Tagged: exercises

The Opposite Game: A Practical Exercise to Alleviate Troublesome Thoughts

Modern man favors the book to the garden. The modern mind prefers intellectual discourse to mechanical practice. Instead of putting a philosophical tenet into action, we too often choose to simply intellectualize the doctrine....

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What Are You Talking About?

“What are you talking about?”

Not an unreasonable question.

“You want me to sit, stare at a wall, and breathe? And for how long???”

Also, a valid question.

One of my favorite reactions to the practice of mindfulness was related to me by a friend. He told me the story of going to a mindfulness workshop facilitated by a famous teacher. He arrived in the conference room and found his seat at a round table with about ten other mental health professionals. After a few minutes the facilitator walked in carrying a bowl of raisins…