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Finding Stillness Beyond the Surface

Ever wonder how people who practice the Transcendental Meditation technique seem to fit it into their day so effortlessly, or why they continue to do it, year after year? For 36-year-old Jessica Wilbert, a blogger and former schoolteacher, the TM technique has been one of the most essential parts of …

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Yoga vs. Meditation – Which is Better?

Yoga and Meditation

(Last Updated On: February 5, 2019) Yoga and mindfulness meditation are two practices which are intimately related. We’re often asked if we recommend yoga, or if it is a useful substitute for meditation practice. Instead of considering yoga vs meditation, we can perhaps look at how yoga and meditation can …

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How to Meditate Without Falling Asleep

how to not fall asleep during meditation

(Last Updated On: January 22, 2019) We receive a lot of questions through social media and email, but one of the most common questions surrounds the issue of falling asleep during meditation. This is a common occurrence, so we thought it would be useful to the community to cover some …

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Be Open to Something New

Be Open to Something New

  When we’re young, everything is new. Everything is exciting. What joy a toddler has learning about gravity, experiencing the sheer amazement of mailboxes, or to work their fingers. They soak up life like a sponge. Yet at some point in the child’s development, the rate at which he is …

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29 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes We Love

(Last Updated On: January 7, 2019) Thich Nhat Hanh is a promiment Buddhist and mindfulness teacher. The Vietnamese monk has lived in exile, been an important activist, and a leader of a worldwide community. You can check out our favorite books of his in our post about the Best Buddhist …

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4 New Year Tips for a Fresh Start and Infinite Possibilities

4 Tips for a Fresh Start and Infinite Possibilities

  The beginning of the year is a special time that is worthy of your attention. It is one of the best times to connect with yourself and evaluate the different areas of your life. Ask yourself, “What do I really, really want?” Be open and listen to your heart’s deepest desires. The truth is that in any given moment …

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A Meditation On The Life Changing Power of Gratitude

In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.  – Dietrich Bonhoeffer On a recent weekend retreat, I experienced some challenging moments. It’s not the first time. In my life, I’ve gone one …

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