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The Wandering Mind and Finding a Suitable Anchor of Attention in Meditation

“A human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind” (Killingworth & Gilbert, 2010, p. 932). This was the concluding statement of a study on

Forgiveness making our own peace in life

When someone does you wrong in life, do you keep holding onto it or try to forgive.  But what is forgiveness?  Is forgiveness an exercise which benefits are for the other person

The Lotus Flower and the Mud of Life (On meaning of lotus flower and mud of life meaning)

Have you ever heard the story of the lotus flower growing out of the mud in the lake? It is a myth about the seed of compassion which lies dormant

Deconstructive meditation practices and the fascinating cognitive processes at work (Part 3 - self inquiry, insight)

In the first and second article of this three-part series, we looked at what might be the cognitive processes at work in attentional and constructive meditation practices.  We saw that

When God Delays to Answer (Paulo Coelho, Ronald Rolheiser) - CHAOS vs ORDER

In our second blog on our search for the one called God, we finished with the prospect that we can find God within us, in the good around us and

Constructive Meditation practices: The Fascinating cognitive processes at work (Part 2) reappraisal and perspective taking

The nurturing of virtuous qualities has been a common endeavour of various philosophical and contemplative traditions (Eifring, 2015; Gethin, 1998).  Constructive meditation practices were one of the methods developed and

One Sublime God So What or Where is God (search Part 2)

In our first blog on our search for the one called god, we finished with the question.  What, or where is the God that Christians believe in? And last month

Meditation attentional practices and the fascinating cognitive processes at work (Part 1)

Meditation and mindfulness practices have been a subject of research for both cognitive and neuroscientists.  In recent years research in such area has gained traction towards trying to understand the