Meditation and philosophy

I joined this group during a difficult time and identify with many of the posts here. I have felt very alone and stuck with unsolvable or seemingly unsolvable problems to do with work and relationships. I have found a wealth of support here in feeling I am not alone and feel grateful for sites such as this. I just want to share the things that have helped me in my day to day life. I am currently doing a practical philosophy course, which involves meditation and looking at ancient philosophy. You could try doing some meditation twice a day, even if it's just for a few minutes. The idea is by sitting still and stilling the body, the mind follows. I have been practicing it for 2 weeks now and have found more energy and calm. I think it's to do with being with the present moment. I will just mention a few thinkers we have touched on so you can Google them if you want:- Vivekananda, jaques lusseyran, Seneca, Pythagoras, Lao Tzu, Rumi, James Allen, St.Augustine of Hippo, Shrink Shantananda Saraswati, Rudyard Kipling, Plato, Buddha. My situation has not changed but I feel more at one with myself and the place I am in which has helped me to cope. If you're interested in the course it's called Practical Philosophy and it's in York and is free. If you Google it, it should come up. Hope that helps x.

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  • Hi there is also FutureLearn which offers free courses in lots of different subjects, including mindfullness and psychology.

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