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The Magic of Compassion Science, by Janis Daddona

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James Doty is no stranger to struggle. He served as a caregiver in a family whose mother was an invalid and father suffered from alcoholism. They were on public assistance all that time.

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I had a talk today with a psychologist and we discussed whether people suffer the same mental disorders in other countries as we do here in the U.S., and he said no  and went on to say they have different issues. This article is so in tune with what is wrong in our society and how it is making us all sick. There are some very savvy people working on utilizing the healing benefits of compassion to heal us from the ravages of our culture. It is very much an eye-opener if you  believe that your mind has the power to heal your body. 

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“My greatest wish is that by each of our actions, we create a "meme" of compassion that permeates our world and by doing so decreases suffering. That instead of reacting to negative behavior by, for example, spending billions on weapons to destroy lives, we are proactive and spend billions to improve lives..."
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18 Rules of Living by the Dalai Lama

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1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. (18 Rules of Living by the Dalai Lama http://t.co/9qVc9vFv)

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The Dalai Lama is a spiritual man its' true, nut he is a sound and sincere man that has become one of the wisest people I have ever followed publicly. These 18 rules are so inspired that you can see their wisdom immediately. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU READ THIS!!!!!

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7 Myths of Meditation

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Despite the growing popularity of meditation, prevailing misconceptions about the practice are a barrier that prevents many people from trying meditation and receiving its profound benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. Here are seven of the most common meditation myths dispelled.


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I have been the unwitting believer inseveral if not all of these 7 myths about meditation. They are exactly that - myths.

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Myth #1: Meditation is difficult.

Myth #2: You have to quiet your mind in order to have a successful meditation practice.

Myth #3: It takes years of dedicated practice to receive any benefits from meditation.

Myth #4: Meditation is escapism.

Myth #5: I don’t have enough time to meditate.

Myth #6: Meditation is a spiritual or religious practice.

Myth #7: I’m supposed to have transcendent experiences in meditation.

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The Magic of Compassion Science, by Janis Daddona

The Magic of Compassion Science, by Janis Daddona | Arts and Enlightenment | Scoop.it
James Doty is no stranger to struggle. He served as a caregiver in a family whose mother was an invalid and father suffered from alcoholism. They were on public assistance all that time.

Via Cathryn Wellner, The BioSync Team
Shane Davis's insight:

I had a talk today with a psychologist and we discussed whether people suffer the same mental disorders in other countries as we do here in the U.S., and he said no  and went on to say they have different issues. This article is so in tune with what is wrong in our society and how it is making us all sick. There are some very savvy people working on utilizing the healing benefits of compassion to heal us from the ravages of our culture. It is very much an eye-opener if you  believe that your mind has the power to heal your body. 

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 1, 2013 8:42 AM

“My greatest wish is that by each of our actions, we create a "meme" of compassion that permeates our world and by doing so decreases suffering. That instead of reacting to negative behavior by, for example, spending billions on weapons to destroy lives, we are proactive and spend billions to improve lives..."
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What Is Meditation? Sometimes It’s About Failure!

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Jerome Stone addresses one of the most common aversions to meditation -- that often we feel like failures when our minds are behaving like runaway monkeys, and we believe there should be no thought. This is a misunderstanding, as much of meditation is learning about our minds, no matter what they are doing. Excellent article!

 

Kat Tansey

www.choosingtobe.com


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One key to effective meditation is to no thave any expectations of an outcome. That would be like saying if this day doesnt result in this or that I will be disappointed and consider it a bad day. Letting go of expectations actually can help you to attain a lot of waht we meditate for anyways. Believe me... this is easier said than done. But it gets easier with repitition.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 6, 2013 12:28 PM

Jerome Stone does a great job of providing a content rich site for both beginners and seasoned meditators.

Full Article:  http://www.mindingthebedside.com/2012/09/what-is-meditation-sometimes-its-about-failure/

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4 Steps to Mindfulness

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In today’s fast-paced world, we hardly have a spare minute to do the things for ourselves that help us stay energized and focused. By focusing for a few minutes a couple of times a day to intentionally breathe can completely change our disposition. A study out of the University of Pennsylvania shows that carving out a mere 12 minutes a day to do just that—intentionally breathe—can go a long way toward improving your mood. In addition, meditating can help you get better quality sleep, show more kindness towards others, and reduce inflammation.

 

Here are a series of mini-meditations you can call on throughout your day when you’re feeling like you are coming apart at the seams and need to find your center.

 


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These are easy and they don't require any special conditions to do little mini-meditations. I did two of them before but the lunch one wasn't really my thing. I will be trying it to see how it makes me feel.

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ThinDifference's curator insight, February 1, 2013 8:17 AM

Take the simple steps to make a big difference in our outlook.

Peg Gillard's curator insight, February 2, 2013 6:50 AM

The power of intentional living and being in the moment heals and strengthens. 

Annette Schmeling's curator insight, February 7, 2013 7:40 PM

Following these four simple steps daily will help make mindfulness a part of ordinary time and will open your heart and mind to the world in front of you. 

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Why Meditate?

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When you meditate, you go beyond the mind’s noisy chatter into an entirely different place: the silence of a mind that is not imprisoned by the past or the future. This is important because silence is the birthplace of happiness. Silence is where we get our bursts of inspiration, our tender feelings of compassion and empathy, and our sense of love.


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I agree with that aspect of it, but it will often help to center me and deal with my day one thing at a time so I'm not spinning my wheels and making myself all stressed out.

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How To Meditate Without Even Trying

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This is the sad joke about human beings: We are so busy worrying whether or not we are going to be at peace in the future, we don't give ourselves the chance to be at peace in the present.

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Just from the start this article caught my eye because the key to living life is to live life now and focus the biggest brunt of your energy to the here and now. It is a good article

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 3, 2013 5:23 PM

Enroll and pay what you wish at How to Meditate

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A The Galaxy Note 10.1 Will it be Good Enough | Laptops News

A The Galaxy Note 10.1 Will it be Good Enough | Laptops News | Arts and Enlightenment | Scoop.it
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I think it will be great. They just need to make it operable as a phone and a drawing pad  like a Wacom tablet.

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