Meditation in Real Terms

June 16th, 2010  ·  posted in Development by Yuval

Let’s get real: just because you started meditating does not mean that you will instantly be enlightened.  Nor does it mean that you will perfect this instrument overnight.  What it means is that you have started using a tool – one that you have to train to know how to use – and in order for this tool to be useful you must keep it sharp – continually practice and improve.  With time you will see the results of your efforts.

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Meditation is not limited to or by a physical condition – laying, sitting, standing, running, swimming, form/kata training – but it is harder to focus and work your way through the meditative process when you have distractions and/or stimulus. read more »


The Meditative Process

June 11th, 2010  ·  posted in Development by Yuval

This is the third part in a series on meditation.  Yuval is a long-time practitioner of meditation as well as the owner of www.martial-arts-potential.com

human mind The goal of meditation is to control your thoughts by clearing your mind, or to reach what we call the meditative state of mind.  There are many ways of obtaining this state of mind, but all of the methods have one thing in common: attaining a single mind.

The human mind is a “highway” of thoughts and emotions, whether it is thoughts about the future, past or present.  It may be worries, thoughts of calmness – any type of good or bad thoughts.  However the thoughts materialize, they drift and change often. read more »


Meditation as a Tool

June 8th, 2010  ·  posted in Development by Yuval

This is part of a series of posts on Meditation. Yuval is the owner of martial-arts-potential.com.

Meditation is and should be part of the set of tools that we have to deal with issues that arise in our everyday lives.  The intention behind perfecting this tool is to give us an instrument with which we can free ourselves from our mind’s control over us.

The mind is an interesting phenomenon which – left alone – can have a huge affect on the way we feel and perceive life.  Fortunately, we have a tool – meditation – that we can use to actually stop allowing our mind to “dictate” our mental situation by “harassing” us with thoughts.

Let’s try understanding, to some extent, the power which our mind possess over us through examining the following situation… read more »


Meditation

June 4th, 2010  ·  posted in Development by Greg

meditation As Roadless Travelers, we choose to step outside of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams.  But this does not come without consequence: there will be trials and hardships along the way.  In the words of fellow Roadless Traveler, RoK:

“May all of our paths be long and hard; these are the only ones worth taking.” ~RoK

Dealing with the challenges and hardships that come along with traveling towards your dreams can be a daunting task.  Fortunately we have a tool – meditation – to help calm our mind and reign in our thoughts. read more »


Up the Mountain Path

May 25th, 2010  ·  posted in Blog by Greg

Many of us find ourselves practicing or training for an event or adventure.  We set a goal for ourselves, focus in, and do the things that will prepare us to achieve our goal.  It may take weeks, or months, or even years to get to the place we want to be, but what is important is that we keep on – driving our feet towards our destination.

Finally, the day comes when we are ready to achieve our goal.  We make our final preparations, and then we head out, confident in our abilities to achieve what we have trained so hard for. The journey can start read more »


Put good in, get good out

May 12th, 2010  ·  posted in Blog by Greg

Yesterday I had a discussion with a friend of mine, and fellow Roadless Traveler, Chuck. We were catching up and then got into a discussion about happiness and how to live your life. Although the conversation covered a number of different topics, it inspired me to write about one thing in particular: the idea of “Put good in, get good out.”

I heard this phrase – “Put good in, get good out” – used on a commercial a few times, but it really struck me as something that I wanted to incorporate into my own life.  I think it really defines read more »


What’s Next?

May 5th, 2010  ·  posted in News by Greg

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness…”
– Mark Twain

What does this mean for the Roadless Travelers?  Does this mean that we are not encouraging travel and different cultural experiences?  Does this mean that we are no longer Roadless Travelers?  Absolutely not.

After three years living abroad, deeply immersed in a different culture and a different world, the founders of the Roadless Travelers have returned back to the US.  However, that doesn’t mean that we are not changed – our perspectives, values and attitude towards life has changed.  And traveling was the platform that made all of the learning and changes possible.

Our lives have changed, our worlds have changed, and so too this site is changing.

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