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[*] posted on 10.8.2016 at 12:00 AM
Wisdom Through Meditation


4 square breathing or Box Breathing.

If you are new to Meditation.....try this simple technique.

How To Take a Square Breath: Square In The Air

Breathe in to a count of 4
Hold for a count of 4
Breathe out to a count of 4
Pause for a count of 4
Repeat

Inhale, and count in your mind 1...2...3...4
then hold, 1...2...3...4
exhale, 1...2...3...4
hold, 1...2...3...4

just concentrate on your breathing for 3 minutes for starters.
Do this at least once a day
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[*] posted on 10.9.2016 at 12:27 AM
Taming the Wild Horse


Mindfulness involves allowing yourself to fully open up to the present moment – all of it – with curiosity, acceptance, and nonjudgmental awareness. This is a simple concept that can be incredibly difficult to harness. The mind is generally filled with incessant “chatter” about our desires, fears, hopes, and mundane observations. Even when you feel as if you “aren’t thinking about anything,” you may notice that when you truly turn your focus inward toward the mind, there is a somewhat startling flurry of thoughts present.

Much of this mental chatter serves to take you away from the present moment and towards ruminations on the past or thoughts of the future. The mind has the capacity to serve your best interest and be your most trusted ally just as it has the capacity to become your own worst enemy, seemingly “luring” you into self-destructive behaviors. Imagine the mind as a wild horse that roams free on the plains, unencumbered by rules and constraints. When the mind is wild in this way, it follows its passions and does as it pleases. If your mind feels like a wild horse in this respect, you may have the experience of feeling that you are at the mercy of your thoughts or urges… that you are not really “in control” of your behaviors. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Mindfulness is a tool that allows you to begin to harness the wild nature of the mind and regain the deep-seated sense of equanimity that you are capable of experiencing. Imagine how difficult and how much practice must be devoted to taming a truly wild horse. You must first set your intention on taming that horse and create a realistic plan of action. Recognize the many years that this wild horse has been allowed to run wild. Realize that such an endeavor takes patience, commitment, and above all else: Practice.

for the full article, go here:
http://www.mindfulnessmuse.com/mindfulness/taming-the-wild-horse-of-the-mind
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[*] posted on 10.17.2016 at 01:24 AM


Meditation can be seen as a way of seeing thoughts in a greater context, rather than just 'letting them go.'

It's very difficult to let go of all your thoughts - we are hard-wired to think all day long. The mind thinks - that's its function. You can clear your mind, but thoughts will always come and go.

So try this:

Observe your thoughts. Instead of resisting them, let them come and go. You'll find great inner peace when you replace your thoughts with positive ones and simply observe them.

Keep on Meditating:yes:
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[*] posted on 10.30.2016 at 07:55 AM
Do not suppress your thoughts


It's not bad to have thoughts. In fact, we all have thoughts all day long. Do not reject your thoughts, just let them be.

Do you remember when having a song stuck in your head how it's only a small part? You let go when you listen to the entire song from beginning to end. The same happens with your thoughts.

If you find yourself exerting effort to letting go of your thoughts, you're doing something wrong.

Thoughts go away when they want to, not when you tell them to.

And when you improve the quality of your thoughts, you naturally improve every area of your life. Remember, your thoughts are extremely powerful.

Remember to meditate at least once a day, and breathe!
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[*] posted on 11.5.2016 at 03:20 PM
Your Inner Demons


Your inner demons are all your worries, regrets and resentments you keep in your heart. They often come to the surface and distract you from living in the moment and enjoying peace AND balance.

A powerful technique for taking care of them is to visualize a shining bright light of positive energy on your inner demons.

Let your positive change and thoughts change the way you view yourself by allowing you to forgive and let go.

When you change your thoughts, you change your life.

