Episode 0: The Most Powerful Approach to Thinking and Meditation

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Every meditator encounters the challenge of rampant thinking, and the stresses it sinks into the body and the many ways it colors our experience. Coming to clarity, however, does not mean to stop thinking. In our first audio podcast, I get the chance to introduce the heart of meditation and I look forward to many, many more times we can look into this together.


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  • Kelly Sheldrick

    Thank you for starting this meditation podcast. It’s helped answer a lot of unanswered questions I have had about meditation – one being, how to switch the voices in my head off, during meditation. It’s good knowing that it’s possible to meditate and benefit from meditation, even with as little experience as I have had with it. Very interesting – I look forward to making my way through the collection.

    • http://ishouldbemeditating.com AlanKlima

      Wishing you the best!

    • Scarlett

      I felt the same way, Kelly! Most of the times it’s very difficult (if not impossible) for me to concentrate to the actual meditation. All sorts of thoughts keep popping in my head and I just can’t get them out no matter what I try. I usually need a bit of time to calm my mind but after listening to this audio I now feel more prepared for those moments when my mind just won’t shut up :). Thank you, Alan!

  • Eva

    I really love your voice, Alan! It’s so soothing and relaxing! Every time I listen to it, it’s like my mind calms down; I can’t explain it. Anyway, just wanted you to know that your work is appreciated (as well as your voice). I started listening to your series just 2 days ago and I already feel better. I now listen to your podcasts after I get home from work (usually feeling very stressed or tired) and they help take the stress away!

  • Parker Bennett

    I’ve started replacing my bad thoughts with more positive ones, just like you said. It was very, very difficult at first, but every time I manage to do it I feel like I’ve won a big battle. I feel ecstatic thinking that maybe, just maybe, some day, I will be able to “control” my thoughts and not let negative ones dictate what I do and how I feel. Being in complete control is something new to me and it will take some time to get used to this and understand the concept but I am making the first steps to get there.

    • http://ishouldbemeditating.com AlanKlima

      Getting free of negative thoughts is a great thing to seek and also is quite possible. But notice that I did not say “be negative thought-free.” That’s not realistic, and if we set up an impossible goal like that we will feel defeated. We can’t control our thoughts except to a limited degree. We can never be in complete control, and that does not sound very free! Instead we can come to understand ourselves and see thought in perspective so that whether there are negative thoughts present, positive thoughts, lots of thoughts or few thoughts, any way we are fine, because they are just thoughts happening in us and we are not caught up in them. That’s a true freedom that is better, and more possible, than controlling thoughts, stopping thoughts, or replacing thoughts.