Category Archives: spirituality

5 Powerful Ways to Transform Anger Into Joy

transform anger into joyIt happened again.

You tried to stop yourself. You wish you hadn’t said it. And, yet, despite all your best efforts, you lost it once again.

You know better. You know you should be more “spiritual” and not allow others to push your buttons or disturb your peace. But whenever it happens you are powerless. You just explode.

It’s a vicious cycle and you feel like a failure.

5 Ways to Be Gloriously Present in the Moments of Your Precious Life

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“Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever.”
— Jack Kerouac

Hello! Are you in there?

Are you sleepwalking through your days like a zombie?

Or are you wide awake, present to the infinite potential for peace, happiness, and fulfillment available right now?

Pick up the Phone: 18 Reasons to Forgive Your Family

v\]how to forgive your family The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.~Marianne Williamson

You have their number stored in your phone.

Yet you stare at the phone on the side of your bed, refusing to pick it up and call them.

You’ve been staring at the phone for days. Weeks. Years.

You don’t pick up the phone to call because of the pain they’ve caused you.

How To Conquer The Time Paradox, And Eliminate Your To-Do Pressures

bigstock-picture-of-businesswoman-creat-38552725By Laura Leigh Clarke
If you’re a go-getter, you likely have a to-do list as long as your arm.

You take on more than most people, simply because you’ve become good at juggling and “managing” yourself and as a result, you have to just keep going for fear of letting a plate drop.

You probably have goals with little rewards attached to them that you work towards all the time too:

“When I get this piece of work done,

Do You Know and Use the Key to Happiness?

How To Totally Rock The Things That Scare You

A guest post by Laura Leigh Clarke
If you’re like most people, you probably have things that deep down really scare you.

Things that make you hang back, when you wish you could move forward. Things you’d just rather not think about – let alone discuss openly with people around you. Thoughts that crop up that then whizz around your mind, out of control whilst you’re trying to focus on the positive.

3 Simple Steps Toward Grassroots Peace

By Mary Jaksch

Do you think we could have world peace one day? It seems an impossible dream, doesn’t it?

Just look at today’s news: Shootings, bombings, wars, civil unrest – it just goes on and on, day after day, year after year.

But what if you could make the world a more peaceful place?

Yes, you!

I’m not talking about big-picture peace; the kind of peace politicians try to achieve.

Zen Mind – Beginner’s Mind: How to Tap into it

Beginner's Mind

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few. – Zen Master Shunryo Suzuki

What would you rather be, a beginner or an expert?

The answer seems clear, doesn’t it? Most people would choose to be an expert, and not a beginner.

In fact, many people hate being a noobie, rookie, greenhorn novice, or tenderfoot – or whatever derogatory words we use for beginners.

How To Find Compassion In Your Most Difficult Moments

Six years ago, I was a starry-eyed medical student, just starting on the long path to becoming a doctor and psychiatrist.

The first few years of medical school took place in the lecture hall, focusing on the basics of biology and anatomy.

Learning the compassionate side of medicine was limited to seminars on topics like how to communicate effectively and connect with patients.

It all sounded so nice and easy while sitting in a classroom talking about theory.

How a Simple Loving-Kindness Meditation Can Transform Your Life

loving-kindness-meditationBy Mary Jaksch

Do you want to change?

Do you maybe want to become happy, wise, peaceful, or simply – a better person?

When you look deeply into your desire for change, you may find something uncomfortable at the bottom – a lack of self-love and self-acceptance.

In ancient teachings reaching right back to the time of the Buddha, we can find ways to cultivate loving-kindness toward ourselves and others.