Mindfulness and the Essence of Life in Every Here and Now

Mindfulness and the Essence of Life in Every Here and Now

Excerpt from ”The Art of Living” by Tich Naht Hanh Mindfulness literally Means Awareness. It is around the Knowledge of oneself Through the Focus of Attention at the Present Moment. Mindfulness is an Ancient Oriental Philosophy in which the Practice Starts from Meditation Based on our Breath and it is a very Valid and Easy ”Tool” to Integrate in our Current Lifestyle. Listening to one's Breath, Presence to one's Physical and Emotional Sensations, Attention to one's Steps, is a Practical and Functional Mode of Observing the Physical Structure of Thoughts, of what Draws…continue reading →
Walking Meditation: a Daily Mindfulness Practice

Walking Meditation: a Daily Mindfulness Practice

Meditation means to Focus the Mind on the Totality and the Emptiness hidden in the Present Moment. Nowadays is widely Known that Meditation Reduces Stress, Tensions and Provides Mental Calm. But in the rush of Everyday Life, it’s not always easy to Stop, and as the old saying Goes, smell the Roses.  From the demands of Family to the Requests and the Pressure in the Office, there is always a smaller Room to simply Be and Be Mindful. For those looking for a brief Respite, is possible consider the Walking Meditation as a Regular Meditative Practice. …continue reading →
10 Pro-Active Activities to Develop a Positive Attitude

10 Pro-Active Activities to Develop a Positive Attitude

Developing a Truly and Genuine Positive Mindset in order to Improve the Quality of Life a Function of the Thoughts Everyone Can Cultivate.   Developing the Right Thoughts is not about Being Constantly Enthusiastic, Happy or Cheerful, and it’s not about Ignoring Problems, Situations anything Negative or Unpleasant in our Life. Rather It’s about Incorporating both the Positive and Negative into a New Perspective and Choosing to still be Generally Optimistic. Cultivating Attitude also Involves the Capacity to Develop Specific Traits of Personality Founded on Concrete and Positive Values such as Acceptance, Self-Awareness,…continue reading →
Suggested Reading: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Suggested Reading: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Suggested Reading: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale About the Book  This Book is Definitely a Classic and One of the Bases for Who Desires to Cultivate a Proper Culture around Personal Development Subject and to Improve a Personal ToolBox of Self-Help Strategies. Dr. Peale’s Iconic Book Can Be Defined the Quintessential of Self-Help, Being One of the most Helpful of Early Modern Books after Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, around the Topic of Positive Thinking and Self-Development. Published in the 1950s, Dr. Peace’s Work has Shaped the…continue reading →
How we can Learn from Situations of Life. Past Lives, Reincarnation & Karma

How we can Learn from Situations of Life. Past Lives, Reincarnation & Karma

“The Science of Spirit Wishes to Use Words, Concepts and Ideas in Order that Something Living may Stream down from the Spiritual World into the Physical. It Does not only Seek to Impart Knowledge; it Strives to Awaken Life.” Rudolf Steiner Talking about Reincarnation might Be Scaring for some People because it Includes the Concept of Death, Issue that often Individuals Try to Avoid Instead of Integrate as an Important Knowledge and/or as a Natural Component of our Life throughout Lives. However over Half the World’s Population Believes in Reincarnation also Thanks to…continue reading →
One of the Many Ways. Ancient Wisdom by Lao Tzu

One of the Many Ways. Ancient Wisdom by Lao Tzu

Sometimes in Life, when we Look Back to Ancient Teachings we Can Find Infinite Wisdom to Apply in our Daily Life.  This Collection of Ten Quotes by Lao Tzu are the Evidence that some of the Wisest Words ever Spoken came from Many and Many Centuries Before our Time. Lao Tzu was an Ancient Philosopher and Writer from China Who is the Author of the Tao Te Ching (a Collection of Verses that Describes the Principal Taoist Teachings and the “Way” the Tao), and the Father of Daoism/Taoism. Lao Tzu Existed in the…continue reading →
The Eternal Nature of Life: an Elixir of Eight Secrets about Taoist Longevity

The Eternal Nature of Life: an Elixir of Eight Secrets about Taoist Longevity

According to Taoist Ancient Teachings, Tao is the Primal Power that Forges all Phenomena Visible and Invisible in the Universe, from the Infinite to the Infinitesimal (Macrocosm and Microcosm). The Tao Permeates the World with the its Life Force or Breath of Life, and those who Learn how to Harmonize Themselves with Tao may Benefit that Power to Enhance and Prolong their Own Lives. Tao is not a God or a Religion and it is more than just a Philosophy of Life.  It is a Whole Way of Life, and the only Way…continue reading →
Wu Wei. Action of Non-Action

Wu Wei. Action of Non-Action

“When we Learn to Work with our Own Inner Nature, and with the Natural Laws Operating Inside of us and Around of us, we Reach the Level of Wu Wei. Then we Work with the Natural Order of Things and Operate on the Principle of Minimal Effort. Since the Natural World Follows that Principle, it Does not Make Mistakes. Mistakes are Made or Imagined by Man, the Creature with the Overloaded Brain who Separates Himself from the Supporting Network of Natural Laws by Interfering and Trying too Hard.” Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of…continue reading →
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. Ancient Teachings to Develop Awareness, Virtue & Harmony

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. Ancient Teachings to Develop Awareness, Virtue & Harmony

Two Thousand Four Hundred Years after it was Composed, as Individuals, we Need the Tao Te Ching's Teachings in the Path of our Self-Awareness more than Ever. One of the Hypothesis around the Tao Te Ching Origin is that Lao Tzu simply Translated "Old Masters" Teachings into One Book before that the Name of Masters and their Teachings Would Have Been Lost Forever. The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, or Book of the Way, is an Ancient Collection of 81 Wisdom Verses at the Base of Daoism/Taoism that Refer to the Principles…continue reading →
Moving Beyond the Presence. A State of Mind Between  Mindfulness and Equanimity

Moving Beyond the Presence. A State of Mind Between Mindfulness and Equanimity

Equanimity, one of the most Sublime and Elevate Emotions of Buddhist Practice, is the Manifested Presence of Wisdom and Freedom as the Protectors of True Compassion and True Love.  Generally, Equanimity is Considered something of Dry Neutrality or Cool Stillness, but in Reality a Mature Equanimity Produces a Radiance and Warmth of Being. In Fact the Buddha Described a Person Filled with Equanimity as “Abundant, Exalted, Immeasurable, without Hostility, and without Ill-Will.” In the Buddhist Tradition, the Term “Equanimity” (Upeksha in Sanskrit) is a Complex Construct that has been Given Multiple Definitions along the…continue reading →