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  • On Mindfulness

    I feel sorry for “the feelings”. I am sorry for the way they are treated or rather mistreated. They are diminished, ridiculed and disrespected; they can be both dismissed and glorified. And above all they are misinterpreted. When we sense an emotion we get immediately busy with giving a...
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    The thinking, intelligent mind likes to take possession. It appropriates whatever is happening to “you” using words like “I”, “me” and “mine”. It loves telling stories in the first person. The truth is that it is not “You”. It is only a par...
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     A member of my family died lately. It was too soon, too abrupt and too painful; it almost always is. We are still shocked at that fact. We don’t know how and where to put this huge empty space that is left for us. There is a story about his life and about his death. There is a story abo...
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    “I wish I could stop thinking “is a thought that probably pops up on everybody’s mind from time to time. Thinking in such cases instead of bringing a solution and help, has accelerated into a messy hurricane or a mental vortex threatening our sanity and giving us a headache or othe...
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    I began learning to write and read by learning alphabet. So did Shakespeare. I am not going to compare his skill of writing to mine, but it is obvious that we both started from A, B, C... If it is knitting, cooking or composing music one has to start from a very simple, basic level to be able to go ...
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    The past does not exist and neither the future. Whatever we experience is happening now in the present. We tell a story about what happened or what’s going to happen, but this story is being told now. What we take for the past are patches of feelings and thoughts stored in our nervous system. ...
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    I was not taught to indulge my wants. Contrary, I was taught to control them. There was something wrong with the very notion of having a desire. There was something frivolous and egoistic in it. The real virtue was in giving up and giving away or in working very, very hard hoping for a reward. There...
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    “To be or not to be?” is this really “the question”? I believe that it is rather “How to be happy?” question. And when we are that we don’t bother about being or not being, the answer becomes obvious. Yes, happiness-that’s what we want in life. The rig...
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    When I talk about mindfulness and mention non-intellectual, non-thinking aspect of it I see some kind of panic and trepidation in people’s eyes. I see doubting and ridiculing the idea of existence without thinking. Our mind simply can’t imagine such a state as useful and honorable one. &...
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    I don’t like making mistakes. But who does? I know that mistakes are important for me learning, developing and growing. I know that I can’t avoid them. They belong to life. I try to pacify them, using affirmations and wise sentences like: “The man who makes no mistakes does not usu...
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    I can sing to myself “Don’t worry, be happy”. In spite of this wise message I do worry. And the world, media and society supply me with reasons to worry. So I worry about wars and terrorist’s attacks; about losing life, losing family, losing home and losing health. I am infor...
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    It is a truth universally acknowledged that “negative” feelings are not welcome in our lives. We would actually do anything to get rid of them and live happily without them. Unfortunately the buggers won’t listen to us and constantly come back. We fight and resist them, we pretend ...
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    I had planned a short, one day trip. I was looking forward to a new place, eating out, sleeping in a hotel and lounging around. A chain of circumstances deprived me of that day off. It came to nothing. There was not a big disaster or a drama, nevertheless I felt very disappointed, even angry and i...
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    It has been a beautiful summer in Norway. The nature is rich and exuberant here. The intensity and variety of green colors is breath taking. And the weather is very changeable. There are no two days similar; it may rain and blow one day and be sunny and warm the following one. The season is so pleas...
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    Mindfulness meditation is not a religion or a religious attribute. Practicing mindfulness meditation will not make of you a slave to a sect or destroy your life. Yes, meditation is used and talked of in many religions, but reading and writing, singing or playing an instrument is used as well. There ...
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      There are days without excitement-the ordinary days; no inspiration, no particular meetings, no prospect of fun. The everyday routine at work and at home; the tiding up, the food-making, bit of reading and telly watching-the everyday activities, the same people, the same tasks. Nothing happe...
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    I have heard a beautiful Chilean song -”Gracias a la Vida”. The melody and the lyrics stay with me all the time now. “Thank you”-I should say it to the life more often. Instead I ignore the richness and beauty of the life and get disappointed or dissatisfied, because the...
