A Path for Peace

A Path for Peace “We will never have peace in the world until we have peace in ourselves, in our families and in our communities.” ~Dalai Lama If you are connected through any online social media networks, you may notice that there is an increasingly vocal focus on the need for world peace. There is […]

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Do I Have to Stop my Thoughts to Meditate?

I sat down to meditate and couldn’t stop my thoughts even for a second. Are you intrigued by the idea of meditating but know that you won’t be able to stop your thoughts, let alone connect to some higher power? Well, then you are just like me and probably most people. At this point, a […]

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The Structure of Mind and Meditation

Like a blackboard covered with writing, formulae and sketches, the mind can’t easily begin new projects if there is a confusing jumble of stuff there. The mind is the recipient of a vast collection of information, flooding in constantly through our senses; sometimes useful but most often just clutter. It is also operating on two, […]

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The Meaning of Self Respect

People are taught from the moment that they are old enough to make their own decisions that they should behave always with self-respect. But it’s rarely, if ever, explained how you go about doing that or what you need to do to implement it into your daily life. Often, we don’t think consciously about self-respect […]

Simple Tips To Stay Present

Simple Tips To Stay Present

Over the course of seven years, I went on a retreat three times a year. Two of the retreats were for four days and one was for 10 days every June. Even though before every retreat I was always nervous and resistant, I knew that I would benefit from it. It was on the retreats […]

Coffee & Tea Meditation Drink In The Now Not On The Go

Coffee & Tea Meditation: Drink In The Now, Not On The Go

Meditation doesn’t have to mean sitting in silence in a lotus position for an X amount of time, in order to relax your mind and body. The day’s start can really affect how you’ll feel until bedtime. So, instead of setting yourself on a spiritual journey through transcendental meditation, you can start a morning routine […]

Breath Is life

Breath Is life

Breath Is Life. As the books, precepts, and doctrines of his religion are important to the follower of a religion, so the study of the breath is important to the mystic. We ordinarily think of the breath as that little air that we feel coming and going through our nostrils; but we do not think […]

Overcoming Perfectionism with Yoga and Meditation

Overcoming Perfectionism with Yoga and Meditation

Young people’s minds in the 21st century seem to differ from the mental state of people 10 years ago. By seeing “perfect” bodies or lives, carved and presented to us via different marketing techniques and channels (such as social media), those “images of perfection” are being implemented in our minds subconsciously. Thus, people who cannot […]

How To Access Your Prejudices

How To Access Your Prejudices

The existence of prejudice in the world has been the cause of a lot of damage. People clinging to their prejudices, even when they cause other people great amounts of suffering, is behind a lot of the conflict in many societies. There is nothing more dangerous than believing that you do not have any of […]

Why It’s So Hard To Let Go

Why It’s So Hard To Let Go

If there is one thing that is practically guaranteed in a lifetime, it is difficult decisions. There are some aspects of human life that just aren’t going to be easy, no matter who you are or how lucky. At times, a choice you face can feel like none of the options ahead of you look […]

The Importance Of Good Posture

The Importance Of Good Posture

Aside from the assumptions that people might make because of it, the way you carry yourself is far more important than a simple social signifier. The general positioning of your body can have huge effects on the components within and can have a lasting effect on how prepared you are for all kinds of physical […]

How To Open Up

9 Ways To Open Up To Someone

Allowing yourself to be vulnerable around those you care about is a key part in defining the depth of your relationship with them. Being honest with them about your flaws, sharing the things that you are ashamed of, can be the gesture that seals the importance of the connection you share. For both of you. […]