Sitting meditation is the most widely practiced Buddhist method for clearing the mind and attaining enlightenment. The student sits in a lotus-like position or on a chair, hands palms up or clasped together for encouraging the flow and retention of energy in the body. The practitioner focuses on following his breathing. As thoughts arise, he allows them to pass without attaching to them, continuing his focus on breathing in and out. It is a beginner’s way of practice, and is commonly taught…Continue
Let’s be the Change
by Gia Dalton
Submitted to Personal Growth
PUBLISHED MARCH 2017 -B
Abstract: Everyone wants to see change in the world. This article explores how together we can become that change by following just 4 steps on our journey. Crisis, Commitment, Truth and Transformation.
We have all heard the saying “Change is inevitable”. But have we truly accepted that ideology? Often we resist change…Continue
We’ve all been taught to never quit. Never give up. Never throw in the towel. In fact, for some, giving up equates to failure. So, is there EVER a time when it’s OK to QUIT? The answer is simple, YES! When we are finding that our soul is becoming depleted, our passion dwindling and our heart is no longer invested, we not only have permission to quit, it’s imperative to our soul that we quit.
Staying in anything that no longer serves our highest good becomes unhealthy. …Continue
Walking the Balance
Niánn Emerson Chase
From the time I was a child I have had dreams of higher more sustainable worlds—worlds that are more sane, more compassionate, more reasonable, more joyful, and more peaceful than the one I am living in. I dream these visions of truth, beauty, and goodness when I sleep as well as when I am awake.
Our joy can come from knowing that there is reality beyond what we live in, a reality that lies in potential within us and within each human…
The spiritual perspective on weight loss strives for wholeness rather than perfection. It requires a balance between mind/body and spirit. We must consider the first four letters of the word HEALth to be reminded that healing all aspects of our selves is necessary to find our perfect weight. We need to heal with natural food, regular exercise, a mindful presence and with the spiritual nourishment of self-compassion.
Repressed emotions must also be addressed. We must let go of…Continue
Do you have the mindset of living a life filled with promise and purpose or have you been lead down a path that looks unhappy and hopeless? We know a few folks who view life through a film of gloom, an unwillingness to relinquish this mindset, and without work habits that will help them to change.
Do you have a dream? Do you know what you want to achieve in your lifetime?
Do you know where (or on what) to lend my attention? We live in a busy, hurry-scurry world and you are…Continue
We know we are in the biggest shift in human consciousness. We strive to be part of the resolution, yet with all our good intentions we find ourselves repeating what we know is part of the problem. We find ourselves engaging in our old controlling and addictive ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. When we get honest with ourselves, we admit to the voice inside telling us we are lying as a way to tolerate our lives.
We love the idea of letting go and going with the flow. At…Continue
Human happiness is not a concrete concept. Actually quite the opposite. If the whole world knew exactly what would make them happy, everything would be much simpler. What is known, however, is that happiness and healthiness go hand in hand. This does not mean just physical health. Mental and emotional health are…Continue
Are you aware that as a human being, you possess the potential to accept and overcome the challenges of life over and over again? Personal growth is very important for ambition, achievement, health and happiness. There are very few things that you may not be able to achieve if you absolutely want to…Continue