How to get the best out of your mind?

Even wondered what happens in your brain when you tune in to yourself? Why should you do it more often? Neuropsychologist and New York Times best-selling author Rick Hanson Ph.D. explains it in simple terms.

On meditation postures

Carving out some time each day for a formal session will deepen your meditation practice. But what is a good posture which supports an attentive state for deep meditation? Check out how your body can help focus your attention.

Two Arrows – how we end up making things worse

Although this site is not about Buddhist teachings but the metaphor on the Two Arrows is so tangible and easy-to-remember that I like to use it as an analogy when explaining the subject of pain to kids.

10 signs that your life lacks mindfulness

Mindfulness may open up completely new dimensions for you in case you can detect these signs within or around you.

Meditation – how to do it? Why do it?

Five common excuses why people choose not to meditate and five strong reasons why you should give meditation a try anyway.

The 3-Minute Breathing Space (3MBS)

Simple and short at it is, this exercise allows for a refreshing break even from a most hectic day – if practiced on a regular basis. It can be done in almost any posture: sitting, standing or lying – another reason why I refer to it so often.

The frozen moment

Have you ever felt the irresistible urge to push the PAUSE button on God’s time machine to be able to freeze time and step into a particular moment? What an extraordinary experience it would be, wouldn’t it? This simple mindfulness exercise allows you just that.

Do we have time for beauty?

Imagine that you are in a hurry getting to work in the middle of the morning rush-hour. Still sleepy after last night’s partying and a little nervous about your upcoming presentation to potential business clients you walk into the metro station with a cup of coffee in your hand and a cellphone at your ear.

A Buddhist Zen Story

Once upon a time, two monks were traveling together. They encountered a young lady as they were about to cross a shallow river. It was obvious that the lady wanted to traverse the river but did not want to get wet…..

Creativity and mindfulness

„Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”