It is a tenet of Buddhism that we do not experience reality as it really is. Modern psychology and neuroscience support this notion. The thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and cognitive algorithms that shape our experience were not designed to give us ‘Truth’ or to depict reality accurately, but to help our ancestors survive and reproduce within their specific evolutionary setting. Evolutionary psychology has discovered that our cognitive systems are designed to give us experiences that are,…Continue
Too often, we wear a smiling sadness outside, while the world knows nothing about it. As we seek solace to find a way back to ourselves, we run from place to place. Lets take a moment to stop running, to stop wandering, and come back to the beauty of words, the words that arise from the heart. As the seasons of life take us to some of the brutal battles that we…Continue
When our boundaries are crossed, we suffer to varying degrees due to what feels like an act of disrespect. When our boundaries are violated, it is because someone wants to tell us how to live or what to do.
Not knowing what boundaries are is something which often happens when we are young, but it can also manifest later in life.
Too often we grow up not being able to say “No” or “Stop” when treated poorly. We are taught to consider the opinions of others and, for the most…Continue
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Abstract: The American Psychological Association reports that therapists are seeing a sharp increase in individuals experiencing anxiety. Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari suggests two essential practices that can help alleviate fear and anxiety in our lives. One is to learn to rephrase our thoughts by being vigilant to know our default thinking patterns and using mindfulness to reframe these self-defeating thoughts. The other antidote suggested is to develop a keen awareness of our spiritual self,…Continue
Your energy leads the way. Consciousness arrives well before your tangible self and is the nutrient in the soil which creates the harvest of your goodness. What most of us forget is that often we are “fertilizing” our garden with pain and heartbreak, rather than freedom and abundance.
So, when it comes to money, how do you ensure that your consciousness is creating abundance rather than heartbreak? How do you move away from your own mindset and the collective consciousness of…Continue
Our world in its essence is a transfiguration of souls and all of us appreciating it. We can see the immense impact of the soul acts on our daily life, and our existence is simply an incessant attempt to find our souls.
Seeking the souls is an innate desire, and as we can’t live without food, we can’t live without that desire. One of the souls’ pages in our life is writing which, by its admirable styles, enlivens the lands of hope and illuminates the areas of darkness. Beautiful…Continue
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Author Keely Maree, 05-01-2018
When something explodes in your heart center, the power of that feeling can bring you to your knees. It can’t be labeled good or bad, it just is this pure force running through you. It’s grief and it’s acceptance, that comes for many reasons, but usually the catalyst is a loss.
When you find yourself saying “I love you, goodbye," it so profound and excruciating that it could not be spoken of. In order to make room for something new, you have…Continue
“Krishna! – Yea, my Lord, I come! Play but Thy flute and I come! – The world hath been flung off like a soiled garment, I am clad in shining robes of Bhakti, pure white, gleaming as a white pigeon’s wing in the sunlight! I come, my Lord, I come! – Rich honey of Prema will I suck from the Lotus of Thy Feet. Thine eyes, shining upon me, will bathe me in the waters of immortality! … To Thy dance with the souls of Thy Bhaktas I come, O Thou, that lurest the…Continue
Abstract: Being our own best coach as a way of inspiring, motivating and discovering the possibilities that would otherwise remain beyond our wildest dreams. Bringing understanding into what is required of us. Bringing clarity to what being our own best coach is and isn't.
“The key to great coaching is in believing in the greatness of human potential” Jack Canfield
Being our own best coach lives in the spirit of inspiring,…Continue
Who Will Remember Us?
By Judi Lynch
Word count- 734
Bio word count- 60
As we go through life, recognizing purposes and playing out our roles, we create an energy of love and history that survive when we leave these human bodies. Photographs, writings, family history and genealogy all give us a voice long after we have transitioned our souls. Truly our lives are a legacy to our friends, family, and our species if we are celebrated by the evolution for our…Continue
Written by Keely Maree
Whenever we tune into any sort of social media,there is this feeling of being constantly bombarded with images of men and women that are there to make us feel inadequate. It’s easy enough to place the blame on celebrities, but we are all guilty of posting to the world a snapshot of our lives that only represent a fraction of who we are as a whole person.
All too often, we are left passing harsh judgement on ourselves for not living up to the…Continue
Written by Keely Maree
To begin this article, I am going to start with an oldie but a goodie – “When you put your mind to something, anything is possible.” And that begins a truly magnificent conversation about how your state of mind creates your reality.
When I was holidaying in San Francisco recently, I was fortunate to meet a man named Theo Bennett. He actually approached my husband and I, possibly because as we stuck out with our blatantly Aussie accents. Theo is…Continue
Added by Keely Lorae on December 27, 2018 at 6:39pm — No Comments
Written by Keely Maree
If someone hurts us on an emotional level, it is never quite a simple one-way affair. Because what has the ability to hurt us has to come from a place deep within ourselves that has been unresolved. The sad fact is, we all cause micro hurts in each other every single day. These micro hurts are usually not even done with the intention of causing someone else pain, but because we are all damaged and defending ourselves by this incessant onslaught of micro…Continue
Abstract: There are 3 simple steps to setting boundaries that can be a real game-changer in your relationships. 1. Everyone has a different perception of reality. A little compassion goes a long way. 2. Follow-up and follow-thru. It's easy to forget about things or pretend it didn't really hurt, but in the end it eats away at your soul. Don't let others treat you poorly and get away with it. 3. Retreat. It may be necessary to disengage to get your point across. Raise your vibration and begin…Continue
As proud parents, nothing makes us happier then to see our children flourish and become healthy and happy young adults. If you are like most parents, you obsessed over reading all the baby books to ensure that your newborn received all of the right foods, sleep, and other treatments that would help him or her be healthy. But what about adolescence?
While many parents will focus on academics as way to help their teenager succeed in life, this will only go so far. So many of us adults…Continue
When we grieve -- and we do so only because we love -- the dimensions of that grief differ for each death without one being greater or lesser than another; we grieve from different parts of our heart for different reasons. The heart is not a cliche. People experiencing grief can distinguish its impact from momentary sadness. True grief brings with it a physical tension gnaws at us from the heart center. At various times of day when memories are triggered by different sensations,, none of…Continue
Added by Lisa Shaw on December 23, 2018 at 10:32am — No Comments
The culture of confrontation is so common that one might not even notice it. It’s part of our daily lives: east vs. west, immigrants vs. natives, rich vs. poor, right wing vs. left wing, light vs. dark, science vs. religion, medicine vs. alternative medicine etc. Even many of the most basic questions in our daily lives originate from polarities which are often even artificial. However, to see beyond this dualistic thinking could free one from unnecessary fighting to…Continue
Reinvention calls for letting go of the life that we once had and welcoming ourselves to think in a new perspective, reexamine our lives, ourselves in the light of a new age. It may not be the age that we once had, yet it is the age we have now. And how do we live in the…Continue
After a stressful day at work, there’s hardly a better thing to do than meditate and relax. But why do it inside of your home when you can just as easily meditate and relax out on the fresh air? In fact, if you’re ready to make some changes in your backyard, you could turn it into a real zen space you can use whenever you need some rest. And here’s how to do it.…Continue