Giving—the Greatest Gift

Giving—the Greatest Gift

Life is a gift. Giving back out of a sense of gratitude fulfills the purpose of the gifts we have. Giving from gratitude not only helps others, but also brings blessings in the form of joy and peace within ourselves. It is because of this that giving is a great gift....
Visualization for Inner Peace

Visualization for Inner Peace

The ocean is constantly in motion. There are tides, big and small waves, sprays, ripples, bubbles and all kinds of activity on the surface of the ocean. But deep beneath the noise and dynamic movement on the surface, the ocean depths are silent and calm. It’s the same...
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,...
5 Ways to Shift Your Focus to Your True Self

5 Ways to 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...
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