The Peace Project | Meditations for inner peace and a healthier world

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Join Dave on his quest for inner peace through meditation. Enjoy a better sense of calm, relax your mind, explore your perception, and increase your awareness. Foster inner peace and share these meditations to help spread peace and joy to friends and family. Thanks for listening and stay cool.
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Join Dave on his quest for inner peace through meditation. Enjoy a better sense of calm, relax your mind, explore your perception, and increase your awareness. Foster inner peace and share these meditations to help spread peace and joy to friends and family. Thanks for listening and stay cool.
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5 Minute Distraction Relief Meditation | Increase your focus by accepting and acknowledging distractions
Throughout life it is inevitable that we will lose focus on our goals. By taking time to focus and acknowledge this truth, we can prepare for and better accept distraction when it finds us. This quick meditation will give you insight and peace when you are upset over being distracted. 
07:49
October 23, 2019
Meditation to Slow Time | Manage anxiety and stress through focusing on the passage of time
Grab a pen and paper and a clock that you can see seconds on (or use your phone ) for this meditation excercise. When time is moving fast due to stress, anxiety, or worries, it can help to focus on the passage of time. This excercise will focus your mind and slow down your experience of time.
18:20
October 14, 2019
Self Love and Gratitude Meditation | Learn to love your body and share that love with others
This meditation focuses on loving yourself by focusing on the life give parts of our human bodies and the bodies of all living things. Once that love is felt, it can be shared with all life. 
15:48
September 17, 2019
Self Guided 30 Minute Meditation | Meditation without guide
Learn to meditate by practicing your own meditation. Use this space of thirty minutes (with check ins every ten minutes) to guide yourself on a meditation. This can be used for any sort of meditation, relaxation, stress relief, or other exercise that lasts thirty minutes. 
34:45
September 16, 2019
Selflessness Meditation | Looking at the Bigger Picture and Separating Yourself from the moment.
Today's meditation focuses on selflessness and realizing your place in the universe. Often we can feel like the world is out to get us, or that bad luck is controlling our lives. When you step outside of yourself and look at the bigger picture, these stresses can often be relieved. 
16:10
September 1, 2019
5 Minute Breath Awareness Meditation | Slow down your mind and racing thoughts
Learn to focus your attention inward and slow down racing thoughts with this breath awareness meditation. 
06:22
August 17, 2019
The Rhythms of Nature | Outdoor Meditation
Only one meditation on this episode. Recorded from the beaches of St. Lucia, this meditation will help you find peace and harmony in the differing rhythms of nature and your body. This episode was recorded on my phone so the audio quality may not be as good as usual
17:05
August 7, 2019
Self Love and Compassion Quick Meditation / Empathy and Compassion for the Stranger Full Meditation
Today's 5 minute meditation focuses on self love and compassion. Relieve yourself of negative thought patterns by focusing on the whole picture of you.  Our full meditation focuses on having empathy and compassion for people you do not know by recognizing that all humans deserve the same dignity and respect for our one and only human bodies.  Thank you for listening. I'll be hosting a meditation class in Logan Square Chicago in the coming months. Stay tuned for more information. 
19:48
July 28, 2019
Anger Relief / Beach Visualization
Our Quick Meditation today will help you find relief in situations where you find yourself getting angry, overly stressed, or frustrated.   Today's meditation is a beach visualization that will help you learn to separate your conscious mind from unconscious experience and raw sensory input.  Thank you and let me know what you think of the new format with a review or by emailing thepeaceprojectmeditations@gmail.com
20:25
July 13, 2019
Visualizing 11 Dimensions | A Creative Visual and Mind Expanding Exercise based on Simple Geometry
Today's podcast is not a meditation. This is instead a walk through of visualizing what higher dimensions may look like. This is a creative visual exercise conceived by Rob Bryanton. This is not meant to be taken as science fact or to be an explanation of our universe. It is merely a way to imagine what is outside of our normal 4-dimensional (3 space, 1 time) reality.  If you enjoy this thought experiment, you can find more in depth exploration at  https://www.youtube.com/user/10thdim .  http://imaginingthetenthdimension.blogspot.com/
25:59
July 10, 2019
Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts and Negative Thought Patterns | Using Simple Rational Acts to Find Peace
Today’s meditation is about using simple truths and rational actions to overcome obsessive thoughts and/or negative thought patterns. Our minds are constantly seeking stasis in a harsh world and many times our negative racing thoughts are simply this act of finding a balance expressed through a mental illness. If you can accept this and see through the pattern to a concrete rational action that will bring you stasis, hope, and/or joy; you can find peace and break through the obsessive negative thoughts.  If you're feeling in danger for yourself or someone else, please contact The National Suicide Help Line 1-800-273-8255 or the National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for referral to a specialist near you. Or search online for "mental health help now"  to get sources for immediate help specific to your location. 
