Meditation article

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 […]

The universality of meditation – in the midst of a pandemic

2020-11-08T14:08:53+01:00November 8th, 2020|

Most readers of this blog share two things: Meditating and being in the midst of a pandemic. Do these two phenomena have anything in common?

By Ole Gjems-Onstad

Coping and enduring

A basic principle of Acem Meditation is that one should not try to influence the spontaneous activities. This does not mean that Acem Meditation is about passivity, […]

Advice on dealing with negative thoughts in meditation

2020-09-21T00:13:26+02:00September 16th, 2020|

“At times, I feel inadequate when I meditate. The meditation sound is never easy and effortless and is always linked to my breathing. What should I do?”

“Meditation is not only easy for me, even though I feel that it should be. It is difficult to repeat the sound the way it is supposed to be. […]

Learning meditation at a young age was one of the smartest things I have done

2020-09-05T11:33:27+02:00September 5th, 2020|

Astrid and Gry Iverslien – mother and daughter – share the interest in meditation, and both have made use of meditative processes in their creative professional activities.

 A better understanding of myself

Astrid is what you would call a creative person. She has made drawings, painted, and written books. Now, at 86, her neck doesn’t permit drawing […]

The psychologist’s advice: How to make use of meditation in the time of corona

2020-09-05T11:14:27+02:00September 5th, 2020|

The coronavirus pandemic, and the various infection control measures it has engendered, limit and affect us, both psychologically and relationally.

We have newly celebrated the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. 75 years of relative peace in the world. Today, many feel that peace has been profoundly disturbed.

Anxiety – a complex phenomenon

We […]

Video guidance helped me establish a regular meditation practice

2020-09-05T10:44:28+02:00September 5th, 2020|

Ursula Illert lives in Frankfurt, Germany. She works as an actress and a freelancer for radio, TV, and audiobooks. When she felt the need to discuss her meditation, video was the solution.

 Made my meditation practice regular

«For me, video guidance was a good thing. I could talk about my meditation with an instructor even when […]

Existential contentment in the face of adversity – mitigating misery with Acem Meditation

2020-07-02T13:25:44+02:00July 2nd, 2020|

By Turid Suzanne Berg-Nielsen

What it is

Existential contentment is neither complacency nor bliss. It does not entail the absence of adversity in life nor negative emotions and thoughts. It is not an emotion at all, more of an attitude – a sense of meaning and purpose, an anchoring when waters are rough. Contentment also allows for […]

We know meditation is good for us, but still we don’t do it

2020-06-21T22:47:55+02:00June 21st, 2020|

By Rolf Brandrud

Most who learn Acem Meditation find it a positive experience. The method is easy to learn, simple to practice and gives us benefits such as relaxation, increased energy, and greater bodily well-being. This is the case not only for those who continue to meditate regularly but also for those who do not continue […]

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