Remember to Meditate at least once a day.:yes:
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[*] posted on 11.8.2016 at 01:04 PM
Meditation and Mindfulness (Simple Steps)


Being mindful should not be done only during meditation - it should be part of your day to day life. Here are some steps that I use for being mindful:

1. If you notice that you have not been present, first acknowledge that you have been lost in thought.

2. Take a moment to note where your attention was.

3. Consciously bring your awareness back to the present moment and briefly congratulate yourself.

4. Hold your attention in the present for as long as you can.



Remember, practice meditation at least once a day....and more.
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[*] posted on 11.9.2016 at 10:41 PM
How to Let Go of Mental Baggage


Many people who meditate bring a lot of mental baggage into their practice: Problems, upcoming events and errands to run.

Ask your questions and set your intentions innocently before you meditate. Ask your Soul Questions. Then let go of everything.

If a thought keeps coming up during your practice, it's a good time to observe it and ask yourself why you keep having this specific thought. Sometimes you'll realize that something is wrong. Then just let go and go back to your practice.

If thoughts keep coming, just let them drift away slowly. In time, you'll be able to clear your mind effortlessly.

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[*] posted on 12.1.2016 at 01:15 PM
Small Daily Improvements


I learned long time ago that changing one's life involves small and constant improvements.

One of my favorite authors of all time wrote “Far too many people stress when given a goal that challenges them to be far more than they think they are right now. This stress blocks the flow and leads to poor performance. It’s far better to give yourself a simple, clear, open-ended goal of constant improvement, regardless of how good you become along the way. Small steps are achievable without tension. Big steps forward are really many small improvements compiled over time.”

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[*] posted on 12.1.2016 at 11:20 PM
Making Mistakes


"Don't cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it".

We all make mistakes, we're humans. Our ability to accept our mistakes and let go of them will take us further than almost anything else.

I make mistakes every day. I accept it. I've made more mistakes than I can possible count. But I don't regret them. When I meditate I forgive myself and I learn from them. Then I let go.

Try to forgive yourself more often. Nobody is perfect. Just learn and improve.

When is the best time to forgive yourself and reflect on your mistakes? During deep meditation.
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[*] posted on 12.4.2016 at 01:56 AM
Understand your Mind


There's a simple sentence that can really have a huge impact on your life.

"If you want to understand your mind, sit down and observe it."

It's very simple, yet powerful. Your mind is completely unique, there's no other mind like it. You can't understand your mind by searching outside, but by sitting down and observing it completely relaxed.

And it all starts by emptying your thoughts and relaxing.

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[*] posted on 12.4.2016 at 02:00 AM
The Four Agreements


The Four Agreements are:

1. Be Impeccable with your Word:
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

_Oh yes, there is a book with that title by Don Miguel
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[*] posted on 12.6.2016 at 12:39 AM
a quote I've read


Here's a very profound quote I read today:

“Two people can see the same thing, disagree, and yet both be right. It's not logical; it's psychological.” - Stephen Covey.

The quality of your life is subject to your perspective. When you change your perspective, you change your quality of life.

And it all starts by changing your thoughts.

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[*] posted on 12.9.2016 at 12:07 AM
Patience


Here's one of my favorite quotes by Lao Tzu:

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles, and the water is clear? Can you remain un-moving until the right action arises by itself?”

We often react too quickly to certain events. Instead of reacting quickly, do you have the patience to wait, observe, breathe deeply and not take action until your mud settles?

Meditation gives you the mental fortitude to stop reacting to everything that goes your way.

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[*] posted on 12.11.2016 at 07:50 AM
The Secrets of Sounds


We can close our eyelids to stop seeing, but we don't have a mechanism to stop sound. And because most of us don't live in a soundproof recording studio, we will always hear sound, even while we meditate.

Meditation takes you beyond sound - so don't feel compelled to do anything about the sound.

There's no difference between the sound of a relaxing waterfall and the sound of a baby crying. You give meaning and relevance to a sound. The longer you stay on a particular sound, the closer it takes you to some kind of meaning.

So do nothing with sound. Let it come. Let it go.

Meditate at least once a day:tu:
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[*] posted on 12.14.2016 at 12:44 AM
Keep this in Mind...


If you are depressed, you are living in the past.

If you are anxious, you are living in the future.

If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

~Lao Tzu

To be at peace, you have to be aware of the present moment and stop living in the past or future. Start living in the NOW and embracing the present moment.

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