One-Moment Meditation (OMM) is an interesting concept. Many, me too sometimes, claim there's no time to meditate. OMM is a simple form of meditation that you can do anywhere, anytime. It begins with an exercise that takes just one minute per day. With practice, this takes less and less time, until it takes no time … Continue reading One-Moment Meditation
It sounds so simple, just Do Nothing for 2 Minutes, but it's not always that easy to just be. Two minutes is a very nice break, don't touch the mouse or keyboard because then it starts over. Enjoy your break!
I have bought Zen Brush and I really enjoy it. Enjoy performing zen art on your iPad or iPhone. Zen Brush is an app that allows you to easily enjoy the feeling of using an ink brush to write or to paint. It allows anyone to easily perform fluent strokes while not compromising on the … Continue reading Zen Brush
I got a copy of LESS - Accomplishing More by Doing Less by Marc Lesser at Øredev 2009. The book is described like this: Discusses the benefits of doing less in a world that has increasingly embraced more - more desire, more activity, more things, more exhaustion. This book is about stopping, as well as … Continue reading LESS – Accomplishing More by Doing Less
A while back I finished a book by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever you go there you are - Mindfulness Mediation in Everyday Life. I love Jon's low key style. The book which consists of very short chapters, most of them only a few pages long, covers different aspects of mindfulness and meditation. There are also practices … Continue reading Wherever you go there you are
I love this quote from The 5-minute Meditator, a book about 'spot meditations': A person in a Buddhist centre, sitting cross-legged with his eyes closed for an hour, may be completely unfocused and not meditating at all. He could be daydreaming, falling asleep or thinking about everything at random. Conversely, someone who is fully present … Continue reading Appearances can deceive
When browsing the net about meditation I came across an article at BBC: Scientists probe meditation secrets. The article says that scientists are beginning to uncover evidence that meditation has a tangible effect on the brain. Research into the health claims made for meditation has limitations and few conclusions can be reached, partly because meditation … Continue reading Scientists probe meditation secrets
I browsed YogaDirect.com and found a yoga T-Shirt with text about meditation. The text made me smile: "Meditation - Better than sitting around all day doing nothing..." This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.
I subscribe to the Daily Insight newsletter from YogaJournal. On May 5th it was about Five Steps Closer to Calm. It says: If it's hard for you to still your mind to meditate, the senior teachers at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health have developed a five-step approach that could help. Follow these steps and … Continue reading Five Steps Closer to Calm
I have finished a book written by Eric Harrison and titled The 5-minute Meditator, I like it a lot. It is the perfect book for people who 'have no time to meditate'. The book has about a dozen 'spot meditations' lasting from half a minute to five minutes. Short meditations are just as effective as … Continue reading The 5-minute Meditator