How I Cured My ADD With Meditation

This is the story of I cured my ADD with meditation. When I was 13 years old, being a bit impulsive and a bit of a dreamer, neither of which was too pleasing to my school teachers, my parents took me to a place with many doctors and experts in lab coats who specialized in diagnosing children with various behavioral disorders. I didn’t really understand what was going on except…

Path to Peace Can I Meditate without Focusing on Anything?

Today, Todd talks about whether or not we can meditate while focusing on nothing. The thing is, being unfocused is just our normal state of mind. We typically go about our days just responding to whatever we perceive and whatever thought pops into our head. We are a slave to our impulses. Learning to focus, by practicing focus, is taking control of our mind. It's using your intentions to guide…

Path to Peace Can I Meditate to Find the Root Cause of a Problem?

Today's question is really about using meditation for insights.  Can meditation work to see a problem wholistically? And more importantly, how can we use meditation to gain understanding and wisdom into a particular problem. These are things Todd learned about firsthand when living in a Buddhist monastery in the Himalayan Mountains in India, and he shares the answer to in today's episode. Please enjoy other episodes where Todd shares meditation…

Path to Peace Why Has Meditation Turned Me Sad?

Sometimes, when we first start meditating, sadness and other extreme emotions may feel like they're being stirred up. But, these emotions aren't created by meditation, they are revealed by meditation. Most of our lives are spent distracted. We're always so busy doing, we don't pay any real attention to our inner world. In this episode, Todd goes into why these emotions come up in meditation, how we can process what…

Path to Peace Why Do I Have Weird Sensations While Meditating?

One person recently asked me, "Why do I get extreme tingling in my face and fingers when meditating?" The fact is, it is not uncommon for a wide variety of sensations and reactions to occur when we meditate. It's not the meditation that caused it. It's the meditation that allowed this buried feeling/trauma/pain to come to the surface and start to heal. No matter what comes up in meditation, allow…

Path to Peace Humming Meditation

In this podcast, Todd explains the ins and outs of humming meditation, followed by a guided meditation. Humming meditation is an incredibly powerful meditation. The humming serves as a vehicle to transport you into the present moment. The powerful vibrations can open up breathing pathways and loosen up our muscles. Hum along or just let the frequencies from your headphones or speakers echo through your body. In this podcast series,…

Path to Peace Is 5 to 10-Minute Meditation Effective?

No matter what it is we put our effort into, we naturally want to see some results. And so the question really is,  "How long do you have to meditate to see results?" Meditation is much like working out, in that the more effort you put in the more results you will see. However, as you'll hear in this podcast, there are some important things to remember when looking at…

Path to Peace Shall I Meditate Before or After a Meal?

To eat or not to eat, that is the question. During my travels throughout Asia and India, every guru, monk, meditation instructor and meditator told me the same thing when it comes to eating before or after meditation. In this episode, I'll share the wisdom I learned on my travels. And, I'll share what I have found both in my own experience, as well as the experience of people I've…

Path to Peace Can I Meditate Standing?

Can I meditate while standing? Driving? Biking? Walking? Talking??? I get it. We all want to reach that blissed out feeling 24/7. So what's the best way to get there? Will standing meditation hurt or help? These questions and more will be answered in today's episode. I'll talk about the benefits to sitting meditation, why we sit, and what kind of effects standing will have on our practice. While we…

Path to Peace How to Meditate for Overthinking

Most of us have a voice in our head that constantly searches for something to obsess about. It scavenges and scavenges endlessly. There is just no seeming endpoint for this thought-chaser. No matter what happens, our mind will try to label, judge and analyze it forever and ever.  Why won't our minds just do what they're told?! This inner voice disrupts our inner peace and usually creates problems where none…