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Meditation is a Journey
November 18, 2017
Meditation,Mindfulness,Self-Help — By Dave Eyerman

Originally posted on AboutMeditation.com.

Recently a client asked me to introduce him to meditation.

After I explained the basic ins-and-outs of it, he asked, “So it provides relief? That’s why people do it?”

I chuckled at this question, as it was trying to apply a goal-oriented mindset to something that inherently is a process.

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Helping Heal The World
October 22, 2017
Meditation,Mindfulness,Self-Help — By Dave Eyerman

Originally posted on AboutMeditation.com

I’ve had many clients come in my office and in speak on how the current political and social climate is affecting them either directly or indirectly.

Regardless of their individual beliefs, the seemingly endless and omnipresent conflict is wearing them down. Many clients want to retreat into their own worlds, and cut themselves off from everything.

That makes sense; it is a basic survival mechanism to avoid conflict and seek shelter.

This approach, however, does nothing to resolve the conflict.

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Mindfulness… Then What?
September 24, 2017
Meditation,Mindfulness,Self-Help — By Dave Eyerman

Originally posted on AboutMeditation.com.

A client of mine, who is a doctor, recounted a story where a patient of his came back to his hospital weeks after he had been seen. His patient was irate, feeling my client hadn’t “put the dots together” and therefore didn’t prevent his heart attack.

My client, with decades of experience under his belt, reviewed his patient’s chart and even with the gift of hindsight, concluded that he had given the best possible treatment to his patient at the time.

Despite his logical reassurance, a nagging voice remained in the doctor: “What did I do wrong? What did I miss? Am I an incompetent practitioner? What other clients have I provided poor care for?”

He shared this story to me and described how his inner critic wouldn’t leave him alone. He concluded, “Well, I must not be doing mindfulness right… or I must not be mindful enough.”

I replied that he is practicing mindfulness. But there is more to the story.

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Your Breath Is a Powerful Ally
August 20, 2017
Meditation,Mindfulness,Self-Help — By Dave Eyerman

Originally posted on AboutMeditation.com.

One of the most common meditation instructions is to “focus on your breath.” Why?

One way of breaking down meditation is into meditation with seed and meditation without seed. Let’s look at how the breath can play into both of these approaches.

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Stop Reacting To Everything. Take A Breath And…
July 23, 2017
Meditation,Mindfulness,Self-Help — By Dave Eyerman

Originally posted on AboutMeditation.com.

Our culture has conditioned us to respond immediately to whatever shows up. We celebrate immediate feedback, consider a quick reply to an email or text to be a trait of a responsible person, and scorn those who take too long for our liking.

We have built a culture where faster is always better.

This means that personally, we often interrupt what we’re doing for the latest vibration in our pocket, notification on our computer screen, or thought that arises in our head. It is the newest thing, we must respond to it immediately!

This can easily lead us to a place where we feel overwhelmed – everything is super important, and everything has to be dealt with NOW!

Plus, when we interrupt our previous activity for the latest most important thing, we are adding on to our current open projects list.

It’s a lot to manage.

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