Posts Tagged ‘Meditation’

Meditation For A Blessed Election

I started writing guided meditations more than ten years ago. As a health and wellness coach I write them for myself to prepare for important trips and events. I write them for friends who are having medical procedures. I help clients write them. And a while back, when this toxic election season was really beginning […]

This Famous Chef Credits Meditation For Transforming His Life

Eric Ripert, the celebrated French chef and owner of Le Bernardin in New York City, is known for his calm, compassionate demeanor in the kitchen. But it wasn’t always this way. In a video for Fast Company, Ripert owns up to how he used to be angry and frustrated chef who didn’t think anything of […]

Confessions of a Meditation Guru

First confession… I ain’t a guru. And, if you come across a teacher who says they are, there is a high probability that you need to hightail it outta there. So, let me introduce myself and my meditation-ness and my un-guru-ness. I have been called a meditation “expert,” and I feel cool with that. I […]

Lessons I Learned From 10 Days of Silence and Meditation

Image credit: Pete R., BucketListly. The first time I heard about Vipassana meditation was back in 2014 when my friend and business partner Prean decided to take a break in a hectic startup world and realign his values and vision for life. I have never been that much into meditation and taking a 10-day course seemed […]

Daily Meditation: Celestial Vision

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a song by ambient musician Rudy Adrian. “Under Orion” reminds us that we are part of a vast universe, dancing through celestial […]

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Meditation Develops Intuition

I was working as a financial planner on Oct. 19 1987. This was the day that the media dubbed as “Black Monday,” when stock markets around the world crashed. This day still goes down as the largest one day percentage decline in stock market history. On the Friday prior to the crash I received a […]

Daily Meditation: Peace On Earth

ImageContent(56282911e4b02f6a900f94bd,5628290f1400006f003c8d3d,Image,HectorAssetUrl(5628290f1400006f003c8d3d.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),Tom Merton via Getty Images,) We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a rendition of “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” performed for Pope Francis during his visit to […]

Daily Meditation: Set Us Free

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a song by folk artist Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens. “Trouble” is a prayer for respite from hardship and for the […]

Daily Meditation: Set Us Free

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a song by folk artist Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens. “Trouble” is a prayer for respite from hardship and for the […]

Daily Meditation: The Final Frontier

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a TED talk by yogi and meditation teacher Dada Gunamuktananda. Consciousness, he says, is the final frontier and a universe unto itself […]

Daily Meditation: The Final Frontier

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a TED talk by yogi and meditation teacher Dada Gunamuktananda. Consciousness, he says, is the final frontier and a universe unto itself […]

Daily Meditation: Angelito

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a song by Chilean musician Fernando Milagros. “Angelito” is a song of love and longing. May we discover a sense of peace and tranquility as […]

Daily Meditation: Angelito

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a song by Chilean musician Fernando Milagros. “Angelito” is a song of love and longing. May we discover a sense of peace and tranquility as […]

The 3 Things That Helped Me Finally Stick With Meditation

By Marianne Hayes Over the last few years, I’ve read a hundred different reasons why I should adopt a regular meditation practice. It’s the best way to harness the power of the present moment. It’s a tool for self-healing. It provides direct access to the divine. The list goes on. My problem was that while […]

The 3 Things That Helped Me Finally Stick With Meditation

By Marianne Hayes Over the last few years, I’ve read a hundred different reasons why I should adopt a regular meditation practice. It’s the best way to harness the power of the present moment. It’s a tool for self-healing. It provides direct access to the divine. The list goes on. My problem was that while […]

Daily Meditation: A Vision Of Hope

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a Sanskrit proverb from The Little Book of Prayers. The proverb reminds us that though time is fleeting, every day contains the promise of renewed […]

Meditation: Easy or Hard? 10 Observations I Can Share

Enjoying a sunrise meditation Palm Beach Sydney I have read a quite a few blogs and articles on meditation recently, and I get a bit confused at why so many people describe their daily practice as a painful process. Some detailing a daily ritual that sounds like torture. Then I remind myself to think back […]

Daily Meditation: Brotherhood, Sisterhood

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a song by “neo-Hasidic” ensemble Zusha. “Brother” is a beautiful invitation to be in constant partnership with those around us.   Also on […]

Daily Meditation: Let Go

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a passage from the Tao Te Ching. The reading reminds us to let go, stop thinking and be live a wave on […]

Daily Meditation: Practicing Forgiveness

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a guided meditation for forgiveness. Often messy and never easy, forgiveness is what some call “the ultimate spiritual practice.”   Also on HuffPost: — […]

