Mindfulness promises to reduce both anxiety and depression, mental health problems that LGBT disproportionately suffer from. Bullying, family rejection, and the everyday stress and stigma of living as sexual and gender minorities take an emotional toll on many LGBT people's lives.
An organization that honors generosity is clear in its mission and encourages bold implementation. Because the stakes are high and our resources are limited, we are all too often afraid of boldness.
Our mindfulness practice is not about vanquishing our thoughts. It's about becoming aware of the process of thinking so that we are not in a trance --...
It's fascinating and freeing to allow yourself to follow where creativity leads. Meditation breaks down that very thin membrane between the conscious and the subconscious. And let's face it, the subconscious is where all the interesting stuff happens.
Mindlessness is simple though hardly easy. If mindfulness invites you to let go, mindlessness forces you to let go of letting go. Here are 16 essential elements of a successful mindlessness practice.
Is mindfulness a trending topic because it makes us feel good about ourselves? If so, is that okay? Or is there a natural connection between the practice of meditation, a form of inner change, and societal transformation overall?
If you make time each week to slow down, stop and reflect on the joys and challenges of the past six days, you live at a different, more modulated pace.
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As a visual artist, I have high hopes for what vision can become in the 21st century. Our century is still a teenager in its formative years and our creative actions today are the tiny seeds of Art's robust future.
If you want to have a radically mindful, loving, connective, passionate, intimate experience that may or may not include non-procreative sex, you may want to consider some of the following advice.
The way we see ourselves and our world is held together by the way we sort our experience. We constantly evaluate everything we see and hear based on what we think we know about it already.
When you're feeling a lack of control, a focus on something you do have control over, however small, can break that negative feedback loop.
If we can learn to intentionally pay attention to our moments of vulnerability, without judgment, and meet it with a curious and caring awareness. We condition the natural ability to trust and rely on ourselves. But like anything, it takes intention, attention and practice.
When we become still through meditation, we realize that everything we do has value, that every moment we're breathing is a miracle. And if we can carry even a little bit of that truth with us out of our meditation and into our day, we'll be so much more content and happy.
The seduction of suffering. As human beings we subscribe to this myth. A lot. That if we aren't suffering in our work, in our lives -- pulling out ...