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There is a sweet feeling inside, the feeling of being alive, which everyone can contact. We can get better at that as we practice, but it all comes down to a simple choice, an act of choosing what we know is right. And we can practice that too. We can strengthen the recognition that we have an interior choice, where we can supply our attention to w…
 
Sometimes indecision stops us in our tracks. This simple guided meditation goes directly into that, to enhance your sense of power and ability to follow your heart, right at the micro-level of where indecisiveness arises. After each long thought phases passes, a moment of potential arises and in that moment you do what you intuitively feel is right…
 
How can we feel present in our life, and stay that way? In this talk we explore what it means to be mindful beyond trying to remember to “pay attention.” Typically, we’ll “remember” to be present for something when it is just about to end, whether it’s a meditation or even at the end of life. The trick is to remember in the middle! Let’s look into …
 
This guided meditation is a pointing and a training in shifting to the heart of meditation, the source that keeps it going and alive and growing. For just a few moments here and there when the opportunity strikes cast aside all concerns for only just a moment no obligation for more and throw the power of your belief and care your love with wild aba…
 
Does your Meditation practice get stale? Does it still grow and grow in depth? Should you just accept plateaus? No, don’t fall for that. This talk is about real change, and what is the one thing that you MUST have in your meditation for it to keep flourishing. It wont last long, meditating like a robot or relating to yourself like a machine or a br…
 
In this meditation we bring our attention to ‘being present.’ without assuming what that is. What does it really feel like to be present now? What is it like when we recognize our presence, and attention is close to us, not dispersed and feeling like it is far? We observe what that state is like; we focus on registering the moment. In doing so we b…
 
In this meditative talk we look closer into how meditation provides us with the tools to recognize that there are different channels – so to speak – that we can tune in to. Through an exercise of self-inquiry we sense that many things are going on at once in our bodies and minds. But through silent contemplation we learn to tune in to a deeper, mor…
 
Inject power of intention into your meditation. Intention is a temporary state where we have a feeling like we can choose. In this guided meditation we repeatedly exercise the ability to insert intention into the mix of meditation at the moments that it is possible, working with the breath and the moments when we have emerged from long thought drea…
 
The third part of the talk series on Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. In this conversation we delve into how our state of being present relates to arising negative or violent feelings and reactions. We ask what is our behavior like when we are in our being? In answering this we look into how we relate to life when we are truly present. How we beco…
 
The second installment of a series of talks on Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. Alan Klima discusses questions sent by listeners regarding Eckhart Tolle’s book. Join in for an interesting discussion reflecting on trust. What does it mean to find the right balance between everyday life and what we are truly seeking for? What do we need to fix right…
 
Part one of a series, listeners submit questions and Alan takes up some of the top things that come to mind when reading this book. The talk delves into questions like what relation our past history has to who and what we are as being, and whether or not it is necessary to suffer first in order to be free, and other issues that come to mind which a…
 
In this mindfulness meditation session learn to notice thoughts and mental activity while developing your awareness for intentionally being present. Going from the tensions in the body and hectic mind activity to subtly playing with your inner mental attitude. Sometimes we call it the wandering mind, but there really only is wondering and then it e…
 
Relax into this mindful body scan and start developing skills to make the experience of the body joyful and interesting to play with. We move our attention through every inch of our body kindly noticing and becoming aware of what is already there. It is a simple technique to get in touch with bodily sensations and cultivate a real sense of pleasure…
 
Have you ever wanted to quiet your thoughts? To be able to silence all distractions, negative thinking, or simply noise in your head? This talk on mindfulness meditation as well as a meditation practice helps you develop a technique to begin to distance yourself from thoughts, but more importantly to distinguish between different forms of thought t…
 
Recognize the quality of attention, how experiencing the breath shifts and changes things so easily around. Release into the sensation of breath and allow thoughts, feelings, and tensions to be present while the breath becomes the center of attention. Explore the body through the breath and notice how much can be observed by simply focusing on the …
 
A talk and a meditation. A contemplation of life. Use this training to get acquainted with and understand in your bones two meditation skills that are most important to finding a natural way to practice meditation, not forced, not pressured. Our ability to enjoy life is to accept that all is temporary and we can only embrace what we have now, here,…
 
It’s great to train the attention to be fast and agile and play a kind of game to see how fast you can bring the attention home, or how fast you can hop off the train of the thought. It’s a great training skill with some profound effects in your everyday life, where things happen fast! The post Quickfire Meditation appeared first on I Should Be Med…
 
