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How to Totally Relax in Meditation - The Way of Meditation. A lot of people start meditation because they are under the impression that it helps to relax and reduce stress, but meditation can be incredibly frustrating and becomes stressful and anything but relaxing.

How to Totally Relax in Meditation - The Way of Meditation

People can very easily quit meditation and say it doesn’t work; but the problem is taking our normal attitude of using willpower and aggression into the meditation instead of an attitude of surrender and neutrality. As Meditation Master Chogyam Trungpa says: 6 Universal Principles That Will Set You Free. 1 – Action You, in the sense of being everything, have constructed the human experience.

6 Universal Principles That Will Set You Free

You experience yourself through an individualized experience of taking directed action. Humans are built to move forwards. We’re put together in such a way that we are pushed forwards. Going forward makes us feel good. Taking action can lead you into a flow state. Conscious thinking starts shutting down and you feel one with the task – You’re in flow. You’ve experienced this state many times in your life. Flow creates passions, because it feels so incredibly good. You might think, “Why do we meditate?” The Writer's Challenge: Using Author Pen Names on Facebook - and Getting Locked Out! Boy do I have a story to tell - and fortunately, the solution that finally worked to get my Facebook access back after they locked my access to both my profile and Page due to my not using my "real name.

The Writer's Challenge: Using Author Pen Names on Facebook - and Getting Locked Out!

" (Shoshanna Evers has been my pen name since 2009, which makes it legally my real name in 46 states just by the fact that I use it everywhere - and I have an Idaho-state DBA (doing business as) Shoshanna Evers). Backstory: I had a Shoshanna Evers profile from 2010 that was converted into a "Like Page" when I couldn't add more friends. For a couple years I just had that Page, and no profile attached. Then, FB made me create a profile to attach to the Page. So I created a Shoshanna Evers profile. Separately, I have a private FB profile under my married name where I post pics of my kid, etc, for the relatives.

So don't ever message someone who isn't a "friend" from your profile, because that will get you flagged! Silly me, at first I was happy. 8 Things I Say Most Often To My Therapy Clients - I've been working with clients for 46 years, so of course, there are things I say over and over — even to the same person and even in the same session!

8 Things I Say Most Often To My Therapy Clients -

That's because there are certain things we each need to pay attention to, over and over. The process that I use is called Inner Bonding, which teaches people how to love themselves. As loving themselves becomes a way of life, their anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, anger, fear, addictions and relationships gradually heal. Here's what I say most often to my clients: 15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets. As a loving parent, it is important to instill in your kids the right mindset and attitude.

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

Both determine how your child interprets the world. And asking the right questions encourage behavior that brings positive change and also allows for the best use of available resources. As the saying goes, where your mind goes, energy flows. One of the ways to encourage children to develop a positive mindset and practice it is to talk to them honestly and ask them leading questions. It’s not about telling them what to do; it’s about explaining to them the value of living positively and making the best of what they already have. Ask your kids these thoughtful questions to encourage conversation and help them develop a healthy mindset. 1.

This question points children in the direction where they know themselves and have an idea of what other people think of them. 2. Some children will say playing video games makes them feel happiest, which is actually fine. British Mindfulness Institute. I heart intelligence 10 Powerful Insights from Eckhart Tolle. 3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Rock Your World (And Make You Much Happier!) You don't have to practice yoga or follow an Ayurvedic diet to benefit from Buddhist ideas (but if you do, more power to you).

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Rock Your World (And Make You Much Happier!)

So whether or not you think about balancing your dosha, here are three powerful elements of Buddhist philosophy, "The Noble Truths," and how you can incorporate them into every day. They might just change your life... 1. Dukkha: Life is painful and causes suffering. Many people might say that Buddhism is pessimistic or negative. We actually can create more suffering in our lives by trying to avoid or suppress difficult emotions. But attaching or clinging to particular expectations, material items, and states of being is often a cause for acute frustration, disappointment, and other forms of pain. How we can use this belief every day: Try not to buy into the idea that you're broken. Illness, heartbreak, loss, disappointment, and frustration are parts of life that can be mitigated by practicing "non-attachment. " 2. 3. Photo Credit: Getty Images Explore More. Meditation » Blog Archive » Rising Above Thought.

Your mind is an instrument, a tool.

Meditation » Blog Archive » Rising Above Thought

It is there to be used for a specific task, and when the task is completed, you lay it down. As it is, I would say about 80 to 90 percent of most people’s thinking is not only repetitive and useless, but because of its dysfunctional and often negative nature, much of it is also harmful. Observe your mind and you will find this to be true. It causes a serious leakage of vital energy. This kind of compulsive thinking is actually an addiction.