Category Archives: meditation

Finding My Posture

  One of my meditation challenges is that my lower back hurts. Apparently that is a  common discomfort for the practice.  And the cause is because my posture is off.  For one, “the knees should be lower than the hips, … Continue reading

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Hope Reified

  If we just hope things will get better, that hope rings hollow. We are passive at the mercy of external forces. Things may get better or worse. Either way, we are the recipients and not the masters. We are … Continue reading

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Reblog: Why Body Intelligence (BQ) and Why Now?

The first thing caught my eyes with this article (link below) was the “BQ” in its title. Being a marathoner, naturally I assumed it was about the Boston Qualifier. And I stand corrected.  Nothing can be further. The BQ in … Continue reading

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Life Can Be Messy

  Our life since childhood to end of adulthood can get progressively chaotic – when we take on more and more. Homework, job, relationship, and further relationships are all part of our growth curve. When reaching the End, it can … Continue reading

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Writing Meditation, No, 4

  “When will this end?” I caught myself griping. No matter what I tried, the dark cloud hanging over me would not shake loose. Perhaps I need to crawl into a hole somewhere. Be off-grid, sort of. Not sure if … Continue reading

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Meditation Challenge

You see, I set a timer for 30 minutes at the beginning of my meditation. I close my eyes and start to work on the three focus areas, my breath, posture, and mind. One by one. Preferably, I would have … Continue reading

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Noises

  You know what I am talking about.  We are surrounded by noises all the time.   Be it cars zipping down the street, sirens from the ambulance, howling sound from the wind outside, or angry curses, frustrating condemnations, disappointing … Continue reading

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In Praise Of The Winter Sun

  Sun-worshiper I am not. But during these cold, dark winter months, I covet that celestial body with all my heart. Why? You may ask. Well, seeing the sun rises with its soothing rays, a seed of warmth is planted … Continue reading

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Between Walking & Running

  This morning, I did my walking meditation outdoor and noticed something different between walking and running (other than the speed). For walking, the biomechanics consist in putting the foot forward  from heel-to-toe – landing on the heel, shifting weight … Continue reading

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A Mindful Run

  This morning was 32 degree Fahrenheit when I started my run, and 34 degrees after I was done with the 10 miles. Not much temperature rise, yup. And I was cold afterwards when I cooled down. But, and here … Continue reading

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