Friday, March 4, 2016

Meditation & Eclectic Spirituality, Volume 3

As a follow-up to Sunburned: A Blog Series About Spirituality that I wrote while doing some research for War & Grace, the final installment in my epic fantasy trilogy Daughter of Light,  I'll be posting links to articles about meditation (and spirituality) from around the web every Friday.


Want to reduce anxiety, and increase cognitive ability and memory? Try meditation: Three great points here: The discipline of a meditation practice is to your brain as the discipline of working out is to your body; you must experience meditation in order to comprehend it; getting curious about yourself is an asset to any meditation practice.

Meditation Bar: I'm probably partial, having lived in Austin, TX twice and experienced something of my own "spiritual awakening" there, but this concept of a meditation bar is truly cool!

Why Companies Worldwide are Embracing Meditation: Not just for companies and monasteries, prisons are also realizing benefits by supporting meditation practice.

Clear Your Mind and Get Some Exercise With Walking Meditation: I practiced "walking meditation" daily for about ten years, and am a big fan.

Adult Coloring: the new meditation?: I've practiced this form of "meditation" as well and found it to be really effective. As with walking, the body-mind falls into a gentle, steady rhythm that seems conducive to fresh insights, off-loading stress, and eliciting simple joy. Beware: Some of the newer "adult" coloring books feature patterns that are so intricate and tiny, it's hardly possible to settle into a rhythm that can make this method so effective.

The big chill: Periscope is changing how people meditate: Wow! I've never been on Periscope before, but this article is enticing. I'm going to have to check it out!

Could meditation really help slow the ageing process?: Can "turning one’s attention towards unpleasant physical and mental experiences in a spirit of nonjudgmental acceptance" lengthen your telomeres?

A Blog Series About Spirituality

If you'd like to submit a link for a Friday post, please email me at Heidi _ g @ comcast . net, thanks!