The key elements here really are two. One is: We just don’t know how long we have, so let’s not put off living today in hopes for a better tomorrow. Let’s live today. Secondly: Let’s always realize that, no matter what’s happening, there really is always something beautiful to be with.
In many ways, this is as powerful as E=MC2, and just as beautiful and simple. All we have to do is focus on what we have and not focus on what we don’t have. We have to be happy with what we have and not think about what we don’t have. It’s that simple, yet it’s that elegant and that beautiful.
It’s actually very simple, but it takes a little bit of reasoning. It’s all about what people are pursuing, and when they get it. If happiness is what we pursue and only what we pursue, then what will happen is that we’ll end up being happy.
The change itself that causes our unhappiness; it is our resistance to that change that causes unhappiness. If we want to be happy, we have to choose to be happy. That means that when things happen that we don’t expect, either good or bad, then we have to learn to accept them, flow with them, and live our lives well.
Scientists are showing that whether you're an NFL quarterback or not, the ability to reach a state of relaxation has amazing benefits. A calm state encourages happiness and decreases stress. It increases our ability to focus and decreases mental chatter.
Synchronicity is related to probability. It occurs when something happens out of the ordinary, generally between two people. The chances of such events taking place are minuscule, but they still happen.
The holidays can be challenging times. Meanwhile, meditation decreases stress and increases peace of mind. But how do we find time meditate during the holiday rush? Dr. Puff shows you how to experience silence RIGHT NOW.
As with any new endeavor, practice makes perfect. And with continued practice, you'll fine meditation to be one of the most effective ways to increase happiness and decrease stress. Follow these easy steps to make meditation a part of your daily routine.
By removing all of the labels that follow the question, “Who am I?” you can directly experience your true self. When you learn to quiet your mind and to be with yourself in silence, you will understand who you are.
Meditation clears your mind and calms your body. It has also been shown to reduce stress-induced hormones in the blood, decrease anxiety and anger, help alleviate chronic pain without medication, and even lessen cat allergies.
If you’ve ever meditated, you’ve probably had moments where you experienced relaxation and peace of mind. Then life resumed, and so did your nonstop mental activity. But life doesn’t have to be this way.
More often than not, our thoughts are mere distractions that keep us from focusing on the here and now. So how do we shift our awareness from mental commentary and towards fully engaging with the life that’s right in front of us? Meditation trains our minds to do this, and in this blog post, I’ll explain how.
Meditation is no cure all against suffering. Sad experiences are part of life. But what it does demonstrate is that we’re taking care of ourselves. It increases our love for who we are. And when we truly love ourselves, we’re able to love others more.
Most of our fears are rooted in conditioned responses. This is good news because it means that when we’re able to reign in our thinking, we can tame our fears. In the post, I’ll explain how meditation is nature’s fear buster.
If we live long enough, most of us will have an experience that tests our ability to trust: Someone we love may hurt us, we may have been abandoned, or even someone's sudden death can cause us to feel betrayed. Regardless of the source of our struggles with trust, at the root of our suffering is attachment.