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    We women need to be strong and brave. We have to be strong for our children, families and employers. We need to be strong to prove that we are not weak and uninteresting females, because a woman from the very definition is somebody who is weak, sentimental and a burden to the world. So we do anythin...
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    People come to my meditation classes with an expectation of approaching some kind of mystical space, far away from their complicated and dissatisfying lives. And I sense disappointment when I start a class with a simple body awareness exercise. We don’t go anywhere, we don’t leave the bo...
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    A desire is not a problem; a thought is not a problem; a feeling is not a problem. They appear naturally in us. They just happen, they come and go. We choose and select those that are important or interesting and we focus on them. We build our lives on those choices. Problem appears when we get ver...
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    I can’t really know how my day will look like tomorrow. I can imagine and plan it, but it will never be a precise reflection of the plan; something unexpected will occur. I can think about my past, happenings and situations that I remember, but they are only a subjective memory of events; any other ...
  • Meeting My Creativity

    Human being is naturally creative. There is an artist in every one, not necessarily a revolutionary and acclaimed artist, but there is a creative power in every person. All areas of human activities are fields for creation, from domestic tasks to professional one; from creating a party for your chil...
  • Meeting My Creativity

    Every one of us is equipped with creativity; we have it in us, you have it and I have it. There is no lack of imagination, talents or ideas in us. Creativity is not a problem. Nevertheless we can feel uninspired, blocked or empty. But this feeling of stagnation has nothing to do with our creativity....
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  • The Law of Attraction and how to make it work.

    When I make up in the morning I need a mirror to help me to see that I apply mascara correctly. I want it on my lushes and not on my nose. The mirror reflects my picture and all the changes happening to me. If I tried to put mascara on a reflected picture I would only make the mirror dirty. I would ...
  • The Law of Attraction and how to make it work.

    When I make up in the morning I need a mirror to help me to see that I apply mascara correctly. I want it on my lushes and not on my nose. The mirror reflects my picture and all the changes happening to me. If I tried to put mascara on a reflected picture I would only make the mirror dirty. I would ...
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    Why meditate? What is it good for? What can it give me beyond some minutes of calmness? I can actually relax in various ways not necessarily by sitting still avoiding thinking.   Feeling of calmness and fascinating state of non-thinking are only by-products of meditation. The only aim of meditation ...
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    There is a painting of Madame de Pompadour in her boudoir. I wondered about the meaning and provenience of this word. The term derives from French verb to sulk; so from a sulking room, a room to withdraw it became a woman’s private room. The mentioned picture is an incarnation of luxury: truly royal...
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    I quite often miss from my sight what is here, in front of my nose. I leave the present to automatic trained behaviours and pay attention only to everything that is not here. It seems that I live many lives at the same time. For example while I brush my teeth, my body takes care of it without bother...
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    A feeling is energy. Energy is not good or bad. Only how we use it can be good or bad. Feeling of anger is not bad, only acting violently and cruelly on it is bad. We confuse a feeling with an action it may provoke. This misunderstanding makes us afraid of our own feelings so much that we avoid them...
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    I feel all the time, even if my mind doesn’t think about it. My body senses constantly the environment, my senses receive signals even if majority of them are ignored by my intelligent mind. The mind chooses those signals that for some reason are important to it and ignores others. Why some are impo...
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    Be aware of a story. The moment I realize that I am telling myself a story I know that I am not in the here any longer; I am away somewhere in the past or in the future watching an imaginary film. The moment I am aware of that I can choose: shall I stay in a story or shall I leave it and get into th...
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    Mindfulness is about connecting to the present. My physical body is always present and it is enough if I pay attention to this presence of my body; to what I see and feel and sense just now. The modern person is quite often disconnected from the body, being glued to a virtual life of imagination and...
