by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The essay is the only literary form which confesses, in its very name, that the rash act known as writing is really a leap in the dark. When men try to write a tragedy, they do not call the tragedy a try-on...
Editor's Note from Tomasz Czepaitis: I know... proposing Americans to write an essay looks like explaining a shoemaker how to make shoes. Essays are the necessary part of academic activity, of contemporary education. You describe “in your own words” some outline, you prepare for exams, you write sketches for a newspaper. But this is what an Essay became after naturalization in USA. Primarily, from Michel de Montaigne, who was the first in this field (XVI century) it was just an attempt to say or meditate on anything (from French “essayer” - to try)...
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by Joan Kaplan, MA, LMT
Why meditate? What will it do for me? These are questions often asked by people who are thinking about starting a meditation practice. Even for those of us who have practiced for a long time, it is always helpful to be reminded of why we practice. Why is it even called, “practice”?...
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: I don't know what I would do without meditation. Enough said.
by Sandra Miniere, MEd
ATH Asst. Editor of Sacred Living
While trying to meditate, I could not get my mind quiet. I was thinking about all of the people who had problems: one person with cancer; one person with financial issues, career issues of my own, and so on...
by Sarah McLean
When people ask Patricia Wheat, an award-winning facialist, why her skin looks even better than before, she tells them, "I haven't changed a thing, except now I meditate every day..."
by John Fixmer
Meditation has benefits for everyone. It can be a potent weapon in the fight to battle mental health disorders. It also enables practitioners to think positively, which is often not the brain’s state of being.
Meditation has benefits for everyone...
by Jamila Gorman
Controlling the subconscious mind through visualization exercises can be a form of self-hypnosis or a stage of spiritual awareness in which visualization is a powerful tool. Many individuals believe both result in the same state of mind for the individual, making them ultimately the same process...
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: Many people meditate by using visualizations or through guided meditations that also focus on visual scenarios. This article discusses the benefits of visualization practices as our minds and bodies can react just as profoundly to "reality" or to the reality that we create in our heads.
by Michelle Walling, CHLC
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
What would our world be like today of these top 10 spiritual truths were taught in our schools, in the mainstream media, and in our history books?...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: While reading this article, I thought it might be a rich experience to meditate upon each of the spiritual truths presented. Each tenet explored with presence, stillness and breath.
Editor's Note: Jon Kabat-Zinn has such a great way of putting meditation practice into perspective. We meditate in order to cultivate intimacy with what it means to human. It, of course, starts with sitting down twice a day, eyes closed. It continues when we open our eyes to a new awareness. Live your life - moment by moment.
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