Hass also learned that sometimes it's the least resilient people who grow the most. There's a great message of hope in the book, that even if you're not genetically resilient and didn't grow up with the best parenting, there are things you can do to grow from a setback.
I began to heal and surrendered myself to the experience. Just like yoga, life threw at me experiences that made me want to collapse but I released the need to control. I accepted it and "got comfortable with the uncomfortable."
Every child deserves the opportunity to reach their highest potential. It may seem like the fat cats sitting on top of the world's wealth are not affected, but look at the state of our world. Violence is reaching into everyone's backyard.
Bars held me tight, but I struggled through them to the dark path, undergrowth scratching my face as I ran.
The very simple, little brick building greeted me when I pulled into the parking lot. A single door was wide open, patiently waiting to welcome the guests that would be arriving shortly.
We live our 24/7 daily cycles of life by going through the waking, dreaming, and sleeping states of consciousness--unless one has perpetual insomnia!
Overthinking/obsessing on an issue is not going to help us make better decisions because we are still deciding from the same level of thinking we were at yesterday and the day before that.
I believe in what I saw in the movie The Secret and that is that you create your future. What you have around you now is what you have created. Your thoughts and your actions have created the present and will create the future as well. My vision list consists of three parts:
Rediscovering the joy of coloring is not only fun, experts say it is also good for us.
I was at an impromptu Friday night dinner in NYC with six entrepreneurs, four of whom I had never met before. We were all at a film screening event an...
The benefits of meditation in all areas of life are well documented and used by people from all walks of life. But did you know that children as young as four-years-old can be taught meditation and mindfulness too? What is mindfulness and what are some of it's benefits?
As your mind becomes more calm and serene through mindfulness meditation, these mindfulness practices will come to you naturally. Imagine what it would be like if everyone at your job practiced mindfulness
Here are a couple of helpful exercises that you can do together to remove your walls. You should know up front these exercises are going to feel awkward, but well worth the effort.
A friend has died. How different this actual fact of impermanence from the abstract "truth" of my meditations! I've spent months now trying to grasp impermanence, to get it into my bones.
Yep, this is me. I'm now made of lumps, unsightly hairs, and aches in places I didn't know existed. My body used to always be there for me, ready to go, like a loyal servant. I put it through thick and thin, made it work.
Though the list might seem unconventional, choose one and dedicate the same time every day to it. Feel free to add to this list. The point is to enjoy an action in repetition and consistency so that you open yourself to meditating daily.