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Reconciliation

2022-03-21T09:26:58+01:00March 18th, 2022|

Reconciliation is an important area to work in for all meditators, no matter what phase of life we are in – when we are young as well as when we get older. It is existentially important to achieve some degree of reconciliation with the way life happens to be. This also applies to the way […]

Ripples in water – how meditation can help you to discover the deeper currents inside you

2022-02-27T23:39:22+01:00February 27th, 2022|

By Ellen Gravklev.

An action with ripple effects

When you throw a stone into the water, ripples are formed which slowly spread outwards. One stone, one throw, many ripples.

A warm look, a smile, a safe embrace. A frown, an angry voice, someone pushing you away. The first years of a child’s life create ripple effects for the […]

Meditating mechanically

2021-12-08T23:04:49+01:00December 8th, 2021|

By Maria S. Gjems-Onstad.

In weekend retreats, through long meditations, guidance, and conversations, issues often come into focus that apply to several participants. In the weekend course referred to here, what we might call “mechanical” meditation became a topic.

We meditate mechanically when our repetition resembles how a machine could have repeated the sound. Our repetition becomes […]

How to deal with restlessness in meditation

2021-06-02T17:10:20+02:00June 2nd, 2021|

By Jonas Meyer

Everyone who meditates will from time to time encounter restlessness in meditation. Here are nine suggestions on how to handle it. Restlessness in meditation is a sign that there is something in you that you are not quite managing to embrace. Restlessness is therefore an important and interesting phenomenon in meditation. It represents […]

IT entrepreneur with success: – Without meditation, I would not be able to cope with the pressure

2021-06-02T17:11:19+02:00June 2nd, 2021|

Father of three and business manager Håvard Bell built a software company from scratch. Today, it has 25 employees and its app is used worldwide.

Håvard talks about a steep learning curve and many challenges: “We were five technology-focused engineers. We thought that if we had a product that was good enough, customers would automatically flock […]

Intuitive opening – levels of meditative silence

2021-03-03T12:46:11+01:00March 3rd, 2021|

By Halvor Eifring

“Why?” The West African guest stared uncomprehendingly at the Norwegian mountain ranges that his proud Norwegian hosts had driven so long and far to show him. For them, the value of the view and of the deep silence of the mountains was to be taken for granted. For him, it was at best […]

How to get more out of the repetition of the meditation sound

2021-02-07T11:34:31+01:00February 2nd, 2021|

By Christopher Grøndahl

The effect of meditation increases if you adjust the way you repeat the meditation sound. Here are six simple suggestions.

1. Without effort

From the beginner’s course, you will remember that the meditation sound should be repeated lightly and effortlessly, and with an open, inclusive awareness. In this way, we establish a free mental attitude […]

The faultfinder isn’t allowed to decide everything

2020-12-16T22:23:02+01:00December 14th, 2020|

By Rune Belsvik

She doesn’t want to listen to the critical voice inside her. But when she asks the faultfinder in her to have a break, he stands up, three meters tall, and looks at her.

This is really so important to her. However, in hindsight, she thinks: «what if I was wrong? What if I only […]

Action Card: How meditation can help us prepare for the unpredictable

2020-12-14T22:56:31+01:00December 13th, 2020|

By Christina Schäfers

I’ve always been an ambitious player. When I was a child, my parents did their utmost to prevent me and my sister from watching TV. So we were “forced” to play. And we did: We played in the woods, at home, at friends’ houses, etc. We played with puppets and Playmobil, we played […]

Milder Winds

2020-11-27T18:17:13+01:00November 27th, 2020|

In Acem Meditation we can repeat the meditation sound in different ways. The sound can be clear and distinct or lighter and more fleeting, and our body and breath can become more or less involved in our repetition. A young woman had doubts about how to repeat the sound. Doubt was perhaps a reflection of […]

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