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10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p><b>For Your World Travel Bucket List</b><p>Typically, when <b>ancient archaeological sites</b> get some form of development, it’s a benefit. With development …

Iran, not Syria, is the West’s real target

They are intended to harm Iran. They are intended to strike at the Islamic republic now that it has a new and vibrant president – as opposed to the …

Planet Waves, Inc

So: after a massive, nearly unanimous public pushback, Obama is going to wait until Congress comes back into session and debates and votes on this. …

Meditation: Natural or Unnatural?

As far as we know, life began on Earth 4 billion years ago. As the aeons passed, plants and animals evolved, usually according to the Darwinian principle of "survival of the fittest," which ensured that only the strongest, fastest, best adapted, wiliest, smartest creatures survived and reproduced. …

Meditation

Meditation: Re-Wiring Your Brain for Happiness

A quiet explosion of new research indicating that meditation can physically change the brain in astonishing ways has started to push into …

The Power of Poise: How to Stop Losing Your Cool

<b>“Poise is an unseen power, and this unseen power is always ready to come to the aid of the outer action.” ~Sri Chinmoy</b><p>Poise is the seeker’s goal …

7 Simple "Calm-Down Phrases" That Can Blow Away Your Worst Troubles

Have you heard the popular urban legend of the <i>space pen</i>?<p>As the story goes, the US space mission needed something reliable to write with while they …

Self-help

Neuroscientists and the Dalai Lama Swap Insights on Meditation

<i>Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.</i><p>This line …

How To Meditate Without Meditating At All

Your meditation doesn't have to emulate the Buddha's 49-day retreat. Whether you think there's no time for a mindfulness meditation practice, or the concept of sitting in stillness is more daunting than restful, there are still ways to reap the benefits of the ancient art.<p>That's right -- you can …

You Don’t Need to Fix Yourself to Be Healed

<b>“Growth begins when we begin to accept our weaknesses.” -Jean Vanier</b><p>I used to believe the word “healed” had a very specific meaning. In my mind, it …

The Health Benefits of Meditation

With all the hype surrounding high-energy workouts including high intensity interval training (HIIT), Tabatas, and CrossFit (and rightly so, due to …

The sound of silence

In today’s busy world it’s very rare that we get to experience moments of silence. Thanks to our smartphones and tablets, we can text, email, talk, …

Boost Your Willpower with This Meditation Technique

Your willpower is constantly being tested, which makes things like eating healthier, exercising more often, and waking earlier so very hard. The good …

Meditation

Elephant Journal is down for maintenanace

A Lesson From the Dalai Lama

No, I did not go to Tibet.<p>That's the first question that people ask when I tell them that I got to see the Dalai Lama recently. His Holiness the Dalai Lama was in the U.S. for several appearances, including a couple of days in Madison, Wisc., where I got to see him.<p>The second question is usually …

Happiness

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus <i>On The Origin of Species</i>. After reading a book written 40 years earlier on population growth and resource competition, Darwin immediately saw the connection to the variation among species that he had …

How To Relax In Under A Minute (PHOTOS)

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

What is Karma?

<b>Welcome to Part 7 of The Seeker’s Story, where Namit continues his exploration into yoga philosophy and discusses one of the central ideas of yoga –</b> …

Finding Zen: Easy Ways to Cultivate More Inner Peace

<i>HeartMath, widely recognized for its science-based solutions for stress, as well as a personal wellness technology innovator, explores the scientific meaning behind internal "Zen" and how people can easily reduce stress while increasing internal happiness.</i><p>Often, we define peacefulness by the …

Meditation

We Have it Within Ourselves to Raise our Conscious Level and That of Humanity

Belsebuub, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Observing the inner and outer worldWe should take the time to know how we respond inwardly to life, because by changing …

6 Simple Tips to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As a psychiatrist and meditation practitioner, I work with many people who have heard of the benefits of meditation, and want to commit to a daily …

Meditation and Longevity - h+ Media

Imagine designing an experiment – even an idealized experiment – to test the effect of meditation on life span. Animal models are useless. Best would …

5 Essential Questions to Lead You to Your Calling

I was talking to a son of a friend of mine who is 16 years old and rather evolved for his age, and I asked him, “Michael, why do you think we are …

Positive Thinking

Become Open-Minded: The Benefits of Embracing New People and Ideas

<b>“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche</b><p>Toward the end of …

3 Quick Steps to Mindfulness

Peter O’Donoghue, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The mind is a tool to be used and directed according to one’s wishes. An out of control mind, one that has become …

Are People Who Meditate More Likely to Believe in an Afterlife?

People who meditate tend to believe in an afterlife for the simple reason that they discover a part of themselves, which is more than their ideas, personality, and more than their personal story. Meditation brings them to a place in their heart where there is no self, just a vastness of being. It …

Meditation

Taking care of the present moment

I’ve been having a well-earned rest from blogging after completing our 100 Days of Lovingkindness, during which time I managed to contribute a blog …

Time I

“If we do not believe within ourselves this deeply...

3 Meditation Techniques For Beginners

<i>By Laura McMullen for U.S. News</i><p>Gold stars to those who can make it through this article without wondering about dinner or unattended emails, mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or scanning half a page before realizing you have no idea what the heck you just read.<p>Amit Sood, author of the upcoming …