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Why a High-Protein Diet in Middle Age May Increase Risk of Death

Levels of a growth-related molecule in the blood may be key.<p>On March 4, scientists reported that people who ate a diet rich in protein during their middle-aged years (ages 50-65) were four times more likely to die from cancer than those who ate a low-protein diet, and had a 75 percent increase in …

7 Life-Changing Benefits of a Surprisingly Simple Meditation Technique

<b>“Our way to practice is one step at a time, one breath at a time.” ~Shunryu Suzuki</b><p>I blinked my eyes, wiggled my toes, and carefully heaved my right …

10 Things You Should Never Say About Yourself

<i>“None but ourselves can free our minds.”<br>―Bob Marley</i><p>When I was a freshman in high school, and struggling to find my way, someone anonymously slipped a …

The Meaning of Om

<i>By Valerie Reiss</i><p>Ommm. It's often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean? Perhaps you've heard it defined as "the sound of the universe" -- but what does that really mean?<p>Turns out, a lot -- and yet, like many spiritual (and especially yogic) things, it's not so …

Sun Salutations with Mantras

It is a blessed day. You are in Banaras, India’s most sacred and ancient city. Your pilgrimage has reached its climax, and you are on a boat on the …

Yoga

The Art of Meditation [Alan Watts]

A Simple but Powerful Way to Kick the Worry Habit

<b>“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” ~Swedish proverb</b><p>I’m a worrier by nature, and I come by it honestly.<p>My mother was afraid to cross …

Meditation

10 Things To Stop Doing Today to Be Happier, Backed by Science

I’m fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are choices that you make every day, …

Is Your Ego Your Servant or Your Master?

"I think I'm the most important person in the world, but nobody else thinks it's about me, time doesn't think it's about me, space doesn't think it's about me, the planet doesn't think it's about me," says Prof. Robert Thurman in our book, <i>Be The Change</i>: "It doesn't take much to get the message that …

Why Do We Search For More in Our Lives?

<b>What is my purpose?</b><p>I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people say this, to me or other people recently.<p>People often come to see me when they …

Paulo Coelho

What is the Ego?

<b>Welcome to Part 17 of The Seeker’s Story, where Namit continues his exploration into yoga philosophy. This week, he discusses pride and the</b> …

5 Gut Instincts You Don't Want to Ignore

Instincts are not some weird mystical power that are only found in the animal kingdom.<p><b>Gut instincts are defined as:</b> an innate, typically fixed …

The Simple Truth to Meditation

New students often ask how long they should sit or how often they should practice. I always give the same answer. Sitting for 20 minutes is a wonderful practice for those living in a quiet peaceful world. But if you really want to benefit from meditation, you need to take it off the pillow and …

Fear of Death Means a Partially-lived Life

<b>Often the fear of death comes up, intense and strong, and the fear of having to leave all this beauty, this friendship and love. How is it possible</b> …

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How to Meditate Daily

Post written by Leo Babauta.<p>The habit of meditation is one of the most powerful things I’ve ever learned.<p>Amazingly, it’s also one of the most simple …

Meditation

"Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final." Rainer Maria Rilke

A woman on the Triratna Buddhist Community’s Urban Retreat, which this year focused on the theme of cultivating lovingkindness, or metta, asked a …

You’re Not Behind; You’re Just on Your Own Path

<b>“To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.” ~Sven Goran Eriksson</b><p>Endlessly comparing ourselves to others and idealizing their best …

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The Five Buddha Families, by Francesca Fremantle

Home <b>›</b> Buddhist <b>›</b> Art <b>›</b> <b>The Five Buddha Families, by Francesca Fremantle</b><p><i>on</i> 26 November 2013 • ( 3 )<p><b>It is possible to look at our whole life</b>—our …

The Greatest Act of Love Is Letting Go

<b>“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” ~Sonia Ricotti</b><p>I was brought up in a family and culture that was riddled with …

Positive Thinking

How to Meditate: The complete guide to meditation

In this complete guide to you will learn everything you need to know about meditation including: what meditation is, where it came from, benefits to …

Happiness Doesn’t Make Us Grateful; Gratitude Makes Us Happy

<b>“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” ~Brother David Steindl-Rast</b><p>A few …

Happiness

The Mechanics of Prayer

Adam Lanka, <i>Contributing Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Prayer means many different things to many different people. It is something that is so pervasive in our …

What Is Yin Yoga?

Ever hear the word Yin and wonder what it exactly it means? Yin is the feminine, dark, passive, receptive, reflective, withdrawn, cool, introspective …

The Art of Inner Stillness. ~ Kristen Coyle

Over the years, I have become aware of my impatience with the process of life.<p>I have realized within my behavior and way of carrying myself in the …

How life in the digital fast lane has made us lose touch with our senses

Once self-driving cars become the norm, what will we do with all that extra time? When we can sit back and let the car take the strain, what will we do during that three-hour drive to the grandparents, or the 30-minute drive to work? The reality will be that, rather than seizing those precious …

Gratitude is a major facet in Self-Discovery… Here is why…

<i>Gratitude: The quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful (dictionary.com)</i><p>Seems like a simple definition; yet, there is a lot to be said about …

The Path of Heart: Live a Passionate Life Full of Love and Joy

<b>“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.</b><p>In my late thirties, I attended a workshop that was led by a group of …