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11 Thought-Provoking Quotes from Spiritual Teachers | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you perceiving reality as it is or as you think it is?<p>I would like to share with you the following quotes from some of the best spiritual …

Exploring Meditation

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>When I was in my late teens, I came across the <i>Discourse on the Method</i> by Rene Descartes. In the treatise he comes to …

7 Things to Remember When You Feel Discouraged and Defeated

<i>The worst enemy to productivity and creativity is self-pity.</i><p>This morning I didn’t feel like doing anything. It’s a combination of exhaustion from a …

Motivation

5 Reasons to Practice Mindfulness in 2015

Of all the ancient and modern practices designed to wake us up, why has the simple practice of Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation arrived at the forefront of our cultural sensibility?<p>Why is it taking hold so strongly in our American healthcare, academic and business institutions? What makes …

The Mindfulness Revolution Is Here

You couldn't have chosen a more exciting time to discover meditation, the path to mindfulness and a happier life.<p>It seems that everyone is meditating …

Meditation

How to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Day

How much sleep did you get last night? If the answer is “not enough” you’re hardly alone. According to Gallup’s estimates, almost half the people you’ll run into today are suffering from some level of sleep deprivation.<p>We often dismiss a little morning fatigue as an inconvenience, but here’s the …

How to Be in the Present | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>‘Consider your thoughts like a dog passing by’</i><p>Be in the present. I’m sure you have encountered this statement at several occasions but how do we just …

Mindfulness

7 Ways Zen Buddhism Can Change Your Life

What Is Mindfulness? 10 Answers From 10 Teachers

Sometimes I think there are as many ways of describing mindfulness as there are brands of shampoo. This can be confusing. So we asked many of the experts we interviewed to put it in their own words. Here is what they told us.<p><b>Tara Brach:</b> "Mindfulness is a pause -- the space between stimulus and …

I Stopped Meditating: Here's What Happened

This is a hard admission to make. After all I wrote a book about how meditation saved my job, changed my life and helped me find a husband. I've written columns and blogs about the countless benefits meditation brings. Meditation was a solid part of my life, like clockwork every morning. Even …

The Alcoholic and the Martyr

If you have an alcoholic in your life, you may have been "trained" to become a martyr while you were still a young child. It doesn't matter if your …

Five Five Spiritual Mysteries: #2 Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

CHOPRA FOUNDATION NEWS<p>http://store.augsburgfortress.org<p>By Deepak Chopra, MD<p>In every spiritual tradition, different as they are, God is taken to be …

Faith

15 Spiritual Books To Take To The Beach This Summer

Nothing says summer more than a trip to the beach; and nothing says beach more than a good book. The warm weather and calm splash of waves offers the perfect setting to settle down with a book that makes us think and realign with our spiritual core.<p>Author Anna Quindlen writes: "Books are the plane, …

Top 5 Spiritual Happiness Essentials

A spiritual life need not require mantras at dawn and daily yoga on the beach. When I started out on a spiritual path, I found that I had to slot my …

Why Most Men Prefer the Shallow End of the Spiritual Pool

At the risk of turning upside down my own awareness, and in the process exposing myself as a member of the male species, I am fascinated by the great divide that exists when one considers why it is precisely that women are far more comfortable exploring the depths of the unknown than men. This is …

Meditation Is the Catalyst for Growth

My parents made me meditate for the first time when I was 13 -- in a weekend-long meditation retreat. It was pure torture. I went on for the next two decades refusing to meditate and opining that it was only for crazy people -- of course, I was the crazy person, because I wasn't meditating!<p>This …

Ask an Expert: 5 Tips for Meditating at Home

I’ve always been a fan of longer-form writing here at D*S, but sometimes it’s nice to distill something down to its essential elements or a few …

The 10 Best meditation apps

<b>1. Buddhify</b><p>This nicely-designed UK-created app is aimed at busy urbanites. You tell it whether you’re at the gym, walking, commuting or home. You can …

Meditation

4 Commonly Asked Questions About Starting a Meditation Practice

Are you whole-heartedly contemplating adding the practice of stillness and awareness into your life? If so, let me express how thrilled I am for you. To assist you in this <i>complex</i> and <i>astounding</i> journey into mind, body and soul, here are four questions that generally spring up from my …

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Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched the “Los Fantasmas” episode of <i>Sons of Anarchy</i> (read our full recap), stop now. We asked the FX drama’s special …

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