Meditative Lifestyle

This section is about integrating Meditation successfully into our fast-paced modern lifestyle. For the most part, all the articles and posts below it discuss traditional mind-training. We also cover the building of energy and virtue. Some of the content addresses the development of meditative skills directly. Learn about the stages of Meditation and prepare your practice properly. In summary, this section is great to support and fuel your daily practice.

This category is relevant for everybody who wishes to learn more about Meditation practice and its foundations. Building the foundation is certainly essential to the whole path. In addition to this we strive to make these articles accessible to those who are just starting out on the path of Meditation and Mindtraining. We keep them simple and hope that they may help you to become ready for the deeper stages of the path. Our lifestyle is essential if we want to dive deeper.

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People Pleasing and the Fear of Rejection

In this weeks blog I will discuss a topic that is very close to my heart. My own psychological make-up has a lot of elements rooted in people pleasing patterns. These mental habits sometimes give me a hard time relating to myself and others with authenticity. As a people-pleaser I feel that I have to … Read more
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Happiness and Suffering – The Difference

The duality of suffering and happiness often leaves us scratching our head with confusion. What gave us a great sense of joy yesterday gives rise to the worst kind of problems today. What we worried about last month turned out to be the greatest blessing after all. Countless stories arise around the central topic of … Read more
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Awareness, Consciousness and Mindfulness

Awareness and Mindfulness. This week I will clarify these two words and introduce the functions they point to. Mindfulness, consciousness and awareness are often confused or misunderstood. This initial misunderstanding blocks the gate that leads to efficient and smooth spiritual practice. Mindfulness Mindfulness is sometimes defined as “an ability to recollect”, “remembrance” or “knowing what … Read more
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How to Really Benefit Ourselves and Others

Can we actually be of benefit to others or is it strictly the case that we are all alone in this and responsible for our own happiness? I truly believe that we can benefit other beings if we do it in a way that works. To me the way that works is based on honesty, … Read more
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Conceit – Three Types of Discrimination

There are three types of discrimination based on the experience of self and others. We also refer to them as the three types of conceit. I am talking about feeling superior, inferior or equal in comparison to others. Conceit – not only in the sense of pride – is very common and therefore it makes … Read more
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Consistency and Intelligence with the Practice

Today I’m going to talk a little bit about two important qualities that will make a great difference in the way we practice meditation. I’m referring to consistency and intelligence. I find it fascinating how they support and influence one another. If you ever feel stuck in your meditation practice it might well be because … Read more
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The Meditation Posture

This time I will talk a little bit about the meditation posture as it has often been requested. I will explore the classic postures as well as some of the less common ones such as walking, lying down or standing. I will also give you a few tips on how to train properly to achieve … Read more
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Headflix and Netflix – Awareness of Fabrication

This article is definitely for those meditators who do enjoy watching movies sometimes. I certainly do! Now, does that make me an inferior and downright unspiritual worlding? Probably! Should we all stop to entertain ourselves and move into a cave? Only if you are a spiritual Superman with Rainbow Ninja Powers – then you may … Read more
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Quality over Quantity in Meditation Practice

We are creating our reality as we are going along – step by step. It all begins in our own mind. If our mind lacks quality, our steps lack quality. And if our steps are not rooted in quality, they will not lead to a fulfilling life. So today I will discuss the importance of … Read more
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Four Sublime Attitudes to Cultivate

There are four sublime attitudes that we can cultivate at any level in accordance with our skill. In this article I am not going into the various philosophical views that exist about them and I am also not going into any specific details concerning the traditional practices of the numerous Buddhist and Pre-Buddhist lineages. I … Read more
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Enjoy the Meditative Lifestyle

Take your time reading through this extensive list of articles. There’s no rush if you want to build your Meditation practice with quality in mind. We recommend going one by one, as a daily dose of inspiration to guide you into a meditative lifestyle. It’s better to take your time and ask questions (you can always contact us if you like). We are always happy to help out. Therefore we suggest making use of our comment section that’s below each article.

The Structure of our Meditation Blog

We think that there’s a clear downside to filling the head with too much information. A great benefit of the meditative lifestyle is to slow down. This allows us to put quality before quantity and balances the aspects of information intake and digestion. We are listing all the articles on here and you can either slowly click through them or use the search feature right here to help you find the right kind of information that you are looking for.