What is it like to be present? In this guided meditation practice of looking inwardly, you return to that sense of presence to find another way of feeling, another way of being. Dwelling in presence, recognizing it, checking it out. Understanding the delicate task of looking inwardly, of just being. It is there that freedom from all trouble lies. L…
 
[Podcast] Life is constantly in flux, often presenting changing situations you need to adapt to. This guided meditation is a practice in two (or maybe three) techniques for training to become flexible, adaptable. Understanding that peace of mind can already happen. Here. Now. By practicing mindful meditation we become well rounded and ready for any…
 
In this whole world that is your life there are thoughts and busyness, emotions and sensations, but there’s also something else here. Something that is always present. This guided meditation points towards that awareness of life, living as you, and here all along. A meditation to recognize this and be present. The post 56: Awareness of both Thought…
 
The pure pleasure of hanging out with yourself! Find the most direct way to enjoy the inwardness that meditating on a regular basis provides. Through this guided lesson you will get closer to that inner refuge that is within us. A simple way to connect yourself with what is already there and bask in the joy of being present. The post 55: Hanging ou…
 
Thoughts and worries can seem to distract you. By practicing this simple exercise you are reminded of the power of feeling your breath. Staying with the breath allows your inner mental attitude to brighten. Appreciating your presence. Being at home in your body and mind. The post 54: Appreciating Presence appeared first on I Should Be Meditating.…
 
When we think about life we often make judgements about it, have ideas of how it is, or how it should be. In this guided meditation we commit to life as it already is. Through this practice we move from what our idea of being present is, to simply being present. This easy to practice meditation can be applied to our everyday life. We open up to lif…
 
Use this guided meditation to connect with the breath in all kinds of ways you haven’t tried before. Playing with the Breath hones our skills in relating to what feelings and emotions arise in our experience later. Practice now to get ready for when you’ll need calm presence and a calming breath. The post Relax with the Breath All Over the Body app…
 
There is a powerful breathing technique for facing hard times, but you must practice it now if you want to use it later. It’s not always a good idea to try and zap your problems with meditation while they are happening. Instead prepare for them by practicing mindfulness of the pleasant breath so that you have that infused into your being before the…
 
How should one breathe for panic attacks and how to breathe for regular worry? Panic Attacks and every day worry have some things in common, but also a big difference. We can learn a lot from panic attacks, whether we have them or not, because they point us in the direction of the right attitude in meditation. The post Panic Attacks, Anxiety, and B…
 
This classic formula for cultivating compassion is an excellent way to bring us back to the fact that mindfulness attention is a kind attention. It is also a great meditation to use at bedtime to sleep great!! Mindfulness is not a neutral or clinical or objective attention. This guided meditation takes us through several layers of wishing well for …
 
This classic formula for cultivating compassion is an excellent way to bring us back to the fact that mindfulness attention is a kind attention. It is also a great meditation to use at bedtime to sleep great!! Mindfulness is not a neutral or clinical or objective attention. This guided meditation takes us through several layers of wishing well for …
 
This guided meditation is very simple and short, giving you the space and pause to do nothing but remain as you are. Simply being is a refreshing, restful pause that brings us back to ourselves, from one point of view, but really dispels a whole lot of extra stuff that when gone reveals what we already and always were. The post 52: Being Simply As …
 
Meditation is about more than Self-Improvement. That is only its possible side-effect. If we bend meditation to our will and make it serve us, the only definite side-effect is frustration. At some point the meditator will have to make the switch over to something bigger than their sense of “Selfyness” and to a longing for freedom that has been driv…
 
In this guided meditation on the breath the emphasis is on receptivity, sensitivity, and opening. By offering up the breath sensations to the world to which they belong, we also cultivate an attitude of allowing everything to be as it is. The post 50: Surrender to the Breath appeared first on I Should Be Meditating.…
 
If you play with the edge between conscious deliberate attention and open awareness, your meditation in enhanced so that you can quickly find yourself in a state of ease. The post 49: Playing with Being and Breathing appeared first on I Should Be Meditating.By I Should Be Meditating
 
This breath meditation explores the difference between when we consciously, deliberately feel the breath, and when we let it go and allow it to appear by itself. These two flavors of attention are great to recognize, and are easier to recognize by contrast. This meditation will make this clear on an experiential level and give you an attention tool…
 
