Delia O'Dea Brennan

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Are You Walking Your Mantra?

"A pure thought from a pure heart is better than a mantra." -- Sri Sathya Sai Baba<p>When I learned Transcendental Meditation years ago, I was given a mantra, which was a Sanskrit word to chant. Today I practice Mindfulness Meditation, and if I happen to use a mantra, I can basically say whatever I …

7 Powerful Truths That Can Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.”<br>– Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort<p>How you live is determined by your …

Motivation

Following Your Internal Compass and Making Your Own Decisions

<b>“Believe nothing no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense.”</b> …

Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

Michael Forrester, <i>Prevent Disease</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have …

Radical Healing: Yoga with Gary Kraftsow

Yoga isn't about getting to know the postures. It's about getting to know yourself.<p>Gary Kraftsow noticed something strange as he walked to the podium …

Yoga

Points of Practice: Focus Within

Have you ever felt the meditative equivalent of “all dressed up with nowhere to go”—the feeling that you are showing up for meditation but nothing is …

Meditation

The Healing Power of Attention

Antony Sammeroff, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>What is attention? If you’re interested in spirituality you may have heard it called consciousness or …

Associated Press News

New Type Of Pulsing Star Discovered

Scientists' current understanding of stars says these stars shouldn't vary in brightness, but they do.<p>Astronomers have discovered a new type of pulsing star. There are 36 of the new type, located in a cluster about 7,000 light-years away from Earth.<p>Based on their brightness and temperature, they …

Mindfulness: is it too good to be true?

And that's just some of the findings.<p>At its very core, mindfulness is a meditation-based treatment with foundations in Buddhism. It's the practice of …

10 Best Places to See From Above

For the ultimate bird's eye view of your destination there's no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the …