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10 Succinct Inspirations on Peace

Here are ten short but significant meditations on peace – gathered from teachers whose own lives helped illuminate this potent philosophy.

 

10 Reasons to Always Say Thank You

“Thank you” – two simple words with the power to change our entire outlook on life. Here are 10 great reasons why this phrase of gratitude belongs in the forefront of our daily interactions in every season.

 

The Sun and the Moon: A Filipino Folktale

Our actions, or failure to act, can have lasting impact on our environment and the people around us. However, we can also find beauty in every tragedy, and no matter what happens in life, we see that there is perpetual hope for redemption.

 

Wisdom from a Dolphin

We can learn much from this inspiring nautical creature; here are some of dolphin's most valuable lessons and qualities:

 

Words of Wisdom from Maya Angelou

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

 

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Five Signs That Your Soul is Searching for Enlightenment

Here are five of the signs that a person has started down the road to discover who or what they really are.

 

How to Be More Grateful (and Why You Should Be)

Gratitude is one of the most powerful energies and emotional states we can experience. Here are some of the specific benefits of gratitude and appreciation.

 

Pema Chodron – Open to The Nature of Your True Being

In eastern traditions it is believed that each person’s growth is like that of the lotus flower – with enough time our petals fully unfold, revealing each person’s inner beauty to the world.

 

Let Good Events Change Your Brain

Small good events are everywhere -- all you have to do is tune in to this abundance of good things that already exist all around you.

 

Why Chanting Feels So Satisfying

Chanting has a larger effect on your body than just the spiritual focus that it offers. It sets up a vibrational quality in your mind and body that quickly brings you to a state of calm and relaxation.

 

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Fueling the Mind

Fueling the mind means providing adequate nutrients as well as abundant amounts of stimulation. Providing the brain with the things it requires will help it function at its best, allowing you to think more clearly, focus on the task at hand and solve problems as they arise.

 

The Same Yoga Pose on Different Days

Yoga affects our body, mind, breath and spirit and each of these affects how we practice yoga. Studying asanas thoroughly brings unity to yoga. 

 

Are You Present During Yoga?

Consciously or not, we each have many tricks for not staying present in the moment. Even at times when we try to be present, such as during yoga class, the mind creates or looks for distractions.

 

10 Ways to Turn Around Bad Days

When stressed, it becomes essential to renew your inner optimism. Here are 10 ways to de-stress naturally and take your day back by focusing on the positive!

 

When Effort Becomes Ease

Experienced yogis also know how to cultivate ease; they work with the mind, body and breath to bring about tranquility, even in challenging situations.