20:57
July 5, 2019
5 Minute Anxiety Relief Meditation
If you're feeling anxious, it can be a combination of overwhelming physical sensations and fearful thoughts. In this quick meditation, Dave helps you to slow down your anxiety and begin to separate the sensations from the negativity attached to them. If you're feeling in danger for yourself or someone else, please contact The National Suicide Help Line 1-800-273-8255 or the National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for referral to a specialist near you. 
08:47
June 30, 2019
Zen Counting Breaths | Learn to relax and focus your mind
This is a brief introduction to the Zen style of meditation known as counting breaths. This is an extremely simple meditation technique practiced for centuries will help you relieve stress, focus your mind, and center your awareness. 
15:40
June 18, 2019
5 Minute Stress Relief Through Breathing | Learn to relax through a simple and effective breathing exercise
Dave walks you through a proven stress relief breathing technique 8,4,7. When you are stressed, breathing in for 8 counts (as much you can) holding your breath for 4 counts, and then exhaling for 7 counts (as much as you can). Practicing this breathing pattern will help increase oxygen levels in your body and slow speeding thought patterns. 
07:13
June 16, 2019
Processing Grief | Allowing yourself to feel grief, trauma, and sadness while maintaining an anchor
Life brings grief, trauma, and sadness. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, life not working out the way you expected, or something else, this meditation will help you give space to feel your grief and then move on from it to get through your day. If you're feeling really down or an overwhelming sense of malaise, talk to a friend or seek counseling. If you are in a place of grief that feels dangerous to you or others, please contact the national suicide hotline. They can be reached at 1-800-273-8255. You can also find more specific hotlines for non-suicidal grief at https://griefresourcenetwork.com/crisis-center/hotlines/
23:27
June 9, 2019
Dealing with External Distractions 1 | Outdoor Meditation
 A guided meditation to help you focus on your experience even in a noisy environment. This was originally going to be a nature meditation; however, the park was busier and louder than usual. I took this as an opportunity to focus on dealing with distractions during meditations and in everyday life.
16:39
May 27, 2019
Self Love and Compassion Meditation | Focus your love and compassion where it is lacking
Learn to focus your love and compassion on those who need it or on your self. 
17:19
May 19, 2019
5 Minute Stress Relief Meditation | Quickly release stress or overwhelming anxiety
If you're feeling stressed this quick meditation will help calm your mind and anchor you to world. 
06:43
May 5, 2019
Silence and Stillness 1 | Learn to enjoy and find peace in silence
Do you have trouble sitting in silence? Find yourself always needing background noise? This meditation will help you learn to appreciate the world around you and quiet your mind to listen.
14:40
April 28, 2019
Sleep Meditation 2 | Learn to eliminate distractions and fall asleep faster
Ever have something (a ticking clock, noise from an outside room, a pet, etc) keeping you awake at night? This meditation focuses on learning to be at peace with distractions and annoyances and allowing them to lead you to a restful and restorative night's sleep. 
15:06
April 21, 2019
Visual Meditation 1 | Meditation on sight and the visual field
We see every day, but do we take the time to examine and truly experience all our visual sensation has to offer? Take 15 minutes to meditate and explore your vision.   Music used Aurora by Jonny Easton Link: https://youtu.be/Ct44WnxlPC0 Check out his channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/jonnyeaston 
14:54
April 14, 2019
Gratitude Meditation 1 | Feel grateful for life and foster hope
This meditation explores feeling gratitude for the basic facts of life. Gratitude is an emotional sensation of feeling grateful. More of it in your life can help you feel better, happier, and more satisfied with your life. 
14:56
April 7, 2019
Meditation on Time 1
 A meditation focused on time and breathing.  Music used Aurora by Jonny Easton Link: https://youtu.be/Ct44WnxlPC0 Check out his channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/jonnyeaston 
13:17
April 1, 2019
Sleep Meditation 1 | Fall asleep faster
A quick sleep meditation to listen to before bed to help you drift off to a pleasant and relaxing dream. 
15:10
March 20, 2019
Breath Awareness Meditation
A meditation centered on becoming aware of your breathing. Cultivate inner peace through meditation with The Peace Project.
14:35
March 14, 2019
Episode 1 - Basic Breath Meditation
Get in a comfortable place and focus on your breath in this meditation 
15:26
March 13, 2019
March 12, 2019
00:55
March 12, 2019
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