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    • Simple Slow Down Meditation Technique

      Simple Slow Down Meditation Technique

      This is a very simple meditation. Everyone can do it. In fact, it doesn't seem like meditation at all. But it works. It works very well. Here's the thing. We are always in a hurry. We always rush to catch the next thing in the future. Whatever that thing might be. A TV show, a meeting, a computer game, a romantic rendezvous, you name it. By when we do that, …
    • Finding Peace — Addiction Survivors Share Their Stories

      Finding Peace — Addiction Survivors Share Their Stories

      My sister died three years ago from medical complications related to alcoholism. Watching her slowly kill herself was one of the most awful experiences I have ever endured. Our family tried everything we could to help her: treatment, counseling, ultimatums. She was completely overtaken by her disease. The worst part was that the woman I knew and loved had vanished. My sister was a completely different person when she died. …
    • Buddhist Views on Supernatural Powers

      Buddhist Views on Supernatural Powers

      There is a nice story that illustrates the attitude of Gautama Buddha toward the tendency of some people to strive for miraculous powers in their spiritual practice. One day the Buddha came across an ascetic who was sitting by a river bank. This ascetic was known for his spiritual practice of austerity for good 25 years...
    • 7 Best Ways to Clear Your Mind From Negative Thoughts

      7 Best Ways to Clear Your Mind From Negative Thoughts

      More often than not, Negative Thinking is a matter of habit. If you let thoughts linger in your mind, they will stay there unless, of course, you take action and get rid of them. You might be tempted to use brute force on those thoughts. Don't. It doesn't work that way. Pushing them out or using force often backfires on you. You reinforce what you pay attention to. When you …
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