Posts by Richard L. Haight

Richard L. Haight is author of the number-one bestselling book The Unbound Soul: A Spiritual Memoir for Personal Transformation and Enlightenment, as well as a teacher of martial, meditative, and healing arts. He helps people on their personal awakening journeys. You can download his free, 13-part audio series, Taking Spiritual Authority in Daily Life, at www.richardhaight.net.

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How to Relax in Meditation When You Have a Busy Mind

“The Tao is always at ease. It overcomes without competing, answers without speaking a word, arrives without being summoned, accomplishes without a plan.” ~Lao-Tsu

As a longtime meditator and participant in the awakening process I am constantly on the lookout for hints that illuminate the path. I am open to these hints regardless of their source, so many of my teachers have been young children.

We may have many differing reasons to practice mindfulness and meditation. Regardless of the specific motivation, all meditators experience distraction and mental rebellion from time to time, and it can be quite frustrating. Many new …