“While Meditating I Get Lost in My Thoughts. I’m Failing, Right?” Wrong!

Mindfulness is the optimal interaction between attention and peripheral awareness. -- Culadasa Have you ever tried to meditate? 🙂 If so, you probably know that, once one has chosen an anchor, like the breath, a mantra or body sensations, the basic instruction consists in bringing the attention back to it over and over again. What normally happens …

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The Power of Community

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. – Herman Melville Even though I have always felt the need to connect with other people and be part of a community, only last year I understood clearly how powerful a group can be. As I was following an online course …

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How to Find Balance Between Making Things Happen and Allowing Them to Unfold?

The balance between intention and surrender is a delicate one. Intention is getting clear on what we want and surrender is trusting in the best outcome. On the one hand, if you over intend, you’re trying to make things happen; on the other, if you over surrender, then you’re lazy, lethargic, and you’ll make a …

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Suffering? It’s Optional! Did you Know It?

People run in every direction meeting sorrow after sorrow. Why? Because they’re disconnected from themselves. -- Pythagoras Have you ever asked yourself Why do we suffer? Shinzen Young, a well-known Dharma teacher, describes suffering using the following formula: Suffering = Pain x Resistance. What does this mean exactly? 🙂 Pain is part of life and …

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How 4 Powerful Questions Can Set You Free

Don't believe every thing you think. ― Byron Katie In Getting Unstuck: 4 Steps to Let Go of Limiting Beliefs we spoke about limiting beliefs and what it takes to let them go. Often these thoughts are so unconscious, that we do not even know we are thinking them. We are only aware of their projections into …

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Getting Unstuck: 4 Steps to Let Go of Limiting Beliefs

The only limits you have are the limits you believe. ― Wayne Dyer A limiting belief is an unconscious thought through which we interpret the world. You can think of it as an invisible veil that distorts all our perceptions. Most of us have one or more of these filters. Usually they become part of us …

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