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Cultivating Self-Compassion

Without self-compassion, the depths of our compassion are inherently limited.

 

5 Ways Being Vegetarian Can Enhance Your Spiritual Practice

Vegetarianism and veganism have often gone hand in hand with spirituality. Here are some ways that not eating meat can help to enhance your spiritual practice

 

Five Ways to Build Character

Character is How You Treat Those Who Can Do Nothing for You. Read more...

5 Simple Thoughts on Personal Independence

There you are daring. There you are dynamic. There you are free.

 

Why You Value Safety Over Your Intentions

This is an energy that most people fight unconsciously because it's trying to prevent change from happening. It's part of the mechanism in charge of keeping you safe.

 

The Four Agreements

These Four Agreements advocate a life of personal power instead of fear. Make them a priority in your own life, and see what happens.

 

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Nothing to Fear

And what is fear of need but need itself? – Kahlil Gibran

 

Gems of Wisdom from the Dragonfly

When a dragonfly appears, it could be a sign that positive change is imminent. Let dragonfly remind you to see things as clearly as possible, be more flexible, see past the surface and connect with more substantial truths.

 

Walking A Mile In Their Shoes - Great Quotes On Empathy

Any intelligent discussion on humanity will, at some point, deal with the importance of truly empathizing with others to understand them completely. Here are a few notable quotes on the subject

 

5 Things We Can Learn From Ducks

We may see ducks regularly at the local pond or park, but have you ever stopped to consider and appreciate their many compelling qualities? Here are five things we can learn from the duck.

 

Two Slips of Paper

There is a Hasidic teaching that says you should carry two slips of paper with you in your pockets at all times.

 

6 Thoughts on Simplicity

Inspiring quotes and reflections by Lao Tzu, Confucius, the Dalai Lama, and others.

 

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3 Ways to Create Mental Balance

This Zen visualization is a great exercise for observing inner balance. When we rush too often and talk too much, this equilibrium is disturbed. Fortunately, there are simple ways to steady our minds once again.

 

How Yoga Helps the Body, Mind, and Spirit

Many people begin a yoga practice to improve their physical health only to find, after time, that their lives have been enriched in many other ways.

 

Yoga Sutras: Five States of Mind

The fifth yoga sutra describes five different modifications of our mental state. All movements of consciousness can be divided into these five fluctuations of the mind. They are correct knowledge, illusion, delusion, sleep and memory. 

 

10 Ways To Relax in 10 Minutes or Less

If you don’t have a full afternoon (or even a full hour) to find some peaceful alone time, these ten-minute-or-less tips can help you move a bit closer towards mental and physical relaxation. Why not read through our list, and try one now?

 

Women of Yoga: Indra Devi

It becomes necessary to learn how to clear the mind of all clouds, to free it of all useless ballast and debris by dismissing the burden of too much concern with material things.

 

The Five Senses in Yoga

Instead of searching for information from the outside world, in yoga, we strive to turn our senses inward, even when we are doing active, vigorous poses.