By loving yourself and accepting yourself fully, you are letting go of whatever "mistakes" you might have made in the past. There is no more shame, no self-blame; there is only love. And as uncomfortable as the process that lead me here might be, meditating can help.
The challenge seems to be that the writers fail to reinforce the necessity of having an evolving practice, and that results take time and effort. From what I've seen and experienced, it can be tremendously difficult to snap out of one state of mind and into another.
Writing the screenplay to Hector and the Search for Happiness changed us. My co-writer and I took this comic fable very seriously. We asked ourselves some pretty pertinent questions about happiness.
Consciousness has always been tricky to decode. None of us have ever seen consciousness but we know it exists inside each of us. When our attention is drawn towards evolving, our inner capacity of thinking on a more subtle and gentle level amplifies.
Change can be evaluated in many ways, and depending on your opinion, the experienced change can lead to happiness or misery. After three days of silence and 30 hours of meditation I discovered that the key to happiness is accepting change.
"Exploring the explorer" is critical. Diving deep into our own consciousness and fathoming the essence of our own nature is where meditation can succeed in ways that other journeys can only hint at. The key is in the process of transcending.
Each time I glance at this little mini-altar I am reminded to pause for a moment, take a deep breath and go within for just a few seconds. These tiny breaks bring me back to my center and restore my conscious awareness to a higher perspective in an instant.
There is no expert or self-help guru who will give you the answers to your life purpose. The answers you seek are within you. Mindful living will guide you to that place deep within you. When you reach that path of your purpose, you will look back and realize that you are exactly where you are suppose to be right now.
Inspired by the power of the recent super moon, it only seems fitting to share an evening meditation. It's a wonderful way to transition from the brig...
I realized that here was my place of rest, here was my place of solitude. Meditation gave me exactly what I'd been craving so desperately; a safe place to rest and come back to myself. In the silence I heard those words returning to me. "You are beautiful. You are loved."
Imagine for a moment a world where an entire generation took the view that it is more important that they determine who, not what, they want to be when they grow up.
Today, I'm hearing a lot more about people having mentors, advisers or therapists who enrich our lives. And I'm glad we have great professionals in th...
Meditation has no set rules or structures. It asks simply that you pay attention, that you make friends with being quiet, with sitting still, with doing nothing. This is a space just for you to be with yourself, to remember your dreams and who you really are. In this quiet space you become your own best friend and, therefore, a better friend to all.
A 12 minute "go" when you ride the subway to work may cultivate some awareness, namely that you're either restless, lazy, fearful, judgmental, easily distracted or unable to concentrate -- but this is only the first step towards doing something about it.