Article Archive: Mindfulness

Can You Be Happy?

Your boss is unreasonable, you haven’t been intimate with your spouse in weeks, your kids won’t pick their clothes up off the floor, and traffic is a nightmare. Trying to change the people and the situations in your life is normal. You want to be happy.  Unfortunately, it is a fundamental Law of our universe that you can not […]

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Posted In: Mindfulness
11.01.2010

Spirituality and Conflict

I have spent much of my life avoiding conflict.  Naively I thought that the more I meditated, studied, journaled, and prayed the less conflict I would encounter.  Yet as I grow older and deepen in my practices it is clear that the opposite is true.  Any spiritual practice that seeks to bring about peace is bound to reveal […]

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Posted In: Mindfulness
10.08.2010

I AM the Master of Mind

During this weeks classes we moved our consciousness into a deeper awareness of the Self. We discussed, contemplated, and meditated upon the truth that we are the master’s of our mind.  That it is natural for us to be the leader of mind and the master of our circumstances, and that it is natural for the mind to follow. […]

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Posted In: Mindfulness
05.22.2010

Faith

Over the years I have learned that the ultimate stress reliever is practicing faith.  We are stressed because we can not forgive the past and we are stressed because we are worried about the future.  We lack faith. Faith in what?  Faith in yourself, and faith that life is gorgeous and good and that It […]

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09.11.2009

Just Breathe

Just Breathe Mindfulness Practice #1: When feeling stressed or challenged this week, start breathing deeply. 1. When we are feeling stressed or when we are in the midst of a conflict, it is normal for us to hold our breath. When this happens start to breathe deeply and slowly directing the breath into the belly. […]

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Having a Difficult Time Concentrating?

Even if you’ve been practicing meditation for years, there may be occasions where it is really difficult to sit still and concentrate.  You’re sitting for your practice, you open your eyes and what felt like 20 or 30 minutes was really only 5 minutes.  You expect that with each hour, week, and year, you would be getting better and going deeper, but […]

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04.15.2009

Be New in the New Year!

Every breath presents us with an opportunity for renewal.  The leaves don’t regret the turning of the seasons and the birds don’t lament winters past.  Every thing in the natural world exists fully in this moment and is therefore always new.  Humans have this same ability to be renewed and live fully in the present […]

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Posted In: Mindfulness
12.29.2008
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