Taming the Monkey Mind: Plugging in the Monkey

So, I know the whole idea of meditation is to unplug. To turn off the phone and put away the computer. I get it. I’m just not very good at it. Instead of fighting technology, I’ve learned to use it to help tame my monkey mind, especially on those days when it is acting particularlyContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Plugging in the Monkey”

Taming the Monkey Mind: Total Immersion

I woke up at 2:30 this morning, unable to go back to sleep.  I do that sometimes. I moved to the couch in my office, picked up my computer, and promptly began to research yoga and meditation retreats. You know, as one does in the middle of the night when slumber is elusive. I feelContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Total Immersion”

Taming the Monkey Mind: Halfway Point

Usually when I run, the hardest part for me is getting to the halfway point.  After that, my Nike iFit begins to count backwards (ex. 5 miles to go) and my brain begins to relax.  For the first half, I feel like I’m choosing to run away from something (the start line, the car, theContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Halfway Point”

Taming the Monkey Mind: Days 8 & 9

Don’t worry, the monkeys didn’t get me.  Not that they didn’t try… Thursday was one of those days.  If I hadn’t made a public commitment to meditate for 28 consecutive days, I am afraid that Thursday would have marked the end of my streak. I have pretty much established the routine of meditating for aroundContinue reading “Taming the Monkey Mind: Days 8 & 9”