Happiness

Fiery Discipline

Why is it so difficult to be consistent? How is it that we know very well what is best for us, those things that will increase our quality of life, yet we don’t consistently do them? …Because we have accepted the habit of quitting once things get

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Welcome a New Year by Jill Sockman

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. ~Rainer Maria Rilke *May we welcome the new year with anticipation instead of expectation. *May we fully open our hearts to what is next, by letting go of what came before. *May we

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Anahata (Heart Chakra Metta Poem) by Beth Beard

Breathing deeply as I journey up the path A gentle breeze caressing me The air flows through me with each breath I take Reaching the vantage point I become still Awareness permeates my healing heart As it resonates with the beauty of the earth Lungs expanding, heart

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Desiderata

Desiderata— Max Ehrmann, 1927 Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the

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Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson

Chapter One I walk down the street.  There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I fall in.  I am lost …. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault  It takes forever to find a way out.   Chapter Two I walk down the same street.  There

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20 Notes on Lasting Happiness by Swami Sitaramananda

When the mind is more focused, you are happier.  When the mind is one-pointed, it doesn’t swing so much. If it doesn’t have many waves, then you are happy. Objects appear to give you happiness because of the conditioning of your mind to like this and dislike that, but truly objects cannot

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Creating Your Future

“It is said that extraordinary people live their lives backward. They create a future, and they live into it. An exercise I teach is called A.C.T. I want you to try it. The A stands for accept your present state. Understand your strengths and weaknesses, as we

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Yoga

During winter months, days are shorter and the weather is colder and darker. Many of us experience the “winter blues” as we spend more time indoors, away from the sun. You may even be one of the many people affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  SAD is

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Recipes For Self-Love

Take full responsibility for your life.  Stop blaming others.  See yourself as the cause of what happens to you. Do things you like to do.  Don’t stay in a job you don’t like.  Participate in life at the highest level you can.  Stop terrorising yourself with your

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Health = Happiness

  “Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” ~ B.K. S Iyengar

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