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Your Questions on MIDL Mindfulness Training

Questions On: Everyday Hindrances Within Mindfulness Meditation (5)
Traditionally there are five main hindrances to the development of concentration within the meditation practice.....
Questions On: MIDL Mindfulness Training 1/52: Grounding Your Awareness (4)
MIDL Mindfulness Training 1/52 develops your skill in grounding awareness within the sensate quality of your body.....
Questions On: MIDL Mindfulness Training 2/52: Experiencing Your Whole Body (5)
It is now time to develop the accuracy of attention by intentionally moving your awareness part by part through....
Questions On: MIDL Mindfulness Training 3/52: Retraining Autonomous Breathing (3)
MIDL Retraining Autonomous Breathing is concerned with lowering the symptoms of stress and anxiety thereby creating....
Questions On: MIDL Mindfulness Training 4/52: Training Softening Into (2)
Softening in MIDL refers to turning the experience of mental hardness associated with resistance into the experience of....
Questions On: MIDL Mindfulness Training 5/52: Skill of Softening Into (5)
We Soften Into initially by slowly extending the out-breath through our nose in-line with the natural deflation of our body....
Questions On: MIDL Mindfulness Training 6/52: Experiencing Natural Breathing (9)
In this MIDL Mindfulness Training we decondition the desire to control breathing by simply breathing out, relaxing and....
Questions On: MIDL Mindfulness Training 7/52: Experiencing The Whole Breath (4)
In this MIDL Mindfulness Training we begin basic mindfulness of breathing training through observing the natural flow of ....
Questions On: MIDL Mindfulness Training 8/52: Developing The Whole Breath (0)
In this MIDL Mindfulness Training we develop our mindfulness of breathing practice by becoming aware of whole length....
Questions On: MIDL Mindfulness Training 9/52: Deepening The Whole Breath (0)
In this MIDL Mindfulness Training we change the way that we perceive breathing in order to experience our whole body....
Questions On: MIDL Mindfulness Training 10/52: Expanding The Whole Breath (0)
In this MIDL Mindfulness Training we develop our awareness of the expansion and deflation of our whole body as....
Questions On: MIDL Mindfulness Training 11/52: Calming The Whole Breath (0)
In this MIDL Mindfulness Training we bring our Softening skills developed earlier into our mindfulness of breathing....
Questions On: MIDL Mindfulness Training 12/52: Arising & Passing of Breath (0)
In this MIDL Mindfulness Training we intentionally develop our perception of impermanence by changing the way that we....


