Mindful Living

A Simple Practice to Discover how Deeply we Love Ourselves

Many of us have received a lifetime of messages telling us we’re not worthy of love. Try this simple exercise to figure out how deeply you love yourself. Watch the rest of the discussion in the Meditation Conversation from 7- 8-21. More Mindful Living

Unconditional Love for our Experience: Expressing Negative Emotions (Video)

Negative emotions are often an obstacle preventing us from unconditionally loving our current experience. By mindfully examining intense emotions, we help our bodies express and process these feelings much faster than when we resist them. This is Part 2 of a 3-part series called Love Yourself, Love your Life, Love the World. Watch the restContinue reading “Unconditional Love for our Experience: Expressing Negative Emotions (Video)”

Unconditional Love for Ourselves: Overcoming Guilt and Shame (Video)

Guilt and shame are common obstacles preventing us from loving ourselves unconditionally. Insights from cognitive science and Buddhism can help us move through these obstacles and begin to feel Unconditional Love in our hearts. This is Part 1 of a 3-part series called Love Yourself, Love your Life, Love the World. Watch the rest ofContinue reading “Unconditional Love for Ourselves: Overcoming Guilt and Shame (Video)”

The Evolutionary Origin of Road Rage

Road rage is one example of a behavior driven by remnants of our evolutionary history that no longer serve us. Watch the rest of the conversation in the Meditation Conversation from 6-10-21. More Mindful Living

Identifying our Core Wounds

Many of the compulsive behaviors that haunt us as adults can be traced back to a core wound from childhood, as illustrated by this personal example. Watch the rest of the conversation in the Meditation Conversation from 6-10-21. Here is the Modular Model of the Mind video mentioned above. Here is the heart meditation videoContinue reading “Identifying our Core Wounds”

Changing Behaviour through Mindful Awareness

Mindful awareness of our feelings can help us change behaviors that no longer serve us. Watch the rest of the conversation in the Meditation Conversation on 6-3-21. More Mindful Living

Techniques for Critically Examining Our Feelings

Mindful examination of our feelings can help us control and choose how we respond to difficult emotions. Watch the rest of the conversation in the Meditation Conversation on 6-3-21. More Mindful Living

The Evolution of Feelings

Feelings evolved to guide us towards “good” behaviors and away from “bad” behaviors. But the definition of “good” and “bad” has changed over time, meaning sometimes our feelings no longer serve our best interests. Watch the rest of the conversation in the Meditation Conversation on 6-3-21. More Mindful Living

The Illusion of Separateness

We are conditioned to believe that we exist as isolated, separate beings. But careful examination reveals that separateness is in illusion. Watch the rest of the conversation in the Meditation Conversation on 5-27-21. More Mindful Living

A Modular Model of the Mind

A description of one popular theory of the mind in which different thought modules compete for conscious attention, based on the emotional charge associated with the thoughts. Watch the rest of the conversation in the Meditation & Mindfulness Conversation on 5-13-21. More Mindful Living

Experiencing Unconditional Love

The experience of Unconditional Love is available to us all. Here I describe a personal encounter with Unconditional Love, at the Ancient Resonance Retreat in the foothills of the Rockies. Watch the rest the discussion in Meditation Conversation from 4-29-21. More Mindful Living

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