Thoughts During Meditation? Handle Them The Enlightened Way
Thinking during meditation is completely normal. You do not need to fight your thoughts.

Thoughts During Meditation? Handle Them The Enlightened Way

Have you ever wondered what to do with thoughts during meditation? You might have noticed that the typical advice to “Let go of your thoughts” when meditating is actually incredibly hard. Everyone says that you should simply let those intrusive thoughts go right by you, not being disturbed by them. But is that even possible? Is it natural to switch off your thoughts when you meditate? The basic concept for dealing with thoughts when you meditate is this: mindfully acknowledge them, do not dwell on them, let them go by and continue focusing on your breath. Right. Easy as that.…

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Best Brain Fog Meditations For Clarity Of Mind

There are many powerful "brain fog" meditations for clarity of mind. Recently I’ve been suffering from brain fog after a stressful time in my life. So I started using meditation for clarity so I can clear my mind and see things with a better perspective. As a meditation teacher who meditates every day, I usually have excellent clarity and can focus my mind. But you know what it is like. Sometimes life gets on top of us, we get stressed, and amongst the noise and business of life, we get lost and confused. It happens to us all at one…

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I Tried Thought Stopping Exercises And The Results Shocked Me

Have you been considering using thought stopping exercises to quieten your mind? If so, you might be wondering, "does thought stopping work?" In my experience as a meditation teacher, the more I try to forcefully stop my thoughts the worse they get. I find it impossible to completely stop thoughts. And science backs this up. It might seem like a good idea to stop negative thoughts, especially if you’ve been suffering from stress and anxiety. Thought stopping seems like a good choice because you no longer want to experience thoughts that cause you pain. Catastrophic thinking can be a serious…

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How To Get Rid Of Negative Thoughts [10 Tips]

Have you ever wondered how to get rid of negative thoughts and anxiety? We human beings experience an average of 50,000 thoughts every day [1] That's one thought for every 1.6 seconds of the day. Much of that pondering is unhelpful and sometime even outright painful. Some are obsessive, recurring thoughts that seem impossible to get rid of. And many of them cause anxiety, depression, stress and other mental health problems.  For instance, many people frequently have bad thoughts about death. The idea of dying painfully or dying alone, or merely dying at all, can cause significant distress and even depression.…

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11 Types Of Negative Thinking And Negative Self Talk To Avoid

It is entirely normal to experience negative thoughts and negative self-talk. However, some types of negative thinking can be extremely detrimental to our health and happiness.  Negative thinking is, in many ways, natural. When we go through painful events in life, it is natural and healthy to experience some kinds of negative thoughts. For instance, no one would blame a parent for being depressed when they find out their child is ill. It is only natural in certain circumstances to worry and believe the world to be unfair.   However, there are also illogical thoughts, painful ideas in the mind…

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14 Best Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Exercises [CBT Tutorial]

In this guide, we'll look at Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy exercises (Mindful CBT exercises) that combine CBT and meditation to alleviate anxiety and depression and remove negative thoughts. As a meditation teacher, I am always on the lookout for alternative, complementary ways to train the mind. And mindfulness CBT techniques are a great way to do that. However, if you think that CBT exercises are just about "Therapy", you are dead wrong.  Yes, there are cognitive behavioural therapy exercises for anxiety, depression and other problems, but you can also use those same CBT exercises for just general mental fitness. CBT…

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How To Stop Thinking So Much All The Time

Have you ever wondered how to stop thinking too much? If so, you're not alone. Most people have a head full of noise. Do you suffer from stress and worry? Would life feel so much better if you just knew how to stop thinking so much all the damned time? Reality check: If we weren't able to think, we would never have invented the wheel, the aeroplane, or any of the other inventions we now take for granted. Yeah, but: Thinking is a lot like the power supply to your laptop. Provide the right amount of power, and you're left…

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12 Best Positive Thinking Techniques To Develop A Positive Mindset

I've got some great positive thinking techniques and exercises you can use to develop a positive mindset. I used to wonder how to have a positive mindset that actually endures. Because sure, we all have a moment when we feel great, but most of us also have some seriously negative times too.  I researched through all the best positive thinking techniques, all the ways how to have a positive mindset. And I found tons of exercises. However, I also found a vital secret: there is one big mistake most people make with positive thinking.  That mistake is that they force their…

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Ultimate Guide To Using Meditation For Creativity

Today we are going to be looking at the best meditations for creativity, the benefits they offer, and how you can use these techniques to boost divergent thinking. Increased creativity is one of the best cognitive benefits of mindfulness By meditating in the right ways you can enhance your creative brain and unleash your artistic side. Along with the article, I've also written a helpful guide to mindful writing. To start with, here is my favourite video for this: httpv://youtu.be/WCEwZ0pIhRw     Best Meditations For Creativity 1: Pure Awareness: This is the best meditation for creativity. This will improve the left…

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11 Negative Self Talk Examples That Are Just Brutal

The average person thinks 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. And the majority are examples of negative self-talk. Self talk literally means talking to ourselves in our minds. We do it all day. And at first it might seem like a relatively unimportant things. But in reality, self talk  can have a massive effect on our self confidence [READ: The Best Tips For Self Confidence]. Positive self talk boosts our mood and creates healthy self confidence. But when we talk to ourselves negatively we tear ourselves down and massively reduce our self esteem. In fact, sometimes negative self talk is…

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