Quiet the Mind

Quiet the Mind

If your brain had a volume dial, what notch would it be at right now? 2? 5? 9? The level of “noise” in your head greatly affects your ability to both work and relax effectively. Practitioners of Eastern disciplines such as martial arts or yoga know the clarity, strength, and power can only come from a place of quiet calm. This is why you will begin first by quieting the mind. In so doing you essentially turn down the dial in your head so that you are more present and less distracted by the din or thoughts, worries, and fears....

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Self-Discovery

Self-Discovery

Changing your life, even in small, incremental ways, can only happen effectively when you start with yourself. It’s no different with happiness. After all, a happy life is not simply the result of luck, good fortune, or a personality trait. It’s a decision you make to see yourself, others, and the world around you in a certain way. We can begin self-discovery by turning the attention inward. As you fine-tune your awareness of mind and body, and in so doing, start to see yourself as separate from your thoughts, feelings, and habits. You’ll begin to experience that deep quiet from...

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Meditation: The Miracle Life Hack

Meditation: The Miracle Life Hack

I came across an interesting article on Forbes.com today. It’s called “Meditation:The Miracle Life Hack.” We are all looking for that one hack, that one answer, to bring us the peace we so desire. Did you know practicing meditation is this “hack?” There is a science to meditation. It generates alpha and beta brain waves and those are the waves that helps us to relax. We can train our minds to not be carried away by our emotions and thoughts and simply observe them. Read more of the article here. Allison and I just returned from a truly inspiring and...

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The Importance of a Meditation Teacher

The Importance of a Meditation Teacher

What Can You Do to Further Your Meditation Practice? Below is an article entitled, “The Importance of a Meditation Teacher.” It is actually from a site I frequent, World Teacher Trust. The crux of this is the benefits of having a meditation teacher can help you travel the meditation journey. A teacher serves as a guide and walks beside you. Even after 38 years of practicing meditation and several instructor certifications, I still attend various meditation trainings that I know will not only benefit my own time on the cushion and expand my mind but also for the increased benefit...

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