Tag Archives: meditation

What is mindfulness meditation?

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Thanks to Mindfulness Wellness on Twitter.

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Buddhist monk offers five steps to mindfulness

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Sharing a most helpful article from Mindful.org on how to cultivate mindfulness.

Well-known Buddhist teacher and author, Thich Nhat Hanh,  offers a simple, but profound, guide to becoming more mindful. (See link below.)

Let me know what you think 🙂

“Mindfulness is the energy that helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that are already present in our lives. You don’t have to wait ten years to experience this happiness. It is present in every moment of your daily life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Five Steps to Mindfulness – Mindful

Life Tips: 28 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

“When the journey of self-betterment begins, we are always looking for ways to improve ourselves. It is a constant journey where we must be honest and open to change. Often we find improvement advice can be too metaphysical and theoretical. As a passionate advocate of growth, I’m continuously looking for ways to self-improve.” – Deniz Yalim

via 28 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself — BayArt

Mindfulness expert shares his 3-second secret that will fill your life with joy

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We’re all looking for ways to be truly happy, right?

I enjoyed an article while sipping coffee this morning and I found the advice most helpful.

Of course I had to share the tips with my friends.

Jenn Savedge at Mother Nature Network writes about a simple technique that can enhance your well-being (see link below).

Let me know what you think 🙂

“Google’s former happiness expert Chade-Meng Tan encourages us to notice ‘thin slices of joy’ all day long.” – Jenn Savedge

“Noticing sounds trivial, but it is an important meditative practice in its own right,” Tan writes. “Noticing is the prerequisite of seeing. What we do not notice, we cannot see.” – Chade-Meng Tan

Source: This 3-second secret will fill your life with joy | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Cultivate gratitude

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It’s a bit of wisdom sages and spiritual teachers have handed down for millenia, and it’s as true now as it ever was –

A mind of gratitude is essential to becoming an evolved, thoughtful and spiritually awakened human being.

Sometimes, I struggle with carrying out this timeless advice, but I’m developing the habit of silently expressing thanks for another day and the opportunity to improve.

Here’s a little tip I found helpful – write an affirmation on a slip of paper that you can glance at several times a day to remind yourself to be grateful for being alive.

Try this phrase or make one up yourself –

Thank you for this day and for the opportunity to help others.

What piece of spiritual advice has helped you grow as a person?

Here’s why solitude is important for your well-being

Do you ever crave solitude?

I do.

This new article from Scott Campbell (for Quartz) offers mind-enlarging thoughts on the importance of alone-time.

“Being alone has many benefits. It grants freedom in thought and action. It boosts creativity. It offers a terrain for the imagination to roam. Solitude also enriches our connections with others by providing perspective, which enhances intimacy and fosters empathy.” – Scott Campbell

via The importance of being alone in the digital era — Quartz