Michael W. Taft
by Michael W. Taft Have you ever been so involved in doing something that the rest of the world just kind of went away? Or time slowed down and even your sense of self disappeared?… Read More »How to Enter a Flow State: Finding the Goldilocks Zone of Peak Performance
I remember as a teenager, feeling that the Monty Python joke “my brain hurts” was talking about me. It was clear to me that my biggest problem in life was my own mind. I was… Read More »Deconstructing the Self with Mindfulness Meditation
by Michael W. Taft The name of this blog is “Deconstructing Yourself,” but what does deconstruction have to do with meditation? In short: everything. Deconstructing your experience—in the sense of analyzing or seeing through experience—is… Read More »Meditation — Why “Deconstruction”?
by Michael W. Taft Concentration is the eternal secret of every mortal achievement – Stefan Zweig There is an ancient story from India that tells of five young princes who were practicing archery in the… Read More »Concentration: An Iterative Approach to Focusing the Mind