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Meditation ...am I doing this right? Pt 2. (how to:)

There are a lot of how to guide's to meditation out there, but I'd like to share some of my personal experiences here. Unlike, teaching an instrument (for example), where you can demonstrate things physically, the hardest thing about "teaching"…
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You are the Producer and Experiencer of Stress

Physiologically speaking, stress is generated within each of us. 

So that means that, physiologically (within our body), we are both the producer and the experiencer of stress. 

So that means, then, that my thoughts have the ability to produce a…
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Who is the enemy?

Consider that the real battle is not against competing ideas and identities, that we can dream up in the form of religions, race, sexuality, political ideas, economic class, favorite fashions or whatever other type of divisions our minds can manufacture... but…
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Awakening from Delusions

To believe without understanding is self deception.  
To understand without belief is clarity (and freedom).
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Note to Self: Your greatest liability is the belief that you know the truth. Question your perceptions.  

The mind naturally tends to
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Understanding the Shadow Pt. 2

The shadow is the part of ourselves we hide from the world. For most, the preferred view of ourselves that we'd like to be seen (by others) is out in the open (in the light), however the parts that we…
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Anti-fungal Veggies + PDF

I recently decided to branch out (from a more paleo-ish regimen) and try to include some legumes in my diet, because I wanted the protein and also some more carb.  I figured it would help with keeping my moods in…
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Meditation..am I doing this right?

My 2 cents for those on the fence about giving meditation a shot:

Meditation should have a kick to it.

To tell the truth I really had no concept of what meditation was before my experience with it ...and I…
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Musings on Love

Note to Self:

Love is what we all want. We spend our lives working, working at jobs..working to grow our talents.. working to become something...working to build our identity...working to be pretty, handsome, smart...working to make more money ...working…
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Choose Love, not Fear

Note to Self:

In this moment now.. Choose, Love not fear.
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Of all of my epiphanies this is the one I see as the most important to me. I feel it is the rosetta stone for all of the…
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Be Innocent, be open

Note to Self:

Be innocent, be open, like a child (not the same as naive). Be willing to ask questions and face things you don't quite understand. Release expectation and attachment. Your willingness to be vulnerable is a strength. My…