"Unless you are reflective, you cannot draw forth the full value of your study. They may make you a well-informed person but they need not necessarily make you a wise person, ..." - Sw. Chidananda
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Collection of articles.
Confront a conflict by first being aware of what your body feels like when you are enjoying an activity. You can almost feel the warmth circulating throughout, and you feel in control, master of your actions.
Attunement With Our Creator
Positive attitudes and uplifting thoughts create harmony, beauty and love in our life.
Meditation time with a period for reflection gives us the opportunity to unwind, think about the day, regroup our energy, realign our short term or long term goals as we feel would be beneficial.
Bodies Without Borders in Meditation
In deep meditation, with the mind fully awake and aware, there comes a state of being when we don't feel our physical body.
Category - Benefits of Meditation
How meditation can benefit your life.
Category - Meditations for Reflecting on Inner and Outer Relationships
Series of articles using reflective meditation for developing a clearer relationship with our Divine Source and with the people in our life.
Change and the Natural Universe
Change is a quality of the natural universe. But what supports all the changes is the unchanging quality of harmony; unconditional love.
Connecting Creator and Creation
We are curious about the nature of the Universal Creator that has brought into the physical realm harmonious, rhythmical, cyclical, growing, diversifies, and intelligent forms of existence. Meditation helps us see into the depth that is beyond thinking mind.
Contemplation and Meditation
When we think about something, we are contemplating what to do next, what would be best, what course to follow. Contemplation is a most useful skill to develop.
Daily Living and Loving
Meditation opens us to the infinitely large storehouse of vibrant energy, that we can use in daily living and loving.
Diving Deeply Into Meditation
The more we meditate, the deeper we sink toward our roots that go inward, and radiate further than the physical and mental realms into the unseen spiritual.
Diving Within Through Meditation
In the depths of meditation we fall into a vast open experience of light.
That which is personally special we hold precious.
Intuition - Synchronicity - Meditation
Intuition leads us to finding expression in the flow of synchronistic events, allows our curiosity to manifest, while we discover what is going on within and around us. It is growth from the inside out.
Living in Our Loving Nature
We are our most human self when we 'Self Love'; when we love fully, completely, unconditionally under all circumstances in any circumstance.
Meditation and Our Multi-Dimensional World
We know about the plants and animals, animate and inanimate. But there are unseen dimensions accessible in meditation to help us solve problems and gain insight.
Meditation and Your Spiritual Spiral
There is a saying that no man is an island and that pertains to spiritual growth also. If we isolate ourselves and only tend to our self-serving desires, we are spinning our wheels in place, going nowhere.
Meditation Fortifies Commitments
When our thoughts are calm and centered it is easier to keep steady with commitments.
Meditation on Religion and Spirituality
Meditation for Contemplation on Religion and Spirituality: Ten people can be practicing ten different religions, yet share the same spiritual experiences and understandings.
Meditation's Role in Experiencing the Soul
The soul can be realized by experiencing its nature, and this happens quite easily through the practice of meditation.
Moment to Moment Meditation
Affirmation in the meditation: Moment to moment I am here. Moment to moment might I be consciously here. Aware of my true eternal, internal self. Best ready for action to face the world squarely, purely, lovingly, energetically.
Natural Outdoor Meditation
A great way to enjoy peace in the outdoors when weather permits.
Pausing in Winter for Reflection
Reflection is such an important part of our life, the time when we work out pressing concerns and decide on a plan of action.
Paving Our Pathway Includes Meditation
The pathway we walk upon is paved as we go by the consciousness we show in day-to-day living. Our goals determine the route to our destination.
Redirecting Stressful Energy
At the first sign of distress we can take a moment to breathe in deeply and then let go while relaxing on the out-breath.
Reflecting on Opinions on Various Religions
Talking about our own and different religions - some thoughts.
Reflection and Prayer on Platonic Love
The flow of loving energy keeps charging and recharging our batteries in our platonic love relationships.
Remembering September 11th
September 11, 2001 was a turning point in our inner and outer lives; a doorway to carry forth our inner light as a torch of healing for all.
Repeating Until We Learn
To learn more about humanity's process, which begins within and manifests in action, we can study and analyze the events down through the ages. What we personally do not learn through this process, we repeat, till we grow beyond that which mankind as a whole has experienced.
Repetition in Personal and World History
We repeat, repeatedly, till we consistently remember that which we need for our knowledge and growth; our personal history becoming part of world history.
Secular and Religious Head Coverings
Commentary on Secular and Religious Head Coverings and Adornments: In my opinion, the reasons given for separating religion and state as far as bodily coverings are concerned come out of fear that wearing head coverings, scarves and veils is actually more than signs of religious respect.
Seeing More by Being Still in Meditation
Stay in the single moment experience in each ever-new moment, for the widest open view.
Soul Over Mind Reflective Meditation
This verse is for reflection in the quiet portion of your meditation. If you wish, take a few lines at a time in each meditation.
Spiritual Awareness Through Meditation and Action
Spiritual realization is felt as harmony; our physical body relaxed and free of dis-ease; our mind calm, balanced, centered, without want of an outer achievement.
Spiritual Living and Meditation
What role does meditation play in developing awareness of our spiritual nature?
Taking Time for Reflection During the Day
If we integrate insight gained during a few minutes of reflection before taking action, donīt we can get the job done more efficiently?
Talking With God
How do we recognize God's voice, our conscience?
Temptation and Self-Control Meditation
Giving into temptation comes when we lose self-control. Temptation is out in the world in many forms and it takes a strong backbone to resist what we know is not good for us or will hurt others.
The Big Three - Wisdom, Purity, Meditation
Develop wisdom and meditate to purify actions for highest happiness.
Wisdom provides a wise dome. The dome covers us with a shield against wrong action.
Thoughts Can Create a Physical Reaction
A physical experience can bring on mental thoughts, and thoughts can be acted out on the physical plane.
Transforming Human Love into Divine Love
Energy used in a positive manner keeps caring and loving feelings uppermost in mind.
Tune in to the Pervading Energy
Positive attitudes and uplifting thoughts create harmony, beauty and love in our life. Negative destructive thoughts create experiences of loneliness, separation and fear that we will lose what we have.
Walking Meditation for Problem Solving
When there is a chance for a 10 minute walk, here is a meditation for problem solving I find useful. Even circling a large parking lot when no chance to go into the country is an opportunity.
Why Are We Here?
Why are we here, anyway? Perhaps to become conscious of our inherent roots, nourishing us from the ground of changelessness.
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