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Some may use the ideas of contemplation and meditation interchangeably, but you can perceive there to be a difference between the two. Before we delve deeper into that, we perceive that both contemplation and meditation are distinct ways of communicating with your higher self, with God, with universal awareness, or some other higher consciousness.
Both meditation and contemplation are expressions of prayer in the many ancient and modern traditions, and it’s easy to mistake one for the other. However, when you take a close look at these two, then you’ll see that they can practically be perceived to be quite different.
Meditation is known to be a prayerful quest wherein you engage desire, emotion, imagination, and thought. A popular goal of meditation is to be able to consider and confront our life’s reality. During meditation, your mind is seeking to understand the why’s and how’s of your life. This is so that...
Have you ever had that moment when you find yourself doing or thinking about the exact same thing as another person at the same time? Most people would credit such coincidence to something that happened by chance, and yet the psychotherapist Carl Jung thought it was synchronicities. He described it as the simultaneous occurrence of events, which does not have a clear cause but is considered deeply meaningful.
Coincidences are often described as random moments. And yet, when people look closer into their lives, there is more to these chance encounters than anything. Every sound that a person hears, every word that a person says, and every individual people meet is not mere coincidence. People come in our lives because there is something about them that we need.
Whether it is to answer our inner doubts or deal with our inner fears, people are in our lives for a reason. It is really pretty simple -- people come in our lives for a purpose.
Bio cotton has been gaining popularity among consumers. Bio cotton is organic, so it helps in protecting the environment. It is also much safer for farmers who are producing this type of cotton. In terms of health and their communities’ economic well-being, bio cotton is a tremendous help. So, how can you be a part of this endeavor of fostering a better environment and a profitable livelihood for cotton farmers?
Purchasing organic cotton fabric clothing is one of the ways that we can make things more sustainable. With eco fashion, you do not only take part in preserving the environment, but you are also participating in a fair fashion, which ensures that the bio cotton farmers are being supported by this type of livelihood fairly.
So, the next time you’d want to get organza fabric that is made of silk but could be mixed with synthetic fibers like nylon and polyester, you can choose bio cotton instead. It’s perhaps the best fabric...
Shifting into becoming truly present with family and friends happens when someone either comprehends the magnitude of the importance of this relative to their life from a macro view and/or experiences sustained joy and pleasure in their life from applying presence to their relationships with their loved ones.
The problem is that work-life can be the overwhelming perspective one takes. The achievement of things - the outputs of the processes - can be the focus, and when this is so strongly brought into your awareness, simply being simple becomes more foreign. The solution is to tie these things together - work-life and life-life - and see them not as separate activities but as the same activity in different contexts.
Home-life supports work-life. Work-life supports home-life. They are interrelated to each other. However, the home-life must be solid for the work-life to be solid. The home-life is not dependent on the work-life to be solid in the same way. The key is to see the...
Allowing your body to rise according to its more natural cycles has come to mean allowing it to sleep longer. This is only half of the equation. Waking up early in the morning can increase your energy throughout the entire day, and there are a few easy tips to make that happen.
Many people see sleep as the only thing that gives our body the energy that it needs throughout the day. This is not the case. Meditation and mindfulness are tools that can effectively increase energy, and the morning routine is the foundation of each day's energy-increasing efforts.
You need to be EXCITED to wake up early. Like, actually excited about the activity, not about the output of the activity. If you are attempting - or even succeeding - in waking up early through will power despite your body's craving for more sleep, you are depleting your energy. Remember that your energy is mental, emotional, spiritual and physical, not just physical. All are interconnected. Having authentic excitement for the...
Have you been feeling uneasy and stressed lately? It can be a difficult time if you’re preoccupied with worries. You may be thinking, “how can I calm my anxious heart?” There’s a way to do that, and it is through meditation. Not only will it be good for your mind, but it can also promote a better immune system and strengthen your vital organs such as the lungs and heart...kind of important right now.
Breath training is an excellent exercise for your heart and lungs. That’s what makes it beneficial for your body if you perform guided morning meditation regularly. When you meditate, you draw awareness to your breathing and helps you become more calm and relaxed. With frequent practice, meditation can ease anxiety tension and lower your heart rate and blood pressure.
Calming your heart through meditation can help in keeping you away from negative thoughts. Through it, you can achieve...
If we are honest and we had the chance with no negative repercussions, we’d likely be earning much more money than we currently are. However, for many of us, we don’t have an excellent relationship with money. It means that while we might desire for it, we find it challenging to manifest money into our lives. That’s why we never successfully achieve the wealth we desire.
What you have to know about financial success is that it all begins in your mind. What’s holding many of us back is our belief system when it comes to money and wealth. So, it’s time that we leverage the Law of Attraction and practice how to attract money.
Specific money manifestation techniques are an effective way to change what you believe about money. It will open the doors to prosperity that is available everywhere. However, there are a few steps that you have to take so that you can start to see how money affirmations can change your belief system and your life. But...
There are times when negative thoughts plague us and can be irritating and annoying. These thoughts even get so intrusive that we can't think of anything else. It seems as though we're stuck in that negativity, and there's nothing we can do about it.
However, the truth is that there are steps we can take to get rid of these pestering thoughts. In this article, we want to share with you what you can do to be more mindful of what thoughts you entertain and what to set aside - no matter how evolved you believe your “spirituality” to be.
We tend to keep on playing negative thoughts repeatedly, but why is this so? It's because it's familiar to us, and we can't help but replay the thought in our minds. Somehow, we torture ourselves with a scene from our past that we cannot change.
Negative thoughts don't even have to be memories of things that happened. They can be what we perceive ourselves to be. Low...
You may be wondering, "what is fascia?" or "what is fascia stretching?" If you haven't heard of this term before, then this article is definitely for you. We'll cover the essential things about the fasciae, what they are, and how you can keep them healthy. Let's begin!
The fascia is a part of our bodies. It's found just beneath the skin, and its primary role is to attach, stabilize, encase, and also separate our internal organs from the muscles. Fasciae are bands of connective tissues containing fibrous bundles of collagen fibers.
Our ligaments and tendons contain collagen as their principal component as well. What differentiates them from the fascia is their function and location. For example, tendons attach to our bones, and ligaments connect our bones together. As for the fasciae, they surround our muscles. Like any part of our bodies, it's essential to keep our fasciae healthy.
Everyone will experience losing a friend at some point in our lives. If you’re going through a split up with a friend, then it’s a really difficult time for you. You’re feeling all these emotions and it hurts. You may be thinking about how to fix a breakup with your friend. But the best thing to do right now is to focus on yourself and how you can heal from a broken friendship.
Sometimes, breaking up with a friend is even worse than breaking up with a romantic partner. For you, you’ve lost someone really dear; someone who you think you’ll always have all your life through thick and thin. This person is not just someone you know or have a few drinks with. This is an individual who knows you inside out.
With romantic relationships, somehow, we know and accept that there’s a probability for things to not work out as we hope. However, with friendships, it’s hard for us to even imagine that there will be something that can break you...