The 1st Mindfulness Teaching – Reverence for Life

First of 5 posts on the Five Mindfulness Trainings. Our goal is Mind Expansion and Increased Well-Being for all. These posts have nothing to do with any religious teachings, and all to do with the development of personal virtue and positive ethics. Enjoy and Participate! The 1st Mindfulness Teaching – Reverence for Life “Aware of the suffering caused by the destruction of life, I am committed to cultivating compassion and learning ways to protect the lives of people, animals, plants, and minerals.  I am determined not to kill, not to let others kill, and not to support any act of…

The Five Mindfulness Trainings: The Path to Peace

Something new for the 2013: An interactive blog post.  Leave comments so that we get a dialogue going.  We’ll create smiles, some inspiration – all at the same time! Over the next few weeks we’ll be contemplating Thich Naht Hnah’s Five Mindfulness Trainings, often called the Five Precepts.  I ask you to think about what you read, and perhaps do some writing of your own so that you clarify ideas and beliefs within your own mind and heart.  Each post is made so that you can print the page and write down your own ideas, if you choose to do…

It All Comes Back to You – Find Your Still Center

Hello everyone.  Please welcome Judy Ault, author of today’s post and a modern day voice of Hildegard of Bingen.  Wise, mindful, peaceful, loving, nurturing.  Thank you Judy of sharing your words of wisdom with us. It All Comes Back to You – Find Your Still Center I’ve spent a lot of time online today looking at messages of inspiration on Twitter and luscious images with inspired messages on Facebook, sharing and posting away to new and found friends online.  I feel inspired and happy to know that these messages of love and opening to the Divine are growing and swelling…

Breaking Free From Social Anxiety

Welcome guest blogger Chantal Beaupre!  Chantal is an Emotional Mastery Coach, a Naturopath, an Independent Licensed LifeSuccess Consultant, and a business partner of Bob Proctor — as seen in “The Secret” movie. Her passion is to assist, educate, and inspire consciously focused business owners and individuals to achieve extraordinary success and happiness, at home and in the workplace. Recognized as the go-to self-development expert, Chantal has a treasure trove of practical, highly effective tools to help you live your life to the fullest.  I encourage you to take a look at her just released virtual guidebook Anxiety Free at Last.…

Developing a Healthy Relationship with Self

“Life is now.
  There was never a time when your life was not now,
 nor will there ever be.” ~ Eckhart Tolle     When asked about being fully present and focused, my client answered something like this: I don’t know that I am ever present or fully focused.  My mind is all over the place and my friends tell me I don’t know how to relax.  I am a type A personality, and I am always busy. I mentioned to him that being mentally and emotionally somewhere other than where he is physically, being engaged in thought unrelated to…