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.
Chronic pain is hard, especially when we don't know why we're experiencing it. In this post, I talk about a fortuitous event that provided an answer, and how my background in Buddhism led to lasting solutions.
It's easy to think that calming the mind is the sole purpose of meditation. In this post, I explain that it's really just a starting point. The real objective of Buddhist meditation practice is obtaining the view.
The basis of mindfulness meditation is awareness. So, what's the big deal about awareness? In this post, I talk about ordinary awareness, how important it is, and how it can be refined into pure gold.
I recently read an important statement in a book called "Your Power to Heal" by Henry Grayson. It reminded me that stress is not a given. It's how we respond that matters. In this post, I consider this crucial point.
Nothing takes us farther away from the present moment than being completely lost in thought. This post considers how we deal with the thinking mind and why it's so important.
Working with emotional energy can be a real challenge, both in meditation and in daily life. We often suppress difficult emotions. In this post, I talk about facing emotion with the heart of a warrior.