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Iron Mike Sharpe

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Learning how to meditate
« on: January 23, 2015, 02:34:03 PM »
I've had mindfulness on my radar for a year or so.

Just wondering if there was any good resources to learn how to do it.

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Re: Learning how to meditate
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 02:37:34 PM »
Yeah, mindfulness and meditation is super trendy right now.  (In fact, I just read an article today talking about how popular it was, how major news outlets are posting slideshows of 7 CEOs who do meditation, etc. etc.)

The app "Headspace" is a good start - 10 days, 10 minute meditations.  Will give you a good introduction.
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Re: Learning how to meditate
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 02:56:40 PM »
Get your hands on any one of Herbert Benson's books. I think it's been 'trendy' since I was in college oh ummmm.....more than 30 years ago. Herbert Benson is a western doctor who takes a relatively non-spiritual approach to mindfulness. You can buy the Kindle version of his old school "The Relaxation Response" for $3.99. Yeah, I suggest buying the book for about the same price as the weekly chicken and corn special at KFC.

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Re: Learning how to meditate
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 02:56:55 PM »
I really enjoy Headspace. It's on my phone and you can access it from computer as well. I've done a lot of their free stuff in the past but finally decided to buy a membership, very good investment for me.

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Re: Learning how to meditate
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 03:02:59 PM »
Yeah, mindfulness and meditation is super trendy right now.  (In fact, I just read an article today talking about how popular it was, how major news outlets are posting slideshows of 7 CEOs who do meditation, etc. etc.)

The app "Headspace" is a good start - 10 days, 10 minute meditations.  Will give you a good introduction.


Hmmm, apparently I had this thought before, as I had the app on my phone already.  LOL.

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Re: Learning how to meditate
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 03:06:05 PM »
Yeah, mindfulness and meditation is super trendy right now.  (In fact, I just read an article today talking about how popular it was, how major news outlets are posting slideshows of 7 CEOs who do meditation, etc. etc.)

The app "Headspace" is a good start - 10 days, 10 minute meditations.  Will give you a good introduction.


Hmmm, apparently I had this thought before, as I had the app on my phone already.  LOL.

lol.

So set your alarm for 10 minutes earlier for the next 10 days (you may need to pick a specific time for the weekend if you don't have an alarm then) and commit to doing it.  It's quite simple to do, you just have to carve out that time.
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Re: Learning how to meditate
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 03:15:43 PM »
Check out the resources your library has for mindfulness - if it is anything like mine, there is enough stuff there that you could try a different one each week for a year!

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Re: Learning how to meditate
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2015, 03:17:49 PM »
I like Pema Chodron's advice in _Start Where You Are_.


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Re: Learning how to meditate
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2015, 03:35:48 PM »
Raptitude.com has some really great stuff.  I bought his book and really enjoyed it.  He seems to do a good job of explaining weird spiritual concepts in a logical way.

Start here: http://www.raptitude.com/2014/06/inner-peace/