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    When I feel fear, anger, resentment or any other so called “negative” feeling I will do anything to escape these feelings. I will immediately manage them with thinking, telling stories about them, sometimes even blaming others or acting violently and automatically to avoid them. I will do anything n...
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    The now is original and unique. It has never happened before. I come to the now with a luggage of experiences and behaviours that I acquired in the past. I interpret what is in the here accordingly to what had happened to me earlier, sometimes decades ago. I filter the present moment through my old ...
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    I enjoy having breakfast at a local café. When I am in the south of Spain I sit outdoor looking at palms and absorbing the warmth of sunshine. It is so lovely that a feeling of laziness descents on me and fills every cell of my body with a wish to be there as long as I can, just be embraced and soak...
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    I want to have a result. And I want this result to be valued as good and positive, to be a success. When it doesn’t happen, when the outcome of my efforts and work is not what I wanted I get disappointed. I feel disappointed, unhappy and useless. It is not a comfortable and pleasant feeling so I do ...
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    I teach meditation and mindfulness. It is a bit like teaching swimming. It is experiential. Practice is very important in acquiring it. It is learned by doing not by reading about it. You only need curiosity and interest in meditation to start. Meditation does not demand any particular posture, or s...
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    I had a nice and relaxing Christmas holiday. Nevertheless there were moments of confusion and stress and in such a moment I broke some plates. They were old and rare pieces that I kept for special occasions. So I felt particularly strong regret of breaking them. When I make a mistake, when an accide...
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    New Year resolutions are about changing and improving my-self, about creating another, a better version of my-self. But do I really know who I am. How much of this “I” is a posture, a programme that has been created to make me functional in the society and culture I live in. This posture is only a s...
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    Meditation is about being present. It sounds very simple. But there is a part of me which doesn’t like what is in the present. The critical/thinking mind is never satisfied with what’s here. It wants: more, better, different; it always has a wish of improving, changing and going to what was in the p...
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    Word “meditation” is sometimes replaced by “sitting”. A posture one takes to meditate is really not so important, but obviously the easiest and most comfortable one is sitting. So instead of saying I meditate one can say I sit.   When I meet my friends for a chat I usually meet them at a cup of coff...
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    I have a dream. But there was a time in my life when I didn’t allow myself to dream; it was too silly, unpractical and above all completely unrealistic. But now I know that a dream has nothing to do with reality. A dream is not about fulfilling it; it is about having it. So I just allow myself to dr...
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    Sometimes I wake up in the middle of night absorbed in thinking. My mind is galloping like a herd of horses and a thunder of their hooves wakes me up. To get back to sleep I have to calm down this gallop, I have to slow down these rushing thoughts. At first they seem to be uncontrollable. They bring...
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    EGO-the black sheep of human existence; we burden it with so many sins. But I need my Ego. It gives me a distinct sense of myself. It helps me to decide what to buy for dinner and what hairstyle to wear. My ego puts a structure into my life, helps to choose from that infinite offer that surrounds us...
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    When I meditate I don’t go anywhere; I don’t “leave” my body and move to some fancy world of blissful happiness following a fairy-tale stories of my mind. Contrary I stay here, as close as possible to the “banal” physical world of my body. I stay with my subjective reality that I experience through ...
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    Mindfulness has taught me a game called “I don’t know”. The point of it is to see objects without engaging thinking. It goes like that: I can see a common sparrow on my balcony. My mind is immediately producing an assessment like: “It is an unimportant bird and it leaves droppings on the balcony-no ...
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    I paint pictures. Does it make me an artist? I don’t know. I would like to be one, because I am in awe for art. Art stops me; makes me turn my head and be curious. To be an artist one needs creativity, talents, skill and imagination. Every child owns it, but it is harder for adults. In front of ever...
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    Mindfulness gets me closer to reality, while thinking pulls me away from it all the time. Mindfulness is about getting my mind where my body is, while my thoughts are trying to get my body where they are: into some imaginary world; it can be scary or a fantastic one, but it seems always to be more i...
