“Who Meditates?” A 20-Minute Alternative Guide to Meditation – Jeff Foster

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Seek and Ye Shall Find by Deborah Schoeberlein

Love love love this post!! Sooo true and meaningful.

You know how it goes: If you’re searching for personal meaning — in a fortune cookie, horoscope or even a HuffPost bog — you’re going to find it.

Mindfulness Made Easy BY DON VAUGHAN

It’s easy to practice mindfulness at home, says Susan Bauer-Wu.

Get off autopilot to enjoy a mindful life by JUNE THOMPSON

A reader sent me a note recently asking about being mindful: “You’ve mentioned it quite a bit,” she said, “and I wondered what it is, exactly, and how one goes about achieving it. Can you give some of us direction?”

Meditation: The Pearl in the Oyster by Ed & Deb Shapiro

An oyster may not like that irritating grain of sand in its shell, but it manages to transform it into a precious pearl. 

Why Yoga Is So Misunderstood by Ed and Deb Shapiro

Yoga has come a long way from its roots in the east. As it has become more popular in the west teachers have added their own twist – both literally & figuratively. In the process of becoming so widespread, however, it often gets misunderstood by both teachers and practitioners.

Bodyguard and Mindguard: “I have caught the culprit.”

http://m.timesofindia.com/home/opinion/edit-page/Bodyguard-and-mindguard/articleshow/9970757.cms

  • the nature of the mind is peaceful and calm
  • looking inward is the essence of spirituality
  • mindfulness and awareness are the guards employed at the door of the senses

Shantideva  “Except the conduct of guarding the mind, where is the need of many conducts?”

From the school of hard knocks, I personally know this to be sooooooooooo true!! :

It is a good thing to apportion a fixed time for spiritual pursuits such as prayer, chanting and meditation. But if the doors of the senses are not guarded for the rest of the time, you could become vulnerable to klesha. It will hunt you down and churn your mind. Then the few hours of prayer or meditation are less likely to have the desired effect. That is why sages and seers recommend continuous practice and mindfulness.

The Rediscovery of Home – Jeff Foster talks about spiritual seeking

Who Are You…..Really? short but effective!

Investigating the most important question you will ever ask yourself. Who Am I….Really?

Mindfulness and Trauma: An Interview with John Briere, Ph.D. By ELISHA GOLDSTEIN, PH.D.

Today I am proud to bring to you John Briere, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Director of the Psychological Trauma Program at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.