Now that meditation is a mainstream practice, there are plenty of people looking for creative ways to profit from it, and you will find meditation scams popping up here and there. How to tell the difference? Here are some guidelines.
It’s the dream of many parents to be able to calm down their kids, teach them how to manage themselves, and see them grow into happy individuals. Meditation can definitely be a powerful tool for this. But the way of teaching kids to meditate is different.
Learning how to let go is a universal need, and a skill that can make your life happier, more peaceful, and more productive. Each of these quotes is a reminder that letting go is both possible and desirable. Let today be a new beginning.
Here I explore the differences and similarities between religion and spirituality. The goal is to bring clarity so that you can follow your spirituality in the most empowering way possible for you—linked to a specific religion or not.
People practice meditation for different purposes. Some seek one of meditation’s many benefits for the body, mind, and relationships; others are seeking personal growth, emotional healing, or spiritual development.
Sufism is the mystical path within Islam, where the goal is to purify oneself and achieve mystical union with the Supreme (named Allah in this tradition). Unlike many of the other meditation techniques, Sufi meditation is spiritual by nature.
Our strengths can often be the source of our weaknesses. Every virtue is a type of personal power, and like all power, it can be misused or distorted. Here I explore the need to balance our strengths with opposing qualities.
Meditation is a practice, not a religion. Yet we can find some common characteristics of people who are serious about meditation. In this Meditation Manifesto, I have playfully named them the “Ten Commandments of Meditators”. Join in!
The more popular a certain spiritual teaching becomes, the greater is the possibility of it being misunderstood or misapplied. In this article, I explore 12 common clichés, the truth behind them, and their hidden dark side.