Happiness is the result of all of your impressions, your experiences, and your actions from the moment you wake up, to the moment you go to sleep. Happiness is a boomerang effect of your lifestyle, where your thoughts, your energy and your actions are all synchronized and act as one.
Mindfulness was my guide in pleading on his behalf for a dignified death, and mindfulness was all that remained when he was permitted to breathe his last. And, mindfulness is here now, in the constant change of mourning and the enduring love.
Slumps are temporary situations and should never be misconstrued as a way of life. We are not meant to waste our days in darkness. Life is a sacrament, and we its offering. What we must leave on its altar is an intentional life of purpose, nothing less.
What have I found the benefits of meditation to be for me? Here's a list that although not exhaustive will give you an idea of why I will always keep meditation as an important part of my day.
I didn't know quite to expect as I walked in the front doors of Crockett Elementary in South Phoenix, Arizona. What I had heard was this was a low-income school with a high population of refugees and they were all in for mindfulness training for the entire school.
So I raise my glass of wine, view its burgundy hue, and smell its hints of fruit. I raise it to my lips and savor its sweet taste and encourage you to, without judgment, take notice of all that life offers in this moment.
All it takes is to accept the life you're living. To receive, with the same spirit, both pleasure and displeasure. To be with, rather than against. And to realize with time that, in the coinciding of things, the stream and the leaf are completely emancipated and free!
Remember to be gentle and truly appreciate yourself for all of your unlimited potential. Celebrate your imperfections, because they are also a part of who you are and what you have to share with others!
I believe several factors impede the positive nature of daydreaming. Instant gratification impairs the magic of desire.
When they become parents, many people wonder how to impart spiritual values to their children. The traditional model of sending them to Sunday school ...
Coming out of a public company background, I was looking for a way to stop stressing out about every little thing in life (and especially at each quarter end). I've been practicing mindfulness for about two years. In that time, I've learned that mindfulness meditation training is about as religious as red wine.
Today I had a fight with God when I was driving in my car. Well, I don't really call God God anymore, now that I no longer follow a traditional religious path, so in reality, I yelled at God-Universe-Higher-Power-Guardian-Angel (and yes, I'm still trying out different names).
Every app uses varying voices, work flow styles, and types of guided meditation, so try a variety of apps to see what sticks. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you feel drawn to practice everyday.
Paul Sullivan's "Getting Workaholics to Stop and Recharge" is another welcome addition to the swelling tide of popular and academic articles focused on the balance between life and work. But the piece does one thing very poorly: put wellness within a reasonable reach.
Your child may face a calm re-entry to the school year, or may be distressed to find himself in very unfamiliar, and unhappy, territory. Your child may look to you for comfort and support; how are you going to handle your role?
Some people, usually people who have trained long and hard, can meditate while sitting still. But for a lot of us, moving is the best gateway.