Motivation – Staying on Your Path

It can be easy to take a first step, but how can we help ourselves to stay on the path? The principles here work for any kind of work, be it creative projects or any kind of spiritual or self-help work.

Spiritual or personal development, or completing projects, is about habits. It is the daily meditation, or the daily work, the daily writing. The regular little steps we take, as droplets erode rock over time. Keeping with a routine or practice is in effect about continued motivation and inspiration. So how do we do this? Continue reading Motivation – Staying on Your Path

The Modern World and The Myth of Shambhala

Digital life has created as much disconnect as it has connection. You only have to see the scenes of people at a gathering  immersed in their screens to understand this. These screens, have they become more interesting than our friends? Is the constant and massive stream of information so important, or is it angry birds and crushing candy? A friend could never entertain with so much so fast, the odds are loaded.

Facebook gives us all an idealized glimpse into our peers’ lives. We can all hide behind the screen of our public presentation, or pick up our phone when we feel that itch or awkwardness. Continue reading The Modern World and The Myth of Shambhala

WHY I LOVE GUIDED MEDITATIONS AND HYPNOSIS

I can be gloriously lazy at times, so what better than someone doing the work TO me rather than doing the work! This is how I see hypnosis, someone is meditating me! Yes it helps to trust who that person is and what they are doing in my subconscious exactly, but I am going to recommend a few who you can trust in this article.

Any time I feel like a short nap I can plug into one of my favourite hypnosis recordings and half doze and half be taught. There are recordings to help you lose weight, for motivation, self-esteem, anxiety, insomnia, depression, lucid dreaming, manifesting and wealth attraction! Its so good when you are ill to lie back, close your eyes and receive comfort and teachings, all while you are doing absolutely nothing. Continue reading WHY I LOVE GUIDED MEDITATIONS AND HYPNOSIS

STARTING OUT – FINDING A PATH – A SUBTLE LONGING

There are many reasons why a person decides to embark on a spiritual path, if spiritual path is even the right term. Life may have lost its shine, you may have become stuck in habits or in a way of life that are destroying your joie de vivre. Continue reading STARTING OUT – FINDING A PATH – A SUBTLE LONGING

Free Guided Meditation – Learn the Mindfulness of Breathing Practice

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath

Amit Ray

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Before I learned how to meditate, I remember how thoughts and mind states seemed so solid and real. My mind was me, my thoughts were my thoughts. Then I learned that you can create your own consciousness, create your own reactions, thoughts and mind states. Continue reading Free Guided Meditation – Learn the Mindfulness of Breathing Practice

The Present Moment, Thoughts, and Learning to Just Be

The present moment is all we ever have, thus the present moment, the right here and now, must be your focus. It is through surrendering to what is and gratitude for the present moment that life starts to involve joy and peace of mind.

Life spent in anticipation or nostalgia, future or past, is not life at all but mere imaginings of life. Life is only ever here, and most of what you spend your days worrying about will never come to pass.

So relax, open up, smash through the mind fogs and experience the vastness of the consciousness free from structures and forms. Can you hear the silence beneath the sounds? Continue reading The Present Moment, Thoughts, and Learning to Just Be

Standing Meditation – Taoist Energy Work – Chi Gung and Zhan Zhuang

 

Standing Alone and Unchanging
One can observe every mystery
Present at every moment and ceaselessly continuing –
This is the gateway to indescribable marvels.

Lao Tzu – Tao te Ching

One of the things I love about the Taoist energy practices is doing them in nature. By a river, on a clifftop, in a cave, in the mountains or in the forest. Wherever you do it you can fully come into connection with nature and the environment you are in. Continue reading Standing Meditation – Taoist Energy Work – Chi Gung and Zhan Zhuang