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 meant as complex construct that has been given multiple definitions…continue reading →
Goal Setting: Simple Tips to Setting and Achieve Meaningful Goals

Goal Setting: Simple Tips to Setting and Achieve Meaningful Goals

Setting Goals is an activity strictly related to the Research/Discovery of a Sense of purpose in our lives. Purpose is the main fuel to create meaningful goals and to achieve more goals, motivation and happiness in life and, as in a positive circle, happiness and motivation will bring new goals to reach up and purpose to fulfill. Goal setting can be also considered a creative activity, in fact, according to Jim Rohn (Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker) philosophy “Goal Setting gives you the chance to experience the power of your imagination and it involves…continue reading →
Letting Go of Stress. 12 Useful Skills from Where to Start

Letting Go of Stress. 12 Useful Skills from Where to Start

Most of the daily stressors typically have to do with the issues of control. In many cases we expend much time and energy trying to influence and in some cases also to manipulate situations which we have no control over.  This is what letting go of stress is all about focusing on the self rather than on events, illnesses and people within our environment that we cannot change. Recognizing and letting go of stress is possible, with some skillfully applied effort.  Stress can be caused by many factors which include the concern about…continue reading →
Mindfulness, Multitasking & Productivity

Mindfulness, Multitasking & Productivity

Are you training yourself on being a professional multi-tasker? Well, many scientific studies say that it may be an error.  A study conducted by Stanford University, says that multitasking may be disvantagious to not only for the brain performance, but also for the ability to get things fone effectively, faster and more efficiently. Surprisingly, they noticed that multitasking is actually less productive than doing one task at a time.  Participants to this study who were faced with too many tasks at once (i.e. to read electronic notifications, to read and replay to emails,…continue reading →
Meditation: Developing Nonconceptual Awareness

Meditation: Developing Nonconceptual Awareness

The following meditation is a way to cultivate a nonconceptual awareness. It works best on a relatively clear night, preferably away from bright city lights. Find a place outdoors where you can lie down on the ground and view the night sky. Gaze up at that vast ocean of darkness that sparkles with infinite stars until you find the cluster of stars known as the Big Dipper.  Officially part of Ursa Major, the Great Bear constellation, the Big Dipper consists of seven stars broadly spaced apart. Four stars make the shape of a…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 Fundamental  Elements of Mindfulness

The Fundamental Elements of Mindfulness

Living at the moment is truly a way to fully savor to the beauty of life in all its manifestations. Mindfulness originated from the Buddhism concept of “Sati” which means to recognize every present moment by being in the event moment step by step without any attendance. In year 1979, it was researched and developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn who introduced the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program to adjust the chronic cases of  discomfort. From then on, Mindfulness Practice was adapted by the mainstream society and is now accepted as an alternative holistic healing…continue reading →
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 simple ”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 →
Anahata: the Heart Chakra

Anahata: the Heart Chakra

The Anahata Chakra or Heart Chakra is said to Lie next to the Heart and it is usually Represented in Green. The Anahata Chakra is also the Chakra that is Considered to Unite the Upper and Lower Chakras or Balance the Body and Mind.  The Heart or is located in the Center of the Chest between the Breast. The Hindus Depicted the Anahata Chakra as a Circle of Twelve Lotus Petals with two Triangles in the Middle that form a Six point Star. Anahata is a Boundless, Infinite Chakra. Its Element is Air.…continue reading →
Slow Mindful Living: a Modern Lifestyle & an Ancient Philosophy

Slow Mindful Living: a Modern Lifestyle & an Ancient Philosophy

While a Mindful Living Includes a Slow Living Mindset a Slow Living Lifestyle is a Less Ruled and Skills or Meditation Oriented Way, but it is a even more Diffuse Positive Lifestyle in our Modern Society. Anyway Slow and Mindful Living go Hand in Hand you can’t really have one Without the Other. Slow Living is about Living Slowly, in whatever and however way that Means to us. It’s about Knowing and Passionately Loving the Things we Value, that Really Matter to us and Scheduling our Lives to Spend the most time Possible Practicing…continue reading →