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101 Quotes by Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind to New Dimensions

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Three Simple Ways To Ease An Anxious Mind

As a lawyer, my life is ripe for anxiety. I have to predict all the potential consequences for every action taken in a case and try to outmaneuver the negative consequences.<p>When I experience anxiety, I notice constriction in the body as well as the mind. It feels as though I have tunnel vision and …

Mindfulness

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals the Best Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

As someone who has meditated almost daily for three years, there are some misconceptions I’m continually confronted with. So many people believe they …

Meditation

A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

<b>“I acknowledge my own worth. My confidence is growing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Sometimes I feel like a spider whose web is repeatedly torn down. I plan something …

How to Disarm Your Biggest Critic

Some years ago I was teaching a course in a hospital in Sheffield, England. There was a psychiatrist in the course who was in his fifties and who, …

Mindfulness

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself

Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee camp.<p>In the event, even he acknowledged that we had a fine time. But neither of us would ever get back the dreadful hours that …

Mental Health

Zen Master Alan Watts Explains Why You Need To Stop Trying To Improve Yourself

I think we’ve all tried to improve ourselves at some point, whether through therapy, mindfulness, reiki or all manner of new age fads. In fact, …

Meditation

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

Meditation

When you learn this Buddhist master's 21 rules of life, you'll completely realign your priorities

Ever heard of Miyamoto Mushashi?<p>If not, he was an expert Japanese swordsman, Buddhist and ronin.<p>He became renowned through stories of incredible …

Spirituality

Is Your Mind Controlling You? How to Get Rid Of Bad Thoughts And Stay Present

Your thoughts are on the front line when it comes to your life. They are the foundation for everything. At the most fundamental level, a positive …

A Master Buddhist explains how to use mindfulness when you're going through tough times

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Mindfulness

10 Unmistakable Habits Of Utterly Authentic People

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To live authentically, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs. This can be a difficult thing to maintain when …

5 Spiritual Teachings From Buddhism That Will Change Your Attitude (And Maybe Even Your Life)

Buddhism is one of the world’s most prolific philosophies and provides several antidotes to what we are taught in the West.<p>Learning and embracing the …

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Soothe Your Soul (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

Meditation

The Benefits of Meditation: 10 Minutes to Peace, Clarity & Focus

<b>“Meditation teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~Unknown</b><p>Do you feel overwhelmed at times? Or slightly lost? …

Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is a master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

Meditation

A Simple Mindfulness Strategy That Literally Rewires Your Brain to Let Go of Negativity

In the center of everyone’s being is a place of pure peace. But as we go through life, we tend to be taken away from this deep sense of self as a …

Mindfulness

A Right to the Dharma

<i>Many Westerners who have some familiarity with Nichiren Buddhism conflate the whole of the tradition with Soka Gakkai International (SGI), the most</i> …

Meditation

Why do Buddhists Meditate?

When one hears the word "Buddhism", one of the first things that pop up into people's heads is the idea of meditation. While Buddhism is much more than meditation and meditation isn't unique to Buddhism, meditation is something that holds very deep importance in Buddhist teachings. The Buddha …

The Secret of Being Positive

How to be positive? I get asked this question a lot. And often when people say they want to be positive, what they are really saying is how do I be …

San Francisco

4 Ways to Become 1% More Mindful Each Day

<i>Little strokes fell great oaks.” –Benjamin Franklin</i>When I opened my eyes this morning, I looked over at the corner of the room and took a deep …

Mindfulness

How Not To Freak Out

You’re not alone if you despair about the present and fear for the future. If you find all the bad news overwhelming, here are some meditations to …

Self-help

10 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion & Minimize Shame & Suffering

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Self-help

How dry stone wall building can release your inner zen

To most of us, a dry stone wall is just there. Stretching off into the distance, dividing up the fields, it is something you drive past without noticing, something for sheep to scratch up against. For John Matthews, however, a dry stone wall is a thing of unmatched loveliness. More than that, in …

My Meaningless Job Pushed Me Into Alcoholism And Drugs, But Drawing Got Me On My Feet Again

I don't even know where to begin. To call my artistic journey "bumpy" is an understatement. I've been a full-time graphic artist in the apparel …

7 Better Ways to Control Your Mind and Increase Mental Strength

How to Control Your Mind?<p>Every person would like to control their mind to an extent that helps them to lead a better life. Everyone would like to …

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