Wrestling with Anger Mindfully and Skillfully

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Wrestling with Anger Mindfully and Skillfully

Anger = tough subject. When we feel it, we tend to do one of two things – own it or disown it. Disowning anger involves either denying or projecting. When you deny your anger you push it down, out of awareness. That causes problems once your internal storage capacity has been met. When you disown it by projection, i.e. blaming someone else, it tends to beget a cycle of animosity that keeps on “giving,” ...

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Start a Meditation Practice in 6 Easy Steps

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1st Step: Decide

Choose a time – preferably first thing in the morning

Choose a place – it needn’t be quiet, but should feel special to you –

welcoming, a refuge of sorts. Create sacred space – an inviting alter.

Choose a length of time – I recommend 15 mins to start – set a timer so

you don’t have to worry about the clock.

2nd Step: Position

Sit upright, with spine extended, arms supported, feet flat on the floor. Try keeping eyes slightly open and softly ...

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10% Crappier

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Starting a mindfulness practice – especially the informal kind where you weave present-moment awareness into your daily activities – is simple. At any given moment, notice this breath, notice layers of sound filtering into your ears, observe sensations in the body, and rest against the support beneath you. Simple, right? For some, it seems ludicrous to pay attention to the present. The mind has so many more interesting ideas about what to superimpose on this moment. To the mind, the ...

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