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A Simple Guide to Meditation

A Simple Guide to Meditation

Meditation is not a complicated process. It is simple but it is not necessarily easy. It is a perfect metaphor for how life plays out. Simple it may be to understand, easy it is not to implement.

To help build your understanding of how to meditate we’ve listed seven simple ways of how to practice.

QiGong & Flow: Tapping into the source of our Highest Potential

QiGong & Flow: Tapping into the source of our Highest Potential

When we flow, we experience life flowing through us, unhindered by the ego and the thinking mind. And the more we experience these moments of flow, the more familiar they are and the more we learn how to be in that state.This article explores how the science of flow and the Taoist philosophy of wu wei (effortless action) can be channeled into direct experience, to create a life of greater productivity, efficiency and performance. 

 

Japan & Zen: A reflection on our Roots

Japan & Zen: A reflection on our Roots

As I prepare for a homecoming of sorts (I am half-Japanese), I have found myself reminiscing fondly on my time living in the mother-land. This period of my life is the roots from which Flowstate has grown.

There is something very full circle, back to the roots about this retreat in Japan. 

How to use a Creative Project to get in the Flow State

How to use a Creative Project to get in the Flow State

In flow, all aspects of performance are remarkably heightened, and this includes creative performance. Taking on a creative project is a great way to experiment with flow as you can set the conditions in a very controlled way. Plus its fun, and you may end up with something pretty!

4 powerful flow lessons from kids

4 powerful flow lessons from kids

There are things that just happen in our brains as we age, that evolution has pre-programmed for survival. But through recognizing what these things are, we can design a life that blends in the appropriate amount of child-like joy and abandon, and achieve more flow in life.

4 Ways to get more flow in your Life!

4 Ways to get more flow in your Life!

Flow is an optimal state of consciousness, in which we perform our best and have the most fun. Here are 4 simple tips that can be added to every aspect of our life which will help us stay in flow and achieve our highest performance. You can add these 4 ingredients to any task, from the mundane to the mind-blowing. There is an art and science to creating a life of flow, where you achieve goals with style and consistently push into new realms of possibility. Read on for 4 simple steps to the flow life...

Meditation- How 10 minutes a day of this will boost your flow

Meditation- How 10 minutes a day of this will boost your flow

Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.” Simple. 

Mindfulness involves practicing to solve the problem of thinking when we don't know we are thinking. The problem is not thoughts. It's being unaware and without control of our thoughts. The most common practice is to pay attention to our breathing,  noticing when our thoughts stray from this, and bringing our attention back to the breath.