Master Your Emotions With These Smart Strategies

Enlightened people have learned to master their emotions. They’ve gained complete control of their minds.

In this section of THE DAILY MEDITATION we share advice designed to help you become a master of your emotions.

Top 5 Benefits of Practicing Sahaj Samadhi Meditation

The modern era has witnessed a technological advancement that has made living easier than ever before. Today, we have all the conveniences available to us at the click of the button, yet more and more people everyday are suffering from stress related ailments.  Even with all the information available to us, we are struggling when it comes to mind and its processes. We have become victims of our own minds. Our inability to control our overactive mind gives rise to mental health problems such as stress, anxiety, and even depression.  Meditation has become a wildly popular practice in the west…

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Meditation For Difficult Times To Help You Through Today

There are so many reasons to use meditation for difficult times of your life. Meditation can help us to remain positive during the worst of moments:  Dealing with times of grief and sorrow Losing a job. Witnessing a seemingly impossible event. Finding out someone has been disloyal. Having to suddenly move to a new city. All these life experiences can shake our stability, make us doubt our strength, and sometimes even make us question our own sanity. Many studies have shown the positive effects of using meditation for difficult times in life Studies have proven the positive effects of using…

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What Buddha Said About Happiness Is Spot On, Harvard Just Announced

Nearly three thousands years since his passing, Harvard have just confirmed that what Buddha said about happiness is absolutely right. Buddha’s lessons in happiness usually revolved around the idea of living a life of compassion and kindness (and indeed science previously proved that kindness and compassion are incredibly important). Now, after some 80 years of research, Harvard has proven Buddha correct. And they have some key advice on how to achieve happiness in life. Unfortunately, it turns out that the vast majority of people do not do the one thing that is proven to make us all happy. [well, along…

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6 Serious Reasons To Use Meditation For Relationship Problems 

Scientific research shows that there are big reasons to start using meditation for relationship problems, problems like fighting and arguing. Indeed meditation is fast becoming one of the biggest tips for healthy relationships.  Arguing is not uncommon, even for happy couples. Neither is growing frustrated with your spouse. Every couple has things that irritate them about their partners. It could be something as trivial, like not putting the dishes away, or something more serious, like the inability to communicate. If you have frustrations in your marriage, you are hardly alone. The good news is that you can use meditation for…

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Research Shows You Can Actually Heal People With Your Compassion

As spiritual people we want to heal the world. We want to heal other people. And we want to do it in compassionate ways. And now, new research shows that we can heal other people by being compassionate towards them. In their new book, Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarell [a team of physician scientists] state that compassion is the key to healing. The book is called Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference. The book provides some seriously impressive evidence proving what you and I, and people like us, have believed for years: compassion heals people. As…

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3 Reasons You’re NOT Happy (a Buddhist view)

Why are you unhappy? And what does Buddhism teach you about how to be happy? In this article, R.J shares his insights.  (Author: R.J from from Mindful Moments, a blog about mindful tips).  The oft-quoted, “Happiness comes from within,” makes for some great refrigerator art, but what does it actually mean, and how does one actually experience it? In this article, I will delve into some core Buddhist teachings. While you read, I invite you to pay particular attention to any personal connections that arise. So perhaps these Buddhist teachings can mean more than cliched quotes on a dorm-room picture…

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How To Do Breath Of Fire Yoga Properly [TUTORIAL]

Everyone is doing the yoga Breath Of Fire yoga meditation technique (a.k.a Kapalbhati / Skull Luster). It is one of the best meditations used in yoga.  At a time when both yoga and meditation are taking the world by storm, this thousands-of-years old meditation technique has suddenly become immensely popular and it is easy to see why. Breath of Fire yoga offer lots of health benefits, and it is relatively easy to do even for newcomers.   Try combining this technique with  one of the traditional styles of yoga, for a complete mind-body healing session. You will feel absolutely wonderful afterwards. …

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8 Best Meditations For Depression Relief [TUTORIAL]

