What Is Inner Peace?
The Four Noble Truths and the Nature of Suffering
First Noble Truth: The Existence of Suffering
Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering
Third Noble Truth: The Cessation of Suffering
Fourth Noble Truth: The Path that Leads to the Cessation of Suffering
Basics of the Mindfulness Meditation Practice
Loving-Kindness Writing Meditation
The 12 Steps of the Mindfulness Meditation Practice
Far reaching changes brought about by recent advances in technology and science have created fundamental shifts in the way meditation is perceived and practised. The enlightened age of the internet has made the world a much, much smaller place, changing the way we access, communicate and share information, enabling millions of us to research and discuss ideas and share experiences with each other across the continents. Plus, where once we may have looked to spiritual gurus for the meaning of life; now neuroscientists, psychologists, molecular biologists and quantum physicists are the new explorers in human consciousness.
The article explains the do and be with respect to mindfulness and how people prioritize doing over being. Topics discussed include what to do when needing a routine to get oneself in the mood such as staying still, taking 3 long breaths slowly and then gradually shortening the breaths until the breathing is at a normal rate and what regular meditation offers such as relaxing with the whole being, slowing the system down and setting an internal dialogue leading to greater self-understanding.