The Examined Life

Wednesday, October 15 2014

It's only when we meditate for its own sake—rather than trying to get something from it—that we find the results we're after, says Ed Halliwell

I came to meditation after years of trying to improve my life.

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Wednesday, September 24 2014

With all good intentions, Ed Halliwell writes, a bit of mindfulness in institutions whose activities and attitudes contribute to the world's pain may not amount to much. But it is a good start—toward a mindful culture. 

Along with last week’s Wisdom 2.0 conference in Dublin came some more c

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Wednesday, September 10 2014

If it takes months of coaxing to help my three-year-old son unhook from the effects of one negative comment, writes Ed Halliwell, is it surprising that we can't change our habitual ways of being hard on ourselves with a bit of positive self-talk?

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Tuesday, August 26 2014

If mindfulness training leads to better focus, performance, and well-being, it comes—ironically—from letting go of the very desires for focus, performance, and well-being that motivates many in their jobs.

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Wednesday, August 13 2014

Does something beneficial have to be delivered perfectly—and to bring about a perfect world—before we will accept it as worthwhile?

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