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This Holiday Season: Give Yourself the Gift of Hibernation

It is evening now, and as we head towards the shortest day of the year, it grows dark outside my window before dinner. I feel like staying inside and out of the cold winds and snow laden grass and hills. … Continue reading

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Gliding into Stillness after Thanksgiving

Black Friday. Deals extended!Cyber Monday. Cyber week!Lights flashing in our eyes. Our eyes darting to find great sales and our minds jumping from desire to desire – from a new phone to a new outfit.Sweets and food stimulating our taste … Continue reading

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Seeing Through Murky Waters

There is a beautiful stream that flows down the street from my home – it enters from one end, flows under the street bridge and emerges on the other side. I love going to stand on the side of the … Continue reading

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Self-Regulation IV: A Gratitude Meditation & Happy Thanksgiving!

Before I begin I would like to I dedicate this post to Swami Tadatmananda (Swami T hereafter), who taught me about meditation in addition to many other practices. I offer a meditation, below, that is a variation of what he … Continue reading

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Self Regulation III – Morning Mindfulness: The Mind & The Inextinguishable Flame

The candlelight flame is an ancient Indian symbol of undivided attention. It is said that if we leave the mind to its own devices (to entropy!), the flame of attention will scatter into thousands of tiny lights pointing in thousands … Continue reading

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Practicing Distraction & Practicing Focus Part II: An Ancient Tradition in a Modern Era

In the previous post, we deciphered the mind’s tendency to wander through and be pulled into an uninhibited stream of distractions. This was most evident as we watched ourselves, as outsiders, click around in a monkey-like fashion around Facebook (or … Continue reading

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The Art of Observation

If we travel back to our birth, we realize that learning did not take place through formal instruction – nor was there a handbook available to us on how to recognize qualities that made up our new environment: new parents, … Continue reading

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Stillness

Stillness helps create space in our minds to think, and time in our day-to-day lives to regain our clarity, patience, and knack for insight. When we become very still, we are able to listen to each sound, experience each breath, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Learning In Stillness!

Welcome Learning In Stillness Readers! Peace and Love, Payal Patel

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