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The Practice of Mindfulness Meditation ♡ A Guided.

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: User1492083557 | Category: Introduction premarital sex term paper

What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions ; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks ; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who has ever taken this wholehearted leap of faith knows that love remains a mystery perhaps the mystery of the human experience.

That’s what legendary Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh (b. October 11, 1926) explores in How to Love ( public library ) a slim, simply worded collection of his immeasurably wise insights on the most complex and most rewarding human potentiality.

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    orangeelephant370 18 Jan 2017 01:19

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    User1489279268 18 Jan 2017 04:49

    Make your life choices on what you think will bring you the greatest happiness in life. It sounds as if you are basing your decisions on fear and depression, and those are not a useful basis for conscious decisions. Focus on finding happiness now, and let decisions of marriage and family come later. Try these Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now 1. Smile. Raise the corners of your mouth. Soon your smile will become genuine. The smile that begins as an effort and a pretense quickly grows to become genuine, and given time, a habit of happiness. In the words of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." 2. Breathe deeply and slowly. Focus your entire attention on each in-breath and out-breath. Imagine drawing new clean energy in through the top of your head on each in-breath, and expelling old stale energy out the soles of your feet on each out-breath. 3. Take a quiet walk by yourself. Focus on each step and on your breathing. As stray thoughts enter your mind, thank each one, and quickly release the thought and return to a focus on your breathing and your steps. 4. Count your blessings. Make a gratitude list. You have thousands of reasons to be thankful. Be thankful for those who serve you. Make a list of those you depend upon. Everyone has many people who help along the way. Don t forget those who grow and deliver your food, keep your electricity and telephone running, provide emergency medical care, and protect the safety of your community and your nation. 5. Forgive someone for something right now. Release the resentment and anger. This practice is for you to become happier. Telling the other person that you forgive them is completely optional, and is merely a bonus. 6. Stretch your body. Do yoga, do qigong, or just stand and stretch. As a simple stretch, stand and hold your arms out to your sides forming a cross. Gently bend each hand back at the wrist until the fingers point straight upward. Twist each hand and arm in a wringing motion as if you were operating a screwdriver. 7. Turn on happy music and dance. Don t stop til you re tired. Dance with someone or dance all by yourself. Choose music that makes you want to move and keep moving such as Latin Fitness Dance music. 8. Spend some time with a furry friend. If you don t have your own, borrow a cat or dog to love today. 9. Be of service. Find someone who has worse troubles than you and do something nice for them today. 10. Have a conversation with God (or whatever you call your Higher Power). Approach the conversation with an attitude of gratitude rather than neediness.

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    goldenlion250 18 Jan 2017 06:37

    To answer your question, yes, I do think you can serve without compassion and love. However, that denies the path to enlightenment and to a more perfect spiritual condition. Namaste to you, brother

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    User1490955850 17 Jan 2017 23:02

    To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, With a deep mindful breath we announce.

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    User1490524091 18 Jan 2017 00:45

    i have the opposite problem, i am visting family in europe and despeartly miss my friends and finace back in austrlia, its making me xtermly sad wheni should be enjoying myself!! i guess the grass isnt always greener.

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    User1488602462 18 Jan 2017 08:04

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    To all Plum Village Practice Centers,
    To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide,
    To our Dear Beloved Friends,

    With a deep mindful breath we announce to the world the news that yesterday, the 11th of November 2014 Thay, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, experienced a severe brain hemorrhage. Thay is receiving 24 hour intensive care from specialist doctors, nurses and from his monastic disciples.

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    User1488936569 18 Jan 2017 03:20

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    To all Plum Village Practice Centers,
    To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide,
    To our Dear Beloved Friends,

    With a deep mindful breath we announce to the world the news that yesterday, the 11th of November 2014 Thay, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, experienced a severe brain hemorrhage. Thay is receiving 24 hour intensive care from specialist doctors, nurses and from his monastic disciples.

    Be happy, noble heart, be blessed for all the good thou hast done and wilt do hereafter, and let my gratitude remain in obscurity like your good deeds.
    Alexandre Dumas

    Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it.
    William Faulkner