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Awareness is the Key: You’re Never Lost in the Present Moment

Awareness is the Key: You’re Never Lost in the Present Momentby  Donald McCown and Marc S. Micozzi. The present moment was Thoreau’s great theme in his Walden experiment. He defines it as the line of meeting of two great eternities, the past and the future. Mindfulness practice is the attempt to “toe that line.” No action or experience was outside Thoreau’s practice, and nothing need be outside ours...

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Developing Attention

cancle graphic for article: Developing Attention by Oshoby Osho.

In this technique, firstly you have to develop attention. You have to develop a sort of attentive attitude, only then will this technique become possible, so then wherever your attention alights you can experience -- you can experience yourself. Just by looking at a flower you can experience yourself. Then looking at a flower is not ...

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Be a Witness to Your Thoughts

by Osho

OshoMeditation needs great work. It is arduous, it is an uphill task. To remain non-meditative is easy in a way. You have not to do anything about it, you are already non-meditative, everybody is born non-meditative. But to become meditative really needs great courage, great determination, great patience, because to go beyond the mind is the most complicated phenomenon.

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Here & Now: The Perfect Teacher

Pema Chödrön

by Pema Chödrön.

Generally speaking, we regard discomfort in anyform as bad news. But for practitioners or spiritual warriors — people who havea certain hunger to know what is true — feelings like disappointment,embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead ofbeing bad...

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Mindless Zen

by Osho.

Zen is a kind of uneducation. Zen is a kind of unlearning. It teaches you how to drop that which you have learned, how to become unskillful again, how to become a child again, how to start existing without mind again, how to be here without any mind.

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Daily Mindfulness

Thich Nhat HanhMindful eating is very pleasant. We sit beautifully. We are aware of the people that are sitting around us. We are aware of the food on our plates. This is a deep practice. Each morsel of food is an ambassador from the cosmos. When we pick up a piece of a vegetable, we look at it for half a second. We look mindfully to really recognize the piece of food, the piece of carrot or string bean. We should know that this...

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Awareness Meditation

Eric Harrisonby Eric Harrison. Focusing keeps your eyes on the road, but awareness lets you enjoy the scenery. Almost all the satisfaction of a sitting comes not from watching the road but from those sideways glances at the scenery. Awareness is complicated because...

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All About You

Gregg Krechby Gregg Krech.

What have I received from_______? What have I given to_______? What troubles and difficulties have I caused? _______. These questions provide a foundation for reflecting on all relationships, including those with parents, friends, teachers, siblings, work associates, children, and partners.

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Contacting Your Inner Child

Shakti Gawainby Shakti Gawain.

Sometimes, even though we have spent most of our lives not being in touch with our inner child, our first attempt will be very easy. The child has been waiting for us and wanting that contact with us. But sometimes the child is not yet ready to trust us, so it may take a little patience...

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Thinking: Good or Bad?

Andrew Weissby Andrew Weiss.

 When most of us are introduced to the practice of meditation and mindfulness, usually our opinion is that thinking is bad. After all, we reason, our thinking and ideas have become a layer between the present moment and ourselves. Our mind has convinced us that we are isolated. At least, that is how we often perceive the situation.

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Question? Exclamation!

James Robbinsby James Robbins.

We are aware that we suffer from optical delusions, but we still suffer, nonetheless. We can see that there has been a breakdown somewhere along the way, but by what practical means are we going to heal ourselves?

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Contacting Your Wise Being

Shakti Gawainby Shakti Gawain.

There are many ways we can learn to tap into the wisdom within us. One way is to allow yourself to make contact with an image of a very wise being who is your adviser, your spirit guide, your helper, your counselor, your guardian angel, whatever you want it to be...

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Empowering Your Life

Tobin Blakeby Tobin Blake.

To empower your life, you have to seize responsibility for it. You cannot wait and hope that God or yet another 'miracle pill' will somehow solve the problems of pain, dissatisfaction, and depression. You will not change your state by doing nothing about it or by blaming other people for your pain.

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From The Editor

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A Weekend To Bend The Course Of History

In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line, we will take a weekend and use it to bend the course of history. In New York City there will be an unprecedented climate mobilisation – in size, beauty, and impact.

To Do That
We Need To Act – Together

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Find a location nearer to you.

 

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