There’s an amazing epidemic sweeping America and it’s a healthy, vital and enriching one. In every walk of life people are hearing about the value and importance of mindfulness and meditation. Yoga is now available on every street corner and mindfulness is fast catching up. Ohio congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation, calls […]
Amazing: Super Bowl and TIME Magazine Both Focus on Mindfulness
Guess what, we all meditate! We may be unaware of this because we believe meditation means sitting still and closing our eyes. However, the moment we focus attention on one thing and bring the mind into a quiet place then we are meditating, which means it can be as much active as it is being […]
Meditation Awakens Your Inner Joy
Within you is a fountain of joy, within you is an ocean of bliss! Swami Sivananda While in Greece we were invited to a local village dance. It was to be held in a nearby field, and we were fascinated to discover it started very late, about 11pm, lasting until the early hours of the […]
Mindfulness Meditation Is The Direct Way To Happiness
We often wonder what our lives would be like without meditation or mindfulness. We were talking with our partner, neuroscientist and yogi Brian Jones, about this recently who said, “With all the mass overstimulation and continuously heightened levels of stress it’s easy to see why we’re all going crazy. The modern world demands […]
Mindfulness Stops Negativity from Sticking Like Glue
Did you ever get into a heated argument with someone over a meaningless issue, only to find that encounter constantly replaying itself in your head, as if it’s stuck to you like glue? You don’t want to think of the other person yet now there’s no getting away from them; you’re stuck with […]
Do You Appreciate Yourself?
When times are hard, if we are sick, have lost a partner, job, or home, then it’s not always easy to be thankful. Yet those can actually be the very best times to give thanks – for the things we do have, not those we don’t have. Rather than bemoaning that we have lost our […]
Is Your Ego Your Servant or Your Master?
“I think I’m the most important person in the world, but nobody else thinks it’s about me, time doesn’t think it’s about me, space doesn’t think it’s about me, the planet doesn’t think it’s about me,” says Prof. Robert Thurman in our book, Be The Change. “It doesn’t take much to get the message that […]
Shut Up and Be Still!
To anyone first coming to meditation they can be met with a plethora of advice and techniques that is enough to baffle and confuse. Where to go? What to do? Which is best? How to start? How to chose between TM, mindfulness, mantra recitation, kundalini, vipassana, insight, witness, breath awareness, shamata, visualization, MBSR, metta, and […]
Does It Ever Pay To Be Angry?
No one can really enjoy getting angry, it’s like drinking poison or being stuck in glue, it can arise out of nowhere and often out-stays its welcome. Anger can make enemies out of friends or family, and depression is often its bedfellow. Our physical body gets tight, breath shortens, while mind and emotions get twisted. […]
The Power of No
We have all had times when we say yes to someone but really want to say no. It’s often difficult to say no because of the desire to be loved: we want to be helpful, we want to show we care, but we may have little to give, are tired, over worked, or need alone […]
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