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Insight, inspiration, and wisdom on living with mindfulness for a more peaceful, balanced, and stress-free life

Zen for Everyday Life with Matt Valentine: Mindfulness | Guided Meditation - Buddhaimonia Matt Valentine of Buddhaimonia.com: Mindfulness Meditation Teacher & Author

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Insight, inspiration, and wisdom on living with mindfulness for a more peaceful, balanced, and stress-free life

    ZfEL Ep. 39: Guided Meditation - Rise with the Sun (a Guided Morning Meditation)

    ZfEL Ep. 39: Guided Meditation - Rise with the Sun (a Guided Morning Meditation)

    This week is “Rise with the Sun” week on the ZfEL podcast and this week’s guided meditation is a guided morning meditation self-titled after this week’s theme that’s all about getting started on the right foot. When you first wake up, do you rush up from bed, scrounge together your things, and race out the door? Do you take a second to stop and read what’s going on inside of you? Rise with the Sun is about taking inventory before the day gets started so that you’re on solid ground and can handle the challenges of your day with more poise and clarity. Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s talk episode, episode #38, How to Craft a Powerful Morning Ritual. This is a subject I haven’t much talked about yet on the podcast and so I’m excited to be talking about it with you now. Thank you for listening. Go to Buddhaimonia.com to read my weekly blog as well as guides, books, and other resources, Buddhaimonia.com/newsletter to sign up to the weekly newsletter and get my free eBook The Little Book of Mindfulness, and go to ThisMomentBook.com to get my new book, This Moment: How to Live Fully and Freely in the Present Moment, if you'd like to support the blog and podcast.

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    ZfEL Ep. 38: How to Craft a Powerful Morning Ritual

    ZfEL Ep. 38: How to Craft a Powerful Morning Ritual

    This week is "Rise with the Sun" week on the ZfEL podcast and today's talk episode is all about crafting both a powerful and nourishing morning ritual (or morning routine). I've tried countless different morning rituals over the past 5-6 years and have learned some really important things. Today, I'm going to share some of that with you. Also, make sure to listen to this week's guided meditation, ZfEL #39: Guided Meditation - Rise with the Sun, a guided morning meditation. Thank you for listening. Go to Buddhaimonia.com to read my weekly blog as well as guides, books, and other resources, Buddhaimonia.com/newsletter to sign up to the weekly newsletter and get my free eBook The Little Book of Mindfulness, and go to ThisMomentBook.com to get my new book, This Moment: How to Live Fully and Freely in the Present Moment, if you'd like to support the blog and podcast.

    • 32 min
    ZfEL Ep. 37: Guided Meditation - Zazen (Traditional Zen Meditation)

    ZfEL Ep. 37: Guided Meditation - Zazen (Traditional Zen Meditation)

    This week is "Zen week" on the ZfEL podcast and this week's guided meditation is the traditional Zen meditation practice of Zazen (literally meaning "sitting/seated meditation" in Japanese). I covered this meditation practice in a previous episode, however, I felt it could have been better and didn't express the nuances of the practice as well as it could have as compared to secular mindfulness or Vipassana mindfulness meditation practice, so I've decided to do a new (and much better) version. Also, don't forget to check out this week's second episode, episode #36, How to Live with the Spirit of Zen in Your Everyday Life. This is a subject I haven't much talked about yet on the podcast and so I'm excited to be talking about it with you now. Thank you for listening. Go to Buddhaimonia.com to read my weekly blog as well as guides, books, and other resources, Buddhaimonia.com/newsletter to sign up to the weekly newsletter and get my free eBook The Little Book of Mindfulness, and go to ThisMomentBook.com to get my new book, This Moment: How to Live Fully and Freely in the Present Moment, if you'd like to support the blog and podcast.

