People have a lot of misconceptions about meditation. Some think you have to be by yourself in a quiet place and assume a requisite position to meditate. Others think you have to thoroughly empty your mind of all thoughts to be successful.
However, Tibetan Buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche debunked all that misunderstanding.
We all have the ability to meditate anytime and anywhere.
Instead of concentrating on blocking thoughts and emotions, Rinpoche said we only need to focus on what’s happening inside our head.
In his very words, he calls the mind a “monkey mind,” referring to the constant chattering that goes on in our heads.
Not everyone is able to control the “monkey.”
The key here is making friends with this “monkey,” and it doesn’t involve giving it a banana.
No food incentive for this guy.
Imagine the “monkey” is an entity that you can misdirect, after which it only takes a couple of seconds to achieve meditative state. The best way to mislead the “monkey” is to give it a job.
And that job involves monitoring the way we breathe.
As long as we keep the “monkey” occupied by watching us breathe, we’re able to focus on breathing in and breathing out as well.
Meanwhile, our constant stream of thoughts and emotions remain in the background and we have the option to tune in to them or not.
Listen to Rinpoche explain how to do it:
The important thing is to concentrate on breathing in and breathing out, and we can take as long a time or as short a time as we have available to us.
This way, whether we are walking, having coffee, in the middle or work, or getting ready for bed, we can meditate anytime and anywhere for however long we feel necessary.
13 Ways to Make Yourself Appear Smart in Meetings
Even if you really aren’t.
Let’s face it, a lot of corporate meetings are a waste of time and don’t often accomplish much. Still, office head honchos insist on having them, if only to feel they’re on top of the game.
Writer and comedian, Sarah Cooper came up with some cleverly witty ways you can trick colleagues and bosses into appearing smart during these meetings.
Here are 13 tongue-in-cheek tricks to nail those officious conferences and appearing extremely bright while doing so:
#1. Show how valuable your time is by initiating a “hard stop.”
15 Simple Hacks That Can Save Your Life One Day
Remember these little nuggets of knowledge. They can spell the difference between life and death.
While everyone’s familiar with safety rules these days, it’s easy to ignore them if they seem too inconsequential or inconvenient.
However, these cautions aren’t there without a reason and many of them should be indispensable in everyday life.
Here are 15 no-nonsense facts you should remember to save your life:
#1 Don’t use your mobile phone (or any other electronic device) while walking.
7 Amazing Ways to Cure Your Body With Ordinary Mustard
The wonders that come from a humble mustard seed.
Mustard. We take it for granted as an everyday condiment for various kinds of food.
However, there’s more to this spicy yellow dipping sauce than meets the eye.
Did you know mustard owns up to a whole slew of body benefits that can aid everything from the common cold to respiratory illnesses?
True. Mustard’s benefits have been used for hundreds of years, and not just for cuisine....