Surrender and Let Go

Everything you love, you will eventually lose, but in the end, love will return in a different form. -- Franz Kafka Going through a loss can be very tough. Whether it is something major, like losing a loved one, our health, a relationship or a job, or something minor, like the end of a holiday …

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How to Deal with Difficult Emotions? Say Yes to What Is

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may …

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How to Release Your Emotional Baggage? Feel Your Feelings in the Body

Emotions are your gateway to the soul. Dive into the core of any emotion, let it overwhelm you and go right into the heart of it, opening and surrendering to it. -- Brandon Bays As discussed in Moving From the Head to the Heart: Let Emotional Energy Flow, every time we do not allow an emotion to …

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Moving From the Head to the Heart: Let Emotional Energy Flow

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. -- Carl Jung Have you ever noticed how much time we spend each day lost in our thoughts? According to Dr. Fred Luskin of Stanford University, we have approximately 60,000 thoughts per day and 90% of them …

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“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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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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