The Examined Life

Friday, May 1 2015

After 15 years of meditation, Ed Halliwell says he regularly draws on the practice to help maintain a healthy balance between work and life.  

One of my early motivations for learning to meditate was the hope it would help me manage anxiety.

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posted by Ed Halliwell, 1:22 pm
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Friday, April 10 2015

Mindfulness is growing rapidly, but there's one thing missing from the conversation that helps make meditation stick, Ed Halliwell writes.

While the march of mindfulness into the mainstream seems to show no sign of slowing, I’m struck more and more

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Monday, March 16 2015

Your goals and expectations might actually be holding you back, says Ed Halliwell. Changes from meditation come as a by-product from learning the practices themselves. 

"Practise not-doing, and everything will fall into place."
—Lao-Tzu

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Wednesday, February 18 2015

Past hurts and emotional triggers have a way of keeping us stuck in our tracks. Practicing letting it all go helps us move forward. Here's how. 

The observation that we aren’t the selves we think we are has been at the heart of mindfulness teaching for thousands of years.

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Tuesday, February 3 2015

Paying attention to sensations gets us out of our heads and into our bodies—and the world around us.

We live in a world that exalts thinking—education systems prioritize academic learning, and most people are trained when they’re young to identify with thought.

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posted by Ed Halliwell, 4:04 pm
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