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.
by Sandra Miniere, MEd
ATH Asst. Editor of Sacred Living
Whether you meditate or just want to still your mind from its incessant chatter, I have a profound message to share with you. “Thirty sacred seconds” is all that it takes to allow your conscious mind to dis-identify with your thoughts and connect you with your divine mind...
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: Sandra Miniere shares a message she received in a vivid dream about the importance of achieving a connection to divine mind for 30 seconds each day. This connection opens the pathway to divine mind and the gift of inner peace. She shares three simple techniques you can do to achieve your "sacred 30 seconds." These mini-meditation exercises are fast food for the mind, body and soul with no negative consequences.
Editor's Note: Why do we meditate? Yuttadhammo answers this in a series of videos (this is the first) that are direct and refreshing.
by Karen Maezen Miller
In the early summer of 1997, my husband and I found ourselves in the backyard of an empty house on a quiet street in Sierra Madre, a suburb of Los Angeles. The backyard was Southern California’s oldest private Japanese garden, an oasis of ponds and pines that had stood mostly intact since 1916...
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: Some years ago, I got attracted to do Zen meditation after reading a book. At the beginning, I meditated at home, later in a Zen Center. Zen meditation has changed my perception about life. I have found compassion, gratitude and simplicity, and I am deeply grateful for that experience. Karen Maezen Miller's article describes beautiful principles that will detangle the complexities of your life and make it easier.
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: So worth the 30 minutes. “Mindfulness is picking out the truth from all of the noise.” Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz (love his excitement), author of You Are Not Your Brain share’s a quarter century worth of research in neuroplasticity in this conference. Viewers are given a practical understanding of how the brain works, along with a four-step solution on how utilizing mindfulness can help rewire the brain. Listen to his passionate voice in saying we need a "cultural change" regarding the mind/brain. We do!!!... so watch on! PS - Dr. Schwartz states that he meditates one hour per day.
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Stress, stress, stress. Interesting statistics shown here. Can you relate to any of these stress figures? And, check out the part that talks about your brain actually shrinking and atrophying under stress. Youch, better go meditate!
by Sanora Bartels
There are a lot of misconceptions about meditation. I’ve listed some I’ve come across teaching Vedic Meditation:
Misconception: I can meditate once a week to experience a shift in consciousness...
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