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Tools for Mindful Living

Tools for Mindful Living | suggestions for spiritual practice | Scoop.it

The focus of my life in recent months has been living mindfully, and while I don’t always remember to do that, I have learned a few things worth sharing... I’ve found mindful living to be a set of very related tools, perhaps all different ways of getting at the same thing, but each useful in its own regard.


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This is a really well-written and insightful article about living a life with awareness.

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Leo Babuata shares 12 indispensable mindful living tools to forget, reflect, learn and practice again and again!


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How Wolves Change Rivers - YouTube

Visit http://sustainableman.org/ to explore the world of sustainability. For more from George Monbiot, visit http://www.monbiot.com/ "When we try to pick out...
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Understanding that everything is infinitely interconnected is an important spiritual practice....now more than ever, since we are destroying this beautiful planet.

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Free Guided Meditations | UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Free Guided Meditations | UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center | suggestions for spiritual practice | Scoop.it
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Wonderful resource for those who would like to try guided meditation.

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Saint Sarvadevananda on Austerity Its Significance

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"SWAMI" not saint. Swami Sarvadevananda, the Head Swami of the Vedanta Society of So. California, gives a talk on the purpose of practicing austerity...a word that many people dislike.

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How Do You Meditate: An Introduction to Free Awareness - About Meditation

How Do You Meditate: An Introduction to Free Awareness - About Meditation | suggestions for spiritual practice | Scoop.it

How do you meditate? There are countless practices to introduce you to the vast and pristine dimension of self that we can discover through meditation.


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This is a fantastic article about developing the ability to be aware of your thoughts and ultimately let them...and everything...go. No matter what spiritual path you ar on, this ability is the bedrock.

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Caspian Grey's curator insight, January 31, 2014 7:35 AM

An inroduction to meditation.

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Working with Mindfulness

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Working with Mindfulness, by WorkingMindful: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Mindfulness as a Foundation for Organizational Effectiveness - Huffington Post

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Mindfulness as a Foundation for Organizational Effectiveness
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Mindfulness is definitely getting its share of attention in mainstream news and for good reason. There seems to be no shortage of research on the benefits of mindfulness.
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How to Avoid Negativity With Mindfulness - Care2.com

How to Avoid Negativity With Mindfulness - Care2.com | suggestions for spiritual practice | Scoop.it
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Mindfulness is being completely present with whatever we are feeling, thinking, or experiencing, purposefully paying attention to whatever arises in the moment.
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A nice article. Be prepared to use mindfulness in order to read it amidst the other flashing ads etc. on the website.

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The 7 Values That Drive IDEO

The 7 Values That Drive IDEO | suggestions for spiritual practice | Scoop.it
Clients often ask me how we built IDEO's creative culture. For 20 years, I did a lot of hand-waving and gave vague answers. Then, about a year ago, we decided we really should put our values in
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The same values that are described in this article can also help us to avoid our spiritual life from becoming uninspiring. Click through the Slideshare program and watch the videos linked on the last slide.

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Thirteen Principles of Spiritual Activism | CureJoy - Ask an Expert now!

Thirteen Principles of Spiritual Activism | CureJoy - Ask an Expert now! | suggestions for spiritual practice | Scoop.it
Thirteen Principles of Spiritual Activism – Source: Satyana Institute. These thirteen suggestions for ethical behavior and spiritual progression are based on principles which operate throughout the universe.
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Wonderful insight for those of us whose spiritual practice includes service in the community/world.

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The 11 keys of spiritual activism

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Spiritual Activism is rooted in an understanding of interdependence, recognizing the process is as important as the goal.
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Another great article for those who serve.

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All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)
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Mindfulness and meditation on TED. Very good intro.

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Bhakti Yoga - The Devotional Yoga Practice

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Here's a nice outline of the practice of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of universal love and devotion.
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This is a good introduction to Bhakti Yoga the practice of devotion to the Divine.

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Tools for Mindful Living

Tools for Mindful Living | suggestions for spiritual practice | Scoop.it

The focus of my life in recent months has been living mindfully, and while I don’t always remember to do that, I have learned a few things worth sharing... I’ve found mindful living to be a set of very related tools, perhaps all different ways of getting at the same thing, but each useful in its own regard.


Via The BioSync Team
Vivekananda Retreat Ridgely's insight:

This is a really well-written and insightful article about living a life with awareness.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, January 18, 2014 6:04 PM

Leo Babuata shares 12 indispensable mindful living tools to forget, reflect, learn and practice again and again!


Read more ...

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How To Use Writing As A Meditation Practice

How To Use Writing As A Meditation Practice | suggestions for spiritual practice | Scoop.it
Those who have a regular meditation practice can simply add the writing immediately following it, and those who find it difficult to do traditional meditation will find this practice fruitful as the writing gives your busy mind something to do.

Via Carolyn Maddalena-Maloney ~ Reiki Practotioner, Juan-carlos Luis-pascual, Ariana Amorim
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Meditation is not only sitting still in a formal way. Many activities can become a meditation as this article suggests.

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Carolyn Maddalena-Maloney ~ Reiki Practotioner's curator insight, January 3, 2014 3:28 AM

Writing, and in particular guided or automatic writing, is one of my very favourite methods of practicing meditation…this scoop has some great tips on how, if you haven’t already had a go give it a try.

 

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Mindfulness meditation may reduce anxiety - Mother Nature Network

Mindfulness meditation may reduce anxiety - Mother Nature Network | suggestions for spiritual practice | Scoop.it
In a new study, participants who paid attention to their physical and mental feelings showed small but meaningful reductions in anxiety, depression and pain.
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Why Focusing Is So Much Harder Now

Why Focusing Is So Much Harder Now | suggestions for spiritual practice | Scoop.it
Despite the advantages of everything being only a click away, our attention span is suffering.
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The Morality of Meditation

The Morality of Meditation | suggestions for spiritual practice | Scoop.it
Focusing the mind makes us more likely to help others in pain.
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An article describing specific research on meditation and how it affects our daily life.

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Real power in political activism comes from power of the spirit — Transition Voice

Real power in political activism comes from power of the spirit — Transition Voice | suggestions for spiritual practice | Scoop.it
Whether you're standing up for the climate, human rights or equality, you'll be weak if you rely only on logic and rationality. Real power comes from the spiritual.
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