Daily Meditation: Practicing Forgiveness

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a guided meditation for forgiveness. Often messy and never easy, forgiveness is what some call “the ultimate spiritual practice.”   Also on HuffPost: — […]

Daily Meditation: Make Us Wise

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a Sioux prayer from The Little Book of Prayers, edited by David Schiller. The prayer reminds us to live fully, appreciate the […]

Daily Meditation: Dive Into The Unknown

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a song by American singer Mia Doi Todd. The haunting “Luna Lune” explores the timeless journey to understand that which is elusive […]

Daily Meditation: Dive Into The Unknown

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a song by American singer Mia Doi Todd. The haunting “Luna Lune” explores the timeless journey to understand that which is elusive […]

How Meditation Can Help Anxiety

Fear is a negative emotion unless you are facing an actual threat and need to fight or flee. The usefulness of fear is minimal in daily life, particularly in the form of anxiety. Stressful events can produce short-term anxiety in almost everyone, which disappears after the event. But for an estimated 6.8 million Americans with Generalized […]

Daily Meditation: Ground Zero

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a poem in honor of Sept. 11 by Robert Creeley. May we strive for peace and unity. Ground Zero by Robert Creeley What’s after […]

10 Misconceptions About Mindfulness Meditation

The rising popularity of mindfulness meditation in recent years has sparked a great deal of interest by the general population. As with any innovation, there are bound to be some misconceptions. Though mindfulness meditation is an ancient practice, it is relatively new to Westerners. Whenever I invite someone to our weekly meditation meeting, I am […]

10 Misconceptions About Mindfulness Meditation

The rising popularity of mindfulness meditation in recent years has sparked a great deal of interest by the general population. As with any innovation, there are bound to be some misconceptions. Though mindfulness meditation is an ancient practice, it is relatively new to Westerners. Whenever I invite someone to our weekly meditation meeting, I am […]

Daily Meditation: Greet The New Day

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a poem by 18th century Methodist writer Charles Wesley. “Morning Hymn” is a song to celebrate the new day and all the opportunities […]

Ain’t Got Time for Meditation?

You know that thing that happens where you have an inkling that you need to bring something into your life because the universe starts beating it into your head by having it show up everywhere? That’s what happened to me with meditation. It seemed that every book I read or podcast that I listened to […]

Meditation and the Spiritual Life of Children

When they become parents, many people wonder how to impart spiritual values to their children. The traditional model of sending them to Sunday school is one alternative; another is to draw the entire family into the personal spirituality of the parents, as more people turn away from organized religion to carve their own path. Children […]

Why Making Art Is The New Meditation

Many of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but sometimes find it hard to do.  Fewer of us know about the profound benefits of artistic expression. Creating art, however, is another way to access a meditative state of mind and the profound healing it brings.  — This feed and its contents are the […]

Daily Meditation: A Sense Of Wonder

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that theseDaily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a TED talk by time-lapse photographer Louie Schwartzberg. The powerful video invites us to cultivate a sense of wonder in our daily lives. […]

Daily Meditation: A Sense Of Wonder

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that theseDaily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a TED talk by time-lapse photographer Louie Schwartzberg. The powerful video invites us to cultivate a sense of wonder in our daily lives. […]

Washington D.C. Students Soar with Meditation at Ideal Academy

Ideal Academy Public Charter School (Ideal Academy) is a hidden jewel nestled amidst the noise and haste that is the heartbeat of our nation’s capital. It is a “safe space” where bustling tourism and high government affairs is juxtaposed with the violence and chaos that too often marks the densely-populated cityscape of Washington D C. […]

Washington D.C. Students Soar with Meditation at Ideal Academy

Ideal Academy Public Charter School (Ideal Academy) is a hidden jewel nestled amidst the noise and haste that is the heartbeat of our nation’s capital. It is a “safe space” where bustling tourism and high government affairs is juxtaposed with the violence and chaos that too often marks the densely-populated cityscape of Washington D C. […]

Daily Meditation: Wade In The Water

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that theseDaily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a performance of the classic spiritual “Wade in the Water” by a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock. Take a dip in […]

Daily Meditation: Be Liberated

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a video produced by The Dodo, which depicts animals’ first taste of freedom after years in captivity. We offer a prayer for […]

Daily Meditation: Be Liberated

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a video produced by The Dodo, which depicts animals’ first taste of freedom after years in captivity. We offer a prayer for […]

