Mindfulness and Anger

Mindfulness and Anger

When a desire with attachment is thwarted or denied, it turns to anger. Anger arises from dissatisfaction, from not getting what you want or getting what you don’t want, from the expectation unfulfilled. You become more and more attached to your expected outcome and when it doesn’t arrive you get angry. You seek wholeness, completion, and happiness in the fulfillment of desire with attachment and are constantly in dissatisfaction. Dissatisfaction is the main form of suffering. Dissatisfaction and anger arise from feeling limited, betrayed, from not speaking up, from being pushed around, by not being seen or heard, by being passive and feeling futility. It starts as resentment. Resentment turns into frustration. Frustration turns into anger and becomes rage when not addressed.

 

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The 6 mindful ways to lose 5 pounds

The 6 mindful ways to lose 5 pounds

When you approach weight loss with mindfulness then resistance and struggle are transformed into an easeful approach to well-being. Here are 6 simple ways to gently allow you to regulate weight.

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Manifesting and Mindfulness

Manifesting and Mindfulness

We don’t usually connect Mindfulness with manifesting the life we want. Mindfulness usually is about having a more peaceful mind. New thought teachers tell us that it’s our thoughts that determine our ability to manifest. But here’s a deeper understanding and the missing piece.

 

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Mindfulness and a busy mind

Mindfulness and a busy mind

What have you put into your mind? What have you fed your mind for years? What vibrations have you filled your mind with? You can feel them now reflected in the state of your mind; at peace or at war, calm or agitated, a clear, calm lake or a monkey mind. It is what it is and so you must look at how to shift it into a mind that functions naturally, in a way that is always supporting your fullest expression and expanded state.

 

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How do I get out of a bad feeling place?

How do I get out of a bad feeling place?

When we are excluded, criticized, demeaned, abused, fired from a job or rejected, we feel fear, sadness, anger, guilt, shame & self-judgment. We don’t want to feel it. We generally have 2 responses 1) We push those feelings away and stuff them, or 2) we distract ourselves from them, grasping for relief by over-eating, drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, social media, and wide variety of unhealthy options. Our options habitually have been to push away or grasp, both of which create resistance. Resistance creates suffering. This resistance, our stuffing and avoiding, creates stress, a dissonant vibrational impression, vibrational density. Then we feel I am less than and separate. We create non-alignment with who we really are, and this creates dissonance. Our non-alignment and dissonance create a bad feeling place.

 

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Mindfulness and Health

Mindfulness and Health

In essence, supporting your health is an act of gratitude and worship. You have been given this vehicle to express in the world and you must address the body’s requirements in a balanced fashion. Since you must eat, eat with mindfulness, eat with balance and eat what supports health. Since you must move, move and exercise with balance and grace. Since you may get sick and someday will die, do not become too attached to the body. The body allows you to be here, to evolve and know the essential self. You must kill to survive so always express gratitude and connect to what you eat mindfully. Allow the body to serve its purpose and support it in that.

 

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Robin Sharma’s top teachings

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Robin Sharma is the best-selling author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, the semi-autobiographical story of a man who experiences a near death experience that moved him from being a lawyer to becoming a personal development and leadership master, melding spiritual and worldly teachings.

 

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Mindfulness and Relationships

Mindfulness and Relationships

Relationships can be approached from 2 directions; need or as two fulfilled people sharing life. In relationship there should be both support and space. Looking to another to fulfill you will never work because fulfillment is a personal, internal experience. Share life, but have a life, each your own. Relationship that smothers or binds another or covers another with expectations will suffocate the other in need. It becomes energetically stifling.

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4 Ways to Enjoy a Mindful Vacation

4 Ways to Enjoy a Mindful Vacation

Have your vacations lost their luster? Are you returning from your getaways feeling out of sorts- not one bit refreshed? Whether you’re embarking on a cross-country road trip, lying on a white sand beach with your toes inches away from aquamarine water, or simply tossing a tent in the trunk for a two-day camping getaway at a state park, the point it to get away and leave stress behind. Unfortunately, many vacationers end up packing stress right alongside their swimsuits and shorts. Whether it’s figuring out the logistics of a tight travel schedule, soothing cranky, over-tired children, or dealing with lost reservations, it’s no wonder that more and more people return from their getaways with a vacation hangover.

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Why am I here?

Why Am I Here?

Our entire journey in this life is about preparing ourselves so the divine, source, pure consciousness, can express fully through us into the world. We are on a journey of remembering who we are; remembering our wholeness and completeness. Inside every person there is a powerful evolutionary impulse to re-connect to the light, the power, the peace, and the abundance that we are within.

 

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Matthew Fox on Oneness

Matthew Fox on Oneness

Matthew Fox holds a doctorate in spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris and has authored more than 30 books on spirituality and modern culture. He was expelled from the Dominican order over 20 years ago. Fox has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching ancient mysticism and unity and has created new forms of education and worship.  His work admires science and world spiritual traditions and has brought to the forefront earth-based mystical tradition of the West.

 

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Mindfulness and Addiction

Mindfulness and Addiction

When you don’t want to deal with something and you want to avoid it you move into behavior to distract yourself from it. That creates a habit or pattern that can become an addiction. Anything can become this distraction. The possibilities are limitless. You can distract yourself through work, social media, shopping, phone calls, as well as the addictions you commonly recognize; alcohol, drugs, pornography, food, gambling, sex.

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3 Crazy Visits to a Meditation Center

3 Crazy Visits to a Meditation Center

My mind was always going 100 miles a minute. Many years ago a friend took me to a meditation center because she thought I really needed it. She was wise. I would have been the poster child for a place like that if I had done the work. Well, that didn’t happen. I went 3 times. It was a pattern; I took guitar lessons for 3 weeks (after paying for 10), I went to the gym for 3 weeks (after paying for a year), and I got married for 12 years (after saying it was forever). Good God, my inability to stick with it is expensive.

