Category Archives: meditation

Lessons from the Yin-Yang symbol and Taoist philosophy

The Yin-Yang symbol tells us that nothing lasts forever.  The universe and human kind are in a constant state of change.  We can see this in nature every year as the seasons turn.  Things will sprout, flourish, wither and then … Continue reading

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Functional Meditation–Balancing your life

During our last discussion and meditation session before the holidays, we started discussing the principle of balance.  Life out of balance makes it hard to attain the quiet and calm mind needed for meditation and has many other detrimental effects … Continue reading

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Functional Meditation: Choose not to take it personally

During last week’s session we discussed the principle we called, “choose not to take it personally.”  Our culture tries to teach us that we must react in certain ways to external stimuli.  If you are the target of a one-finger … Continue reading

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Functional meditation, continued

Our discussion of how we can use the wisdom mind to control the emotional mind to reduce stress and achieve a calm state of mind has helped develop and refine the principle we discussed two weeks ago.  I am going … Continue reading

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