• Recent Posts for a Calm Mind

    • Silent Power is the Most Powerful Force

      Silent Power is the Most Powerful Force

      Don't waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don't throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you. Matthew 7:6 This post is about the right way to use your power. Each one of us, by the virtue of being human, has a certain amount of power. Some of us more, others less. But we all do. However not everyone knows how …
    • 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...
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