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Let’s learn to rest the mind

We’ve rested the body. Now let’s learn to rest the mind. This is crucial for good physical and mental health, let alone inner peace. There are different levels of resting the mind. First, we just […]

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Meditation and mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness are like dance-partners. They each support the other gracefully. There are two types of meditation: focused (shamatha) and contemplative (analytical). Focused meditation also is translated as calm abiding, concentration, and single-pointed meditation. […]

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is now a household term yet most people do not know what it means. This is bolstered by the fact that different experts define it differently. The Tibetan word is ‘tenpa,’ which can also […]

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Rather than being reactive

Cultivate a life of awareness. Rather than being reactive, be introspective. At the same time be spontaneous and natural. This spontaneity comes with cultivating awareness. Drop into the present moment as much as possible. Gradually […]

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When we practice awareness of the present moment

When we practice awareness of the present moment, slowly shift that awareness to awareness itself. The awareness of itself is awareness of the mind; not the superficial chatter, but the deeper stillness.

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When you feel out of balance

When you feel out of balance, take a deep breath and return to awareness. Be aware of everything around you and inside of you. Flow gently with ease. When you feel in balance, return to […]

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Just be!

We run around trying to find happiness and drive ourselves nuts; when all the time deep peace and happiness are right here at home within us! Stay still; stay quiet; stay aware! Find the peace […]

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Gaining mastery over our destructive propensities

Gaining mastery over our destructive propensities, through the exercise of awareness and self-discipline with regard to our body, speech, and mind, frees us from the inner turmoil that naturally arises when our behavior is at […]

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Just be aware and rest in this awareness

So much of our mental pain and anguish stems from our almost obsessive clinging to the person we think we are. This leads to so much disappointment, disillusionment, and worse. When was the last time […]