Don’t let thoughts make you their bitch.

Just because thoughts appear in our awareness, it doesn't mean we have to do what they say. We don't have to listen to thoughts, or engage with them or believe them. We can instead just see them happen, not judge them, not try to get away from them, or fight them, and not follow them [...]

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Meditation and ‘enlightenment’ are not special.

There is this picture of what meditation looks like and what ‘enlightenment’ looks like. And there's a tendency for many of us to believe that that is it, and anything else isn’t it. It can make me feel like it's not for us, and that only certain people get it, or see it, who are [...]

“My brain is a computer, it will always run, because that’s what it’s designed to do.” – Giancarlo Esposito

http://vimeo.com/62754136 It's taken me a couple of years to come round to the idea of meditation and to see the benefits it will bring my life. I first had to experience a positive reaction and once I had that, there was no going back. Apparently meditating 30 minutes everyday over a long period of time [...]