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Mindfulness (Pali: sati,[1] Sanskrit: smṛti; also translated as awareness) is a spiritual or psychological faculty (indriya) that, according to the teaching of the Buddha, is of great importance in the path of enlightenment. It is one of the seven factors of enlightenment. "Correct" or "right" mindfulness (Pali: sammā-sati, Sanskrit samyak-smṛti) is the seventh element of the noble eightfold path. The Buddha advocated that one should establish mindfulness (satipaṭṭhāna) in one's day-to-day life, maintaining as much as possible a calm awareness of one's body, feelings, mind, and dharmas. The practice of mindfulness supports analysis resulting in the arising of wisdom (Pali: paññā, Sanskrit: prajñā).[2] A key innovative teaching of the Buddha was that meditative stabilisation must be combined with liberating discernment.[3] The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta (Sanskrit: Smṛtyupasthāna Sūtra) is an early text dealing with mindfulness. Definitions[edit] What is smṛti? Terminology[edit] John D. Chinese[edit]

3 Meditation Tricks to Help Keep You Present - Spirituality Blog on Balanced Life Center Meditation, for me, is time dedicated to being present and aware of my oneness with God/Spirit/Consciousness. About 15% of the time I am able to drop into this zone and just buzz along. I come out of there in another world and everything hums along. The other 85% of the time I struggle with letting go of my plans, dreams, arguments, and task lists. I usually have a few tricks to sink into a meditative state. When focusing on my breath does not work, I think an affirmation. Another technique I use to still my mind is to watch my thoughts. Do you have any special ways to still your mind during prayer, meditation or throughout the day?

Defining Mindfulness Mindfulness—where does it come from? Naturally, we hear this question a lot. We’ve addressed it on several occasions, including in a piece now online called “5 Things People Get Wrong about Mindfulness,” but it’s helpful to address core questions like this again and again. There is no final answer, no last word on the matter. The many mindfulness teachers and advocates who encouraged us to start Mindful—and whom we represent in everything we do—believe mindfulness is an inherent human capability that belongs to anyone irrespective of race, creed, gender, you name it. It is our birthright. What is it exactly? Since it’s a quality of mind, it’s not easy (or even desirable) to have a single, agreed-upon-by-everybody, one-size-fits-all definition. Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Concerning the question raised at the top—Where does it come from?

File:Rabbi Amar and Rabbi Metzger (29).JPG Be More Present Daily, with John Kuypers Meditation Mental practice of focus on a particular object Meditation is a practice in which an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.[web 1][web 2] Meditation is practiced in numerous religious traditions. Etymology[edit] The English meditation is derived from Old French meditacioun, in turn from Latin meditatio from a verb meditari, meaning "to think, contemplate, devise, ponder".[12][13] In the Catholic tradition, the use of the term meditatio as part of a formal, stepwise process of meditation goes back to at least the 12th century monk Guigo II,[13][14] before which the Greek word Theoria was used for the same purpose. Definitions[edit] Meditation has proven difficult to define as it covers a wide range of dissimilar practices in different traditions. Dictionary definitions[edit] Scholarly definitions[edit] Islam[edit]

Online Meditation Timer Serotypes and the Importance of Serotyping Salmonella | Salmonella Atlas | Reports and Publications | Salmonella Medical illustration of non-typhoidal Salmonella Serotypes are groups within a single species of microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses, which share distinctive surface structures. For instance, Salmonella bacteria look alike under the microscope but can be separated into many serotypes based on two structures on their surface: The outermost portion of the bacteria’s surface covering, called the O antigen; andA slender threadlike structure, called the H antigen, that is part of the flagella. The O antigens are distinguished by their different chemical make-up. Different Serotypes Salmonella have many different serotypes. The bacteria’s surface are covered with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Some groups of people, such as older adults, people with weakened immune systems, and children under five years old have a higher risk for Salmonella infection. More than 2,500 serotypes have been described for Salmonella; but, because they are rare, scientists know very little about most of them.

Guardia Sanframondi Guardia Sanframondi is a town and comune in the Province of Benevento, Campania region, Italy. It is best known for the penitential rite held every seven years. Geography[edit] The town is dominated by a medieval castle. Penitential rite[edit] Guardia hosts a riti settennali di penitenza or penitential rite every seven years. Mysteries[edit] The four quarters of town each form committees to organize a parade of "mysteries" (religious scenes), with volunteers in period costumes from the Old Testament, New Testament, and Lives of Saints. Choirs[edit] Each quarter also forms a choir that joins the processions. Beater with "sponge." Penitents[edit] During the neighborhood processions, several flagellanti ("flagellants") join in. Additionally there are a few dozen symbolic child flagellanti. Madonna and Child procession. Statue[edit] The rite ends with the procession of the Madonna and Child statue through the town. Gallery[edit] Portico in the historic centre Notes and references[edit]

» A Simple Guide to Being Present for the Overworked and Overwhelmed “With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson How often are you driving while talking on a cell phone, or thinking about work problems, or the errands you have to do? How often do you eat without thinking about the food you’re eating? How often do you drift off while doing other things, thinking about something you messed up on, or worrying about something that’s coming up? I would submit that most of us are elsewhere, much of the time, rather than in the here and now. If I could only give one word of advice to someone trying to find peace in an overwhelming and stressful and chaotic world, it would be this: simplify. I can’t claim to be perfect at being present. This article came from a suggestion from commenter Mark, after I wrote about ways to create a peaceful, relaxed workday. Focus On Now There are three things we can think about: The past. It is inevitable that we will think about all three. But why should we do that?

Meditation (disambiguation) Meditation refers to any of a family of techniques that involve the self-induction of a mode of consciousness in order to realize some benefit. Meditation may also refer to: Meditation, an 1885 painting by William-Adolphe BouguereauMeditation, a 1918 painting by Alexej von Jawlensky Topics referred to by the same term Serotype From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Distinct variation within a species of bacteria or virus or among immune cells Serotyping often plays an essential role in determining species and subspecies. The Salmonella genus of bacteria, for example, has been determined to have over 2600 serotypes. Vibrio cholerae, the species of bacteria that causes cholera, has over 200 serotypes, based on cell antigens. Serotypes were discovered by the American microbiologist Rebecca Lancefield in 1933.[4] Role in organ transplantation[edit] The immune system is capable of discerning a cell as being 'self' or 'non-self' according to that cell's serotype. Human leukocyte antigens[edit] Serotyping of Salmonella[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] HLA Allele and Haplotype Frequency Database