A connection with the inner mental attitude is made, and then sustained, with this guided meditation that makes a sense of the inner mental attitude vivid and clear, and then helps you to maintain and sustain it. This is a great way to remain present, close and intimate with your home in this body and mind, and to extend your stay so that it become…
 
This guided meditation begins with a 3 step settling process and then explores feelings of exchanging the breath between the interior feeling of alive presence, and the greater world beyond the body, surrounding the body. It contains a balance and exchange between active enjoyment of the breath and surrender to whole world and universe in which the…
 
Whenever possible, it is very powerful to recognize and confirm our effortless and fundamental right-ness. Some meditators have yet to catch a whiff of this, while all of us can vary in how easily it comes forward to our attention. This guided exploration moves through different levels of relaxing into presence. Each level is important for everyone…
 
This guided meditation training is a great introduction to a basic tool in the mindfulness toolkit. It pinpoints a three step process which you can use repeatedly to bring you to focus. Train this a few times with this audio and it will stick with you as you go forward. And hint: it is great training preparation for meditation #45, coming soon. The…
 
Season 2 is Back with a Point that Cuts Straight at one of the Biggest Obstacles stopping us from getting what we want in meditation. It is a belief, a thought lodged in the mind, and if we just get past it a whole new world opens up for us, whether what we want is better focus, to be more productive, to be more present for our relationships or a s…
 
This guided contemplation points to something essential that every meditator must see and understand if they are to go beyond worry over wandering mind. There are many ways to deal with wandering thoughts, but the most important and most powerful is to see the knowing that is beyond wandering or not-wandering. Recognize this and your life will chan…
 
What does “Life is an Illusion Mean” and what does it have to do with your electricity bill? I mean, you have your real life, while there are many spiritual statements that seem to indicate there is an ultimate reality and it is different than what we see as real and true now. In this talk, I want to show what the source of the confusion is here an…
 
Making the body more accessible to us gives us a base point with which we can get perspective on excessive thinking, explore our emotions, and get communication from our body that leads us in beneficial directions. The body scan opens these lines of communication! Use it early and often. The post 42: Quick Body Scan Guided Meditation appeared first…
 
The huge question of how to balance our striving in meditation practice opens a whole lot of possible things to say. In this talk however one very important point is made that before trying to work all that out, it is crucial to fully explore and surrender to single moments of allowing everything to just happen. And these moments should be kept sep…
 
This guided meditation starts with a soothing breath to feel your way into the core of the breath-body and from your alive, sensitive presence, and then guides you to remain there, to enjoy your being now and to more easily return to it in the midst of busy life. The post 40: Feel Your Way into Your Being appeared first on I Should Be Meditating.…
 
There is a natural joy always here. Where is it? This question is an important one that requires radical honesty to answer, yet it is otherwise simple and natural to get into contact with this fount of aliveness. The post Talk 11: Feel the Natural Joy appeared first on I Should Be Meditating.By I Should Be Meditating
 
Without having to do very much at all, simply being as you are is a very powerful meditation that uses our intention and attention in just about the most skillful way possible, which is to say, in the slightest, easiest, and simplest way. Practice this guided meditation and then apply it in your life to every stolen moment. Soon you will understand…
 
The real Quiet is not the physical quiet of sounds, nor is it even a quiet from thoughts or a quiet mind. What is it and how can we recognize it? This can be a sticky point for meditators, but this sticky point cannot overpower the quiet itself, a silence greater than sound or thought and which makes everything about a meditation practice work bett…
 
This guided tour through the body sensitizes you to all the flavors of feeling in the body, and brings you to the vivid enjoyment of subtle breath sensations interacting with whole body sensations. This is a profoundly accessible and healing meditation that leads us toward the shift into a mindful life. The post 36: The Vivid Body Scan appeared fir…
 
The tensions between meditation and our natural state are explored through great questions about restlessness, how to begin a practice, and what the “inner mental attitude” is all about . This is the straight raw recording of our live online video stream with call-in questions. You can join the next one! The post Live Call-in Show! Sept. 10, 2014 a…
 
This guided meditation leads you to discover the light-hearted, warm-hearted feeling that is already there, and from that place give a gift to yourself and the world. Very simple, very easy, very good. The post 34: Giving Yourself a Gift in Meditation appeared first on I Should Be Meditating.By I Should Be Meditating
 
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