Meditation

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state.

 

Meditation may be used with the aim of reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, and increasing peace, perception, self-concept, and well-being. Meditation is under research to define its possible health (psychological, neurological, and cardiovascular) and other effects.

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Satipatthana

Satipatthana Satipatthana (Satipaṭṭhāna; smṛtyupasthāna) is an important Buddhist term which means “the establishment of mindfulness“ or “presence of mindfulness,” or alternatively “foundations of mindfulness,” aiding the development of a wholesome state of mind. In the Buddhist tradition, especially Theravada Buddhism, applying mindful attention to four domains, the body, feelings, the mind,...

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Alertness

Alertness Alertness is the state of active attention by high sensory awareness such as being watchful and prompt to meet danger or emergency, or being quick to perceive and act. It is related to psychology as well as to physiology. A lack of alertness is a symptom of a number of conditions, including narcolepsy, attention deficit disorder, chronic fatigue...

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Self-criticism

What Is Self-criticism? Self-criticism involves how an individual evaluates oneself. Self-criticism in psychology is typically studied and discussed as a negative personality trait in which a person has a disrupted self-identity. The opposite of self-criticism would be someone who has a coherent, comprehensive, and generally positive self-identity. Self-criticism is often associated with major depressive disorder. Some theorists...

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Self-awareness Quotes

Self-awareness Quotes We have collected and put the best self-awareness quotes. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Self-awareness is the capacity for introspection and the ability to reconcile oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other...

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Self-reflection Quotes

Self-reflection Quotes We have collected and put the best self-reflection quotes. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Human self-reflection is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence. The earliest historical records...

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Observation Quotes

Observation Quotes We have collected and put the best observation quotes. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Observation is the active acquisition of information from a primary source. In living beings, observation employs the senses. In science, observation can...

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Attention

Attention Attention is the behavioral and cognitive process of selectively concentrating on a discrete aspect of information, whether considered subjective or objective, while ignoring other perceivable information. William James (1890) wrote that “Attention is the taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thought. Focalization,...

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Meditative Postures

Meditative Postures Meditative postures or meditation seats are the body positions or asanas, usually sitting but also sometimes standing or reclining, used to facilitate meditation. Best known in the Buddhist and Hindu traditions are the lotus and kneeling positions; other options include sitting on a chair, with the spine upright. Meditation is sometimes practiced while...

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Introspection Quotes

Introspection Quotes We have collected and put the best Introspection Quotes. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these Introspection Quotes on many subjects inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who knows—success...

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Chakra

What Is Chakra? Chakra (meaning circle or wheel) is a widely used concept in Indian religion and politics that underpins many spiritual practices and philosophical systems. Within some forms of yoga, the chakras refer to energy centers found in the body located at major branchings of the human nervous system, beginning at the base of the spinal column and moving...

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Tadabbur

Tadabbur Tadabbur (contemplation) is an Arabic word which means -To ponder, reflect and think. Linguistic meaning Literally (Tadabbur), it means to look into the consequence or the end result of the matters, e. g. if we did that what would happen to us. Islamic meaning Tadabbur, means pondering over the...

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Reflection Quotes

Reflection Quotes We have collected and put the best reflection quotes. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Reflection can refer to many forms of contemplation, meditation, introspection or observation. Literally meaning thinking on a subject deeply, systematically and in detail, reflection is the lamp of...

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Meditation Quotes

Meditation Quotes We have collected and put the best meditation quotes. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or...

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Contemplation Quotes

Contemplation Quotes We have collected and put the best contemplation quotes. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Whilst in the life of the intellect ‘contemplation‘ refers to thinking profoundly about something, in the religious life contemplation is a kind of...

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Meditation Music

Meditation Music Meditation music is music performed to aid in the practice of meditation. It can have a specific religious content, but also more recently has been associated with modern composers who use meditation techniques in their process of composition, or who compose such music with no particular religious group as a...

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Vipassana

Vipassana Vipassanā or vipaśyanā (विपश्यना), “insight,” in the Buddhist tradition is insight into the true nature of reality, defined as dukkha (suffering or unsatisfactoriness), anatta (non-self), and anicca (impermanence), the three marks of existence in the Theravada tradition, and as sunyata and Buddha-nature in the Mahayana traditions. Meditation practice in the Theravada tradition ended in the 10th century, but was re-introduced...

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Sati

Sati (Mindfulness in Buddhism) Sati (from सति; स्मृति smṛti) is mindfulness or awareness, a spiritual or psychological faculty (indriya) that forms an essential part of Buddhist practice. It is the first factor of the Seven Factors of Enlightenment. “Correct” or “right” mindfulness (Pali: sammā-sati, Sanskrit samyak-smṛti) is the seventh element of the Noble Eightfold Path. Definition The Buddhist term translated...

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Contemplation

Contemplation Whilst in the life of the intellect ‘contemplation‘ refers to thinking profoundly about something, in the religious life contemplation is a kind of inner vision or seeing, transcendent of the intellect, facilitated by means of practices such as prayer or meditation. Definition The word contemplation basically means ‘to think about an action before you...

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Psychological Mindedness

Psychological Mindedness Psychological mindedness refers to a person’s capacity for self-examination, self-reflection, introspection and personal insight. It includes an ability to recognize meanings that underlie overt words and actions, to appreciate emotional nuance and complexity, to recognize the links between past and present, and insight into one’s own and others’ motives and intentions. Psychologically...

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Islamic Meditation

Islamic Meditation This article covers Islamic Meditation. Meditation and mindfulness are often associated with several eastern traditions such as Buddhism and Yoga, yet few know the essential position of meditative spiritual practice within Islam. In Islam, meditation serves as the core element of various mystical traditions (in particular Sufism), though it is...