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These blogs offer inspiration and guidance for a life of resilience, calm, equanimity and connecting with whatever is happening now.

Wildmind Buddhist Meditation

Latest Post: March 4, 2015
How to meditate (and get the most benefit out of it)

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Guided Meditations for Calmness, Awareness, and Love (CD) George Dvorsky, IO9: Mindfulness meditation, or focused attention, turns out to bring a surprising number of health benefits, including stress reduction, better attention and memory, and even increased creativity and feelings of compassion....
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Mindfulness for Everyone

To help make mindfulness clear and readily accessible.

Latest Post: March 4, 2015
#647 Mindfulness

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"In the development of wisdom, one quality of mind above all others is the key to practice. This quality is mindfulness, attention, or self-recollection. The most direct way to understand our life situation, who we are and how our mind and body operate, is to observe with a mind that simply...
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Mindfulbalance

Towards more balance, less stress, better living, greater health

Latest Post: March 4, 2015
Whole even if not perfect

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[Thomas] Merton taught me the importance of looking at life not merely in terms of either-or, but also in terms of both-and. Paradoxical thinking is key to creativity, which comes from the capacity to entertain apparently contradictory ideas in a way that stretches the mind and opens the heart to...
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Tiny Buddha

Latest Post: March 4, 2015
Create a Kinder World: What to Do Instead of Judging

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“When you judge another, you do not define them. You define yourself.” ~Wayne Dyer I’ve always been judgmental. I will judge someone else’s buying habits, looks, grammar, or political beliefs and get some perverse pleasure in it. It’s very painful for me to admit that. You see, I strive to be kind...
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Tara Brach

Latest Post: March 3, 2015
A Heart That Is Ready for Anything

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Photo by: Shell Fischer When the Buddha was dying, he gave a final message to his beloved attendant Ananda, and to generations to come: “Be a lamp unto yourself, be a refuge to yourself. Take yourself to no external refuge.” In his last words, the Buddha was urging us to see this truth: although...
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Mindful

Taking time for what matters.

Latest Post: March 3, 2015
Who Wants to Go to Mars? People Who Meditate

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The shortlist for the one-way trip to Mars includes people who listed meditation as an interest. Do you meditate? Do you want to explore space? Does a one-way ticket to a foreign planet sound like a good way to spend the rest of your life? At least 202,586 people thought about it. read more
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Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Latest Post: March 3, 2015
Train a Compassionate Brain with 21 Days of Purpose!

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I’ve been in the midst of developing the new free e-Course 21 Days of Purpose that is meant to support a key and radically important natural anti-depressant from Uncovering Happiness - Purpose/Compassion. Creating purpose is a process of understanding your personal personal values and how to put...
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Beliefnet Voices - Arnie Kozak

Mindfulness Matters

Latest Post: March 3, 2015
Mindful in Relationship: The Biggest Spiritual Challenge...

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Our closest relationships are often the most challenging places to be mindful. We may be prone to feelings of unworthiness, superiority, and fear as well as a host of other feelings that push us around. When we can bring equanimity to our relationships we are... Read the full post here »
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zenhabits

breathe

Latest Post: March 2, 2015
Pare Down with the Declutter Habit

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By Leo Babauta It’s a fact of life that without constant vigilance, clutter creeps up in our lives, accumulating into piles and closets and drawers and shelves so that it can overwhelm us. One of the best things I’ve done is simplify my life and pare down the clutter. How do you pare down when […]
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The Mindful Word

Journal of mindfulness and
engaged living

Latest Post: March 2, 2015
GLUTEN-FREE GOODNESS: Three tasty recipes that call for...

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With growing numbers of people developing gastrointestinal sensitivities to gluten (or Celiac disease) and many more wanting to lose weight, more and more are turning gluten-free […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]
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Dr. Rick Hanson

Resources for Happiness,
Love, and Wisdom

Latest Post: March 2, 2015
The Realm of Giving and Generosity

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The specific meaning of “dana” is giving, which is related to the quality of “caga” (in Pali), or generosity. The one involves doing, while the other involves being. While this distinction is useful in its comprehensiveness, in actuality generosity and giving, being and doing, are intertwined and...
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IDP Blog

Latest Post: February 28, 2015
My Terrible, Horrible, Wonderful Night

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I had plans last night to go into the city and meet a dear friend to see a very special performance . So many things went wrong that I could easily have had an terrible time. Instead -- thanks to practice -- it was full of extraordinary lessons and beauty. read more
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Mindfulness Quotes & Thoughts

May you seek, discover and embody, the profound peace, kindness and...

Latest Post: February 27, 2015
Universal Consciousness - Namaste!

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"In the field of consciousness research - and also in physics and astronomy - we are breaking past the cause-and-effect, mechanistic way of interpreting things. In the biological sciences, there is a vitalism coming in that goes much further toward positing a common universal consciousness of...
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