Can Mindfulness Drive You Crazy?

You lose sense of “who” you are, “what” you are, “how” you feel, and what “you” want. You get a feeling like you can’t control yourself, as if there’s suddenly another personality inside your mind dictating all your thoughts and actions. You’re in the middle of two realities and can’t quite get your footing in either. You have an old system of dealing with thoughts and feelings and are learning a new system. But it feels like neither are working because they’re getting jumbled together.

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Meditation for Maniacs – A How to Guide

We're all a little maniacal from time to time. Saying things we don't mean while doing things we'll regret later. But it's what we keep inside that really haunts us. It's what's inside that pesters us incessantly, that keeps us feeling tight and wound up. It's what drives our undying desire to find escape in entertainment, social media, alcohol, drugs, and various other distractions and mood altering activities. It's the maniac we have to live with inside our own minds that brings the pain and leaves us feeling empty and hopeless. We all have that maniac, whether we've acknowledged it or not. There is a way to tame that wild beast. Instead of ignoring it, instead of drowning it out and avoiding it, we simply let it tire itself out. We sit and we wait. Let it loose on the inside to rapid-fire random thoughts and invoke emotions like strikes of lightning in the black sky. Don't disagree and argue with the bolts of lightning, don't let the thunder bring you fear. Just experience the erratic nature of the spectacle. Remain, and witness the storm long enough to see it pass by. Then you can see what's left after it calms. Meditation is the vehicle to traverse through these storms. This guide is meant to be a thorough explanation of meditation without being overly complex. Just enough to get you going while not overloading you with too much information. It's not a comprehensive guide on all there is in meditation but it's a starting point. You can read this, start today and continue for years without needing to learn anything else if that's what you desire. Meditation can be a…

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Patience brings more

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