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"Willem Janssen's energy art is beautiful to behold, yet there is more here than meets the eye. I feel that each of his paintings is an energy field, A transmission of presence, healing and at the same time energizing." Eckhart Tolle
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The First Step in Self-Awareness Isn't You. Ironically, the more self absorbed we are, the less self-aware we are. Self-awareness is vital to the development of a leader. But it's not navel-gazing. It is not an inward focus.
For some meditation is all about stress reduction. For others it is about spiritual focus and moving closer to Unity/God. Do you think that touting the benefits of meditation for stress reduction obscures its real purpose for spiritual ...
A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labour and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which.
The Charter for Compassion is an open and collaborative effort. In Fall 2008, people of all nations, all faiths, all backgrounds, submitted their own words for inclusion in the Charter.
The reason a compassionate lifestyle leads to greater psychological well-being may be explained by the fact that the act of giving appears to be as pleasurable, if not more so, as the act of receiving.
Another way in which a compassionate lifestyle may improve longevity is that it may serve as a buffer against stress.
Yet another reason compassion may boost our well-being is that it can help broaden our perspective beyond ourselves.
Finally, one additional way in which compassion may boost our well-being is by increasing a sense of connection to others.
Given the importance of compassion in our world today, and a growing body of evidence about the benefits of compassion for health and well-being, this field is bound to generate more interest and hopefully impact our community at large.
For more about compassion, please see my post
Compassion and the Awakened Heart:
We live in a time when scientific research is finding the same results that the meditative traditions have clearly explained, advocated and shared with humanity through the ages.
An encouraging finding in many of these studies is that the measureable benefits of meditation are available to use with relatively short training, and positive effects remain well after each meditation period. In fact, certain ways of being and thinking can become lifelong.
Meditation increases concentration. It leads to better decision-making by removing emotions that may cloud clarity. Self-awareness is boosted because meditation works in the area of the brain associated with it. Several studies have shown that there’s a greater activation in the left prefrontal cortex as a result of meditation. This area is linked to positive emotions and greater responsiveness to negative events.
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Positive effects of meditation and mindful awareness of self, and the present moment. Positive emotions for greater Well-Being.
Meditation is one of the most productive and healthy exercises you can do.
A basic meditation routine, or even better a more substantial one, is essential for successful living. No matter who you are or what your endeavor is, the way our world is currently, and the way we have to be in the world, this whole process of living is uniquely challenging, a special set of circumstances humanity hasn’t really encountered before.
Through the ages, meditation has always brought great benefits to the human condition. Remember that meditation has been around since well before the time of the Buddha, stretching way back into antiquity. Today, it probably holds the greatest benefits for us than it ever has.
Meditation is the most powerful way to gain peace and self control. In order to create the life you want you have to learn to control you mind, thoughts and actions. Meditation is the best way to train this much needed control of self. Find more articles like this: http://awakeningthepowerwithin.com
Meditation is far more than just a religious practice; it is actually incredibly good for your mental, physical and emotional health. It is great for relieving stress, and has no negative side effects.
All 4 parts of the film can be found at www.innerworldsmovie.com. Part one of the film Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds. Akasha is the unmanifested, the "nothing" ...
WHAT IS THE UNIVERSAL TRUTH? Why has this universal truth been hidden from the beings on this planet? This is the biggest mystery. For over 25,000 years the ...
By Leo Babauta. It's no secret that I advocate meditation as a great way to start your day, deal with stress, live in the present and more. But what many people don't realize is that meditation is perhaps the most important habit if ...
In our non-stop contemporary lives, it helps when mindfulness can be practiced on-the-go. Fortunately, you don't have to carve out a full 30 minutes, twice a day to feel the benefits of cultivating mindfulness through a regular meditation routine.
GoodTherapy.org (blog) Heart Rate Indicates Self-Awareness and Self-Objectification in Women GoodTherapy.org (blog) TherapyNewsPic71 The heartbeat perception test has been effective at gauging a person's awareness of his or her own physiological...
Is depression really contagious? The Australian If you do identify with any of these personality types then Dr Manicavasagar said it's imperative to ramp up your levels of self-awareness and self-care.
Mindfulness is entering the lives of many new young people as it’s added to school curriculums around the world. This victory is even more relevant as studies show that mindfulness helps reduce teen depression.
Mindfulness and mindful meditation and breathing exercises are entering work environments(stress relief and productivity), and our schools(positive emotion). It is about time.
Feeling sad, mad, critical or otherwise awful? Surprise: negative emotions are essential for mental health.
Anger and sadness are an important part of life, and new research shows that experiencing and accepting such emotions are vital to our mental health. Attempting to suppress thoughts can backfire and even diminish our sense of contentment.
Instead of backing away from negative emotions, accept them. Acknowledge how you are feeling without rushing to change your emotional state. Many people find it helpful to breathe slowly and deeply while learning to tolerate strong feelings or to imagine the feelings as floating clouds, as a reminder that they will pass. I often tell my clients that a thought is just a thought and a feeling just a feeling, nothing more.
Emotions are data sets. They hold a lot of very useful information for us.
Huffington Post Why Are We So Frustrated at Work and at Home? Huffington Post We do so by tackling one of life's fundamental yet most challenging and ambiguous questions -- who am I?
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Meditation is often associated with either relaxation or spirituality. It can be either a relaxation technique or a spiritual practice – both of these are just specific applications of meditation. Meditation is a method of changing your ...
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All 4 parts of the film can be found at www.innerworldsmovie.com. The primordial spiral is the manifested world, while Akasha is the unmanifested, or emptine...
Small Business Trends Know Thyself: How Self-Awareness Impacts Your Sales Small Business Trends Sales is about relationship building. Gone are the days of explaining, cajoling and persuading people to buy what you have to sell.
In meditation, we go from seeing our essentially selfish and ego-bound nature to recognizing that we are an integral part of a far greater whole, and as the heart opens we can bring compassion to our fallibility and humanness.