Eat Clean. Get Strong. Know Thyself

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!What a disgrace it is for man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength for which the body is capable. – Socrates I don’t exercise and eat massive amounts of GREENS for any other reason that it is my right to be fully ready and capable for all that this glorious life will throw at me. It’s the same reason I meditate and maintain a steady practice of searching within, so that just like my body, my mind is fully prepared for the growth, knowledge, and uncovering in each moment. Ignorance is …

Benefits of Meditation

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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The Secret to Productivity

“Studies have found that the most elite violinists in the world generally follow a 90-minute work regime, with a 15- to 20-minute break afterwards.” Shockingly, when we look at some of the most elite musicians in the world, we find that they aren’t necessarily practicing more but, instead, more deliberately. This is because they spend more time focused on the hardest task and focus their energy in packets — instead of diluting their energy over the entire day, they have periods of intense work, followed by breaks. Not relying on willpower, they rely on habit and discipline scheduling. Studies have found that the most elite violinists in the world generally …

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

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

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

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

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 …

New Year, New Goals. How To Stick to Them & Why “Get Fit” is a Bad Choice.

Physical fitness is a terrible goal. Sure, it sounds like a great goal, but it’s a terribly misleading. Back when I was a personal trainer at Gyms, we loved this time of year, clients galore with high intentions, and they would start and then disappear. Lets break it down: Why Physical Fitness is a TERRIBLE Goal It’s Not Defined Physical fitness is a state of being, but it’s not a goal. It sounds nice if you could just magically float around in a state of fitness on a cloud while eating “healthy” foods and being fit, but it’s not a goal. Physical fitness is not a clear goal. It’s Not Measurable Because …