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Mindfulness Meditation: Seeing Your World More Clearly

September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mindfulness Meditation: Seeing Your World More Clearly

This is the last of my series of posts from the BYU-I Counseling Center’s meditation tips. I am still warmly surprised that they have all this information on meditation on their website. Good for them! This “mindfulness” meditation is a very helpful one — and one that I know I need personally.  I often get […]

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LDS Holistic Living Event Schedule

September 11, 2013 1 Comment
LDS Holistic Living Event Schedule

I recently came across a website called LDS Holistic Living, run by Amy Jones and Becca Price. It is geared toward an LDS (Mormon) audience and has as its mission statement “to help all people draw closer to Christ by discovering His hidden treasures of knowledge for the health and healing of the mind, body […]

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Walking Meditation: For the Young and the Restless

September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Walking Meditation: For the Young and the Restless

Is it even possible to meditate without sitting or lying down? The next in my series of posts from BYU-I’s Counseling Center focuses on a type of meditation that you can do standing up and moving around!  In fact, this one actually requires that you be walking!  When you are feeling restless and know that you’re not […]

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Mantra Meditation: The Power of the Word

September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mantra Meditation: The Power of the Word

The last post on Planting Mind Seeds introduced a meditation technique that involved listening to the sounds around you. In this post, we make a 180 and talk about meditating on what you yourself are saying.  Whether it is positive self-talk, affirmations, auto-suggestion, or whatever you want to call it, it is clear that there […]

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Listening Meditation: Tuning It In

August 28, 2013 0 Comments
Listening Meditation: Tuning It In

Have you ever wanted to meditate but could not imagine even trying because there is so much noise wherever you go? Have the blaring and the ringing and the disruptions of the world got to you so much that you can’t even hear yourself think? I often feel this way and it sometimes impedes me […]

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Breathing Meditation: The Cornerstone of All Meditation Practices

August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Breathing Meditation: The Cornerstone of All Meditation Practices

I recently came across an article on the BYU-Idaho Counseling Center’s website that gives instructions to students on how to meditate. After being blown away be the very existence of such an article from BYU-I, I found that the advice was of excellent quality and wanted to share it with you here on Planting Mind […]

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Creative Visualization: Desiring, Believing and Expecting (OR Getting Things Done, God’s Way)

August 22, 2013 1 Comment
Creative Visualization: Desiring, Believing and Expecting (OR Getting Things Done, God’s Way)

I’ve talked a lot on this blog about creative visualization. Maybe you have begun trying this on your own. Or perhaps you are not sure where to begin. In this post I have some additional insights into how creative visualization works and how you can use it as a tool to build the future you […]

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The Light of Christ: Are We Human, or Are We Energy?

August 19, 2013 3 Comments
The Light of Christ: Are We Human, or Are We Energy?

In the above TED talk by MIT-trained artist, scientist and engineer, Jeff Lieberman, shares his ideas on the origin and nature of human beings.  He talks about how we are not simply a single physical entity, but are made up of a community of trillions of cells which are, in turn, composed of trillions of […]

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Mental Training for Athletes

August 15, 2013 1 Comment
Mental Training for Athletes

For all you athletes (or aspiring exercisers like me, at this point), your mental training can be as important to your success as your physical training! I have written about my experience with visualizing myself winning races in high school.  I recently heard Usain Bolt, the 100m world record holder, also commenting on how he uses […]

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Meditation Techniques for Beginners

August 13, 2013 1 Comment

  In my last post, I took a look at what meditation is and what benefits you can obtain from practicing it regularly.  Today, I will share with you some basic techniques so that you can try it out for yourself! As there are different types of meditation and countless ways and techniques that you […]

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