Older Mindfulness Meditation Questions

Click Here NEW: Why Doesn't MIDL Meditation Have a Bell?:
QUESTION from Mimi: These are good meditations but would love to have an indicator that it is finished .....
Click Here Tremendously Sleepy During Meditation:
QUESTION from Angela: the last three days or so I feel tremendously sleepy during meditation .....
Click Here Not Thinking During MIDL Meditation:
QUESTION from Julie: How do you not think about anything? This was exercise no:15 Observing Attention .....
Click Here Trouble With Concentration in MIDL:
QUESTION from Anomynous: My problem is my lack of concentration. I have an Anxiety Disorder .....
Click Here Heaviness & Touch During MIDL Meditation:
QUESTION from Joe: Is it necessary to feel the soles of our feet and gravity throughout the entire .....
Click Here MIDL Way of Dealing With Fearful Thoughts:
QUESTION from Gary: I would be interested to hear your strategies for how to deal with fearful thoughts .....
Click Here Fear of Pain Within My Body During MIDL:
QUESTION from Joe: You are so absolutely correct that once one fear is resolved another takes its place .....
Click Here Falling Asleep During MIDL Meditation:
QUESTION from Ash: Whenever I practice the meditation lying down (to prevent back pain) I end up falling asleep .....
Click Here Calmness Collapses During MIDL Meditation:
QUESTION from Linda: You are so absolutely correct that once one fear is resolved another takes its place .....
Click Here Are Awareness and Thinking the Same thing?:
QUESTION from Gary: During meditation I find it hard to tell the difference between being aware and thinking .....
Click Here Distracted During Guided Meditation:
QUESTION from John: why do you have such long periods of silence during your guided meditations? Other .....
Click Here Difficulty Feeling Joy Meditating:
QUESTION from Alan: It's over 20 years since I felt a feeling that I would describe as true joy, .....
Click Here Deep Depression Post US Elections:
QUESTION from Anomynous: What meditation will help with the deep depression (that gets deeper daily) .....
Click Here Difficulty Focussing During Meditation:
QUESTION from Uwe: It is difficult for me to keep focus, especially when I am tired or nervous .....
Click Here Can MIDL Mindfulness Training Help Chronic Illness:
QUESTION from Anomynous: I suffer from a chronic illness that makes me feel constantly fatigued and causes anxiety .....
Click Here Difficult Not to Control Breath:
QUESTION from Candice: I find it difficult to not control my breathing during meditation, how do I .....
Click Here What Should I be Aware of During MIDL Meditation?:
QUESTION from Gary: When hearing a sound during a lesson, is this done while holding the feeling .....
Click Here Freedom From Perception & Interpretation:
QUESTION from Gary: How does one free themselves from perception or interpretation when it is so automatic .....
Click Here How Long Does it Take to Experience Freedom?:
QUESTION from Gary: Regarding your comment, “Learning the skill of breaking this process will help your .....
Click Here Bringing Meditation Into Daily Life (MIDL)?:
QUESTION from Gary: My goal is to improve my practice so that I can carry mindful awareness into my daily .....
Click Here Becoming Restless During Meditation:
QUESTION from Maria: After first feeling deep relaxation for about the first 20 minutes, I then .....
Click Here Accessing Difficult Emotions with MIDL:
QUESTION from Tanya: Getting in touch with my emotions is really hard I found I had a hard time focusing .....
Click Here Attention Affects Aches and Pains:
QUESTION from Carolyn: I have noticed that discomforts and pain are often relieved during meditation .....
Click Here My Breathing Doesn't Match the Instructions:
QUESTION from Ramesh: While noticing the different stages of breathing though, it seems to me that .....
Click Here Self Doubt & Criticism:
QUESTION from Kum Kie: Sorry, but may I ask if meditation can help with self-doubt and self criticism? .....
Click Here Physical Reaction During Meditation:
QUESTION from Sarah: Instead of experiencing tightness or pain when I focused on the bad memory, .....
Click Here Frustrated During Meditation:
QUESTION from Anomynous: I tend to feel frustrated after catching or knowing that I am thinking during .....

Click Here Wandering off to Dreamland:
QUESTION from Laura: I practiced this number 15 exercise for a week and a lot of times my mind went to dreamland .....
Click Here Moving During Meditation:
QUESTION from Ravi: During the practice I stretch my legs and groin area, lean forward and try touch the floor .....
Click Here Movement During Seated Meditation?:
QUESTION from Ravi: My concentration seem to drift , some days are better than others. I slowly working .....
Click Here How Do I Bring Mindfulness Into Daily Life?:
QUESTION from Johan: Hello Stephen, im practicing vipassana meditation. It's doing great, I almost .....
Click Here Are Mindfulness & Awareness the Same Thing?:
QUESTION from Linda: I have practicing your online meditations and notice that you say to "remember .....
Click Here Is This Increased Sensitivity to Delusion?:
QUESTION from Anomynous: It seems that I’m much more receptive for sensual contact, especially seeing .....
Click Here How Do I Create Acceptance During Meditation?:
QUESTION from Anomynous: With the sensations I feel on particular side of my body that I mentioned .....
Click Here How Can I Accept Unpleasant Sensations?:
QUESTION from Laura: According to your "softening to experience" video we need to identify the .....
Click Here Is This a Trance or Awareness During Meditation?:
QUESTION from Laura: I felt my observing self as a tiny dot in my colossal inside body. This feels .....