important. Even though you are not aware of stuff that you’re not paying direct attention to, it is still influencing you. This is indisputable these days and radically changes notions of self-determination and “free will” on their heads. Professor Mary Peterson explained:
Great video that explore mindfulness with the infamous Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living, which is considered by many to be the one of the most accessible and well written introductions to mindfulness and mindful practices.
You know a topic has made it when there is a slick magazine on your topic. Mindful magazine is a very well produced print magazine and website that has a lot of great content. It is actually too slick for my tastes, with new-york sense of style and design, but who cares! The content is really high quality for the most part. I particularly like the article on how mindfulness is part of the training for the Seahawks in the article/magazine featuring Pete Carrol.
There’s not a lot of magic in life (well actually there is, but that’s another post), but this is a nice trick you can use anytime. Simply ask yourself “am I mindful now?” – answer is always yes. If you weren’t mindful when you asked, you have to become mindful in order to answer the question.
Many people find it challenging to sit still. Others find the thought of willing yourself into disciplined practice of daily meditation an overwhelming experience, just too big to fit into an already busy life. Plus there’s so much information on what to do, and how to do it that it’s hard to know where to begin.
So here’s how.