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    Meditation moves away from words, language and thinking mind. And here in this blog I use words appealing to your thinking mind trying to convince you about qualities of meditation. How weird is this? It is like telling a VIP that he is no longer so Very Important. No VIP likes to be in such an awkw...
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    Number of thoughts passing through the mind is counted in thousands. We have tendency to choose from that heap of thoughts a particular set and our favorite are so called negative thoughts. There is also an ongoing well-meant advice on thinking positively. It can be a good advice under a condition t...
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    Life is changing. My lovely summer is ripening into colorful autumn. It will be gone too. The change is unavoidable and problematic, because it is constant and feels so volatile, fragile and insecure. I can freeze the past in a snap-shot and keep memory of it feeling safe there. But life is pushing ...
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    Reading books about mindfulness is fine. It can be helpful, instructive and explanatory. But it is only an intellectual entertainment and will stay purely that if you don’t put away that book and finally do this simple exercise that is described in it. There is nothing wrong with entertainment, just...
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    I spend most of my time in an ordinary every day. Thera are chores, errands and jobs to be done. There are things to be organized and fixed. This every day is normal and average. My intelligent mind can call it: boring, unpleasant or stressful. The great critic in me constantly explains, judges, ent...
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    I like to take a break from thinking, so I can come back to it with a different perspective and a refreshed mind. This break is called meditation and being more precise is not about not thinking, it is rather about not paying any attention to thoughts appearing on my mind. As we all know it is not t...
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    How to solve a problem? Usually we engage our intelligence to do that. We use our knowledge and sometimes other people knowledge to approach the problem. This accumulated knowledge comes always from the past. But sometimes it is not enough. We are left with our mind spinning with thoughts without ge...
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    Meditation is simple. But even simple things need to be learned and exercised before they become easy. And a simple thing can seem impossible if we don’t know how to do it. Learning meditation is about learning by doing. It is an experiential knowledge, not theoretical. It involves action of redirec...
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    We, modern people are prisoners of intellectual, thinking mind. Whatever we do has to go through a gate guarded by reason. Scientific research has to be added in parenthesis to every piece of information we get and there must be an assessment of everything we do. One can’t eat a piece of chocolate o...
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    There is a posture of defense and resistance in me. It had been formed when I was a child and a young person. The purpose of this posture is to keep me safe, to protect me both physically and intellectually from the environment. I have to be protected because the world outside is not benevolent, at ...
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    Life is happening now. I can dwell on the past and I can plan or fear the future, but the only reality is here in the present. I think that I am living my life, but what if life is living me. Even when I sit motionlessly there is a continuous activity in my body independent of my intelligent, thinki...
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    What positive thinking has to do with negative feelings? Can I change a negative feeling by thinking positively? Well, it is a little like trying to refurbish a room by working on its snapshot on computer. The effect will be great in the virtual world-published on social media, but it will have no e...
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    There are times in our life when we would like to stop thinking; to stop continuous, exhausting analysis of a particular, painful problem. But the mind won’t do that, won’t stop. We hear that meditation can quiet the mind and give us so wanted rest. Yes it can although it is not about quieting the m...
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     Meditation is about non-thinking. It is a state of being in which you don’t pay any attention to thoughts. It means that you don’t change one set of thoughts (negative one) for another set of thoughts (positive one). It means that you don’t create with your mind a fairytale in exchange for a traged...
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    I am therefore I think. Being comes first, thinking thereafter. Without my bodily existance, my physical presence I wouldn't be able to perform thinking and all the other functions of a human being. It means that without a body I am not. The first and basic condition of a human-being is to have a hu...
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    Holiday season is here. Holiday is about resting, relaxing and doing something different from everyday routine, so that we can be ready to return to our ordinary, working life with charged batteries and rested mind. In practice it is not that easy to switch from a working day to a holy-day; the rout...
