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Instinctive Meditation™ is an approach to meditation that makes meditation feel like the most natural thing in the world. Anyone can meditate, as meditation is infinitely customisable to your needs, preferences and personal situation.
With a little instruction, meditation can become your go-to resource for: enhancing gratitude, appreciation and love; self-care and personal support; recovering from stress; preparing for upcoming challenges; discovering your innate creativity and much more.
Like life, meditation is rhythmic and flowing. It is an ongoing, moving experience like the flow of a river, or the movement of a crowd. In meditation, we are essentially experiencing and cherishing the movement of our attention through a vast array of internal and external phenomena. I’m going to repeat this in different words, because it is likely to be very different from what you’ve heard about meditation before. Meditation is not stillness, it is movement. It is not a static state, but a dynamic, living experience…
MUSINGS ON MEDITATION (III) · APRIL
Hopefully by now your meditation practice is beginning to take shape. If you’ve read the previous posts, you will likely be aware of what meditation is meant to be like, and why you want to meditate (part I). You may also have a sense of the when and the how of your meditation (part II). Recap these if you need to. In this post we are going deeper into the how portion: what actually happens inside you when you enter into a meditative experience? What to do with thoughts, emotions, sensations and all the other jazz of the inner life?
MUSINGS ON MEDITATION (II) · MARCH
It may seem obvious, but knowing why you want to meditate will make it much easier to create a meditation experience that works for you. The answer to this question needs to be personal, because meditation is personal. Note that ‘because it’s good for me’ isn’t a specific enough intention to actually help in making choices about how to meditate. In clarifying your intention, you are seeking insight or information that will help you narrow down your options from the vast array of meditations available into something tangible that you can be guided by. Your intentions, like your desires, are guiding stars to help you navigate the complex world of meditation and chart a course that gets you where you (specifically) want to go.
MUSINGS ON MEDITATION (I) · FEBRUARY
Two pieces of wonderful news that inspired this series of posts: (1) 2022 marks ten years that I’ve been meditating (I can’t quite believe it) and (2) I have just certified as an Instinctive Meditation™ teacher…
This approach is possibly the most comprehensive and delightful approach to meditation I have found to date. So, in celebration, I have decided to synthesize and present the top 10 things I’ve learned in the past 10 years, from this training and also from my own experience. Since I love to write (and have a lot to share), the 10 points will be split across multiple posts to make them easier to digest.