Serene Reflection

By Sangeeta Bhagwat | 'As within, so without' - Inner Musings for Outer Change

Charlie Munger: How to Guarantee a Life of Misery

In 1986, Charlie Munger stepped onto stage at Harvard University.<p>Even 30 years ago, Munger was already famous as the partner of another investing …

How to Control Inflammation with Your Brain

I read an article yesterday that has me extremely excited about the implications. The article is called ‘Hacking the Nervous System’ by Gaia Vince. …

Creating A New Personal Paradigm.

I am in the process of reading ‘Ishmael’, by Daniel Quinn. So far, the book is an engaging, thought-provoking read. Like Byron Katie’s ‘The Work’, it …

Matt Licata

90: IRA GLASS: Advice for beginners

Ira Glass (1959-) is a radio broadcaster and host of the award-winning program and podcast <i>This American Life</i>. My cousin in the States recently …

How To Release Negative Anticipation And Relax.

<b>A difficult life can gradually cultivate an anxious expectation or negative anticipation in the mind and body. While resistance is the primary cause</b> …

Mindfulness

I Spent a Month Meditating On the Go and Now I'm Hooked

Subway zen FTW.<p>From an inevitable quarter-life crisis to pre-/post-election anxieties, it's no wonder 2016 is the year I finally gave into the idea of meditation. The inside of my brain was like the bottom of my carry-all—a crazy, scrambled mess. And instead of pausing and taking the all of five …

Meditation

Deep Defiance

She’s redefining Deep Defiance.<br>It comes from her roots going deep into the earth. There are too many happenings in her world wanting to break her …

10 Spiritual Symbols You MUST Know

<i>Symbols are one of the amazing things that can leave a strong psychological impression in our minds just from their appearance. Just by studying the</i> …

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Restoring Balance and Meaning in Ourselves, by Alan Briskin

Restoring Balance and Meaning in Ourselves<p>--by Alan Briskin ()<p>During a time of great drought, a Taoist master was asked by members of a village if he …

How to Free Ourselves from the Fear of Love.

It’s lonely here, but safe; in this place I can be seen but not reached.<p>I go here to protect myself from love.<p>I’m scared to love, for love hurts.<p>I’m …

Lessons From Cambodia For Current Times.

<i>Cambodia is a beautiful, photogenic country with much to offer. We can treat it like a two-day holiday and enjoy the spectacular sights. Or be</i> …

Who Do You Become In Your Closest Relationships?

<b>“I love you, <br>Not only for what you are, <br>But for what I am <br>When I am with you.“</b><p>Roy Croft’s incredibly beautiful and profound poem goes on to describe …

What reality are you creating for yourself? | Isaac Lidsky

Reality isn't something you perceive; it's something you create in your mind. Isaac Lidsky learned this profound lesson firsthand, when unexpected …

Mind

Notice You’re Alright Right Now

<b>Are you basically OK? <br>The Practice<br>Notice you’re alright right now. <br>Why?</b>To keep our ancestors alive, the brain evolved strong tendencies toward fear, …

Mindfulness

Poems: Restoration Of Peace

Sometimes,<br>Even the land and waters forget,<br>As do the trees.<p>Soak them in enough blood<br>Violate mercilessly,<br>Leaving no time to mend, to heal…<p>Do it long …

One Simple Way to Cultivate Self-Love

BY Karen Geddis October 3, 2016<p>“Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay<p>It seems like forever …

How We Get Hooked By Shenpa

Pema Chödrön on <i>shenpa</i>, or the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down. We get hooked in that moment of tightening when we …

Mindfulness

Travel and People Magazine - Reportage - Documentary - Photography

Kaleidoscope<p>January 19, 2014 6.25 p.m. The Secchia River bursts its bank. Bastiglia and­ Bomporto,...<p>Thailand. It conjures images of stunning …

The Sound of Silence: An Illustrated Serenade to the Art of Listening to One’s Inner Voice Amid the Noise of Modern Life

A tender reminder that silence is not the absence of sound but the presence of an inward-listening awareness.<p><i>“There are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout,”</i> Henry David Thoreau observed in contemplating how silence ennobles speech. A year earlier, he had written in his …

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