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Meditation in the classic sense is therefore rather unsuitable for children who, on the one hand, do not have this ability and, on the other hand, do not even feel the inner need for change and inner peace. But as you have learned earlier in this article, there are many different meditation techniques, some of which may also be useful for giving children greater inner calm. Sure, they can seem terrifying, impressive, even majestic. Yet how long do they last? Once they hit land, usually no more than a few hours, maybe a few days. Soon, you wouldn't even know they were there. Maybe there's damage, but it's soon repaired. They may as well have never happened, and in many cases, we'd be better off if they didn't. But what of the rains, that many lands see day in and day out? They're blessed and celebrated, for they shape rivers, grow trees, move earth, and cleanse the grass. It's the consistent arrival of a rainy season that facilitates meaningful change, not the sudden outbursts of an angry storm. Likewise, consider musicians. Most of us land somewhere in the middle, unsure that we'll be able to put the kids through college or maintain the standard of living we've worked so hard to attain. As you'll see in this article, these fears are easily laid to rest by recognizing that the future of money, and more specifically the future of personal finance, is all about people. The People's Pundit I always find going on live TV a little nerve-racking. I've done it dozens, if not hundreds, of times during my career. But I still feel my pulse quicken every time I set foot in a greenroom. The most anxiety provoking of all is live TV based in New York City that focuses on finance. The Big Apple is still the financial capital of the world, so it's a bit like talking politics in Washington, DC, or the movies in Los Angeles.

Everybody's an expert. On this day back in 2011, I was backstage at one of the big cable finance shows, about to do a live segment with a panel of talking heads. For example, reading out easy-to-understand meditation texts has basically the same character as reading a story and will therefore be accepted by most children in a playful way. The same applies to the technique of body travel, or to the practice of the imaginary journey. Such small and rather hidden meditation exercises can help to slow down particularly active children a little or to eliminate concentration difficulties. Can people with physical limitations meditate? Since meditation only intervenes in the inner experience, ie a matter of controlling or letting thoughts flow , people with physical disabilities can of course also meditate. It may be that these people are unable to hold certain positions such as B. But since you can meditate in almost any position, including lying down, that shouldn't be a problem. Indeed, many people with physical disabilities have found that regular meditation reduces their sensation of pain, both in the process of meditation and in their everyday life afterwards. If you are concerned with this issue, then the only important thing is to make sure that you yourself find a posture for meditation that is compatible with your physical problems. If, for example, you cannot sit for a longer period of time, you should decide to meditate lying down from the start. The talented one-shot wonder may leave a mark, but they won't be able to stay in their career like the musician who consistently practices towards their dream each day. Habits help us achieve this consistency. They are what makes the miles ahead small and manageable. They let us accomplish the great by making it look small and easy. The Science of Habits Habits, in their simplest form, work in cue-response pairs; This automation saves time and energy by making daily decisions quick and subconscious, using much less brain-power than if you had to make the move consciously every single time. For instance, sitting on a car seat may be a cue to buckle your seatbelt.

Hearing your alarm clock might make you reflexively hit it. The smell of good food may cue you to go and dig in. We were waiting for the stock market to close so we could see where the chips fell that day. This is the other thing about finance in New York City--it's always about the stock market. Who's down? Where will the market close? Where will the market open? Entire careers are built and destroyed on the ability to answer those questions. But let's be clear: what everyone really wants to know is not what the market did today or why it did what it did. All they want to know is what that market will do tomorrow and how they can make money from that knowledge. In short, they want to know the future. You can see why New York's finance gurus love to talk with me. It is also quite possible to change your position during meditation, if that does not tear you out of your concentration too much. And if you find it generally difficult to take a quiet position for a longer period of time, then there is also walking meditation as an alternative. Try different positions and meditation techniques until you find one that is best for your individual life situation. If you find that one technique is too difficult for you or even causes you discomfort, then you are finally free to try another at any time. After all, that is what this article is trying to convey to you. Meditation is as different as the individual. Right and wrong do not exist. So just keep experimenting until you find the way that is right for you.

Is it normal to feel like falling while meditating? During meditation, you consciously move away from your everyday thoughts and give your mind the opportunity to open up to self-reflection. If you have children, you might make the end of dinner their cue to brush their teeth, which in turn becomes a cue for getting them ready for bed. And you yourself might read them a story, as a response to the cue of tucking them in. However, much like autocorrect, this system isn't always helpful. Habits that were helpful in one stage of our lives might not be relevant any more, while other habits might exist only because we couldn't find other ways to cope with a trying circumstance. So, while habits can be a great ally in our quest for authorship, we need to know how to rewire the ones that are no longer working in our best interest. Making Good Habits When you wish to change your ways for whatever reason, there are two golden rules to bear in mind: Habits are reinforced with action. Habits cannot be dissolved with inaction. This means that the more you do something, the more likely you are to do it again without having to think much of it. The only problem is (as you now well know), I refuse to make predictions. I'm not an economist or an expert on financial markets. I will never make financial predictions, and it drives TV producers crazy. Still they invite me back to talk about the future. So there I was that day, backstage, about to go out in front of the lights, powder all over my face and head. I've been bald for decades, and the makeup people always go to town dousing my dome in powder so it won't shine. It doesn't bother me, though it feels a little weird. Four o'clock finally arrived, the closing bell rang, and it was time to go live.

I was led out onto the brightly lit set where a team of analysts waited to chat about the future. I'm always struck by how intensely normal people look under bright studio lights. That can to lead you during Medita t ionsphase an extreme sense of physical and mental relaxation experience. Because by leaving your everyday problems and worries behind you, you reduce the subconscious worries that put your vegetative nervous system into a fight or flight status and which accompany you during your normal waking phase. Because of this relaxation, your muscles loosen up. This can lead to a feeling of heaviness in your arms and legs. And in fact, it can even go so far that, due to the unusual relaxation of your muscles, a feeling sets in as if gravity no longer exists. You may have already registered this illusion while falling asleep. However, you have certainly dreamed that you would fly or fall. This is to be understood as a direct result of relaxed muscles. So not only is it normal to feel like falling or flying at times during meditation, but you cannot avoid that even if you wanted to. You don't have to avoid it at all, on the contrary, you can see this feeling as a success. This is especially true for actions that are easy, require you to move, or engage with your physical senses like sight, hearing, or smell. However, this also means that, outside of exceptional circumstances, you cannot just quit a habit. How many times have you vowed to stop snacking, stop drinking, or stop any other vice that you feel is holding you back, only to find you cannot resist giving in to it anyways? The good news is that this isn't a sign of weakness or lack of will on your part; Rather, any struggles you may have had with habits are likely because, until now, you didn't know these three things: When trying to introduce a new habit, it is easier to make it build off an existing one than it is to build it from scratch. When trying to dissolve a bad habit, it is easier to change the response than it is to ignore the cue. Smaller, simpler changes are more likely to succeed and take hold than larger, more complex ones.