|My dog, meditating next to me|
I also find myself choosing acceptance more often, instead of ruminating on feelings or events I don't like. The people who create these guided meditations are constantly talking about coming back to the present moment, while still accepting our thoughts and feelings. I think it just seeps into my brain after listening to it every morning, so now it's becoming more of a habit. It's like healthy brainwashing. Yay for building helpful habits!
- These are my new favorite meditations at the moment: Tara Brach's Audio Guided Meditations.
- This is a great article about posture during meditation from Mindful magazine.
- Lots of great links from Mindful.org on mindfulness and meditation basics.
- I loved this article by Dan Harris and his take on meditation. He's a news anchor who had a televised panic attack, which eventually led him to try meditation. I know meditation can come across as being hippy dippy fluffy nonsense, but Harris really cuts through the crap and shows how helpful it can be. I love his catchphrase, "It makes me 10% happier." Such an accurate description of the benefits of meditating! He wrote a book with the same name and I'm interested in reading it.