Category : Self-Contentment

How to Slice Through Thought Like a Knife Through Butter

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The principal enemy of mindfulness—or of any meditative practice—is our deeply conditioned habit of being distracted by thoughts. The problem is not thoughts themselves but the state of thinking without knowing that we are thinking.  In fact, thoughts of all kinds can be perfectly good objects of mindfulness. – Sam Harris I am a big fan of meditation and the benefits it has in my everyday life. Not only does it allow me to snap more quickly into the present moment, but I feel over the years that I’ve made plenty of shifts of becoming more compassionate and more loving in my ever day relationships with others. Now I know like every other person on this earth, I have my bad days, but they are usually few and far between. So in this article I will just give my simple guide to snapping back to the present through both sitting meditation and living meditation. Creating good habits by not over-doing it I am sure you've had those experiences where you get this overwhelming desire to create a new habit like running, going to the gym, eating healthy, etc. However, a week into your new habit you get burnt out and drop the habit claiming it is too hard or that it feels too much like a chore. I feel you! I've been there too. [...]

One Minute Insight: February 21

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There is not a moment where the universe is not pulling for you. It’s a miracle that we are all able to collide with each other; to change each others lives. Sometimes in small ways, and sometimes in big ways (both good and bad). So that we may wake up and realized how connected we all [...]

How To Use Emotional Alchemy For Self-Contentment

We all seem to be seeking this form in some form or another. We may go our whole lives seeking this in our external circumstances. Whether it’s hopping from relationship to relationship hoping that someone else will be able to supply it. What I learned  through emotional alchemy is that it isn’t in others that [...]