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Shine a Light on Your Fears
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We all live with fear—whether it’s a gentle murmur in the background, or a tsunami wave about to crash down upon us. If we ignore our fears and insist on pushing them away, we miss an opportunity for learning and healing. Embrace your fears with mindfulness and compassion and you will begin to experience lightness and freedom. Read more about facing your fears here:...

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Beautiful Resolutions
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Beautiful Resolutions

Dec 30, 2011

The start of a new year prompts resolutions like losing weight, exercising more, eating better, learning something new, and giving up bad habits. What if this year you concentrate on something different—appreciating beauty. Look for the beauty, kindness, warmth, and good intentions in the people that surround you. Look for the beauty in the places that surround...

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Heartfelt Encounters
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Heartfelt Encounters

Oct 24, 2011

Talk to strangers, when you finally take the time to see what they’re about perhaps you’ll find them lonely, or their wisdom trips you out. –Saul Williams (excerpt from Talk to Strangers) We never know exactly where our next moment of inspiration will come from. Sometimes it’s intentional from an experience that we have sought—seeing a spiritual healer, viewing inspirational art, or listening to a meditation. But if we listen...

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Looking for Enlightenment
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People meditate for many reasons. Among the most common goals are relaxation, stress reduction, and enlightenment. Achieving the first two benefits listed doesn’t seem like quite as daunting of a task as the third one, and achieving enlightenment while meditating doesn’t seem quite as difficult as maintaining a state of enlightenment throughout the day. During the 1970s researchers found that meditation produces a fourth state of consciousness—the blissful state known as enlightenment. The biggest...

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