If you mean "empty your mind so the devil can whisper evil messages to you in the silence", then no. Not in line with the teachings of Jesus. A lot of Christians believe that this is the definition of meditation. In fact, it's more or less the way my mom explained it to me when … Continue reading Is it OK for Christians to meditate?
My morning routine is primarily self-care (and hence self-esteem), although it's also helpful in combating difficult moods. It's a bit rigid at the moment, but I feel like it will relax as I move through to a more productive relationship with the feelings of anxiety that I encounter in my day-to-day life. On days that … Continue reading The morning (and nighttime) routines key to my mental health
When I meditate, part of my settling-in phase is a quick body scan. I think this is supposed to help connect me with the present, but often it is a series of rabbit-holes. I'll sit down, do my few deep breaths, close my eyes, and scan the immediate environment to take note of what's going … Continue reading How to do a 30-second body scan in only ten minutes
I want to have compassion for people that does not depend on my understanding of anything of the "facts" about them. I want to have compassion regardless of their intentions, or anything else that can be judged as right/wrong, or good/bad. I want to have compassion even for people who have hurt me. Sometimes this … Continue reading Unconditional compassion for whom?