Thanksgiving Meditation

This, of course is Thanksgiving Day in the US, so I thought it might be opportune to write a few words about gratitude. In the year that we have had, it is more important than ever to make a list …
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World Meditation Day – the Path to Freedom

“All spirituality is about waking up” Anthony de Mello. De Mello was an Indian Jesuit, well versed in yoga and eastern philosophy which regards the “normal” person as being asleep, hypnotized by their past, running on automatic pilot, looking at …
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Some tips to alleviate emotional stress

An article in the online journal “Neuroscience News” caught my eye this week. It seems that a team of scientists, led by Professor Nakumura,  at the Graduate School of Medicine at the prestigious Nagoya University in Japan, have discovered a neural …
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Mindfulness and Flow

In all systems of meditation, the goal is to have a CLEAR mind, to be more present in our lives, rather than wrapped up in our head. The “normal” state of the mind always flitting from thought to thought , is compared to a “cage full of wild monkeys” in yoga books. The object of mindfulness is to steady the attention on one thing for a period of time.
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