Meditation article

Six tips on how to establish meditation routines

2022-09-13T22:33:15+02:00September 13th, 2022|

If you are able to establish regular meditation habits, you will achieve greater benefits from your meditation practice.

You decide for yourself when and how much you shall meditate. Acem recommends 2×30 minutes or 1×45 minutes every day.

1. Clarification

Clarify for yourself what you want to achieve from meditation. Is it to practice a technique that provides […]

When the worst person in the world meditates

2022-06-08T23:26:32+02:00June 2nd, 2022|

What would have happened if Julie, the leading character in the award-winning movie “The Worst Person in the World”, had learned Acem meditation?

She will soon be 30 and is on the threshold of established adult life, but hesitates. After switching studies twice, from medicine to psychology and then to photography, she works in a bookstore […]

Young composer in London: Meditation makes it easier to trust my gut feeling

2022-06-09T15:33:53+02:00June 2nd, 2022|

Says Zacharias Wolfe from Sweden: «While my life has been full of many changes, meditation has made me more grounded in a dimension of silence. A meditation retreat in Acem is a unique setting, in which I am part of a community where I can share the special experience that Acem Meditation is. I can also […]

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 […]

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