“Absolutely fascinating. With meditation and spirituality carrying so many unjust connotations it is important that people realize that meditation is just a very real practice of training the mind to be still to reach this 'transcended state of mind' and is very much supported by scientific reasoning.
“Fascinating read. I applaud you for having the courage to bring this subject out into the open to be discussed.
From an outsiders perspective, it seems that the Catholic Church is experiencing record declines in faith. Not faith in life, or spiritual matters, but faith in the church itself. Unless the church changes its ways to reflect our modern day, interconnected and enlightened world, the church will eventually fade into history as a legendary enigma in the collective mind of the new world. Perhaps this is not necessarily a bad thing. Religion seems to have caused as much harm as it provides comfort.
“Please tell us what we need to do to make a stand and have our voices heard that this is absolutely not acceptable?”
Hollyse on Jul 6, 2010 at 11:39:57
“Don't send in income taxes.....”
sirdome on Jul 6, 2010 at 05:02:01
“In my opinion, and experience, it's not the "doingness" that's needed first, it's the "beingness" of intentioned commitment. What follows is "getting to have" what you say you are committed to. Sure, there are things that we "do"; I have found that non-violent actions are the ticket. Small or large, they have an effect even if the results aren't seen immediately. The more people see and are awakened out of their complacency, the easier it is to abandon their fears and see the value of their actions. Another addendum is to not worry about "what it looks like" and just get the job done!!
P.S. U R FAB!!”
“Absolutely incredible. My heart is with everyone's whom livelihoods have been effected by the oil spill and of course to all the species which are suffering and dieing.
I hope that this catastrophic event will set the scene for major change in this world to alternative renewable energy sources. It's time we left the past behind us, including BP and other oil companies.
peace and much love
tamparob on Jun 21, 2010 at 03:15:26
“peace back to you Lara Jane”
CanuckCanuck WhosThere on Jun 21, 2010 at 03:12:00
“I feel that way too & hope, too that it'll quicken the advent of GreenEnergy .....
New fan ;)”
Jun 20, 2010 at 05:00:06
“Very interesting insights here my love!
I have always maintained the attitude that nothing is forever, including relationships - that's not to say that they will not last for the length of your lifetime, but to take it for granted that you will be with your partner until the end threatens complacency and taking them for granted, whereas having the attitude that nothing is forever and life is more like surfing - riding waves and once the wave is finished, paddling back out to catch another one, keeps us on our toes and conscious about how we treat and engage with our loved ones.
Jun 20, 2010 at 04:53:30
“Very interesting - just happened to have this very discussion last night with a good friend. I've been horrified at how young children are being sexualized in film and tv and made to act out adult relationships far beyond their pre-teenage / young teenager years.
Come on people - what are we teaching our children?!
Jun 20, 2010 at 04:43:55
“Brilliant advice here, thanks.
I started to suffer from PMS late last year with wild mood swings and just as you have said, once I addressed the lifestyle factors (cut caffeine, took herbal supplements and exercised more) my PMS came right almost instantaneously, so much in fact, that my period tends to sneak up on me now without all the PMS signals and triggers leading up to the big event.
Many thanks again and I hope the female readers take your suggestions seriously and incorporate them into their lives.
Jun 14, 2010 at 04:24:25
“i wrote an article on 'developing a peaceful mind' by simply focusing on using our breath as a tool to calm and focus our minds attention. Nothing to buy, shied away from religion myself, nothing to do with yoga :
Jun 14, 2010 at 04:21:34
“hilarious. Your way works too, but doesn't make for an enthusiastic start the next morning when waking up! ;)”
SeaDickRun420 on Jun 14, 2010 at 22:56:46
“I also walk about two hours everyday up and down Seattle hills. I don't own a car anymore and walk everywhere. I highly recommend it for weight control, stress reduction, appetite, and good sleep. Not to mention that I haven't bought a gallon of gas in three years and am not contributing to the BP catastrophe that our society created.”
SeaDickRun420 on Jun 14, 2010 at 21:42:56
“You have the wrong strain and are not doing it right:)
First thing I wake up, I pack a bowl or three, maybe eat some pot cookies or get the roommate to give me a massage with some medicated olive oil, and check out the HuffPost. .
I'm a medical patient who grows his own and makes his own oils, butters, foods, etc.”
Jun 14, 2010 at 04:20:35
Being a devoted meditator myself, I would be inclined to support the idea that meditation aids a healthy nights sleep - even being a tool in itself during the more restless nights to fall asleep (when waking in the dark of night, concerned about trivialities, I try to enter a meditative state of mind, in that I calm my thoughts to silence so I can fall back asleep).
I would be interested to hear what more comes of this research, and the results of all future research into the relationship of meditation on sleep, but regardless, the health benefits afforded by developing and keeping a strong meditation practice are tangible. Personally I found that my blood pressure dropped, I became a lot more relaxed and accepting of life / life's events, and my concentration and focus gained more clarity and sharpness. Ultimately, meditation helps to keep me grounded when life gets too chaotic, or self doubt haunts me.
Jun 14, 2010 at 04:10:22
“Wonderful advice here.
For years I have been brewing my own ginger tea and I love it. Usually a stew some sliced ginger in a pot and leave it to simmer gently during day - add some honey and it makes for a refreshing and healthy winter delight to keep us warm.
Adding some fresh ginger cloves to the mix helps to combat sickness when the the first signs of flu strike. Definitely recommended! (and the taste actually grows on you after a while).
Thanks again for a great post - will be sure to buy my green tea and a fresh root of ginger tomorrow.
Jun 14, 2010 at 03:43:11
“I have never considered Science to be anything less than absolutely fascinating and necessary - in fact, given the opportunity I would go back to University to study biology and other facets to help me better understand life and this world we live in.
“You're in good company --- nearly everyone living in industrial societies have heavy metals in their bodies. That's why it's important to do some detoxification, as Dr. Hyman advises. The vitamin C and D are helpful, but also consuming chlorophyll, cilantro and various supplements that are designed to bind to metals and flush them out of the body.”
Jun 14, 2010 at 03:27:27
“Definitely some wonderful advice here.
Despite all the negativity to be found, there is also a lot of good going on in the world. While it is necessary to understand and be aware of the evils, it helps our sense of spirit to focus on the good things.