Why mind over matter really works…
Speaking to the character Mike Longstreet in an episode of the short lived television series Longstreet in 1971, martial artist Bruce Lee made the now famous statement about water, summarizing the concept of Wu Wei, of acting forcefully without force, or effortlessly exerting effort.
We are living in the land of fake-believe. Nothing is as it seems in this virtual world invented and monopolised by deceivers. A world in which warriors of truth are named ‘conspiracy theorists’ and masters of the lie are named ‘upholders of the truth’
From unwinding anxiety thought loops to exploring mindfulness for adult ADHD, here’s what the editors at Mindful are reading this month. Plus, three mindful podcasts in our playlists.
Jen Fisher shares three of her top tips for incorporating the habits of mindfulness into a busy daily routine.
Mindfulness teacher and author Chris Willard offers some out-of-the-box ways to introduce mindfulness to youth.
As the mainstream matrix of society approaches becoming completely out of sync with the nature of the original Spark, our instruments (mind, body, spirit) are purposely being made out of tune with the organic source of life. The evolution of human consciousness through artificial and synthetic means is promoted over natural ways. This can eventually lead to the creation of a completely controlled culture and humanity.
Meditation is a core mindfulness practice that you can customize to meet you where you are, bring your attention to the present moment, and engage in more compassion and connection. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
The art of shadowing yourself is a ruthless form of self-overcoming made popular by the writings of Carlos Castaneda (he called it stalking the self), who was inspired by the Yacqui Shaman Don Juan.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, also known as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic who, in my personal opinion, wrote some of the most beautiful and most profound words that were ever written.
Research shows that meditating benefits everyone around you—whether you’re in the same household or connecting virtually.
A recent study showed that we feel more self-compassion when we see that other people are imperfect, too.
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel reflects on drinking tea as meditation practice.
Mindfulness. It’s become a buzzword in recent years and everyone from soccer moms to Silicon Valley executives are now doing it. It may seem that this is great. After all, the more people practicing mindfulness meditation, the better, right?
This is an extract from Self and Unself, Darren Allen’s new ‘philosophy of all and everything’. Some of the terms herein — consciousness, self, ego, etc — may appear somewhat mysterious or abstract as they are explained in earlier sections of the book.
We are currently living in a period of time where extraordinary opportunities of progress stand side-by-side threats of destruction and enslavement. The two divergent paths could not be more drastic. This choice point forces us to both individually and collectively ask: what will we choose?
The Buddha teaches on several different methods to work with difficult or disturbing thoughts.
When we get intentional about noticing the details around us, we open ourselves up to the wonder, nourishment, and surprise that nature has to offer.
Joseph Goldstein explains why being present is just the beginning of cultivating true awareness during meditation.
How do you stop being manipulated by threats of chaos? After all, once the current threat fades away like the ones before it, how do you prevent yourself from ever tangoing with fear and giving away your sovereignty in the first place?
Life can certainly be a roller coaster of stress and anxiety sometimes. With so many responsibilities and time restraints your hectic schedule can begin to take its toll.
The good news is there are a number of ways you can change your life to help you ride the chaotic wave of life.
“Synchronicity is an ever–present reality for those that have eyes to see” ~ Carl Jung.
To live authentically means also living a life of expansion and creativity. When we suppress who we are we suppress the unique talents we came to earth with, dimming our spotlights and blocking the creative flow by resisting who we truly are.
As a culture, courage is losing the battle against comfort. The honey is too abundant, too addictive, too soothing. We’ve dulled the sharpening stone by neglecting the millstone. And the philosopher’s stone? What the hell even is that? Exactly!
The change of season, whether you’re moving from winter to spring or summer into autumn, is always a good time to reassess your life and clear out what no longer serves, making way for new exciting opportunities to enter. This can be done on all levels, physical, mental, and spiritual.
Yongey Mingyur Rinoche
The latest research in epigenetics and genetics show that there is an impact of trauma—it seems that trauma causes DNA damage. Through trauma therapy we’re able to restore that to a certain extent. In the Bible, it says that the sins of the father are passed on to the sons and next generations, and it seems that it’s actually true.
What’s on your reading list for 2021? To get you started, here are 10 books (and three podcasts) that help us reflect, celebrate, practice, and find balance.
It’s time to debunk the myth that emotions don’t belong in the workplace. Bringing our emotions to work isn’t just healthy, it can also be valuable.