Entries tagged with “Awareness”
To stay centered, try asking yourself these questions…then recite the 10 affirmations listed. Read them here.
I often include different journal prompts on Weightless because I think it’s key to continually maintain a dialogue with ourselves. It’s part of building a healthy relationship, or…
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If you’re having health challenges, there are four key ways to let go of your confusion, bring in some clarity.
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A guided meditation for tasting a little sweetness.
Emotional RescueHow to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers YouBy Dzogchen Ponlop RinpocheTARCHER/PENGUIN“Emotions get their power from…
One of the unwanted side effects of a long-term spiritual practice is the tendency to become, at times, a bit smug.Mea culpa, mea culpa. At least, after 25 years of hard Buddhist p…
I’m stuck in the middle of a long, very dull managers meeting around an oval executive table and my relatively new, spunky boss (whom I happen to like) is so passionate about prese…
Rabbi Rami shares his personal practice for elevating awareness and compassion to bring thoughts, actions, and values into alignment.
This is my arrangement of a transcription of the conversation/dharma talk with Zen priest Sokuzan Bob Brown last Sunday at our local meditation group. Bob began by describing the b…
An Excerpt from Dropping the Struggle by Roger Housden
Dying is itself a time, a space, and process of surrender and transformation.
It is a much better strategy to focus on the mechanics of thought, rather than the content of thought.
To really let something go, you have to acknowledge it.
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You know, Gandhi was right when he suggested we become the change we wish to see in the world. Though at times the world looks like a complete mess, our life’s work isn’t to look o…
This meditation is a practice of honoring and acknowledging the range of complex sensations and emotions that may be present at any given moment.
Yet another reason to put away that phone.
An excerpt from Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness
Before anything else can be said about you, you have received a gift.
Try answering these five queries (and then make time to create a corresponding activity) to identify your own no-rules approach to spirituality.
3 steps to warding off rising panic
The Evolution of Empathy, Altruism, and Even the Soul
If you’ve ever wished you had the power to control your dreams, a process called lucid dreaming, you’ve now got a good reason to try—not that it wouldn’t be nice to be able to put …
The other day, I took a bad yoga class. I went to see one of my favorite teachers, and as usual, her class was intelligent, well-paced, and well-focused. But as I moved through the…
Eco-Buddhist Joanna Macy on facing an uncertain future, changing the world through love, and looking at the Earth as an extension of ourselves.
Non-attachment is a pretty familiar concept within the worlds of yoga and meditation. In Buddhism, the word anicca refers to the concept of impermanence, that nothing stays the sam…
For this meditation, you choose an emotion—something that’s present for you and easy to access in your body.
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Use this guided meditation to draw the senses closer to connect with the body in the present moment.
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If truth be told, I think every person in a marriage has questioned whether they married the right person at least once along the way. Either that or we get caught in the “gr…
If emptying your mind feels like work, try this.
To lower your exposure to endocrine disruptors, avoid these 12 chemical compounds
Is there something sacred about the flavor I have in mind to make my lentils or vegetables taste that way?
We all know living in the moment is a key aspect of happiness. We know we need to learn to pay attention to what’s actually happening around us, the people we are with, and all the…
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Quite simply, the hauntings of our mind stand between us and everything else.
The Prosperous Heart: Creating a Life of “Enough”By Julia Cameron, with Emma LivelyTarcher/PenguinOur current world has tutored us not in optimism but in dread. Days and nights are…
Suffering is Optional. Here’s how to find the teacher inside.
Did you know there are actually thousands of chemicals that can go into clothing manufacturing?
Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?
A major aspect of my practice has always been about coming home to my body. We live in a culture that doesn’t always honor the body; we tend instead to objectify it as this thing t…
Excerpted from The Golden Rule & the Games People Play by Rami Shapiro