ARTICLES ON MEDITATION

ARTICLES ON MEDITATION2019-07-12T21:25:56+02:00

Meditation is about practice, not speculation or intellectual thinking. Still, reading and reflecting may enhance your understanding, increase your motivation and improve the quality of your practice.

You can read about meditation in a number of articles published on The Meditation Blog, or in a number of books published by Acem.

Q&A: Existential?

September 4th, 2019|

By Dag Spilde and Maria S. Gjems-Onstad Acem is a nonreligious organization, with little talk of spirituality. That is fine with me, although I myself am a religious person. Being down to earth [...]

When the low self-image rules

August 29th, 2019|

  By Tor Hersoug Are there any links between low self-images and meditation? Quite a few, actually. Low self-images may emerge in the meditation as spontaneous thoughts and feelings; they may influence the [...]

Reconciliation, growth and introspective sensitivity

May 20th, 2019|

The focus of this article by Are Holen is reconciliation and how Acem Meditation may contribute towards this end via introspective sensitivity. To meditate strengthens the links to those aspects of the psyche that are not shaped by history and that are anchored in an inner freedom and autonomy; the changes have implications for the individual, for fellow human beings as well as for society; they add a dimension of integrity, genuineness and responsibility to the human interactions.

Be friends with your wandering mind

May 20th, 2019|

In this article Halvor Eifring discusses the important of mind wandering in meditation. Everyone who has learned Acem Meditation knows that meditation is not about emptying the mind, as many others tend to believe. The challenge is to become friends with everything that spontaneously emerges in consciousness. Restlessness, tension, and ruminating thoughts may be experienced as garbage in the body and mind, but often hide a sparkling diamond. This kind of experience is supported by old meditative traditions.

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