Category: Meditation & Mindfulness

Three Foundational Techniques for Mastering Your Ego and Promoting Mindfulness

We are meant to be happy, and our ego was meant to be a tool to promote one part of that happiness, our survival. Sadly, many souls find themselves in circumstances where there are few real physical threats to their survival, yet they live in constant fear. Mindfulness, at its core, involves identifying our fears, and the self-centered, egotistical tendencies that exaggerate them.

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Mystical Monday: What Is Mindfulness?

Special Announcement: I’m so delighted to let everyone know that Rich Lewis is coming back with his “Tuesday Tips with Rich” series on Centering Prayer practice, starting tomorrow. This inspired me to start a similar series of short teachings on Mindfulness Meditation each Monday that I’m calling “Mindful Monday with Kim.” I thought that clarifying just what we mean by mindfulness in the context of meditation would be a good place to begin. It’s more than simply being present in the moment (although that’s a great place to start).

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Why Turning Tension Into a Problem To Be Solved Doesn’t Work (and What Does)

Often our immediate response to tension and other emotional complexes is to view them as problems that we need to solve…immediately! Critical thinking and problem solving are specialties of the rational mind. However, research indicates there are a number of reasons why approaching tension with critical thinking backfires on us, leaving us feeling more tense rather than less. In this post, I look at why our usual problem solving strategies can’t resolve tension and what does.

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How Mindfulness Meditation Helps Relieve Chronic Pain

In this post, I present the entire map of how mindfulness meditation practice helps us in our quest to resolve chronic pain. We will look at these aspects of the journey: the basic problem, the mindfulness solution, the method used, the essence of the practice, the primary purpose of practice, the envisioned goal, and expected results.

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