2 Ways to Avoid Fear and Regret

2 Ways to Avoid Fear and Regret

Fear and regret—two things in life that we all want to avoid. Fear is an emotional reaction to a situation that we are frightened by; regret is feeling sorry for our past decisions, words or actions. The former feels unavoidable while the latter can be avoided. Both...
Being the Detached Inner Witness

Being the Detached Inner Witness

Where do you experience emotions such as joy, fear, anger and sadness? And what about sensations like pain, pleasure, cold and warmth? You feel them in your mind and body. Notice that they are in “your” mind and body. Yet, when you feel joy, anger or pain you say,...
Shift Your Focus to Your True Self

Shift Your Focus to Your True Self

You take yourself to be your name, age, gender, roles, accomplishments, and the characteristics of your body, mind and personality. But according to Vedanta, this is your apparent identity, and not your real identity. Your real identity, your true Self is totally...
Meditate Successfully With This Method

Meditate Successfully With This Method

Meditation is more than putting on a calming guided meditation or soothing music to de-stress and relax your mind. To be a successful meditator, you have to know how to systematically quiet your mind and where to focus your attention. Relaxing the mind is not the...
Give, Serve and Grow

Give, Serve and Grow

We are intimately connected to all life and are essentially one. We are parts of the whole and are meant to live for the good of all and not only for ourselves. We know this to be true when we look at nature. Nature never hoards but is continually giving and serving...
The REAL Reward of Giving

The REAL Reward of Giving

When we give sincerely, cheerfully and readily, we bring joy into our own hearts and in the hearts of others. We become magnets for drawing prosperity into our lives. We gain blessings in the form of gratitude and build closer relationships with others. We earn karmic...
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