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Elizabeth Gilbert’s wisdom sayings

Elizabeth Gilbert’s wisdom sayings

Elizabeth Gilbert is the 2006 author of the bestselling book, Eat, Pray, Love. She grew up on an isolated Christmas tree farm in Connecticut, without a TV or record player, which fueled her love of books and writing. Here are some of her wisdom sayings:

 

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Mindfulness and Money

Mindfulness and Money

Abundance is an aspect of consciousness. It is not created. It is uncovered or revealed or allowed. It already exists as an aspect of who you are. Fully expanded consciousness will automatically manifest abundance because abundance is its nature. If you purify yourself and expand your consciousness, abundance will manifest, effortlessly and naturally. In an expanded state you will intuitively know and believe that your abundance is assured because you are completely in touch with your true nature and then all of nature will conspire to create your abundance.

 

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Arianna Huffington’s recommendations for a fulfilled life

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the editor and president of the Huffington Post and is one of the most influential women in the world. She has had careers in politics and as a writer before starting the Huffington Post. She has written 15 books and become a leader in personal development. Here are her 3 recommendations for a fulfilled life.

 

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Mindfulness and Sex

Mindfulness and Sex

There is so much wrapped around the subject of sex; social norms, morality, religion, fear, addiction, habits, pleasure. It becomes almost impossible to strip all of that away and really look at what authentic expression, natural expression means. You need discrimination to look deeply and know who you authentically are. You are a unique expression and as unique expression no one will fit into the social, moral or religious mold exactly. One person will be more intellectual, another more emotional, another in the middle. Your uniqueness will affect sexual orientation and expression.

 

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The 10 Mindfulness practices that will change your life

The 10 Mindfulness practices that will change your life

We practice Mindfulness to return to the present. Being present, like most other things in life, is a practice. We have to work at it, or we will continue to fall into our well-worn patterns of distraction and worry. Here are 10 Mindfulness practices that can change your life:

 

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4 Soul-Damaging Habits that Block Conscious Living

4 Soul-Damaging Habits that Block Conscious Living

Is your life feeling unbalanced? Are you yearning to live more consciously, but continuously feeling pulled back under by waves of stress, toxicity, and personal drama? You are not alone, my friends. So many lovely souls are struggling to find balance between conscious living and everyday life routines. Luckily, this a balancing act that can be beautifully executed by committing to self-care and walking away from some very soul-damaging habits.

 

Let Go of Perfectionism

In every aspect of our lives from our jobs, our relationships, and even our hobbies, it seems that we are not satisfied until perfectionism has been achieved. While it may be true that we need to focus on precision in some areas, that isn't an across-the-board truth. For example, a surgeon needs to make sure she perfectly executes the removal of a patient's gallbladder. Does everything else in her life need to be so neat and tidy without error?

 

The answer is no.

If we want to lead mindful lives, we must let go of the notion that we have one destination: perfectionism. In truth, we have many destinations awaiting us, my friends. Getting to these destinations doesn't require perfection, but a willingness to walk through a little messiness to find the destination that is best for you now.

 

Shed Hateful Thoughts

How many times a day do we say we hate something? We hate traffic. We hate cooking dinner. We hate doing laundry. Hate is such a strong, passionate word that feeds our bodies a spoonful of toxicity everytime we say the words I hate out loud. The next time you’re stuck with a task you dislike think of a different way to express your feelings. Try putting a positive spin on the situation. Small thought modifications can have a huge impact on your happiness and well-being.

 

Forgive Always

Right on the heels of hateful thoughts is the inability to let forgiveness guide our actions. Forgiveness is something that many people, including myself, struggle with because we believe that forgiving someone is saying what they did didn't matter or have any effect on us.

 

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

This is one of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. Forgiving someone isn't so much about letting them off the hook for hurting you, but it's about rising above the pain, the betrayal, and the loss, so that you can heal yourself. When we hold anger in bodies, we're snuffing out the good. We are our thoughts, my dear thought warriors. On some level, we realize this so why are we choosing to hold onto so much anger in our bodies? Let it go. Choose to consciously hold forgiveness in your heart to find joy that is hiding in plain sight.

 

Block Self-Deprecating Thoughts

We can blame others for damaging our souls, but it is our self-deprecating thoughts that cause the most injury. Why are we putting ourselves down? Were you taught that a little self-deprecating humor was the perfect shield against humiliation? Were you taught to laugh and find fault with yourself before others find it in you? It’s true that we tend to take ourselves too seriously. It’s a uniquely human condition. Yet, making fun of yourself and treating yourself as less than will never invite conscious living into your life because it’s shielding the authentic you from penetrating the force field you’ve built around your thoughts.

 

My lovely, beautiful thought warriors, I have one request of you. As you move forward on your mindful living journey, please be gentle with yourself. Give yourself room to grow and room to fall. Set aside perfectionist tendencies in areas of your life where they don’t belong. Thinking kindly of yourself and others. Forgive quickly so you can rise with grace and love. Conscious living is happy living. It’s a superpower that we all have if we’re willing to connect with it.

 

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Mindfulness and Stress

Mindfulness and Stress

Stress happens when a system is out of balance. When something is too loose or too tight, when there is too much rest or too much activity or when there is too much attachment and resistance and not enough flow and allowing, stress is created. Stress can be physical, mental or emotional and is also part of what is called density; unresolved emotional content, experiences and conditioning. It is vibrational, dense and energetic at its core.

 

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