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Stress No More

Stress No More

Ok, so we know that stress is not good. It’s definitely not fun, it does not enliven us and bring us into joyfulness. Remembering that this very day, this very moment IS life, we have no time to loose, if happiness is available, basking in it is essential! Here are a few facts about stress: 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. 75% – 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression,...

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Informal Meditation

Informal Meditation

Unless you are in a meditation retreat, most of life is not spent on a cushion meditating. If 23 hours out of the day is spent with a wandering mind and only 1 hour a day is spent in focused meditation, the mind will have trouble maintaining stillness. If life becomes a meditation however, then swift progress towards meditative stability can be experienced. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, a great Buddhist master, used to say “Short time, many times, drip by drip you fill the cup”. Taking 2-3 seconds to come into the moment,  breathing… being… tuning into the senses… this is...

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Touching Stillness

Touching Stillness

When mind knows, we call it knowledge. When heart knows, we call it love. When being knows, we call it meditation.” – Osho Mindfulness helps detach us from the habitual grasping of one thought after the next. The constant engagement with what we are experiencing begins to subside, there is finally a sense of freedom from our own inner struggle; stillness can be touched. When we do so the mind has a tendency to jump back in and add to the experience, thus instead of continuing to experience actual stillness we begin to experience the mind’s new version of stillness...

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Loving Kindness

Loving Kindness

Loving Kindness and mindfulness work hand in hand. Mindfulness asks us not only to be in the moment, but to do so non-judgmentally. This can be a tall order. Especially when things get personal. And what isn’t personal? If we are feeling down about something; then….it’s personal.    This is where loving-kindness comes in. It helps us stay in the moment without making things bigger than they are, even when we feel personally attacked.   Overcoming the fixation of only looking out for ourselves is one of the hardest barriers to overcome. It takes training to move our perception away...

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Did we Find the Fountain of Youth?

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Did we Find the Fountain of Youth?

Study: Meditation’s Anti-Aging Properties There have been thousands of scientifically conducted studies done on meditation with some significant findings. We will focus on several of them throughout these 30 days to help get the conceptual mind excited to meditate too! First up is the amazing anti-aging properties of meditation. Here are some highlights that show just how powerful meditation can be to make real, life-enhancing changes within the human body. Meditation decreases levels of Cortisol “The Stress Hormone” Cortisol is called the “stress hormone” and it is “age accelerating” by nature. Higher levels of Cortisol can decrease bone density, elevate...

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