Posts Tagged ‘Mind

04
Jan
13

Heart-Centered Meditation

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Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions,         then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.                              ~ Author Unknown

Operating in a survival state-of-mind in which the ego is in control of our thoughts and emotions when external events rock us is not uncommon.

This state-of-mind is characterized by negative self-talk and unhelpful thinking patterns. It can lead us to feel disempowered, hopeless and pessimistic about the future.

If this is a feeling you recognize, take note; there is a solution.  To help you infiltrate ego-hold with peaceful more heart-centered thoughts, try incorporating a meditative practice into your day.

By taking a moment to pause and reflect on your highest-self and giving yourself the opportunity to remember who you are and who you want to be, you will conquer the negative self-talk and retain a positive, peaceful and heart-centered outlook.

Allow the meditative process to tap into your subconscious– there you will find clarity and a sense of peace.

Peaceful-Heart-Centered Meditation

A peaceful-heart-centered meditation begins by finding a place where you can sit quietly, without outside disturbances.  Close your eyes and take several deep breaths.  As you begin to feel settled, bring your attention to the area of your physical heart.

With each breath you take, see your heart slowly expanding.  Allow your heart to continue to expand.  If you feel that your mind is trailing off – note the pattern.  Are you thinking of unpaid bills or a to-do list that seems never ending?  Bring yourself back to heart-center, and refocus on your breathing.  Take a few minutes – or longer – to rest in this nourishing energy.  Now, slowly open your eyes, sit quietly.

Integrate this awakening into your being. You should feel awakened to specific details related to your mission, and you should feel a sense of peace and calmness, rather than feeling stress and anxiety. You can work with increased focus, clarity and awareness, increased productivity and an increase in self-worth and self-confidence.

By taking the time to listen to the wisdom of your highest, heart-centered self during meditation and throughout the day, you allow this wisdom to guide you into a higher expression; where the ego does not have a booming voice.

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01
Oct
12

Good-Bye Monkey-Mind

Can slowing down, pausing, and meditating make you more effective in your business? 

A handful of executive MBA programs around the country — from Harvard to Michigan’s Ross School of Business — are teaching students Buddhist meditation techniques. It’s not necessarily about teaching spirituality, but focus. There’s no way to quantify whether learning how to be centered during a stressful business meeting is balancing the bottom lines at companies. But students say slowing down does help them be more effective. Read the entire transcript

If you slide into an overwhelmed-monkey-egoic-mind-mode, often you only see the problems that are confronting you and produce mediocre, unsatisfactory and ineffective results. You may become trapped thinking you are getting somewhere, yet never reach the higher potentials that have been lying outside the boundaries of your mind all along.

The quicker you can shift your mind, perspective and experience of business challenges, the better!

As Albert Einstein said: “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”

There are many forms of meditative practice — if you have one that fits you…great!

If you don’t……consider the high-return you will receive from incorporating meditation into your business strategy and begin to explore possibilities. Here is link to more about meditation and a

quick twenty minute technique to shift into an open and empowering state.




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