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How To Manifest Love and Attract Your Soulmate

We all want to find the perfect love. So why is it that some people seem to fall effortlessly into their dream relationship, while others struggle to attract a soulmate? The answer has everything to do with the energy you hold. The Law of Attraction states that we can only manifest people in our lives…
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Separating Soul From Ego: How to Identify Spirit vs. Self

One of the fundamental pillars of most spiritual practices revolves around a distinction between different levels of self. Depending on the practice, this might be presented in terms of levels of consciousness, or as your ability to embody higher ideals, or higher versions of yourself. Or, perhaps most commonly, the idea is often talked about…
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75 Mindfulness Gratitude Quotes to Inspire Your Practice

Experiencing profound gratitude is one of the most powerful parts of any mindfulness practice. Done well, taking time to appreciate the world around you will create a positive spiral in your life, in which your positivity begins to create more and more circumstances for you to feel grateful for. The question is: How do you…
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How to Turn Your Inner Critic into an Inner Coach

Like it or not, we all have a little voice in our heads. Most of the time, we don’t pay any attention to it. We go about our day to day lives, oblivious to the fact that there’s an inner chatterbox going on inside our heads. This happens all day, every day. When you start…
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Buddha and the Meaning of All Life Is Suffering

Buddha famously taught that all life is suffering. In fact, he believed this principle was so fundamental, that he enshrined it into the first of The Four Noble Truths, teaching that we are all trapped in samsara, an endless cycle of pain and suffering. Unfortunately, this quote is often misunderstood. IN this post, we’ll dive…
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How To Meditate With Your Eyes Open – 5 Powerful Techniques

Imagine the “perfect” meditator. Who do you see? What do they look like? How are they sitting? Chances are, you pictured someone in a peaceful setting, legs crossed, with their palms on their knees and their eyes closed…am I right? While this might be the stereotype, the reality is there is not one perfect meditation…
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How To Do Shamatha Meditation – A Buddhist Technique to Calm the Mind

What Is Samatha Meditation? Shamata meditation (sometimes written as samatha meditation), is one of the foundational meditation practices in Buddhist traditions. Also known as mindfulness meditation, or concentration meditation, the aim of shamatha is to introduce a student to the practice of observation and focus on the mind. Most beginning meditation students are not aware…
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How To Keep a Positive Mindset on Long Distance Runs and Other Endurance Sports

Just One Mile: The Power of a Positive Attitude in Endurance Sports I stumbled onto a great interview today with Katie Spotz, an ultra-endurance athlete. Katie has raced dozens of Ironmans, 100+ mile ultramarathons, and cycled across the US multiple times. She even set world records rowing solo across the Atlantic and swimming over 300…
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How To Start a Spiritual Journey

Podcast: Getting Started on Your Spiritual Journey. The concept of a spiritual journey is something that has been around, probably since the dawn of Man, and over the centuries it’s become something of almost mythical proportions. We tend to have this idea of a spiritual journey being this epic quest that takes you to the…
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Guided Nadi Shodhana Meditation: Alternate Nostril Breathing

Alternate nostril breathing, also known as nadi shodhana, is a powerful breath technique to focus the mind and awaken energy in the third eye center. In this post, I’ll share a guided meditation using nadi shodhana, so listen to the recording below to get started. This recording is an excerpt from Quiet The Mind: An…
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