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Being Non-Judgemental (Part 2): What Does It Mean To Be Non-Judgemental?

Non-Judgemental (Part 2): What Does It Mean To Be Non-Judgemental?

In our previous post on being “non-judgemental”, we looked at the workings of the “judging mind” and how an overtly judgemental mind can be very taxing and controlling and can leave you feeling stuck in life.  Meditation, through the cultivation of mindfulness, presents an alternative to such a mode of existence through the application of an …

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Non-Judgemental (Part 1): Is Being judgemental our default setting? Non-judgemental awareness and the judging mind

Non-Judgemental (Part 1): Is Being judgemental our default setting?

Is this good bad or neutral? Most of the time, we go through our days judging our life experiences, the people we encounter, ourselves and our actions.  So I asked myself this question – “Am I judgemental?” – “Could it be that being judgemental is our default setting?” Personally, in today’s connected world many times …

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Change and impermanence - The problem of impermanence is that change impermanence is characteristic of life (concept of impermanence)

Thanks to Impermanence, Everything is Possible

Impermanence is also known as the philosophical problem of constant change. Reflect nothing remains the same and everything is in continuous flux, even your breath from moment to moment is different so much so that your next breath can be your last. The paradox with impermanence is that although we know change happens, we still …

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Climate Change News Wake Up It’s a Climate Crisis an Emergency Scientists Warn (climate crisis news, climate emergency)

Climate Change? Wake Up It’s a Climate Crisis an Emergency Scientists Warn

It’s not the first time that thousands of academics united to urge people to take action on climate change.  Personally, I agree with the scientists.  I don’t think that at present we are talking about climate change but about a climate crisis an emergency that is endangering every one of us — even you who …

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What does mindfulness and being mindful mean - stop Mindfulness exercise it just takes a moment to be mindful

STOP – What does mindfulness and being mindful mean?

Mindfulness is the first step the vehicle through which we become mindful.  Mindfulness is like a light that shines out in the dark, allowing us to become mindfully aware of our thoughts and feelings. How these affect our behaviour towards ourselves, other people and our surroundings. Mindfulness and being mindful is like switching on the …

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

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 mind wondering which found that we spend as much as 50% of our lives lost in thinking.  This can have negative effects on our mental, …

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Forgiveness making our own peace in life

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 or yourself?  Let’s reflect on these. Forgiveness, in reality, isn’t “really” about someone else’s harmful behaviour but how you keep relating to it. It’s a reflection …

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

Deconstructive Meditation Practices: The Fascinating Cognitive Processes at Work (Part 3)

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 attentional meditation practices help us cultivate a degree of emotional regulation.  With constructive meditation practices using the cultivated emotional regulation to build onto and change …

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