"Kindness increases our sense of fulfillment and joy, it helps us build resilience, and it’s also a source of strength, as well as a skill that aids our success." “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of … Continue reading Kindness: A Win-Win for Everyone – Tiny Buddha
Mindfulness probably has some individual nuances for all of us, but an enjoyable read.
Mindfulness isn’t what I had in mind. Here’s what I mean.
Right now, as research for this site, I’m reading Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zin for the first time. Now a modern classic, this gives one of the more detailed, systematic (even medical) approaches to mindfulness meditation. It’s based on the successful hospital classes led by Kabat-Zin many years ago, with more recent additions in the revised version I’m reading. I’m also reading several books by Thich Nhat Hanh right now, and listening to an Eckhart Tolle audiobook. I didn’t think of Tolle as a mindfulness meditation teacher, but I’m seeing now that he is (though he might not appreciate the label).
Previously, I viewed mindfulness as a sort of bland, unoriginal approach to spirituality. I mean, it’s just so popular, right? Even non-spiritual people are doing it. After doing the above reading, though, I changed my mind.
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"How to Love", by renowned Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, is a short, about 128 pages, but powerful articulation of how to love. A must read for anyone who aspires to have loving relationships with others. The key themes are:To love others, you must first love yourself.To love others, you must understand them.To understand others, … Continue reading Book Review: “How To Love” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Worth a read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-a-francis/enlightened-person_b_8018566.html 1. Happiness 2. Peaceful and Serene 3. Loving, Kind, and Compassionate 4. Not Self-Centered 5. Emotionally Stable 6. Patient and Understanding 7. Humble 8. Insightful and Open-Minded 9. Inner Strength 10. Leadership 11. Mindful of Health 12. Committed to His Spiritual Practice
Presence teaches us to savor every moment of our life and deeply listen to ourselves, family, friends, and all the universe. The past has gone, the future has not arrived, and this might be our last moment in this form - so don't be so serious. Stay in the present and live! We learn the … Continue reading Presence (6 Keys To Recovery: #3)
Some tips for getting help if money is an issue. By Eric Charles, MA., PhD-c Therapy can be costly. But, there are resources that can help you even if you are on a budget. Mental health professionals are generally people who entered the field of psychology because they wanted to help others. Don’t let your … Continue reading Getting Help On A Budget
The purpose of myburgundyrose is to help people bring their unconscious beauty into consciousness, and then encourage it to bloom in their hearts. 1440 is all about gaining consciousness, and bringing out the beauty in all of us: love, compassion, kindness, awareness, better relationships, authentic leadership, creativity, etc. 1440 Multiversity offers a great location, beautiful … Continue reading 1440 – A Beautiful, Mindful, Experience
Impermanence permeates what we think and feel, yet our fear that these will be permanent, spirals our lives out of control. It is the attention we give to thoughts and feelings that extends our suffering, that gives transient occurrences the energy to live on and grow. Even great hardships often pass after months and years. … Continue reading Impermanence (6 Keys To Recovery: #2)
For the majority of the past four years, I haven’t been easy to love. Not because I wasn’t deserving of it, but because I had convinced myself that I wasn’t. I existed in a self induced isolation, the perfect setting to indulge in self loathing. I didn’t directly push people away, I simply made it […] … Continue reading We Are The Barrier To Love