Articles with the category Meditation

7 European Retreats to Visit This Summer – and Beyond

The benefits of meditation have long been established. For example, more than having a calming and stabilizing effect, it can also help in managing pain. While meditating on a regular basis is the best thing to do, there is an added benefit to setting aside a specific, extended period where you can really focus on […]

The power of visualization

I’ve written several times on the Daily Mind about how I find it a constant challenge to maintain a positive outlook and keep negativity at bay. There are several tools I use in my daily quest to remain upbeat, and one of my favourites is visualization. Over the years I’ve learnt that visualization can be […]

The sound of silence

In today’s busy world it’s very rare that we get to experience moments of silence. Thanks to our smartphones and tablets, we can text, email, talk, watch TV, surf the internet or listen to music every minute of the day, no matter where we are in the world. And while this makes us feel very […]

Quotes to Keep Away the Negative Vibes

Meditating on your life and learning to empty your thoughts is a good thing, sometimes it’s good to be meditate on wise sayings. Quotes and wise sayings are like ammunition and picking a few of your favorites to repeat to yourself everyday or during specially difficult times can help you battle negativity and ensure that […]

Feel the Meditation Space

Creating a harmonious space is all about minimizing distractions; the idea is to keep much of the “everyday” world out to allow focus on developing inner serenity. So, reducing noise, limiting reminders of the so-called “real” world, and creating a calming space lead the list of tips for developing a meditation area.

Life lessons from Buddhism

After spending several months travelling round South East Asia a few years ago, I developed a fascination with Buddhism, and this has shaped my attitude to the world and my own life. I’m currently preparing for a trip to Thailand where I will learn Thai in Bangkok and I’m keen to further my studies into […]

5 self-help tips to beat anxiety

If there’s one thing in life that I’m really good at, it’s worrying. I’d get a gold star for it. Anxiety runs in my family and I often wonder whether it’s in my genes or whether it’s learned behaviour. Whichever way you look at it though, I spend a lot of my time fretting about […]

Meditation for Pain: How Meditating Can Reduce Pain More Than Drugs

photo credit: Ingrid Sørensen Have you ever had a chronic injury or illness that caused you a lot of pain no matter what you tried? It can be quite horrible. But did you know that science is now finding that meditation can help reduce pain just as much as pain killers? Fascinating isn’t it? In […]

13 Meditation Articles That Could Change Your Life

photo credit: mariskar For thousands and thousands of years meditation has been helping people achieve good health, a long life and lasting happiness. But just as little as 200 years ago you had to travel to India, China or Japan to learn anything about this wonderful practice. Now, however, with the help of scientists and […]

How to Let Go of the Past and Not Fear Your Future – PART 2

photo credit: lanuiop “When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” – John M. Richardson, Jr. A few days ago we looked at how to let go of the past; the first article in our […]