How to Clear Obstacles Using a Powerful Meditation Object

Many people resist getting to their meditation cushion. When I ask why, the occasional person will confess something that most of us feel deep inside: “I don’t want to face my own mind.” Much of my first year in a three-year meditation retreat was spent clearing obstacles that blocked my mind from reaching meditative stillness. […]

Daily Meditation: Walk Into Mindfulness

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a guided walking meditation. Give yourself 30 minutes to get out of the office, take a walk and enter a deeper state […]

Eckhart Tolle’s Meditation For Finding Inner Peace

Eckhart Tolle TV is dedicated to providing you with the resources to put his teachings into practice everyday to transform your life, which ultimately transforms the world. In his GPS Guide below, Eckhart Tolle shows you how to find inner peace through meditation. Eckhart Tolle’s profound, yet simple teachings reveal a path to inner peace and […]

Eckhart Tolle’s Meditation For Finding Inner Peace

Eckhart Tolle TV is dedicated to providing you with the resources to put his teachings into practice everyday to transform your life, which ultimately transforms the world. In his GPS Guide below, Eckhart Tolle shows you how to find inner peace through meditation. Eckhart Tolle’s profound, yet simple teachings reveal a path to inner peace and […]

Eckhart Tolle’s Meditation For Finding Inner Peace

Eckhart Tolle TV is dedicated to providing you with the resources to put his teachings into practice everyday to transform your life, which ultimately transforms the world. In his GPS Guide below, Eckhart Tolle shows you how to find inner peace through meditation. Eckhart Tolle’s profound, yet simple teachings reveal a path to inner peace and […]

Daily Meditation: Feeling Lost

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a song by folk singer Sibylle Baier. With beautiful poetry, Baier describes the feeling of being lost and remembering a time or […]

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

By Lodro Rinzler I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and immediately wondered, “What should I […]

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

By Lodro Rinzler I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and immediately wondered, “What should I […]

You Breathing Easy : Meditation and Breathing Techniques to Help You Relax, Refresh and Revitalize

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Daily Meditation: Losing A Loved One

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a poem by Britain’s Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. In “Premonitions,” Duffy recalls her mother’s death and the journey of knowing and […]

Meditation Helps Bodine Students to ‘Thrive’

Why does one even bother to meditate? If you were to ask an individual with looming deadlines, an air-tight schedule, a demanding work ethic, and a partridge in a pear-tree, why they bust their hump, they might just think you’re crazy. Imagine, an archetype of this very hustle-and-bustle lifestyle, who of course has no time […]

Meditation Helps Bodine Students to ‘Thrive’

Why does one even bother to meditate? If you were to ask an individual with looming deadlines, an air-tight schedule, a demanding work ethic, and a partridge in a pear-tree, why they bust their hump, they might just think you’re crazy. Imagine, an archetype of this very hustle-and-bustle lifestyle, who of course has no time […]

Meditation Helps Bodine Students to ‘Thrive’

Why does one even bother to meditate? If you were to ask an individual with looming deadlines, an air-tight schedule, a demanding work ethic, and a partridge in a pear-tree, why they bust their hump, they might just think you’re crazy. Imagine, an archetype of this very hustle-and-bustle lifestyle, who of course has no time […]

The Neuroscience Of Meditation, And The Virtues Of Shutting Up

It was 5:30 in the morning on my third day of silent meditation when I noticed something in me take a sharp turn left. I was groggy, frustrated by my inability to sit still and hungry for the breakfast that was still an hour off. I got up from the spot on the floor of […]

A Meditation on Childhood Ecstacies and Adult Pleasures

I must have been 7 years old when my older sister came home from school with a ”library book’.: It was a Friday, and the book was meant to be read by her over the weekend, (wedged in between homework and outdoor play), and returned on Monday. Love at first sight never happened with a […]

Daily Meditation: Universal Love

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a version of Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel,” performed by singer Renata Flores Rivera in the South American indigenous language […]

Daily Meditation: Universal Love

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a version of Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel,” performed by singer Renata Flores Rivera in the South American indigenous language […]

Daily Meditation: Supernatural

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a song by neo-soul group KING. “Supernatural” explores the magical and often otherworldly experience of falling in love.    Related on HuffPost: […]

Women’s Weight Loss, Diet, and Exercise Motivation with Hypnosis, Meditation, Relaxation, and Affirmations (The Sleep Learning System)

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Daily Meditation: Before I Die

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a song written by León Gieco and performed by the great Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa. “I only ask God,” the song says, […]

Daily Meditation: Let Things Take Their Course

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a passage from the Tao Te Ching, translated by Stephen Mitchell. Chapter 64 of the Tao reminds us to stay rooted, let […]

