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Creating Sacred Space in These Troubled Times

Creating Sacred Space in These Troubled Times

A sacred space is no place for the power mad petty tyrant, the enlightened guru status, the bully, the narcissist, the egocentric know all who wishes to control. There is only a place for those who love and do not judge, those who can put aside their thoughts and feelings of the every day walk of life and can focus as a group with one heart, one mind and one prayer for the uplifting of all life.

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Living Into Your Destiny: Lilou Mace Interviews Robert Ohotto

Living Into Your Destiny: Lilou Mace Interviews Robert Ohotto

Learn how SHAME factors into life purpose, karma, religion and spirituality, and blocking intuition. Lilou Mace interviews Robert Ohotto.

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5-Min Daily Loving-Kindness Meditation

Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Conscious Living, Happiness, Love, Meditation with 1 Comment
5-Min Daily Loving-Kindness Meditation

Loving Kindness Meditation (LKM) is an ancient tradition of repeating several simple phrases that goes back thousands of years. Here, its effects are amplified with EFT (meridian tapping).

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One Buddha Teaching That Will Tell You More About Yourself Than Anything Else

Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Conscious Living, Meditation, Spirituality with 0 Comments
One Buddha Teaching That Will Tell You More About Yourself Than Anything Else

In Buddhism one of the ‘Three Characteristics’ is No-Self (the other two are impermanence and suffering which are closely associated with this). This refers to the illusion of reality having a permanent and separate self. There is this notion that there is a permanent “I” or “me,” which is a separate entity that can be found. The obvious assumption of we are our body sounds good until we look at it and say “this is my body,” which implies at that moment that whatever owns the body wasn’t the body. The observer and the observed; duality denies our body being what we are. It is also in a state of impermanence, and at a sensate level it is made up of energy flickering at a similar rate to reality.

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Nothing Can Disturb Your Peace Without Your Permission

Posted by on July 5, 2014 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Nothing Can Disturb Your Peace Without Your Permission

It’s easy to get caught up in negative emotions, often without even realizing it. Stop for a moment and check in on how you’re feeling. Is there anything bothering you right now? Perhaps it’s something to do with your finances, your job, a particular relationship, or your health? If you look beneath the surface, however, you’ll discover that it’s really none of these things that are troubling you. What’s really bothering you are the stories you’re telling yourself about your current circumstances.

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4 Scientific Studies On How Meditation Can Affect Your Heart, Brain And Creativity

Posted by on June 29, 2014 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
4 Scientific Studies On How Meditation Can Affect Your Heart, Brain And Creativity

In this TED talk, Andy Puddicombe — who is as equally as turned off by incense as me — shares the fascinating story of how he become a monk, and gives a convincing argument for why it is worth it to take 10 minutes a day to refresh the mind.

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“Why Aren’t We Awesomer?” – Michael Neill at TEDxBend

“Why Aren’t We Awesomer?” – Michael Neill at TEDxBend

Michael Neill gives a really interesting talk on the power of thoughts and how they create our reality. “You’re never more than one thought away from a whole new experience of being alive,” he says.

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10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Lucid Dreaming

10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Lucid Dreaming

Ten things you (probably) didn’t know about the wonderful phenomenon of lucid dreaming – the ability to have conscious awareness during your dreams.

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25 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Buddha

25 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Buddha

There are so many beautiful, powerful and life changing lessons I have learned from studying Buddhism and from reading many of Buddha’s quotes. And today I want to share 25 of these beautiful lessons with you. Here are 25 Life Changing Lessons from Buddha.

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10 Simple Ways To Relax Every Day

10 Simple Ways To Relax Every Day

Well-being can only be cultivated when you take time every day to slow down and turn inward. So as fabulous as it is to click a few buttons on your phone and receive a package at your doorstep two days later, the momentary thrill is quickly tempered by the undercurrent of anxiety and emptiness that pervades most people’s lives.If you need a jump start reminder for how to do that, experiment with the following simple suggestions.

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What Happens To Your Brain When You Meditate? A Neuroscientist Explains

Posted by on June 17, 2014 in Awake and Aware, Conscious Living, Meditation with 1 Comment
What Happens To Your Brain When You Meditate? A Neuroscientist Explains

Meditation makes people connect better with others and feel more compassionate towards them. Given how many of our daily and worldly challenges stem from seeing others as a problem to our own lives, could gaining a connection to others create a more peaceful and joyous reality?

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Learn How To Meditate In 8 Easy Steps

Posted by on June 8, 2014 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Learn How To Meditate In 8 Easy Steps

In this guide on how to meditate I will answer all of the basic questions of how to meditate, what meditation is, why it’s important, the benefits of meditation, and a basic exploration of the process itself (what we are doing when we meditate). This is the absolute basics of how to meditate, so if you need a more detailed and comprehensive guide on meditation, check out the meditation techniques page.

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What is Meditation? – A Practice Of Gathering Attention

Posted by on June 7, 2014 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 1 Comment
What is Meditation? – A Practice Of Gathering Attention

What is meditation? There is a lot of confusion about this question in the world today, at least among the majority it seems. Some people view it as sitting quietly because that is what meditators appear to be doing, thus they think it is about relaxation. But to describe the external appearance of the practice is to miss 99.99% of it’s substance, which is the exact same thing we are doing with our understanding of reality.

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Building a Bridge between Spirituality and Social Action

Building a Bridge between Spirituality and Social Action

With so many problems in the world, it can be easy to question the value of so-called ‘selfish spirituality,’ when we could be focusing on helping others. Common images of people retreating from the problems of the world to meditate have given spirituality a reputation for being escapist, but it doesn’t have to be.

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Meditation Allows for Focus, Concentration, Makes the Brain ‘Smarter’

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Meditation Allows for Focus, Concentration, Makes the Brain ‘Smarter’

A team of researchers just published some remarkable information about meditation. It turns out that non-focused meditation, wherein a meditator allows the mind to just relax without a particular object of focus causes the brain to process more thoughts, feelings, and memories than when the mind is just ‘at rest.’ In essence, during non-focused meditation, the brain gets ‘smarter’.

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