Category: Mindfulness

How do I come up with my own positive affirmations?

Grace, To create your own positive affirmations: Decide what area of your life you want to transform by creating a positive affirmation: work, health, success, happiness, family, love, or money.Make your affirmations in the present tense: “I am” or “I have.” Your subconscious mind will hear that it is in the present, not in the…
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How can meditation affect aging and memory?

Kyle, The Journal of Memory and Cognition reported college students meditating displayed significant improvements in memory performance over a two-week period on a perceptual and short-term memory test. The International Journal of Neuroscience published findings showing meditation reverses the aging process. Individuals practicing meditation for more than five years were physiologically 12 years younger than…
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How common is meditation?

Blake, Ten million American adults now say they practice some form of meditation regularly. This is twice as many as a decade ago. Professionals, homemakers, farmers, prisoners, physicians, teachers, children, religious and nonreligious people are all flocking to learn the practice of meditation. You no longer have to go to an ashram or monastery to…
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What is serenity?

Josh, Serenity is about coming home to your real Self and your true purpose. Just say the word serenity over and over a few times and notice what feelings arise within you: sadness, exhaustion, frustration, or grief? I lived a life where my primary family and society held little value and reverence for serenity. Serenity…
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Why should I persevere in life?

Matthew, Perseverance is one of the greatest attributes one can possess or acquire. Perseverance means to continue a course of action in spite of difficult opposition. Perseverance is grounded in determination and resolute purpose. Being honest and optimistic enough to overcome obstacles and having hope amid suffering requires grit, stamina, endurance, and steadfast and tenacious…
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What are the benefits of meditation?

Todd, Meditation enhances our ability to persevere. It releases the stress and pressure of any situation. Meditation allows us to unplug from people and situations and return home to ourselves. It clears the mind, slows the brain waves, cools us off, and restores a sense of balance, energy, and power. Meditation provides a remarkable root…
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How can I experience joy in my life?

Presley, To experience joy in your life, you must begin with the intention of wanting to experience joy. Most of us hope or pray that joy will turn up in our lives. We think of it as partying out loud or something that pops into our lives like fireworks that explode overhead, sending streaks of…
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What are the effects of truth and honesty?

Joanna, To be honest is to have integrity, to be genuine and sincere, incorruptible, good, heartfelt, and natural. You are created to live out these magnificent words in your everyday life, inhale and exhale them with every breath, pour them into your children, channel them into your career, prayers, and dreams. Speaking the truth has…
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Why should I be honest?

Noah,  Say something honest about yourself and then repeat it again. Now say something dishonest about yourself and repeat it. Do you notice a change not only in your emotions but also in your energy? When you are dishonest your eyes may blink, your blood pressure may change, and your heart may change its rhythm.…
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I have a terrible habit of procrastination and it is affecting my job and my relationship with my girlfriend. My boss and my girlfriend are always gripping and getting frustrated because I do not get things done on time or don’t get them done at all.

Jeffrey, Procrastination is a nasty habit that can really create misery and stress in your life. You can loose your job and relationship because of your habit of procrastination. First make a list of your tasks. Next put each task into a folder or pile. Put the amount of time you think it will take…
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