Editor's Note from J. Stewart Dixon: Here's a FUNNY FUNNY video by Mike Jenkins about all our neurotic expectations of enlightenment. I chuckled all the way through. I bet you will too...
Mike's website: www.nothingsayingthis.com
J. Stewart Dixon's All Things Healing www.BLUECOLLAR-ENLIGHTENMENT.com series: What enlightenment looks like in ORDINARY FOLKS. Many of my spiritually awakened friends and I are in this category. We do not have the eloquence of Adyashanti, the mass appeal of Eckhart Tolle or the motherly sagacity of Gangaji or Ammachi. We are ordinary, imperfect and quirky human beings and we are spiritually awake. This is what enlightenment looks like in ordinary people and dare I say that this is probably what it will look like in YOU...
by Katrina Kenison Lewers
"Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~ Henry James...
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: How will you be present today?
by Darlene D’Arezzo
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is a chronic, neurobehavioral condition characterized by pervasive inattention, and/or impulsivity and hyperactivity...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: 4.4 million children and young adults being diagnosed with AD/HD. This is becoming hard for parents to deal with. Dazed and confused children who easily get distracted from simple daily tasks can be treated with the practice of yoga, breath awareness and meditation exercises. These practices promote self control, self reflection, improved self esteem focus and concentration.
by Julianne Victoria
Mantras are chants, or more specifically, energetic vibrations of words that connect us with the vibrations of the true self, the universe, the one. The word mantra comes from Sanskrit. Its two syllables can be broken down as: man - to reflect, to think, to be aware; and tra - an instrument that saves...
Editor's Note from Melanie Channell: Chanting mantras helps us connect to our inner being and brings wisdom and illumination to those who practice this form of spiritual meditation. A daily ritual of chanting mantras on one's true self, The Divine Mother, or purification, will raise your spiritual vibration and keep you calm and centered.
by Cathy Cassani Adams
You are in a hurry.
Even when you don’t have to be anywhere, you are trying to get somewhere.
You have been trained to be in a hurry, to move fast, to get a lot done in the least amount of time...
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: Cathy Cassani Adams reminds parents to get off autopilot and out of the fast lane in order to be with their children in a mindful way. The decision to be present without leading and judging turns any activity into a meditation. This five-minute practice enables you to feel peaceful and connect with your children in meaningful ways.
by Anne Sture Tucker
I don’t know about you – but my meditation practice went down the drain as we got into summer with the kids being home, guests arriving, dog sitting, trips away from home and things going on all the time.
Meditation is one of those things that is as important to me as brushing my teeth. It is where I reconnect with myself, find balance, tune in to my core, listen to the songs of my soul and come home...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Anne is right... when you can't sit down for a meditation, opening yourself up to being mindful in the moment is the same... yet different but the same. It is so easy yet complex... but easy. Ok, I could continue to go round and round. Hope my point is made.
by Ian Lawton
I’ve been reviewing some science homework with my ninth grade son. This is so much more fun as a parent, without the threat of a test looming. In any case, I was reminded that energy can neither be created or destroyed, only changed (redirected).
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: Super, super article about the energetic aspects of conflict and conflict resolution.
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Sooo funny that I happened along this video as I can't watch Gordon Ramsey's TV shows as they are just too intense. It is great to view him here struggling with a walking meditation and sitting meditation... and to hear him talk about his age and his challenges with anger. (See if you can guess how old he is... as stress has been proven to speed up this cycle.)
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