metaxu ~= "in between"

Posts tagged ‘meditation’

breathing in

Breathing in, i see myself as clear water.
Breathing out, i reflect things as they are.

now

We cannot necessarily practise 24 hours a day, but we can always practise now.

apparitions

A meditation: See people, events, objects as apparitions, like how you see faces in patterns when you’re a bit tired or spaced out.

Then maybe you won’t take them so seriously.

T.R. Fischer

conquering fear

A third-wave of cognitive-behavioral therapy … holds that simply observing your critical thoughts without judging them is a more effective way to tame them than pressuring yourself to change or denying their validity. …

“Part of what mindfulness does is get to you to recognize that these critical thoughts are really stories you have created about yourself. They are not necessarily true, but they can have self-fulfilling consequences, … If you can get some distance from them, you can see that there are choices about how to respond.” …

Neuro-imaging studies have shown that when people consider problems mindfully, they use additional brain circuits beyond those that simply involve problem-solving. …

“What happens in mindfulness over the long haul is that you finally accept that you’ve seen this soap opera before and you can turn off the TV.”

Conquering Fear: Wall Street Journal

meditation and healing

“Can meditation cure disease?” Yes.

In 2003 Lama Phakyab Rinpoche refused surgery for his gangrene-stricken leg, and approached it with meditation, on the advice of His Holiness Dalai Lama. After a year, his leg was healed, and his diabetes and tuberculosis are gone as well.

Second page is where science tries to apply its view — some words about ལུང་ (lung) channels | brain networks.

we make the world

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

the serenity to accept …

God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Amen.

Reinhold Neibuhr