    • 16 min
    ZfEL Ep. 36: How to Live with the Spirit of Zen in Your Everyday Life

    ZfEL Ep. 36: How to Live with the Spirit of Zen in Your Everyday Life

    This week is "Zen week" on the ZfEL podcast and today's talk episode is all about how to live with the spirit of Zen in your everyday life. This is a subject I haven't much talked about yet on the podcast and so I'm excited to be talking about it with you now. In this episode, I explain what I mean by "living with the spirit of Zen", why that's so powerful or beneficial, the major principles behind it, and 10 tips or strategies for doing so along with actionable steps for nearly all 10 points. Also, make sure to listen to this week's guided meditation, ZfEL #37: Guided Meditation - Zazen. Thank you for listening. Go to Buddhaimonia.com to read my weekly blog as well as guides, books, and other resources, Buddhaimonia.com/newsletter to sign up to the weekly newsletter and get my free eBook The Little Book of Mindfulness, and go to ThisMomentBook.com to get my new book, This Moment: How to Live Fully and Freely in the Present Moment, if you'd like to support the blog and podcast.

    • 59 min
    ZfEL Ep. 35: Guided Meditation - Mindful Smiling

    ZfEL Ep. 35: Guided Meditation - Mindful Smiling

    This week's guided meditation is another unique practice- mindful smiling. A smile is a power symbol of joy and happiness. However, most don't know that smiling more than just a symbol (or the result of something), it's a powerful tool which can be used intentionally to make us happier and more at peace. This week's guided meditation is all about using the power of intention and the natural effect of smiling with mindfulness. Also, don't forget to check out this week's second episode, episode #34, which is a special guided meditation episode (yes, two this week!) to accompany my new Meditation for Everyday Life video series which was just released this week on how to create and stick to a strong and consistent daily meditation practice amid the chaos and busyness of everyday life. This guided meditation is a preview of my full Meditation for Everyday Life course program. Click below to get access to the first video in the series: Sign up at meditationforeverydaylife.com to get access to the first video in the series. Thank you for listening. Go to Buddhaimonia.com to read my weekly blog as well as guides, books, and other resources, Buddhaimonia.com/newsletter to sign up to the weekly newsletter and get my free eBook The Little Book of Mindfulness, and go to ThisMomentBook.com to get my new book, This Moment: How to Live Fully and Freely in the Present Moment, if you'd like to support the blog and podcast.

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    ZfEL Ep. 34: Guided Meditation - Being in Your Meditation Space (Special Meditation for Everyday Life Guided Meditation Episode)

    ZfEL Ep. 34: Guided Meditation - Being in Your Meditation Space (Special Meditation for Everyday Life Guided Meditation Episode)

    This week's talk episode is replaced by a special guided meditation episode to accompany my new Meditation for Everyday Life video series, which was just released this week, on how to create and stick to a strong and consistent daily meditation practice amid the chaos and busyness of everyday life. This guided meditation is a preview of my full Meditation for Everyday Life course program. Click below to get access to the first video in the series: Sign up at meditationforeverydaylife.com to get access to the first video in the series. Also, make sure to listen to this week's guided meditation, ZfEL #35: Guided Meditation - Mindful Smiling. Thank you for listening. Go to Buddhaimonia.com to read my weekly blog as well as guides, books, and other resources, Buddhaimonia.com/newsletter to sign up to the weekly newsletter and get my free eBook The Little Book of Mindfulness, and go to ThisMomentBook.com to get my new book, This Moment: How to Live Fully and Freely in the Present Moment, if you'd like to support the blog and podcast.

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Customer Reviews

Kkam1 ,

Stop with the long intro and selling

Podcasts like this are about thought, reflection etc etc. It’s about achieving a peaceful mind.

11 minutes into podcast 38 is when the podcast really starts. There is no need to Constantly keep selling yourself. I don’t have time for it. I want to turn on a podcast and get straight in to it. Useful information is given once the podcast actually starts on its topic so it’s very good.

Hukmoiyg ,

So long winded

I would like this podcast a whole lot better if there wasn't
a) so much introduction before the content - 'today we're going to learn how you X. So how do you X? Well this is how we learn to X. Step 1 in learning to X is realising that X affects our whole lives'. etc. OK we get it.
b) repetition
c) reference to his book.
I know this a free adjunct to his paid work but really...

Ioanacristina25 ,

I enjoyed the podcasts!

Thank you :)

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