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How mindfulness meditation redefines pain, happiness & satisfaction | Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat | TEDxSFU





You have to consider that the body is controlled by the mind and because of this, Buddhist meditation practitioners have claimed that in order for your body to function properly, you have to get rid of the negative energy inside your mind by meditating. A lot of people have claimed that through Buddhist meditation methods, they were able to live life happier and have reduced any negative thoughts that can affect their daily life. 

One form of meditation which is very effective in dealing with the problems and difficult situations of life is known as mindfulness mediation or insight meditation. This is often considered by many people as a miraculous technique. It is a fact that frustrations, stress, disappointments, anger, and other related negative emotions affects the mind and body adversely. 

The natural kapok is a fiber extracted from ceiba trees. This is a lightweight material that can also produce warmth to the body. Kapok fibers do not easily compact that makes them suitable for filling. The cotton batting is a form of padding used even in upholstery and quilting. The buckwheat hulls are known for their durability. 

However, there are also people who seem to be always disturbed. They can hardly concentrate, thus, affecting their judgment and quality of work. Meditation is a good aid for these types of people. During meditation, mental space is created in order to achieve a certain degree of enlightenment. The effects of meditation to different people also vary. 

Translated by George Long into English in 1862, this particular book has been reprinted many times and it is included in Harvard Classics. Marcus Aurelius Stoic principle inside this book is said to contain denial of emotion. He stated that this is a skill where a man will remain free from the pleasures and pains of the material world. 

Usually the prayers or advent meditations for this week has something to do with the gospel, and this is the same with the second, third, and fourth week of the advent. The second week's gospel is about John the Baptist when he first appeared and preached in Judea. The third week is about Jesus and John's disciples, and the fourth is about Mary and angel Gabriel.