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...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: One area that I am personally focusing on now is using meditation and mindfulness in helping our veterans. Sharing this video with you is part of my own research.
Editor's Note from J. Stewart Dixon: Adi Da was my first spiritual teacher and the one who opened my heart to mystery, truth, seeking and suffering. Occasionally it's good to hear about these matters from big gurus. In our modern times it's easy and fashionable to throw big teachers and gurus out with the bath water. Not advisable in my opinion... Adi Da was a great teacher. I'm always grateful to hear his wisdom.
by Karen Jolly
We all love those times when we’re on top of the world and ready to tackle anything. However, there are also those days when life tackles us and we hit rock bottom. Getting from that low point back up to a high often feels impossible. That’s when slight adjustments make ALL the difference...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: This is a short article that could have big impact, if you are having a rough day. As I always say... it ain't about forcing positivity; it's about being real and then moving from there to a higher vibe.
by Arthur Rosenfeld
Folks have been asking lately why they continue to catch cold or come down with a flu now and then even when they're really doing their best to live properly. They watch their diet, get plenty of sleep and exercise regularly, monitor their stress levels, try not to worry too much, even practice meditation or a mind/body discipline. Some may imagine, I suppose, that the human's natural state of being is eternal optimal health...
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Sometimes I think I shouldn't get sick or become injured if I do everything right and try to live in a healthy way....and if I do become sick or injured, what did I do wrong? Arthur's article is a wonderful reminder that life is plastic and in a continual flow. It's the overall quality of life that living in a healthy way provides that gives the joy in living.
Exercise & Fitness
by Faye Martins
When the mind isn’t functioning properly, performing even the simplest task is a difficult proposition. The problem of confused thinking is one that only seems to get worse as time passes...
Editor's Note: Does your mind chatter away incessantly? Most likely, it does. One way to quiet the mind and find deeper, richer peace and clarity is through meditation. Dhyana, which is sanskrit for meditation, is one of the 8 limbs of yoga. Yoga itself is practiced to actually prepare you for meditation. It gets all the fidgets and stiffness out of the body, so that you can sit quietly, for a very long time in deep dhyana…with the ultimate goal of samadhi (enlightenment). Read more to find out how meditation can quiet the monkey mind!
by Joey Lott
One of my most popular youtube videos is from a year ago and it is on the subject of obsessive thought. Frankly, I have no idea what I even say in the video...
Editor's note from J. Stewart Dixon: I know of Joey through meetingtruth.com. He appeals to my sense of "blue collar enlightenment" This is a great article about obsessive compulsive disorders and thinking. Thanks Joey- keep it up.....
This is a series of articles/videos I will be presenting here at ATH that I will call BLUE COLLAR SPIRITUALITY: 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 Nicolette Eus
Letting go of the fantasy of what we expect others to be and of what we think others expect us to be, liberates us from disappointment and unhappiness.
Thru a series of events that stacked up in the past 72 hours, I came to this conclusion...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Can you let go of certain outcomes? It is a hard challenge, but a most rewarding one... even when you are not sure exactly what the rewards will be. Read how Nicolette takes charge of the reality of her life.
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