Amanda Froelich, Guest
How many times have you heard ‘meditation is good for you!’, yet you resist the actual act of sitting in silence because the mind is too great a foe to face? You’re not alone if the word ‘meditation’ strikes more fear than chords of peace, … More
Peter Russell, Spirit of Now
The building where I used to run a meditation group was on the same street as a fire station. One could almost guarantee that sometime during the meditation a fire engine would come rushing past, sirens wailing. Not surprisingly, people would afterwards complain. … More
Meditation makes you a master and the mind becomes a slave. And remember: the mind as a master is dangerous because, after all, it is a machine; but the mind as a slave is tremendously significant, useful.
“When I say, “Drop the ego, drop the mind,” I … More
Debbie West, Contributor
Meditation, an ageless practice that involves clearing away the information overload that builds up in our psyche, is gaining popularity to deal with today’s fast-paced environment where our minds are constantly inundated with a steady stream of information. Stress often caused by “mind clutter” … More
Dylan Charles, Editor
Without question, these modern times are becoming more and more challenging to ordinary people as concerning news and events overwhelm us. An honest assessment of the human condition reveals perils of every type.
The economy sucks thanks to the greedy criminals who have death-grip on … More
Each and every one of us can benefit from learning Tai Chi. This ancient Chinese art has been described as “meditation in motion” and is known to prevent and treat many health problems, as documented by several studies.
Tai chi is a practice that focuses on movements … More
Mary Rivas, Contributor
Most of us live hectic lives that make it challenging for us to make time for ourselves. Our thoughts race non-stop, day in and day out. We are constantly thinking about our schedules, dinner plans, money worries, grocery lists, concerns about tomorrow, regrets about yesterday … More
Rebecca Gladding, M.D., Guest
I realized today that in all my posts regarding the brain and how to sculpt it with mindfulness, I’ve never actually explained how and why meditation works. Specifically, the science behind how your brain changes the longer you meditate. I think this is … More
Paul Lenda, Guest
In moments of stress, anxiety and other intense harmful mind states that we experience within our lives, it can be difficult to keep our focus on positive personal development. The thought of becoming an enlightened sage radiating seemingly-perpetual positive energy can seem far off… an … More
Christina Sarich, Staff Writer
“You are not a being, you are a trembling — a continuous hectic activity. Patanjali’s asanas, postures, are concerned not really with any kind of physiological training, but an inner training of being, just to be — without doing anything, without any movement, without … More