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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.

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MEDITATE WITH YOUR BODY

(MUSINGS PART V) · JULY

A lot of people, meditators included, think meditation is about the mind and not the body. In most meditation instruction, our physical form is seen as a kind of unimportant passenger that we attend to briefly at the start or from time-to-time; as tangential to the practice, something that can just be ignored; or even as an unfortunate hindrance that we need to transcend. When the body is included in the practice, it is usually in a regulated or narrow form, like focus on the breath, or on certain sensations in a body-scan. This denies and limits the fullness and richness of embodied experience, of being incarnate (“to be made flesh”), which is actually at the heart of both meditation and life…

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RHYTHMS OF ATTENTION

(MUSINGS PART IV) · MAY

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…

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WHOLE SELF ADVENTURING

(MUSINGS PART 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?

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THE HOW AND WHY OF MEDITATION

(MUSINGS PART 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.

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