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Inspirational Quotes

Raising Your Deserving Power

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. -Buddha

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Meditation

Meditation: Identity Crisis

To grow the best fruit, the farmer does not water each individual mango as it hangs from the tree.  Instead, great care is taken to ensure that the roots of the tree are watered sufficiently in order for the tree to reach its full potential.  The product of that full potential is delicious fruit which everyone can enjoy.  The farmer knows where the source is, and how to nurture it. (more…)

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Meditation

Our Full Potential

The more optimistic psychologists and neuroscientists agree that most of us use about 10% of our full mental potential.  The pessimistic ones say that number is closer to 2% - but whatever the figure is, it's certainly small.  That leaves 90% or more of our mental capacity spent recycling, rehearsing, regretting or simply dormant.The Vedic model of the mind states that we are only aware of the surface levels of mental activity.  Mental stresses maintain background neural activity at a high level, preventing awareness of the quieter underlying levels of thinking.  It's not unlike speeding down the freeway in a

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Meditation

Happiness: Getting Into the Flow

Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. writes a wonderful book called Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment. He is also the author of the pursuit of perfect. There are many great points in his books and I wanted to share a quick chart he explains which according to psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, exemplifies flow (a state in which one is immersed in an experience that is rewarding in and of itself, where action and awareness are merged, and where happiness tends to find us). (more…)

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Meditation

The Unconcern of Meditation

Sitting quietly in meditation is a practice which reveals our least excited state - the very basis of our Being.  However, our least excited state may not always result in an experience of sustained pure silence.  Instead, we must think of our least excited state as our simplest form of awareness in that particular moment.  (more…)

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Meditation

Meditation and Understanding Fulfillment

How Fulfillment Comes Transcendence in our meditation is an experience of bliss.  Bliss in its pure state it is far beyond interpretation by the senses.  All the senses go silent.  In this state of pure contentment, all cognitive processes come to an end. However, sometimes meditators report going deep while maintaining an awareness of thought.  That experience has been described as a blissful feeling of total knowingness.  Since it is a feeling, it is therefore a sensory experience.  (more…)

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Essential Oils, Health, Nutrition

Natural Ways to Boost Serotonin

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, chemical substances that transmit nerve impulses across synapses (spaces in between nerve cells or neurons).  In a nutshell, serotonin is best known as the feel good hormone that helps to elevate mood and decrease feelings of sadness. There are many other roles that serotonin plays in the body which are listed below, along with natural ways for each of us to maximize and boost body serotonin! (more…)

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Essential Oils, Health

Staying Upbeat: How to Overcome S.A.D. Naturally

About 11 million Americans have adverse effects to the doldrums of cloudy, cold and blustery, winter days. A more severe form of winter depression – is S.A.D., or Seasonal Affective disorder.  This diagnosis comes is typically after at least two consecutive years of more intense symptoms. Usually beginning around October and ending in April, S.A.D. can really cause appetite changes, mood swings and depression. Here are natural suggestive ways to best beat S.A.D: (more…)

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Health, Inspirational Quotes

8 Reasons Why Practicing Gratitude is so Important

One of the things that have the biggest effect on life and the quality of life we lead is the realization of the power of gratitude. Simply giving thanks can be as easy as saying thank you. “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others,

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Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Quote: Intention and Laughter

May you always find reasons to laugh! "Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if THIS is all there is." Mary Anne Radmacher Taken from May You Live A Life You Love, by M. H. Clark  

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