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BE KIND: Changing the world one small act at a time

How often do we see things without actually taking in what is occurring in front of our eyes. Or, on seeing, prefer to look away […]<br>Continue reading …

Mind

CONSCIOUS AWARENESS: Gateway to the unexplainable vastness of who and what we are

Today, the vast majority of people on this planet have no concept of conscious awareness or mindfulness. Many of those who do, teachers and students …

Consciousness

DREAM INTERPRETATION: Experience freedom and move through challenges [symbols: bus, mountain, road, flying]

DREAM Hi Aneta, I was dreaming that I was driving a bus through the mountains. It was very treacherous terrain. I saw that the road […]<br>Continue …

30 PM EST, The...

On Friday November 11th, 2016, at 9:30 PM EST, The Mindful Word will be hosting a live chat with author Max Reif, who has recently released a …

DOWNTON ABBEY AND SPIRITUAL VALUES: Same truths, both upstairs and downstairs

My wife and I just finished watching the final episode of Downton Abbey, the “Masterpiece” TV drama about life in an English country manor circa …

Downton Abbey

HOLISTIC WEIGHT LOSS: Q&A with Eva Wellness about sensible dieting practices

With so many people trying out so many different diets, weight loss is such a massive topic and an entire industry in itself. And like so […]<br>Continue …

THE SCIENCE OF MIND-BODY: 3 therapies proven to improve your health

Anyone can have a healthy lifestyle once they take good care of their body and mind. As the renewed Latin saying goes “Mens sana in […]<br>Continue …

Mindfulness

POEMS AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY LEAH PEARLMAN: Learning How to Love, Whoever Told You, Tiny Little Yes

The following poems and illustrations have been excerpted from Drawn Together by technologist and comic artist Leah Pearlman, in which the author …

Penguin Random House

We All Have Wings

<b>We All Have Wings</b><br>Kathy Roberts (author); Dawn Collins (illustrator)<br>ISBN: 978-1-988245-65-2<br>Paperback<br>46 pages<br>December 2016<br>$14.95 | <b>Buy the book»</b><p>Ten …

DREAM INTERPRETATION: Expanding consciousness and means of knowledge assimilation [symbols: teeth, doctor, mother, lightning]

DREAM Hi Aneta, This is one of a series of dreams I’ve had about getting my wisdom teeth out, a procedure that has already occurred. […]<br>Continue …

Spirituality

MINDFUL BREATHING: Exploring why it’s the core element of meditation

The following has been excerpted from Looking at Mindfulness: Twenty-Five Paintings to Change the Way You Live, in which psychiatrist Christophe …

Meditation

MY BREAKFAST AND THE U.S. ELECTION: Each involves two substances that just won’t blend

For breakfast these past couple months, I’ve been adding some cornmeal to egg whites and microwaving. But no matter how much I mix the egg …

Wikimedia

SETTING OUR THOUGHTS FREE: The end of the self-correcting mind

The mind thinks it’s always right The mind can’t help but think it’s always right. Every single one of our thoughts is privately personal and …

Meditation

U.S. ELECTION: Bringing awareness into our political winter of disconnect

Abraham Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The more alienated we feel from our political leadership the more …

Wall Street

POEMS BY MAX REIF: Down the Trail, Homage to an Inner Teacher, Beyond Friction

Down the Trail I saw a man with a stick and a hat, and he was walkin’. He looked like he’d been walkin’ a long […]

DREAM INTERPRETATION: A breakthrough with a very significant habit [symbol: panther]

DREAM Hi Aneta, I was dreaming about a black panther. The black panther was listening to my commands like a well-trained dog. In the dream …

Black Panther

“BRAIN BOTTLE OPENER” EXERCISE: Write a heartfelt smartphone letter in three minutes

The following has been excerpted from Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life, through which …

POEMS BY MIKE LARCOMBE: The Mindful Acceptance of Beliefs, Nothing is Missing

The Mindful Acceptance of Beliefs I think, therefore I am. But who am I? What am I? I am whatever I believe I am. And […]

Mindfulness

“I WANT TO BE CREATIVE”: What does that really mean?

A couple of days ago, I wrote a short poem with the title “I Want to Be Creative.” So many of us utter or think […]<br>Continue reading at The Mindful …

DREAM INTERPRETATION: Physical intimacy symbolizes closeness [symbols: best friend, making out]

DREAM Hi Aneta, My best friend Chris and I both were together with someone else. But when nobody was watching he and I would start […]<br>Continue …

Spirituality

OPPORTUNITY IN EXTREMITY: Extreme experiences jolt us into a realization of unconditional oneness

If human beings have demonstrated anything in their somewhat less than glorious history on this planet, it is a reluctance to alter their thinking …

CASCADING WATERFALLS: 5 that you won’t want to miss when visiting India

Everyone, at one point in their life, likely desires to visit waterfalls, which are a wonderful gift of nature, and a trip to India would […]<br>Continue …

Knowledge Management

Toward an Interior Sun: Awakening by a Master, and the Difficult Journey Toward Discipleship (Stories by Max Reif)

<b>$12.95 (paperback) | $3.95 (ebook)</b><br>256 pages | 6 x 9″<br>ISBN 978-1988245645 <b><br>Buy the paperback» | Buy the ebook»</b><p>Martin is a young man with no conscious …

DREAM INTERPRETATION: More joy and freedom by upgrading old ways of being [symbols: cow, girl]

DREAM Hi Aneta, I dreamed of a cow chasing me and the cow wanted to hit me with its horns. I dived and one of […]<br>Continue reading at The Mindful Word …

SIN OR VIRTUE: A look at laziness from Thich Nhat Hanh’s perspective

The following has been excerpted from spiritual teacher Joseph Emet’s latest book, Finding the Blue Sky, in which he writes about the connections …

GENERIC SPIRITUALITY: The primal knowing of the truth of love that resides at the core of every human being

No matter the product, I always opt for generic if it’s available. Why should I pay more to have my oatmeal subjected to more processing […]<br>Continue …

Spirituality

EVEN WHEN TRAPPED BEHIND CLOUDS: A memoir of quiet grace [book review]

EVEN WHEN TRAPPED BEHIND CLOUDS: A memoir of quiet grace Patty Somlo [WiDo Publishing, 234 pages] Before I opened up Even When Trapped Behind Clouds, …

DEPRESSION & SUICIDE: Being mindful and accepting of the pain of the dark days

Part of mindfulness practice is to have a nonjudgmental acceptance of how things are, right now, in this very moment. Seems simple enough. However, I …

Spirituality