What are the best types of meditation for depression? As a meditation instructor, I hear that question a lot.  I used to suffer from depression years ago. Nothing helped. Then I started meditating. Meditation stopped painful emotions that were basically killing me. And not only did meditation help depression, I got so into it I started to teach other people to use meditation for depression. Meditation is the best form of self help for depression. Well, except possibly this thing. So let me show you how to stop depression with meditation. Here is what I am going to share with you…

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7 Best Meditations For Happiness To Make You Smile Today

When you know how to use meditation for happiness, you'll be able to make yourself feel great time and again.  When it comes to happiness, meditation is number one. There are so many reasons why meditation makes you happy. And it all begins with happiness itself.  Have you ever wondered why it's hard to be happy? So many people struggle to let themselves be happy.  They fight against happiness, like they actually want to be miserable.  Maybe you tell yourself you will find happiness when you: Have more money Complete something you told yourself you’re supposed to do Have the perfect…

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Here’s Why Meditation Makes You Happy

Have you ever wondered why meditation makes you happy? Essentially, when you use meditation techniques for happiness, you train the mind to stop wandering and to live in the moment. And this makes you happy.  Science proves this.  Let's take a look.  Meditation Makes You Happy Because It Stops "Wandering Mind"  A study conducted by Harvard showed that people spend 46% of the time focusing on something other than what they’re doing. They termed this, “Wandering mind”. Psychologists Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert of Harvard University tell us, “A human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering…

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7 Ideas On How To Remain Positive In Difficult Times

During a tough time of my life I learned how to remain positive in difficult times. My parents were fighting. Dad's drinking was the problem. At school, I was bullied, brutally. Beaten up many times. Humiliated. I longed to escape. So I hid away from the world, secluded into my bedroom, playing Nintendo for hours every day. Escape did not help. The more I hid away, the more negative thoughts ate away at my mind. This was before I discovered the secret ways to handle negative thinking. I felt worthless. I felt empty inside. I considered running away from home.…

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Being An Empath Will Basically Kill You Unless You Use These Tips

Listen: Being an empath is going to kill you unless you wake up to certain things.  Trust me. I've been an empath my entire life, ever since I was a little kid. You know what it's like. Soaking up other people's emotions. Feeling other people's pain. Basically being an emotional sponge.  As empaths, we have the psychic ability to feel other people's emotions.   And it's hard. Isn't it? But we empaths are the most caring, most loving people around. And we deserve happiness and success. So what are we going to do about it? Thankfully, I know some amazing tips…

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6 Scientifically Proven Ways Meditation Makes You Smarter

 As a meditation teacher I’m often asked “Does meditation make you smarter?” And the answer is a definitive yes. It's proven that there are over 100 scientifically proven benefits of meditation, the majority of which are psychological benefits. On of the best benefits is that meditation makes you more intelligent. In fact not only does meditation make you smarter, it literally increases the size of your brain by increasing grey matter and increasing the thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex. There are six important ways in which meditation makes you more intelligent. Let’s take a look at each of them.…

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Here’s How Meditation Can Change Your Personality

Fact 1: 95% of people think they need to improve their personality.  Fact 2: Ask anyone else, and most people will say you're fine just as you are.   We all know that being true to ourselves is vital. Still, people want to change. Why? It's not because they are bad people with bad personalities. Scientific research shows that genuinely bad people do not think they need to change themselves. Bad guys actually think they are good guys. Psychologist Albert Banudra argued this way: People who do evil always think they are actually doing good. They have morally justified their evil in their…

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Here’s Why You’re Crying During Meditation And What It Really Means

A reader wrote in to us today saying, “When I meditate I cry. What’s going on? Why does meditation make me cry?, I thought it was supposed to make me relaxed and happy, but I always start crying. Please explain what's happening to me!.”  Many people think it's a problem when they cry while meditating. It really isn't. There are far worse things meditation can do. Crying when meditating is actually common. There are many reasons why people cry when they meditate. Sometimes it's just because of dry eyes. Other times it could mean your emotions are out of control.…

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