Meditation

med·i·ta·tion

/medəˈtāSH(ə)n/  noun
the action or practice of meditating  “a life of meditation”

Synonyms:  contemplation, thought, thinking, musing, pondering, consideration, reflection, prayer, deliberation, study, rumination, cogitation (the action of thinking deeply about something), mulling over, brown study (the condition of being so lost in solitary thought as to be unaware of one’s surroundings: absent-mindedness), concentration.

“cultivating the presence of something Greater than you in meditation and prayer”

med·i·tate

/ˈme-də-ˌtāt/ verb
to engage in contemplation or reflection  –  “He meditated long and hard before announcing his decision.”

to engage in mental exercise (such as concentration on one’s breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness

transitive verb
to focus one’s thoughts on : reflect on or ponder over  –  “He was meditating his past achievements.”

to plan or project in the mind : INTEND, PURPOSE  –  “He was meditating revenge.”

If you know how to worry, you know how to meditate. You're just meditating on the wrong things!

Meditation Resources

Breathing Meditation

Remember to Breathe…need help to reduce stress, anxiety, and all those negative emotions? Need help calming yourself down when tempers flare? Would you like to sharpen your concentration skills? Then this meditation practice is for you!

Dance Meditation

Dance is one of the most healthy hobbies around. Conscious movement exercises like traditional yoga styles are excellent but if you want an exercise that will help your mind AND body, Dance Meditations will get you there!

Eating Meditation

Eating mindfully? What in the busy day? Watch a child eat, savoring each bite, playfully enjoying each flavor on their taste buds. Ok, we may not be able to take the time as we can on a retreat or in a mindfulness course but SLOW DOWN take a few minutes with each bite. Have some self-compassion, and consider formal mindful eating on occasions where you NEED to Slow Down your daily routine.
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Fists of Anger Meditation

Want to change your mood in under 3 minutes? This is the mediation for you! In this meditation you can ACTUALLY intentionally think about anything and everything that makes you angry, weird, negative, or commotional!

Walking Meditation

Find a relatively peaceful place, where you won’t be disturbed or even observed. A slow, formal walking meditation can look strange to people who are unfamiliar with it. We find walking meditation is best outside in nature, but can be done indoors. The goal is not to reach a specific destination, just to practice a very intentional form of walking.

Meditation Myths

  • “Meditation is only spiritual/religious practice” 
  • “I need to follow certain rituals, wear certain clothes, burn incense, etc.”
  • “I need to be in a temple, or a special place” 
  • “It takes years to get any benefit”
  • “I need a master to meditate” 
  • “Meditation will make me want to abandon my life and become a monk”
  • “Meditation is boring”
  • “Meditation is escapism / running away from problems”
  • “Meditation is just relaxation or sleep”
  • “Meditation is effortless”
  • “Meditation is all about calming the mind” 
  • “Meditation is all about being in the present moment”
  • “I don’t have time to meditate” 
  • “Meditation and mindfulness are the same thing”
  • “I must close my eyes to meditate” 
  • “Meditation requires chanting mantras”
  • “Meditation is hard” 
  • “Meditation is about feeling good”
  • “I need a quiet mind in order to meditate” 
  • “Meditation is fighting with thoughts / emptying the mind”
  • “I need to sit in lotus position to meditate” 
  • “I have ADHD/ADD… there is no way I can meditate”

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