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Respect The Ache

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Whoever you are with must respect the ache. Simple. That’s friends, lovers, parasites, family, if they are in your inner circle, they must respect the ache! The ache of striving for a higher self. The days and nights needed alone, the hours needed for searching within. They must understand that you do not fit into the mold of normal, that there’ll be days when you’ll be caught wanting, that you do not live for them, you live for your higher self. They must respect the ache of sacrifice, digging down deep, the non stop hustle of turning dreams, purpose, and higher self in reality. … If you enjoyed this article Please Consider SUBSCRIBING …

Do you agree?

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“What are works of art for? To educate, to be standards. To produce is of little use unless what we produce is known, is widely known, the wider known the better, for it is by being known that it works, it influences, it does its duty, it does good. We must try, then, to be known, aim at it, take means to it. And this without puffing in the process or pride in the success.” – Gerard Manley Hopkins   Do you agree? Please share your thoughts below. … If you enjoyed this article Please Consider SUBSCRIBING & SHARE

Unplug, Un-Censor and Create

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The trick to being truly creative, I’ve always maintained, is to be completely un-selfconscious. To resist the urge to self-censor. Resisting the urge to give into what media and a million billboards, television ads, and trending topics say you should be doing, what you should be eating, and how you should be spending your time. It requires us to unplug, requires not-giving-a-shit what anybody thinks. That’s why children are so good at it. And why people with Volkswagens, and mortgages, Personal Equity Plans and matching Lois Vutton luggage are (often) not. Truly creative people tend not to be motivated by money. The riches we crave are acknowledgment, love and appreciation of the …

Why do what you don’t love?

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Why do you do what you don’t love? If a person really knew what they loved, how much room could they actually let other things take up in their lives? How many of their hours or dollars would they let go toward something else? You’d think the things we love are the things we’d be most inclined to do, but this is just not true. Love and attraction are not the same, not at all. Did I spend over $500 on coffee last year out of love? Or out of a thoughtless response to a short-term attraction that I feel at about 7:09 every morning on my way to work? …

7 Rules of Life

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7 Rules of Life 1) Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. 2) What others think of you is none of your business. 3) Time heals almost everything, give it time. 4) Don’t compare your life to others and don’t judge them. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 5) Stop thinking too much, it’s alright not to know the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it. 6) No one is in charge of your happiness, except you. 7) Smile. You don’t own all the problems in the world. PEACE & BLESSINGS

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3 Point Plan To Increase Flow And Life Force Energy

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3 Point Plan To Increase Flow And Life Force Energy “Flow is the natural, effortless unfolding of our life in a way that moves us towards wholeness and harmony.” ~ Charlene Belitz & Meg Lundstrom Sometimes it’s easy to forget that life isn’t supposed to be hard, and struggle isn’t a natural state to be in. Being aware of your Flow and life force is the first step to increasing there energy. Take a moment to realize how you feel. Are you energetic and joyful? If not, spend sometime with these three steps starting with mindfulness. Close you eyes, sit quietly, breathe, and feel your energy expand, flow increase and your life …

What is your mindset!?

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We are what we think. We are what we speak. No getting around it. You will always get what you give. Our outer worlds are pure manifestations of our inner world. Everything is a reflection of whats happening within. Most people don’t get their order because they never ask. Most people get exactly what they fear, because those thoughts are the only thing circulating the mind…  How do you fill your mind? … If you enjoyed this article Please Consider SUBSCRIBING & SHARE

Lose The Crutch. “Fly Closer To The Sun”

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There exists a mystic Power that is able to transform your life so thoroughly, so radically, so completely, that when the process is completed your own friends would hardly recognize you, and, in fact, you would scarcely be able to recognize yourself. It can lift you out of an invalid’s bed, and free you to go out into the world to shape your life as you will. It can throw open the prison door and liberate the captive. This Power can do for you that which is probably the most important thing of all in your present stage: it can find your true place in life for you, and put …

Benefits of Meditation

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If you haven’t tried it yet – here are some good places to begin: 1) Sometimes it’s Okay if the only thing you did today was breathe 2) Which Style is right for you 3) Gazing into The Eyes of the Beloved 4) May all beings be happy and secure! May all being have happy minds! 5) Not thinking and being present are very different things. Don’t try and turn off your brain just simplify its focus to the thing you are doing right now – in this case: Reading… not reading and email and dishes and laundry and breakfast… 6) Less is More PEACE & BLESSINGS.

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Mind Wandering. The Benefits of Meditation and Which is Right For You.

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Is your mind wandering? Want to slow it down but don’t know which meditation style is right for you? Is this you: You really want to meditate and be less reactive in stressful situations, but you can’t sit still and empty your mind? Me, too! It could be that you (we) just haven’t found the right meditation style. There are many types of meditation, which can help manage the constant swirl of the city and our reactions to it. So which style of meditation is right for you? Here are five, along with some practical guidance to help you pick one that sticks. 1. You’re a People Person (Sometimes to …

6 Ways to Erase Fear and Have The Lifestyle You Deserve

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You want to follow your dreams. You want to live the lifestyle you know you deserve. Yes, the one you’re secretly afraid of following. But something is holding you back, or so you believe. What if I told you that nothing is holding you back? It’s true. No matter what you believe, Nothing is holding you back. Whats the good of living if we are miserable all the time. Stuck worrying. Feeling sick and tired all the time. If our body is running away from us. There are enough people not smiling – lets get back to what nature intended us to be. Simple, Whole, Healthy, Vibrant, Rich, Smiling. You …

