Are You Having Dinner With Your Food Or With Your Phone?

Are You Having Dinner With Your Food or With Your Phone?

Ever notice how preoccupied we can be when we eat? In today’s hyper-connected and instant-information society, it’s becoming more and more common to see people who have their smartphones at the dinner table and are constantly checking to see what’s going on elsewhere in the world. I have a friend I spend a fair amount…

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[How To] Enter The Kingdom Within…

Nirvana

Many ancient traditions speak of the “kingdom within” as a way to describe heaven, or a state of nirvana, inner peace and bliss. This inner space has many names: in Taoism, Tao; in Judaism, Ein Sof; southern African tribes call it Ubuntu and the Aborigines of Australia call it the dreamtime. In every culture, it…

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The “How” Of Dreams-To-Reality

The inner space of the mind - the imagination - is the dream-maker

For centuries, humans all around the world have dreamed of flying into space. For decades, people have watched in awe as their heroes paved the way and made the incredible journey to outer space. Now, at last, the possibility of space travel is open to all of us if we dare to dream… And yet…

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Zen Meditation

Zen Meditation

Zen meditation is a type of Buddhist meditation that originated in Japan. It is one of the purest forms of mindfulness meditation. Zen meditation is quite easy to do, but difficult to master. Here are some tips for beginners to get started: 1. Posture: In Zen, posture is important because physical stability and balance promote…

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Why Yoga Meditation Is All The Rage!

Yoga Meditation

Have you ever had that longing for “something more”? Most of us look outside of ourselves to fulfill that longing, and “that” which will fulfill us, always seems juuuuuuust out of reach. It’s hard for us to imagine that simply by being and not doing, by being still instead of busy, we can achieve an…

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It’s All About The Little Things

It’s About the Little Things

Some time ago, I’m grateful to say, I stopped looking at ordinary things as “ordinary.”

And it has made my life indescribably richer.

But what makes things ordinary, as opposed to miraculous?
It’s quite simply ‘familiarity’.

They say that familiarity breeds contempt, but I don’t think that’s entirely true: the way I see it, familiarity breeds invisibility.

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Do You Struggle With Boredom?

Boredom and Being Present… What is boredom? The dictionary defines boredom as: the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest. I recall a friend saying how she used to hate going to her mother-in-law’s house not because her mother-in-law wasn’t a nice person, but because she was very sedentary, had no real…

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Beauty Is An Inside Job

Beauty Is An Inside Job

Cosmetic surgery – a nip here; a tuck there; remove this, lift that… you can arrive at your holiday destination as “The New You…” Cosmetic surgery is a truly wonderful gift if someone has been born with a defect or had an injury that has caused some disfigurement that tears their confidence to shreds. However,…

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The Greatest Forgiveness Is Self-Forgiveness…

The Greatest Forgiveness Is Self-Forgiveness

Remind yourself that any and all hurtful actions toward others (or yourself) are rooted in bad beliefs and experiences. Forgiveness is all that’s required. No negative behavior can possibly come from a place of love, only from a place of deep pain.

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[How To] Make Every Moment Count!

How to make each moment count!

Oprah once said… “Life is full of delightful treasures, if we take a moment to appreciate them.“ Life can be so busy that we miss the little things of each and every day – and when you think about it, the present moment is everything. It’s like looking always at the forest and never noticing…

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