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    Some time ago I heard a man saying: "...when I walk I walk, when I eat I eat, when I read I read..." He was a mindfulness practitioner and I didn't have idea what he was talking about. It sounded very boring doing just one thing at the time. Multitasking not single-tasking is the mantra of our times...
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    Summer is here, with its long days, fruits and berries. And I would like my mind and body to be filled up with sensations of summer. Holiday season is here and I would like my mind and body to be filled up with sensations of holiday. No thinking and worrying about past mistakes; and no thinking and ...
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    " A brain without a body could not think" M. Feldenkrais Our brain steals all the attention. If you pay any attention to a body it is always through the thinking mind; it tells you how to treat the body, how to tame it and control it. It is able to justify, hide and explain any abuse of the body. Th...
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    Meditation is a different state of consciousness from our habitual one. Habitually we think constantly. Any smallest experience provokes a stream of thoughts connecting us to the past or to the future. One thought is being followed by another keeping us somewhere else, but definately not in the pres...
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    Our mind has enormous authority. We take it very seriously and treat it with respect. We believe what it tells us; and it loves talking, commenting, assessing, comparing and telling stories. It controls us. We are scared of not listenting to it. We are convinced that it has a solution and answer to ...
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    Be good, be grateful, be compassionate; forgive, love, help, respect... My FB is full of these beautiful advices promising that in return I will get peace, happiness and love; angels will protect me and people will respect me, law of attraction will fulfill all my wishes and I only need to think pos...
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    "I THINK therefore I AM." Does it mean that if I don't think I don't exist? Thinking is about making sense from what we experience, describing the environment we live in. Thinking is a process of organizing, assessing and systemizing reality. It is important but is it truly the only valuable functio...
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    My life is full of tasks, obligations, duties, responsibilities and chores. They are consequence of the times and culture I live in. They are necessary to make me functional in the society. There are also tasks I do because I want to improve and develop. I go to courses, learn new skills and create ...
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    Your attention is the trophy. Everybody wants it. There are strategies and scientific stadies devoted to finding the best way of getting it. The reason for it is that there is so much on the market, and no product can be sold without catching your attention first. There is a virtual war for your att...
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    Meditation means to experience and feel environment without describing it and organizing it with thoughts. It means to see the person next to you without creating judgment about her or him. It means to smell tha air around you without trying to find a memory of the similar smell. It means to taste a...
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    A plain has crashed, a school has been attacked, a boat has sunk. No chance to find anybody alive. The hope is gone.In front of such a tragedy, what we feel is grief, fear, despair. How to cope with that? Is there any way of getting through it? The disaster may not touch us directly, but we are awar...
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    Meditation is about feeling and allowing these feelings to be as they are even if they are uncomfortable. But we don't like discomfort and we turn to our intelligent mind for remedies to remove this poking feeling away. Sometimes we spend decades hoping that the mind, science or reasoning will take ...
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    I had a cold recently; a common, unpleasant cold. I know the story of it, how it starts, the first symptoms, how it develops and all its stages. I do not like it, I get upset, irritated and angry that it is happening again. I am so careful avoiding draughts, freezing and lack of sleep. Still it is g...
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    Mindfulness-"I FEEL therefore I AM". The state of not thinking, as if there were no memories, no words, no ideas; the state from before language, concepts, repetition of behavior. The only thing you know is what you feel, what you experience with your senses. It is very beneficial to your system. I ...
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    Practice of meditation is changing my outlook on life and reality. The reality is something out there; it resists my plans, my expectations and intentions. I collide with it and am full of bruises. I always wanted to be safe and I was taught to believe that if I control the reality I will be safe. I...
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    Meditation is less thinking. What I mean by that is less judging,  less comparing, assessing, planning, calculating, telling stories about yourself and others, worring, foreseeing, etc...There is nothing wrong with these processes, they are necessary but it happens that you are unable to control tha...
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    -"Don't bother me with your advices and good intentions. I don't ask for it. I don't want it now. I am tired of your expectations and corrections. What I want is a piece of unconditional love, love which can accept me fully, as I am imperfect. Where can I find these rare goods? Can you tell me that?...
