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Twentieth-century Americans were bottle-fed on the importance of needing to "prove themselves." Extroverts, with their brash and gregarious manner, were the golden children. It's time to bow before the introverts reading in the corner. Here's why.

With meditation practices on the rise, it makes sense that there is some confusion out there. Myths, misnomers and misinformation are to be expected ... After discussing things you should know about meditation and ways anyone can learn, next we tackle things people simply keep getting wrong.

The truth is spending time alone is how I rediscovered my happiness.  I had time to reflect on what made me happy and what had been causing me pain. I became aware of the people in my life who contributed positive energy and intentions and those who did not.

Sitting meditation isn't a discipline easily acquired. A contemplation on the challenges of sitting and being still in modern life.


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When you take the time to tame your own wild horse, you will find that the power and energy that your mind has been putting into fear can be re-channeled into creativity and brilliance.  Take some time to give your mind some attention, to see the reality beyond your fear and patterns. 

Larry Kim  Founder/CTO, WordStream

BY KATRINA KENISON

When you take the time to tame your own wild horse, you will find that the power and energy that your mind has been putting into fear can be re-channeled into creativity and brilliance.  Take some time to give your mind some attention, to see the reality beyond your fear and patterns. 

Researchers at the University of Virginia were recently amazed to discover that many people would rather self-administer painful shocks than sit quietly with their own thoughts for 15 minutes. They also found that men were significantly more likely to shock themselves than women. So what’s so bad about sitting alone and thinking?

Researchers at the University of Virginia were recently amazed to discover that many people would rather self-administer painful shocks than sit quietly with their own thoughts for 15 minutes. They also found that men were significantly more likely to shock themselves than women. So what’s so bad about sitting alone and thinking?

Anxious people hear some sounds as more important than they actually are.

When someone is being intentionally hurtful, without regard for your feelings, you always have the option to embrace silence and walk away.

“Silence is not weakness. Silence is harnessing your calm in a heated moment.”

A funny take on how difficult it can be to meditate sometimes

Creative insight is at the very heart of the sweet spot, that place of power and ease where we humans hit our home runs. Nothing is easier than an “aha moment" that pops effortlessly into your awareness, and nothing is more powerful.

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Train Your Monkey Mind (Mingyur Rinpoche)

Mingyur Rinpoche Explains how to train Our Monkey Mind, in a simple example of how we can meditate in anywhere, anytime.

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There was a legend in central Maine, about a hermit who had lived in the woods, unseen, for 30 years. Then, in 2013, the police arrested a man named Christopher Knight.

To learn more about Chris Knight’s story, be sure to check out journalist’s Mike Finkel’s book, The Stranger In The Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit. www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/25178…1101875681/

Producer: Joe Rosenberg        Original Score: Renzo Gorrio and Andrew Vicars        Release date: 15 March 2017

Sometimes You Just Need To Get Away . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . and stay away.

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ADAPT      FLOW              EVOLVE

“dow • osso • fee”

Equip yourself against the trappings

of the ego and align with the way.

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contemplation, meditation, stillness of the mind--awareness of things as they are and of the anxiety of ego-based activity; being, not just doing.

A new study in the Journal for Consumer Research looks at how people feel about doing things alone. Jesse Singal, who wrote about the study for New York magazine, said that he's OK with eating alone, but going to the movies or a concert alone sounded uncomfortable.

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There's no one unifying principle behind solo success — it's been done both right and wrong in a hundred different ways, for a thousand different reasons — but I've tried to puzzle out a few guidelines based on the examples that spring to mind. For the sake of something approximating brevity, I'm going to stick to singers, because they're the ones most likely to launch high-profile solo careers.

“…observing animals… there is a pace to the natural world and a genius to the natural world that arises out of (their) state of being…just watching them, you learn about the power of rest…they’re never resting, wishing they were being efficient or being efficient wishing they were resting.”

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