10 RESEARCH STUDIES ON MEDITATION

Meditation Makes You Happier and Boosts Your Immune System 'Brain mapping and MRI technology were able to determine that the regular practice of mindfulness meditation activates the left prefrontal cortex of the brain - the area associated with positive emotions.' Psychosomatic Medicine (Davidson et al., 2003). 2. Meditators Have Lower Blood Pressure 'Twenty hypertension patients … Continue reading 10 RESEARCH STUDIES ON MEDITATION

EMPTY YOUR CUP

There's an old Zen story about a scholar who visited a famous Zen master to inquire into the meaning of zen. The scholar asked question after question but was so full of his own ideas that he rarely gave the master an opportunity to answer. After about an hour of this one-sided dialogue, the master … Continue reading EMPTY YOUR CUP

RESULTS FROM MEDITATION

"When you practice making the shift from doing and thinking to being, you discover how to align yourself with a deeper current of meaning and belonging. You may get in touch with personal feelings and aspirations that have long remained hidden from your conscious awareness. Or you may connect with a more universal source of … Continue reading RESULTS FROM MEDITATION

IN THE MOMENT – MEDITATION

Eating a piece of fruit. For this excercise, choose a fruit and imagine you have never seen, felt, tasted - experienced - this fruit before. Place the fruit on a plate and close your eyes. Clear your mind, open your eyes and visually see the fruit for the 'first time'. What do you notice? The … Continue reading IN THE MOMENT – MEDITATION

POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT CHANGE

An excerpt from the book: One Moment Meditation - Martin Boroson. 'But the best condition for having a breakthrough is when the people involved are truly present in the present moment, and open to its possibility. In other words, they are open to the radical possibility that no matter what their plans, habits, or expectations … Continue reading POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT CHANGE