Friday, April 1, 2016

Meditation & Eclectic Spirituality, Volume 6

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've been posting links to articles about meditation (and spirituality) from around the web every Friday.


Put Your Money Where Your Mind is: A For Profit Meditation Studio Opens Up in New York: I really believe this is where the future lies. In developing the ability, capacity, skill to connect inwardly and bring that out into the world. Not read some book, memorize quotes, and repeat them, argue about what they do or do not mean. I have no problem with people creating meditation spaces and charging some kind of fee for their services. Every church, sangha, temple, etc. passes the equivalent of a collection plate.

ASU student organization fights for on-campus interfaith prayer and mediation center: I would have loved to see a space where students were welcome to meditate and/or pray according to their religious and/or non-religious beliefs on my college campus, back in the day!

Carolyn Murphy on her pre-sleep routine, meditation and no technology after 8 pm: I might try this, I don't usually meditate right before I go to bed! But the no technology after 8pm? You couldn't pry my Kindle from my hands;)

If You Can't Get into Yoga or Mediation? Try Knitting Instead: I've always imagined myself learning how to knit ... someday:)

These women meditate: Honestly, I was surprised how many of them say they use Transcendental Meditation, specifically, But hey, whatever works for you!

Meditation, mindfulness may affect way your genes behave: Ah, epigenetics! What is that, you ask? Altering the expression of your genes through things as simple as diet, exercise, and, well ... meditation!

Meditation helped young woman with troubled life blighted by drugs turn her life around: A remarkable meditation transformation.

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!