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Why Is Meditation So Hard? Understanding The Challenges And Overcoming Them

Have you ever felt that no matter how hard you try, meditation just doesn’t seem to work for you? You’re not alone; many find it difficult to quiet their busy minds and sit still. This article will delve into the challenges of meditation and offer practical advice for overcoming them, making your practice more rewarding. Discover the path to a clearer […]

Meditation And Imagination: The Main Differences And How One Fosters The Other

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to feel like our minds are constantly on overdrive. We often search for ways to quiet the chatter inside our heads and unlock the peaceful creativity we sense is lurking beneath the surface. Meditation is a popular retreat for those looking to find silence within, while imagination is the playground […]

Does Meditation Increase Dopamine Levels? Exploring The Science Behind It

Ever felt the peaceful calm that washes over you after a good meditation session? Scientific research suggests this may be due to an increase in dopamine, your body’s feel-good neurotransmitter. In this blog, we delve into the fascinating science behind how meditation impacts our dopamine levels and subsequently influences mood and behaviour. Keep reading to discover whether […]

Meditation For Grief And Loss

Experiencing grief and loss can feel overwhelming and disorienting. Did you know that meditation could be a beneficial tool in navigating these challenging times? Our article offers step-by-step guidance on how to use meditation to cope with grief, helping you process your emotions and find inner peace. Ready to begin your journey towards healing? Let’s dive in! Key […]

How long does it take for meditation to work

Meditation is a fantastic tool for managing anxiety and stress, overcoming negative emotions, and becoming a more focused, productive individual. Research has shown that meditation improves your attention, memory, focus, and creativity, in addition to relieving stress and anxiety. However, many people who start practising mindfulness meditation expect that they’ll feel magically cured of any […]

What is Higher Consciousness? A Deeper Look at an Elusive Concept

Consciousness is a term that’s thrown around a lot. It’s common in the fields of psychology and philosophy, although it can also be used in medical contexts, or in more spiritual discussions, too. Essentially, we use it to describe different states of physical and mental awareness. But what is higher consciousness? If you’ve heard of […]

The Seven Factors of Awakening

The Seven Factors of Awakening are seven mental capacities on which Buddhist tradition places significant value. Known within the religion as “inner wealth”, these factors are mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquillity, concentration, and equanimity. Now, I know what you’re thinking — the term “Factors of Awakening” seems a little lofty and out-of-touch with everyday life. […]

What is “do nothing” meditation?

Most forms of mindfulness meditation require effort, whether it’s the focused attention of concentration practices or the more broad awareness encouraged by practices like Non-Duality. In fact, one of the main criticisms of mindfulness is that it can seem to vilify the idea of daydreaming and suggest that letting the mind wander naturally is a […]

Sympathetic joy: How to feel good when someone else is happy

We all experience moments of happiness and joy for others. It could be that your best friend has just secured their dream job, or your sibling has got into their first choice university. Maybe it’s something even simpler like your partner has discovered an amazing restaurant that sells their favourite food. Whatever it is that […]

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