How Transcendental Meditation Changed My Life

I arrive with the flowers, a fruit and a white handkerchief at the Transcendental Meditation Center in Beverly Hills for my first meditation with my teacher Patricia. I’m a little nervous about the ceremony that she performs when she recites a text in Sanskrit, a language I don’t understand a single word of. After the […]

Daily Meditation: A Prayer For Travelers

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a prayer from the Jewish prayerbook, published by the Rabbinical Assembly. Whether you’re embarking on a journey or know someone who is, […]

Daily Meditation: Glory

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features the Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Choir’s performance of the song “Glory,” written by musicians John Legend and Common for the 2014 film, […]

Daily Meditation: Exodus

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features an iconic song by reggae group Bob Marley & The Wailers. “Exodus” asks the question: “Are you satisfied with the life you’re […]

Steep Your Soul: Christiane Northrup’s Divine Love Meditation | Super Soul Sunday | OWN

Dr. Christiane Northrup is a board-certified ob-gyn and a passionate believer in the spiritual side of healing. Dr. Northrup not only helps others transform their spiritual health but also practices what she preaches as a part of her morning ritual. Watch full episodes of Super Soul Sunday here: http://bit.ly/1C5eHCh Find OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN […]

Daily Meditation: Song To The Moon

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a song from Antonín Dvořák’s opera, Rusalka, performed by renowned singer Renée Fleming. “Song To The Moon” evokes magic and mystery, calling […]

How Compassion Meditation Can Ward Off Negative Thoughts

Compassion is often presented as something you provide for others, but it can also be something you have for yourself. According to new research, a compassion-infused meditation tradition may help you reap the benefits of more positive thinking and self-kindness. Simply named ‘compassion meditation,’ this type of mindfulness practice centers around replacing judgment with understanding. […]

Daily Meditation: Fear No Evil

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features Psalm 23 from the Bible, which addresses fear. If you are living with some fear, consider the ways in which you could […]

Daily Meditation: Come Back To Your Breath

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a guided talk and meditation by Sharon Salzberg. Whenever you need to throughout the day, come back to your breath and give […]

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Meditation Myth Number 3: ‘I Need a Mantra’

This is number three in a series in which I dispel the most common myths that prevent people from practicing and enjoying meditation. When I tell people I teach meditation, their next words are often something like, “Oh, meditation. Yeah, I was thinking of getting my mantra. Hey, you do need a mantra for that, […]

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Daily Meditation: Caring For The Earth

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a poem by Inayat Khan, the founder of The Sufi Order in the West. April 22 is Earth Day and a time […]

Daily Meditation: A Sense Of Belonging

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a reflection on “belonging and coming home” by philosopher and poet David Whyte. “We are the one part of creation that knows […]

When Meditation Is Not Good for You

As I travel from city to city offering Awakening Coaching Intensives, I hear statements from so many people like “I’m not very good at meditation,’” or “my meditation does not go very deep,” or “I just sit and there is an endless buzzing of thoughts.” In my opinion, and experience, sitting quietly and watching your […]

Yoga & Meditation: A Holistic Approach To Perfect Homeostasis

Yoga & Meditation: A Holistic Approach To Perfect Homeostasis Learn how to relax your body and mind and give yourself a great refreshing lift with Yoga and Meditation Author Dr Yogini Shubh Veer has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 4 decades and in Yoga & Meditation she shares her rich experience to help […]

Daily Meditation: Song For The Dead

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a song by singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens. “Death With Dignity” is full of the nostalgia and melancholy of recalling shrouded memories. How do […]

You Can Conquer Cancer: The ground-breaking self-help manual including nutrition, meditation and lifestyle management techniques

You Can Conquer Cancer: The ground-breaking self-help manual including nutrition, meditation and lifestyle management techniques People faced with cancer take life seriously very seriously. They want answers; they need to know what works. I know the feeling. For over twenty years now I have sat in groups with thousands of others going through cancer. Between […]

Daily Meditation: Visionary

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a TEDx talk by renowned spiritual teacher and author Marianne Williamson. In her talk, Williamson says, “Faith is not blind; faith is […]

3 Ways Yoga and Meditation Can Help Diabetes

The recent “Egg Crack Challenge” has gone viral to raise money and awareness for juvenile diabetes research. Another way to help prevent and reduce diabetes symptoms is to practice yoga and meditation. Here are three ways research suggests yoga can benefit people with diabetes. Yoga Lowers Diabetes Risk A pilot study published in eCAM reports […]

Daily Meditation: Take Action

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features renowned violist Joshua Bell’s performance of the third movement of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, “Summer.” The piece has energy, movement and vitality. What […]

The Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation? | Super Soul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Mindfulness and meditation have both been shown to have physical and mental health benefits, but many people get confused between the two practices. Watch Full Episodes of Super Soul Sunday Here: http://bit.ly/1aqtfoV. Find OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1vqD1PN “Super Soul Sunday” is a two-time Emmy award-winning series that delivers a thought-provoking, eye-opening and […]

Daily Meditation: The Future Of God

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a clip from a conversation between Deepak Chopra and CNN anchor Kyra Phillips on “The Future of God.” Chopra says: “There’s some […]

Daily Meditation: The Human Imagination

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a video from Jason Silva’s YouTube channel “Shots of Awe.” Silva explores the human imagination, and how we go about expanding the […]

Daily Meditation: Love Boldly

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a poem by speaker and writer Dr. Kent M. Keith. “The Paradoxical Commandments,” called “Anyway” for short, were reportedly beloved by Mother […]

10-Minute Yoga Sequence for Meditation

By Yoga Journal Instructions: For a 10-minute practice, do 4 rounds of the following sequence (a round is the sequence practiced on both the right and left sides). In round 1, hold each pose for 30 seconds, or 5-6 breaths. In rounds 2 and 3, hold each pose for 10-12 seconds, or 2 breaths. And […]

Daily Meditation: To The Spirits

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a Santeria song dedicated to the orisha, or spirit, Obbatala. In the Santeria pantheon, Obbatala is seen as the creator of the […]

Meditation Would Help Wall Street, Deepak Chopra Says

Wall Street needs to start meditating, author Deepak Chopra said Monday. The alternative medicine advocate, who starts each day with two hours of meditation, said even 15 minutes of meditation will help give financial workers the rest and focus to tackle their high-stress, fast-paced jobs. “It makes them more productive because they’re centered,” he said […]

Daily Meditation: The Spirit Of Youth

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a sonnet for spring by William Shakespeare. The northern hemisphere is moving deeper into spring, when plants are new and the air […]

Daily Meditation: Peace Mantra

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a recording from the 2011 album ‘Children Beyond’ by Tina Turner, Regula Curti & Dechen Shak-Dagsay. As part of the musicians’ initiative […]

Daily Meditation: Oh Happy Day

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a performance of the famous spiritual “Oh Happy Day” by renowned South African ensemble Soweto Gospel Choir. Find something to be joyful […]

From Comparison to Being: A Meditation on Rethinking Gratitude

If I were to answer the question for what am I grateful, straight away I would say: The possibility for meaningful relationships The opportunity to think deeply about things The ability to laugh at the things thought deeply about An appreciation of uncertainty and change On reflection, I want to propose a somewhat contrarian view […]

Daily Meditation: Be Free

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a poem by contemporary Russian poet Vera Pavlova, translated by Steven Seymour. “I am in love, hence free to live” evokes the […]

You: Breathing Easy: Meditation and Breathing Techniques to Relax, Refresh and Revitalize

You: Breathing Easy: Meditation and Breathing Techniques to Relax, Refresh and Revitalize Feel better, healthier, and more relaxed…with the audio companion to the #1 Bestseller You: Staying Young Nothing is more fundamental to living than breathing. But just because you''ve been doing it all your life doesn''t mean you can''t do it better. Breathing well […]

Meditation Room Helps Employees Focus

Every Monday morning at 11:30, a reminder pops up on Katie Buchta’s Outlook calendar: Meditation. Healthy Living – The Huffington Post Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, […]

Daily Meditation: Striving For An Ideal

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a rendition of the Hindu devotional song “Vaishnav jan to” by interfaith sacred music group Riyaaz Qawwali. As the video’s description outlines, […]

Daily Meditation: Bound For Glory

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a rendition of Woody Guthrie’s iconic 1925 song, “This Train,” also known as “This Train Is Bound for Glory.” What “train” are […]

Meditation Myth Number 2: ‘It’s Too Noisy’

This is number two in a series in which I dispel the most common myths that prevent people from practicing and enjoying meditation. Some of my best teachers are convicts. I’ve volunteered for years at a maximum security prison, running meditation sessions for guys serving long sentences. They live with a lot of chaos, and […]

10 Steps to Mindfulness Meditation

Have you ever wanted to practice mindfulness meditation? The Garrison Institute’s infographic outlines 10 easy steps to help you get started. After you start practicing, look for greater clarity and focus in the way you approach your day-to-day life, how you problem-solve, and how you relate to others and the world around you. Through our […]