by Michael Brine
Formal meditation should be seen as a valid tool to increase our understanding and connection with Truth, that which has no name - some call it 'God'. However, the concept of 'God' is beyond the mind's ability to truly understand, for 'God' is of the Heart and our Intuition. The practice of stilling the mind is the doorway that allows us to enter the Heart and feel the stillness that is All. To feel that stillness is beyond the mind and word formulations...
Editor's Note from David Arenson: Introducing experienced Yukon traveler, new author Michael Brine, a man of many talents. Brine writes on human consciousness, mysticism and spiritual development.
by John C. Bader
As modern, social creatures, we tend to surround ourselves with familiar objects, pictures, and furniture to make up our personal environments and feel at home. We feel comfortable at home, even if our living space is cluttered. Just as we become accustomed to the environments in which we live, we also become accustomed to people, social events, problems, and even impossible situations. Our struggles and challenges become so familiar that they become permanent fixtures in our lives...
Inspiration & Wisdom
"Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing limits you except your fear; nothing controls you except your beliefs."
Do you live a life full of stress and anxiety? Are you looking for a way to ease those stress filled headaches and tense muscles without having to shell out for a masseur? Then why not look at meditation. This form of mental relaxation has been around for many thousands of years and has been used by people in the east for generations. We often wonder how it is that the people of Chinaor Tibet live well into their nineties; well, meditation has a lot to do with it...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: You are doing meditation right... if you are doing it. Yes, indeed, it can be quite a struggle. As I told a student this week, try not to see it as work but as an adventure. Adventures aren't typically all planned out, can have ups and downs and can be hard, easy, wonderful, trying, crappy, glorious... 'tis the same with meditation. More in this article...
by Julie Defina
If we can recognize our inner battle, we can find a place of understanding and inner peace, within ourselves and with the world.
What if the battles we have in the outer world are merely battles within ourselves?...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Julie's article speaks about getting to the heart of your thoughts. Meditation is a wonderful tool for this. It teaches you to really connect deeply within yourself... to listen so intently to your thoughts (sometimes even more than you thought possible), your body and your heart. Then, you can change your world and your battles.
Editor's Note from Vasilena Toneva: A meditation for mamas-to-be to ground, center, and connect with the new life inside of them.
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: Very lovely talk about mindfulness/meditation by former Buddhist monk, Andy Puddicombe. He mentions a research paper via Harvard that states that our minds are carried away in thought almost 46% of the time. This mind wandering is directly linked to the emotion of unhappiness. So, imagine - as he states - at least half of our lives being spent in this state of sadness. Of course, meditate to literally save the day!
by Jennifer Garza
As children, we are taught to share. We are taught this in school, in the home, and in church. As adults, we learn about compromise. Both are wonderful lessons, but can be devastating when sharing and compromise turns into unhealthy sacrifice...
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: "Selfishness" is ongoing theme in my classes. Great example... many of my new students express guilt about taking the opportunity to learn meditation and therefore allotting time to get deeper with themselves. Hence, I LOVE to share this article. You must give to yourself first – as selfish as it may sound. That way, you have the energy to give to others and can also expand what you give! And, Jennifer also discusses ways to find balance or to check in.
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