Tag Archives: Conscious Living

Being in the Now with Elisha Goldstein

Dr. Elisha Goldstein addresses a concept that comes in the form of a question, which he and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn suggest we ask ourselves when life’s demands seem overwhelming to us. A simple question with a centering result. Continue reading

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29th Verse of The Tao Te Ching

Is it possible times haven’t changed that much over the last 2,500 years? I keep hearing about how fast the changes are coming these days. It feels that way, but let’s not confuse speed and chaos with reaching a higher consciousness.

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Writing to Change the World by Pipher

When you change yourself and you change the world. If your intention is also to make the world a better place with through speaking or writing, then you will find Pipher’s personal thoughts and observations, elaboration on writer’s formats and techniques to use and, many references and quotes from such inspirational people as Thich Nhat Hanh as motivating as I have. Pipher’s book’s tagline reads, “An inspiring guide for transforming the world with words.”
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Nature and Meditation

I invited Delaine Gately to share her personal story of initial emergence into a more authentic life for her. She titles it Canyon Memories “I found freedom on the Colorado River, riding the rapids at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.  … Continue reading

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Toss Out Your Story

Current neurochemical research substantiates this. Neurons fire in patterns. These patterns when embedded from repeated use become automatic responses. Responses, including memories and feelings, are triggered quickly when a pattern is embedded.

Embedded responses are good and desirable when they provide us a safer existence. Patterns related to driving are an example.
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Bringing Light to Earth

A SPIRITUAL CONSPIRACY   Courtesy of www.heartoftheinitiate.com On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things seem dark. But calmly and quietly, at the same time, something else is happening underground An inner revolution is … Continue reading

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Is Meditation a High Form of Service?

Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s words are beautiful, inspired and form images often used in meditation. That said, I have a different take on meditation than that stated above which I want to share here for your consideration. Baba says “Service is the highest spiritual discipline. Prayer and meditation, or knowledge of scripture, cannot help you reach the goal as quickly as service can. Continue reading

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Living Life from our Soul

Prompt- “I am receptive to the purpose, power, will of God, as it is stepped down to me from my soul. I serve that purpose, accept its power, and do the will of God.”…It is being fully present in your service, giving from your heart, then your mind, being fair in decisions, and kind in your interactions with others.
Holding the vision of your connectedness to every living thing in the forefront of your service
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Giving as the Way to Relieve Stress over the Holidays

Welcome to tip #2 for de-stressing your holidays this year. The topic today is giving.
Giving is the best way to relieve stress at any time of the year. You might be saying something like “Giving?? Are you kidding? that’s all I ever do is give, give and give some more until I’m all worn out. I give to my kids, spouse, work, friends, and elderly parents. I have nothing left to give.”
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Where is Our Consciousness Located?

Where do you think our consciousness is located? In our mind, our brain, our body? Have you wondered if it is located outside of your body or or mind – out there somewhere? Think about it for a minute. When you think of butter, what makes the thought and image come to you?
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There is Always Enough Time

There will always be enough time because time will expand when I am in consciously seeking and receiving. It contracts when I am unconscious and engaged in avoidance and self-centered thoughts and actions. Continue reading

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Conscious Living is Also Cleaning Out Your Fridge

When I read or hear people talk about conscious living it’s most often in the context of meditation, spirituality, yoga, eating vegan and other green healthy ways of living. I am all for that, don’t get me wrong, but when you are awake you also become conscious of your dirty refrigerator shelves, the dust layered under armoires, and the dust-balls, pens and paperclips stuck between your couch cushions. Or more correctly I should say the thought to look between your couch cushions will enter your awareness. You get my drift. Continue reading

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