Category Archives: Stillness

Where’s Happiness?

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. Ramana Maharshi

only within

We feel happy on the inside even when something external delights us. The generation and source of happiness lies inside, inward…

affirmations

Today I AM looking within and I AM ready for bliss!

Recommendation: Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda by Swami Vivekananda

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Why Meditate?

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Lord Buddha

meditate?

The way forward is via peace and meditation greatly enhances the practice of peace and surrender. Let’s choose peace in any situation…

affirmations

Today I AM becoming still and experiencing peace…

Recommendation: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

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How To Control Our Monkey Mind

Like the undeveloped mind, the metaphorical monkey is always in motion, jumping from one attempt at self-satisfaction to another, from one thought to another.Mark Epstein

the monkey mind

In this article by Bakadesuyo we get more info on how to control our monkey mind. We must first recognize its nature. That it wants to continuously jump from one satisfying thought to another. What can we do about that? The classic technique, easy to understand but hard to actually do, is to stay our mind on our breath.

affirmations

Today I AM focused on my breath. I AM inhaling, then exhaling, I AM Here, Now…

Recommendation: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki

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How To Stay Mindful…

Today I will live in the moment, unless the moment is unpleasant, in which case I will eat a cookie!Cookie Monster

mindful

Staying mindful is desirable but not easy! Read the article by Bakadesuyo who shares scientific research that will allow us to stay more mindful…

affirmations

Today I AM very brainful about staying mindful. I AM here…

 

Recommendation: Notes from the Universe by Mike Dooley

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Are We Listening?

The Eternal Lord has been singing this divine song from time immemorial in the hearts of millions.Baba Lokenath

the eternal song

The divine sings, mostly imperceptiviley, and the song reverberates through eternity. Do we have the ears to listen? Can we be still, long enough to try?

affirmations

Today I AM paying more attention. I AM beginning to hear the faint melody that ever abounds…

Recommendation: The Incredible Life of a Himalayan Yogi

The Incredible Life of a Himalayan Yogi: The Times, Teachings and Life of Living Shiva: Baba Lokenath BrahmachariKindle Paperwhite, 6