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    Meditation is a meeting with your-self. It is actually a very constructive meeting and a very different from the habitual one. At this meeting you are not going to listen to a stream of thoughts about the future and the past, the thoughts that you already know by heart so well; after all you have be...
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    Meditation is experiential. What I mean by that is that you do it using your senses; you approach the reality by consciously feeling, hearing, testing, touching and seeing. It is not about reading, thinking and discussing what meditation is. It is about doing it with your body like any other activit...
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    Meditation is fun. Meditation is pleasurable. I am so much involved with it that sometimes I forget to pass on this information. The pleasure of it has many forms. Sometimes it can be like a taste of your favourite ice-cream and sometimes like a pleasure of conquering a very difficult and dangerous ...
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    Why is it so difficult to explain what meditation is? I can use a metaphore here. Do you know what "chirimoya" is? It is an exotic, tropical fruit. I can describe its shape and colour and taste, but to fully know what it is you have to experinece with your body the taste, the smell, the touch and th...
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    I carry with me a picture, a concept of reality and I behave accordingly to this concept. But what if this concept is untrue, inadequate or out dated? My behaviour instead of helping me may hurt me. The reality, the environment is in constant change. I would like it to be solid and stable, but it is...
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    A part of human nature is to feel emotions. When they are pleasant it gives an increase in energy, when they are uncomfortable they can put shadow over all other aspects of life. For many years I didn't know how to cope with this "negative" one or I could rather say my way of coping was to suppress ...
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    There is security in the present. You know what you have here. It is calming for your mind. But the mind is trained to remember the past and to foresee the future. It is so well-versed in this occupation that it gets uneasy when it has to concentrate on the present. The present is simply boring to t...
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    The news are full of blood, war and disasters. Facebook and other social media are full of benevolent preaching, slogans and statements about positive thinking and goodness. This idea of thinking positively is getting on my nervs. How much can I suppress "negative" thoughts and "negative" feelings? ...
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    I am an artist by profession: I paint figurative pictures in acrylic. So why do I write a blog on mindfulness meditation? Being an artist is very interesting occupation, one never gets bored with the job, and one has to look for new ideas-new stories to paint with skill and talent. The challenge is ...
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    New Year Resolutions: a list of tasks to achieve and fulfill in the New Year. The promisses of our resolutions are beautiful, lofty and noble. The expectations are great. But on the way to their fulfillment we miss something and we quite often arrive at the next New Year with the same list of the sa...
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    I have made a set of affirmation cards. Affirmation is abour ideal me. I wrote these bold statements about what I want to and should be, but what I am really not. The theory is that if I repeat these statements often enough I will become them. Does repetition of affirmations help? Does it really cha...
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    You do your mindfulness with your body, like you do walking and dancing or swimming or even watching. Mindfulness is a body-mind activity with the stress on the body. It is misunderstanding that mindfulness meditation is some kind of intellectual activity, (it is non-intellectual one). It seems to b...
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    What is your mind full of? If you pay attention you will find out that it is full aff thoughts and stories about your past and future. There is nothing wrong about it until you realize that they are there even when you don't want them to be there and you don't know how to stop this stream of thought...
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    We want benefits in our life. We want reward and pleasure. And I want to convince you that learning meditation is beneficial and rewarding. How to describe pleasure? Is it an object or is it rather a feeling we get by acquiring an object, position or state? Everybody has a list of things that bring ...
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    Mindfulness meditation teaches how to be present, how to redirect our attention to the here and now. I have discovered however that for many there is a fear of being present, as if the state of presence took away our precious memories and lofty plans. We are afraid of arriving into this realm as if ...
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    What I want to achieve or get, what I am after and what comes to me in a natural effortless way is almost always inexplicable to me. Sometimes there are so many struggles involved in a process of finishing something . All that running and racing for getting and fixing is pretty exhausting. Meditatio...
