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Let It Be: Using Mindfulness to Overcome Anxiety and Depression

<b>“Perhaps many things inside you have been transformed; perhaps somewhere, someplace deep inside your being, you have undergone important changes</b> …

The Art of Conversation

By Dawa Tarchin Phillips<p>When we’re having a real conversation we’re actively exchanging—giving and receiving—which begins with truly <i>being</i> together. …

Your Garden of Thoughts: Keeping Your Mind Weed-Free

<b>“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” ~Buddha</b><p>Imagine your mind as a garden. …

Self-awareness

13 ways to meditate without sitting like a monk

OK, you hate sitting, too much like the office. Here’s why. Sitting meditation only works for 20%, maybe monks in Tibetan monasteries and at New Age …

Meditation

12 Qualities of an Enlightened Person

By Charles A. Francis<p><b>”If you think you are enlightened, go home for Thanksgiving.” ~ Ram Dass</b><p>We sometimes say that some people are enlightened, but …

Our Future Depends on Spirituality & Science

<b>Working Together</b><p>It’s commonly accepted that science and spirituality are not compatible. Science is considered our reliable way forward, while …

Spirituality

9 Inspiring Quotes About Wisdom That Will Change The Way You See Your Life

We get it. Life can be hard.<p>One moment, you can feel the profoundness of your own life's purpose in every aching atom of your body. Then, suddenly, you're at a loss for just about everything: words, identity, creativity, inspiration. It leaves you feeling confused, alone and like there's nowhere …

How to Slow Your Racing Mind

By Charles A. Francis<p>Do you ever find it difficult to slow down your mind? For some of us, a <b>racing mind</b> is a serious problem. When we’re agitated, we …

The 4 Laws of Staying True to Your Life’s Calling | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When I was in college trying to figure out what to do with my life, I did many things to help me find direction and guidance.<p>I was in search of my …

7 Ways to Practice Positivity and Optimism Every Day

By now the benefits of positive thinking are well established. Sages, psychologists, neuroscientists, researchers and doctors all have been espousing the benefits of positive thinking for hundreds of years.<p>Positive thinking helps us to be healthier, more productive and ultimately happier. Yet for …

Happiness

8 Treacherous Thoughts That Stop You From Finding Your Passion | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Is finding your passion proving impossible?<p>Have you been trying, trying, and trying, without results?<p>You’re not alone.<p>But here’s the good news: …

3 Toxic Behaviors that Bore and Annoy People | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Perhaps I’m stating the obvious, but human nature is universal. What I mean by this is that we all tend to react to certain behaviors others exhibit …

Best 26 Quotes About Being Brave

Life is hard, sometimes we need an encouragement from the outer world to keep moving forward towards our goals.<p>We all have special capabilities, we …

Motivation

How to Overcome Self-Doubt

<i>“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”</i> – William Shakespeare<p><b>Taming the monkey mind</b><p>It’s an all …

Self-confidence

How to Overcome Shyness | The Art of Manliness

For the last couple of weeks we’ve been exploring the subject of shyness. In our first post, we talked about the nature of shyness and its symptoms. …

Behavior Multipliers: Four Factors That Can Lead to Success

Our constant quest to achieve more and work faster is a trap. We get so obsessed with the goal that we forget to consider the factors that can help …

Dan Harris Explains Purposeful Pauses and Single-Serving Meditation

ABC News Correspondent Dan Harris returns to the topic of meditation in today's featured Big Think video. Harris, who champions mindfulness as a sort …

The spiritual power of a smile

Studies have found that smiling makes people happier. Normally of course we think of things working the other way around: being happy puts a smile on …

You Have the Strength & Wisdom to Thrive During Hard Times

<b>“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln</b><p>Nothing can ever really prepare you for a …

6 Powerful Ways to Balance the Ego with the Soul

Gary ‘Z’ McGee, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In a world full of giant egos wanting more more more, it is refreshing to find people with individuated egos …

11 Toxic Behaviors That Will Steal Your Joy (And How to Move Past Them)

Our thoughts, actions and behaviors play a powerful role in what type of energy we attract into our lives. That's the good news. It's also the bad news. Oftentimes, we find ourselves participating in negative behavior patterns, even if at a subconscious level. Like a giant lightning rod in a crazy …

Happiness

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often …

The Real Armageddon: Learning how to be Alone!

V. Susan Ferguson, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>We can all see that life on planet Earth is moving towards some inexorable, perhaps unknowable massive …

16 Ideas for Raising Your Consciousness

Luke Glowacki<i>, Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Some days feel quite ordinary. Other days become lifelong memories because they are truly extraordinary. What …

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.<p>Meditation has helped me to form all …

It's Not All About Meditation: 4 Additional Practices To Cultivate A Quiet Mind

<b>For years, I struggled with my mind.</b> <b>It exhausted me.</b><p>It would spend endless hours at night — when my body really wanted to sleep — thinking. Endless …

Meditate While Lying in Bed For More Restful Sleep

American-born Buddhist monk Hwansan Sunim has written a series of articles for the Huffington Post with instructions and advice on how to meditate in …

Meditation

LPT: Meditation does not require thinking about nothingHealth & Fitness

A lot of people have told me that they can't meditate because they can't empty their mind. That's an excuse and a misunderstanding of …

Transform Bad Heavy Stress Into Positive in 5 Minutes

<b>Stress is not always bad.</b><p>There is actually a good form of stress, one that helps you focus, helps you to be motivated and get prepared; a stress that feels exciting and that improves your performance. Like, for example, the tingling sensation in the stomach that you feel just before you talk in …

Mindfulness

Meditate and Change Your Life

We live in a time when we tend to look so far ahead into the future that we may lose sight of what's going on in our lives at the moment. I know I used to find myself running so far and so fast that I missed an entire year here and there.<p>All that changed when I began meditating.<p>Meditation stills …

Meditation