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Meditation

Intention and Attachment

In Vedic Meditation we're instructed not to emphasize a particular outcome or a singular experience. We have an intention to think our mantra, but we find it disappears spontaneously.  We're left with silence or thoughts, or both one after the other. We need to make a distinction between intention and attachment.  We have a preference to to think our mantra, and to come back to it once it gets replaced with some other thought or experience.  However, we're not riveted to our mantra, meaning that we embrace a willingness to let it go it.  And when we let it go, we can

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Health, Pregnancy, Skin

The Many Benefits of Massage and Physical Touch

There is no better therapy out there (for almost any ailment) than physical massage therapy. Let's take it more fundamental than massage therapy and call it physical connection, touch and energy exchange. On the most basic level, living things need touch to survive, thrive and feel connected and happy. Cut to professional massage: Okay, maybe there are a few other wonderful treatment alternatives to melt away the anxiety, relieve aches and pains and leave you feeling like floating on cloud 9 (like a piece of hot molten lava cake while sitting in a hammock over looking Bora Bora waters). Once

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Meditation

Too Much Thinking

TOO MUCH THINKING Present moment awareness is a state of Being and not a state of the intellect. In fact, countless amounts of suffering are caused by one common condition:  too much thinking. One who is living pure Being (one result of a stress free physiology) doesn't wonder, doesn't speculate, and doesn't hatch contingency plans. When we truly live in the present moment, action occurs spontaneously and in accordance with the need of the time.  It is action which promotes the greatest Evolution to the whole. We cannot think ourselves into present moment awareness.  By the time the intellect is

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Health

Miracle Calm in a Bottle? Magnesium Glycinate

I have heard of magnesium lotion, or what parents refer to as a miracle clam in a bottle (as they proceed to apply it to the bottom of their children's feet to calm and soothe them to sleep. Read about all the wonderful benefits of magnesium glycinate, not just for relaxing children and adults into REM, but its many other health benefits, too! (more…)

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