Have you ever had an argument or disappointment ruin your whole day? Sometimes painful feelings seem to hang around along time. You can learn to work with these strong feelings so that they become less disruptive.
“My meditation was bad today. I can’t focus. My mind is just too busy.” This is by far the most common complaint I see written on my students’ meditation logs. Often my students see it as a problem of such magnitude that it means they're incapable of meditating or of experiencing any benefit from meditation.
When it feels like life is rushing by, and I catch myself lost in too much busy-ness, I like to just stop for a few minutes. Take a pause. Remember what is really happening to me right here, right now. Today would be a good day to take one of those pauses and we've got a free guided meditation to help you.
Have you ever wanted something really badly? So badly that you were sure that if you got it, you'd be forever happy? How long did that last? Were you happy forever as you hoped? Turns out that what we think leads to lasting happiness really doesn't. Understanding the causes of suffering and true happiness are what the Buddha called Skillful Understanding.