Loving-Kindness Discourse

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According to the Pāli commentaries, the Buddha originally gave this instruction (of loving-kindness meditation) to monks who were being harassed by the tree spirits of a forest in which the monks were trying to meditate. After doing this meditation in the forest it is said that the spirits were so affected by the power of loving-kindness that they allowed the monks to stay in the forest for the duration of the rainy season. It is often recited as part of religious services in the Theravāda tradition, but is also popular within the Mahayana tradition. Cultivating mettā through the recitation of the Mettā Sutta is sometimes believed to have apotropaic powers …

12 Things I learned in 2012

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Sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you do today is breathe. Self-love and self-loathing are constant, bickering bedfellows. If utilized correctly, both keep you moving forward. The universe doesn’t hand you anything you can’t handle. Others opinions will always be there. In every city, from job to job, they are just opinions, they have as much weight as we give them. People will always find something in your work to argue with. Get used to being humbled, shutting out the noise, second-guessing yourself, and realizing that one out of six times those cretins are right. Most meetings are about meetings, and if you have too many meetings about meetings …

What is Nirvana?

What is Nirvana?

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Nirvana is Freedom In this six-minute video, Vietnamese Buddhist monk, author and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh, explains the concept of Nirvana, and the path to achieving this magical enlightenment. At 1:20, he begins to delve into the Buddhist meaning of Nirvana, explaining that it’s the cessation of all suffering, one that is only achievable by removing our misconceptions about life, including those on what we perceive birth and death to be. “When you remove these notions, you are free, you have no fear. And no fear is the foundation of true happiness… Nirvana is the capacity of removing wrong notions and perceptions… Nirvana can be translated as freedom from …

On The Plane Home

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This extract from the on-board magazine is attributed to Loren Eisley: “The journey is difficult, long, sometimes impossible. Even so, I know few people who have let these difficulties stop them. We enter the world without knowing for sure what happened in the past, what consequences this has brought us, and what the future may have in store for us. “We shall try to travel as far as we can. But looking at the landscape around us, we realize that it won’t be possible to know and learn everything. ”So what remains is for us to remember all about our journey so that we can tell stories. “To our children …

Natures Laws: A Simple Formula

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There are some things that will never change. Natures laws will never change. They have been mentioned, studied, executed and written about since the beginning of time (for our benefit)… Simply said differently by different people hoping we would understand. I’m young. I haven’t been married or had children; I don’t have a mortgage hanging over me. Though through timeless searching and practice I know how to Dezine an ideal lifestyle; by understanding the rules of the universe, these laws handed down since creation are timeless, regardless of age; all you have to do is seek it out and want something greater. It’s a formula, like math. 1 + 1 …

Who Are Your Hurting?

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Only ourselves. I have problems, you have problems, it doesn’t help to not take care of them. Since the age of twenty, when I was first introduced to meditation I have been studying and searching for the answers to perfect health: A Mind, Body, and Soul connection that allows me to live limitless! Although back in that time it was more about the outside rather than the inside, body image rather than health.  It is not easy; for man, women, boy, girl, mother, father…  We are exposed regularly to pictures, magazines, billboards, movies, and TV shows that feature images and ideas of what society has trained us to think of …

Limited Perspective

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  A Coach of any kind… A life coach, spiritual guide, gurus, personal trainer, someone to just hear you. An outside ear and eye. Because one can only see so much without putting their own spin on it, without our own judgements, wants and labels creeping in. Why else do couples argue over the same thing over and over again? They actually can not see the other side; we get so wrapped up in our conditioning, in our beliefs that we (scientifically proven) pick and choose what happened in a situation- we hear the words we want to hear, and see the things we want to see. A guide that …

Whats The Truth?

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3% have 97% of the wealth. Not because they are smarter or more blessed, they just see the world as the observer, they have had a paradigm shift, they know the truth: That they can control what they see, what they do, and most importantly how they act. “Am I everything I claim to be? Do I practice what I preach? Am I wearing a mask?”  … A good place to answer these questions: Your home. Your living space. Your car. Your inbox. These things matter. How they are kept matters. It’s not the big things, but rather the little things. We can’t allow our living spaces to fall into …

Is Life Working For Me Or Am I Working For Life

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Is Life Working For Me Or Am I Working For Life Who’s Your Boss? …. Is life working for you or are you working for life? We live in a world where the business of grabbing ones attention is a billion dollar business. It’s everywhere, billboards, store signs, idiots dressed up like sandwiches, they say we are nothing without each other. The question is do we see it? DO we even realize it? Are we wearing what we are wearing by choice or have we been swayed? Who’s choice was this? Again we must ask: Is life working for me or am I working for life? Who is on the throne? …

Put Down The Holy Grail! How To Discover Your Purpose

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First we must make a distinction between purpose and mission.  It is not this holy grail chase that is larger than us, and seems so far away, so hard, and so unattainable. No one is sending you on a mission. We do not need to be someones hero. Let us rescue ourselves before we rescue others. Our Purpose is ours. It begins within. It is the self. Finding our highest self = Your Highest Goal = Which in turn Plugs Us In If you want to turn on a light bulb it needs to be plugged in. If you want to find your ultimate purpose you must first Plug In …

Embrace The Unfamiliar

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Anais Nin on embracing the unfamiliar Educators do all in their power to prepare you to enjoy reading after college. It is right that you should read according to your temperament, occupations, hobbies, and vocations. But it is a sign of great inner insecurity to be hostile to the unfamiliar, unwilling to explore the unfamiliar. In science, we respect the research worker. In literature, we should not always read the books blessed by the majority. This trend is reflected in such absurd announcements as “the death of the novel,” “the last of the romantics,” “the last of the Bohemians,” when we know that these are continuous trends which evolve and …