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Do I have to meditate with other people?
You don’t have to, but it can help depending on your personality. Listen to “Do I have to meditate with others?” on Spreaker. For most people, doing anything with other people encourages them to do it more often and more regularly. Whether it’s exercising, playing sports, playing music or writing, for all of these activities, […]
How do I know if I’m meditating?
The best measure might be how are you feeling when you’re not on the meditation cushion? Do you notice a change in your physical or emotional well-being? Even a little bit? Listen to “How do I know if I’m meditating?” on Spreaker. If you’ve been meditating for a while and absolutely nothing has changed in […]
Can I learn meditation from a book?
The short answer? Yes, you pretty much can. It’s a short answer, but it’s not like a super high endorsement with spectacular confidence answer. But the answer is still yes, you can. Books and meditation have a grand tradition together. Listen to “Can I learn meditation from a book?” on Spreaker. A lot of the […]
What should I do when thoughts come up?
Listen to “What should I do when thoughts come up?” on Spreaker. One of the most common questions about meditation is what do I do with those distracting thoughts that come up during meditation? In truth, this question is as much about emotions as it is about thoughts. Thoughts and emotions are connected. They’re two […]
Do I need a mantra to meditate?
The short is answer is no, you do not. The slightly longer answer is no, you definitely do not. But you might want to try one or two or ten if you’re acoustically inclined. Listen to “Do I need a mantra to meditate?” on Spreaker. What is a Mantra? The Sanskrit root of the word […]
Will meditation make me dull and lacking emotion?
Listen to “Will meditation make me dull and lacking emotion?” on Spreaker. The short answer is no! Absolutely not. It’s a hard, no. The people who I know and I have known across decades who meditate are the most expressive emotionally. They’re full of joy and lightness and playfulness. They’re open to being vulnerable. They […]
Can meditation be bad for me?
The short answer is yes it can. I know this sounds strange, but I am very excited about this episode because. It’s something I’ve been wanting to talk about for a long time. It’s very important and most people don’t hear this message very much. Listen to “Can meditation be bad for me?” on Spreaker. […]
What are the benefits of meditation?
Listen to “What are the benefits of meditation?” on Spreaker. In the last episode, we took an honest look at the question. Can meditation be bad for us? And it turns out there’s many cases in which yes, meditation can actually be bad for us. As I mentioned in the last episode, I love meditation […]