mindfulness

Guarding the Mind

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 21  |  October 10, 2021


Mindfulness acts as the gatekeeper for the mind, and in this episode we develop our mindfulness practice by using the idea of a gatekeeper who guards the single gate of a city surrounded by walls. The wise and competent gatekeeper, like a mindfulness practice, keeps out strangers and welcomes in friends. This practice helps to build trust in the gatekeeper and awareness of the present moment.

Taking It Slowly

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 20  |  October 3, 2021


We live complex lives in which we race around from one activity to the next. Let this practice slow the mind, and slow down time. Train the attention to this moment. In this meditation, we practice responding to thoughts rather than reacting to them.

Metta for Everyone

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 19  |  September 26, 2021


Metta meditation (also called loving-kindness meditation) helps develop a propensity for kindness. In this meditation we practice and cultivate universal love for all living beings.

Home

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 16  |  March 7, 2021


In this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, we explore the concept of "home."

Cultivate Well-Being at Work with Mindfulness

February 27, 2021
Person lying on their back with thoughts of computers and phones

Despite the growing popularity of mindfulness programs in the workplace, it can still feel a little weird to start a meeting at work with a meditation. Mindfulness is not for everyone. Nevertheless, scientists continue to amass evidence — intended to persuade rational Western minds — detailing the benefits of taking pauses during our days, including our workdays. Now we are learning that with regular practice our well-being can be cultivated.

Body Scan

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Episode 15  |  February 21, 2021


In this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, we practice a well-known meditation technique called the body scan.

Meeting Meditation Three

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 14  |  February 13, 2021


Someone requested that I record some meditations that could be used to start a meeting. So in this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, I offer you Meeting Meditation Three.

Do you have any requests? Please let me know using the contact form on matthewtift.com.

Meeting Meditation Two

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 13  |  February 12, 2021


Someone requested that I record some meditations that could be used to start a meeting. So in this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, I offer you Meeting Meditation Two.

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Meeting Meditation One

Pretty Good Meditation

Episode 12  |  February 11, 2021


Someone requested that I record some meditations that could be used to start a meeting. So in this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, I offer you Meeting Meditation One.

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Ujjayi Pranayama

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Episode 11  |  February 7, 2021


In this episode of Pretty Good Meditation, we practice a well-known type of yogic breathing called ujjayi pranayama, or "victorious breath."