In this webinar, I talk about the overlap between Meditation and Long-term habits.

I’ve broken this webinar recording into two parts:

  1. Part I – My Talk: What applies both for Meditation and Long-term habits (See notes)
  2. Part II – Questions & Answers: I answered some really great questions from some amazing people, please watch!

Part I: Leo’s Talk (with notes)

In this talk, I covered:

First thing is coming back and starting again once we go off track.

For Meditation, thinking too much, judging it and getting distracted by thoughts can be discouraging. There are two practice steps in these cases:

  1. Notice and relax, without judging. Include awareness and consider thinking as a part of meditation. Accept it and come back.
  2. Start again after noticing and accepting. Back to the breath. All counts. Avoidance and resistance as well.

For Long-term habits, absolutely the same steps. Except, instead of breath, it will be your intention and habit you are working with.

Could we expand our habit to include those parts when we got off track? Just noticing, bring some acceptance to it and come back.

Expend your habit with all of these inclusions and it will allow you to stay longer with habit and keep coming back.

Second thing is the attitude. Inclusiveness, acceptance and coming back. Second part of attitude is unconditional friendliness. It makes all habits easier.

Attitude of unconditional learning (one more segment of attitudes that helps in meditation and long-term habits) means that everything can be rich learning experience.

It is different if we go through with curiosity and without it. If we shut down our curiosity we are just going through the motions…but if we bring in curiosity that we all posses within ourselves we will actually learn from it.

Unconditional learner and curiosity.

Watch above, or here on Vimeo.

Part II: Questions and Answers