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Words: an index of articles from meditationSHIFT.
Below are the ten most popular articles right now. Check the index above for the next 10!
Stop being a victim of compulsive thinking.
A short (2 minute) read with a cartoon. What more can you ask for?
What type of meditation do I do? It's so confusing!
Is there a certain type of meditation for "this," and one for "that?" And it seems there are a lot of different types (there aren't) - please help! (6-minute read)
I want to overcome my anxiety by meditating!
Can meditating help you overcome anxiety? Here's how to approach it. (3-minute read)
How to meditate - short and simple.
Basic instructions - easy to read and follow. (3-minute read)
It's ok to be uncomfortable.
Trying to avoid pain and chase pleasure only causes you to suffer - here's why. (5-minute read)
The pursuit of happiness (or, stop looking for it "out there")!
We spend our lives chasing happiness - looking for it in external objects (people, places, things). This is a trap of the mind, and leads to a life of "peaks and valleys." (5-minute read)
Muddy water, mental noise, and Alan Watts.
Analysis of a popular Alan Watts quote, and how it's relevant in today's busy world. (3-minute read)
What Calvin and Hobbes taught me about mindfulness. (published on Medium)
This is the most popular article we've ever written - short, insightful, and with cartoons! (4-minute read)
You want enlightenment and liberation? Stop identifying with your thoughts!
There are stories constantly running through your head, and most of them are not helpful. Stop believing what your mind tells you, and stop following it wherever it leads you. (5-minute read)
My mind is too busy to meditate!
One of many prevalent misconceptions. Everyone's mind is busy, which is why we need to meditate consistently. (5-minute read)
What are you trying to "cope" with?
Coping doesn't work - addressing the root cause does. We'll show you how.