Working with Challenges2018-07-14T08:14:22+00:00

Working with Challenges

Mindworks’ Working with Challenges meditation modules provide essential guidance on practical situations that you can relate to. We show you how to use your meditation practice to navigate life’s daily challenges. There are a variety of topics to choose from that are beneficial for both beginning and intermediate meditators. We’re confident the Working with Challenges modules will do you a world of good!

Each of the Challenges modules takes you on a guided tour of rich app content and includes:

  • A daily meditation practice to sharpen your mindfulness and awareness
  • Options for Guided Meditations that get you started and keep you going.
  • Daily Cup Contemplations for a quick, uplifting way to start your day.
  • Perceptive Blog articles to enhance your understanding.
  • Insightful Mind Talks selected for the Challenge material

Best of all it only takes 15 – 20 minutes of your day.

Mindworks Working with Challenges are a great way to create lasting positive change in your life. Learn about the different topics and about Meditation Challenges below.

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Working with Challenges

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About Working with Challenges

Meditation gives us the space to break away from our daily routines, discover our minds, and enjoy the richness of the present moment. But what about off the cushion (or the chair)? As soon as we’ve left our practice zone, life presents us with demanding situations. These run the gamut from everyday trials like traffic jams, computer glitches and minor ailments to major crises such as serious illness, the loss of loved ones, jeopardized livelihood and natural disasters.

How does meditation help us navigate life’s challenges, great and small? It could be argued that if meditation only “worked” during practice, it would be of very limited benefit. We might think of our daily mindfulness and awareness meditation as “training sessions” that make our minds more fit, even when the sessions themselves don’t feel like a workout. The true benefits of meditation practice reveal themselves in challenges: we realize that we have space to assess situations, react less impulsively, and prioritize more effectively. We know that our emotions, hopes and fears aren’t the whole story because our experience of mind has made this very clear. We’ve discovered that we can recognize these mental events as they arise, acknowledge and release them, and return to a core of serenity and goodwill that’s always there.

Daily situations give you a golden opportunity to further your practice. Without challenges, how would you recognize your strengths and learning curves? Life’s difficulties can make your meditation more genuine and less intellectual, and meditation can make life’s difficulties more workable. The Mindworks Working with Challenges modules offer a variety of resources to help you tap into your inner strength and face life’s (inevitable) challenges with greater confidence and benevolence.

Meditation Options for Working with Challenges

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M7: Learn to Meditate

A series of seven easy-to-follow 10-minute guided meditation sessions. Progress methodically from M7.1 to M7.7 to build a consistent daily routine.
Navigate to these sections on the Mindworks App: Menu | Guided Meditations | M7: Learn to Meditate | M7.1 Working with Mindfulness through M7.7 Working with Space
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Timed Meditations

These vary from 2.5 to 30 minutes in length, and are a good option if you’ve completed the M7 or have meditated on your own for awhile.
Navigate to these sections on the Mindworks App: Menu | Guided Meditations | Timed Meditations
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Meditation Timer

For experienced meditators, you can go solo and set the meditation timer for any length of time you’d like.
Navigate to these sections on the Mindworks App: Menu | Meditation Timer

Follow our guided meditation path to create lasting positive change in your life. It’s more fun to take the journey with others, so encourage your friends to join you too!

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