Communicating, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

39 Guidelines I Strive to Live By

[Read the original post on Elephant Journal.] Love your life. Follow your heart. Be present in each moment. Smile. Don’t take it personally. Do what makes you feel most alive. Laughter is the best medicine. Make plans but let go of attachments to them. Giggle at the cosmic joke. Accept the impermanence of life. Buy less stuff. Invest in… Continue reading 39 Guidelines I Strive to Live By

Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

The Relationship between Happiness & Morality

“Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.” ~ Aristotle Since its inception, humankind has been fascinated by the pursuit and the fruits of happiness. Aristotle asks, “What… Continue reading The Relationship between Happiness & Morality

chakras, Connecting, Hatha Yoga Practice, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

The Earth-plane: 6 Ways to Ground Your Root Chakra

Where on Earth are You? Feel where your body connects to the planet. Feel how gravity is grounding you to Mother Earth. Breathe in a sense of belonging and of being completely right where you are. Our chakras, according to Swami Saradananda‘s wonderful guidebook, Chakra Meditation, are “seven focal points of radiant power, or vital… Continue reading The Earth-plane: 6 Ways to Ground Your Root Chakra

New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

24 Inspiring Quotes on Learning to Change Your Mindset

“The primary goal of real education is not to deliver facts but to guide students to the truths that will allow them to take responsibility for their lives.” ~John Taylor Gatto, A Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling "Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into… Continue reading 24 Inspiring Quotes on Learning to Change Your Mindset

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What is “practice”? What is not practice?

1. Nothing is not practice. 2. We have our formal practice of hatha yoga, or mindfulness, or whatever, and we have our “informal” practice of life. We have meditation and “postmeditation.” 3. Formal practice is important. Essential. Sit down and shut up. Learn to concentrate the mind. Delve into the practical techniques of meditation. Gain… Continue reading What is “practice”? What is not practice?