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    I love meditation. It is like a chocolate that I can eat without worrying about calories. It is like holidays without any costs. It gives me feeling of peace, relaxation and clarity. And I get all these simply by being present, connecting to my own body. It opens a wonderful space of opportunities, ...
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    Our mind speaks with words. The never-ending monolog or imaginary dialog we have in our heads is verbal; the letters, the words, the grammar and the stories. Our intelligence uses this medium-the language to asses, to judge, to compare, to argue and to tell stories. But we are not only the speaking ...
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    The vocabulary used by so called "alternative people" has been incomprehensible to me for a very long time. I knew the words, but their meaning was vague and unclear. Here are some examples: "empty your mind", "open your heart", "abandon your ego". I simply didn't know how to empty my mind, how to o...
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    We all crave for anconditional love; it means that whatever we do, however we look like, whatever we own we are accepted and valuable. We are accepted not only for oue saccesses but faults, mistakes and misbehaving as well. To feel this relaxation in the body and mind of not having to prove anything...
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    A thought is never in the present. It is always in the past or in the future if only for a fraction of a second. If you want to connect to the present, you have to connect to something that exists in the here and now, namely your body. And the easiest way is to become aware of your own breath. So ta...
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    Is meditation boring? For people looking at a meditating person it might seem boring. But that goes for so many occupations. How interesting is it to an outsider to look at a person reading an incredibly fascinating book?  The feeling changes when you start to read the book yourself. But you have to...
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    Anger is part of our life. We all can feel this rising, pushing sensation. This energy makes us to yell, criticize and attack (both verbally and physically) other people, oftenest the closest one whom we in reality want to protect and love. Instead we hurt them. We never give our self time, a second...
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    If you want to have it in your life you have to have it in your body. HOW? By learning meditation.
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    How to solve a problem that has been bothering you for a long time?You are exhausted, upset and getting irritated with absurdity of life. So if you haven't been able to solve that problem with your excellent mind and well trained intelligence there is a possibility that some other part of you may be...
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    Why do I write this blog "On Meditation"? The reason is that I would like to encourage people to try meditation, to give it a chance and if they like it to have it as a daily routine. I teach meditation and I use meditation as one of the tools for helping people to have a harmonious life. Not to cha...
  • On meditation

    Meditation is saying hello to your own body, making an acquaintance with this perfect power station that has been supplying you with ready solutions to your everyday life. It works 24/7. It really deserves some gentle attention from you. It has been coping with all the corrections, expectations and ...
  • On meditation

    There are subjects that seem rather boring or uninteresting while talked of or intellectually explained. How much fun is it in talking abour swimming, dancing or riding a bike? The fun is in using the body and the muscles. The fun is in a physical activity itself and not in the instruction booklet. ...
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  • On meditation

    What is "a negative feeling"? It is a judgement on what you actually feel. Your mind gives this title. A feeling is not good or bad. it simply flows through your body. Don't run away from it and don't suppress it. Stay; allow it to be; listen. How? Solution: LEARN MEDITATION 
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    The habitual state for a human being is a state of RESISTANCE. We are in a state of protecting our tastes, identity and our set of values most of the time. We use so much energy for these protective actions that there is no much left for anything else. This alertness makes us tense and limited. We c...
  • On meditation

    So what is meditation? I choose this DEFINITION: Meditation is any activity which you are doing devoting 100% of your attention to it. You are 100% aware of your body and mind being involved in it without any intention of changing, judging or correcting it. Meditation is about being in the here and ...
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    "Meditation and BODY". What does body have to do with meditation? Is not meditation something transcendental, spiritual and beyond the banalities of matter? Actually meditation and physical body are inseparably connected. Your body is always present in the here and now, contrary to your thoughts whi...
  • On meditation

    If you think about breakfast while showering; if you think about your children while visiting your parents and about you parents while you are with your children; if you think about your holiday while at work and about your work while you are on holiday, the truth is that you are not where your body...