How can we find peace when daily the news reports on tragedies and troubles from around the world? We can find a calm retreat within, offering relief from the pains of life through meditation.
Forgiveness and compassion lead us on the road to attaining peace. When we experience anger and discord, we need to connect with our spiritual selves to return to a state of inner bliss, which we can then convert into compassion and forgiveness for those who hurt us.
When we tap into our empowered soul, we can become blind to outer differences. All can be seen as one family of God, and we can learn to channel the love of our empowered soul to all we meet.
Our search to find our Source can be seen in our exploration to find answers to the nature of our physical universe.
The soul’s existence is truth. If we can tap into the soul, then our real nature as truth will govern our lives and free us from fear.
Outer loves are but a small reflection of the great love that exists in our soul. If we multiply the greatest love we have known in this outer world by tenfold or a hundredfold, we may have some inkling of the love that awaits us within.
We all know that when we want to study something in this world we go to a teacher who is proficient in that subject. If we want to learn physics or chemistry we go to a teacher or a professor. The teacher will explain the theory of the subject. If the basics are clear, then we can build our whole knowledge on those strong fundamentals. The same is true of spirituality.
Realization of the soul precedes union with God. It is only when we can experience our soul that we can refocus our attention from the doorway of the world to the doorway of the spiritual regions.
There are two ways to view ourselves. The first is to view ourselves primarily as a body and mind. When we see ourselves in this manner, we say that we are a mind and body that “have a soul.” The second is to see ourselves primarily as a soul.
Just as athletes compete for the World Cup in sports, we can also practice to attain the World Cup of meditation. The World Cup, Olympics, or championships in the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, or FIFA makes us marvel at what the human spirit can achieve.
We have within us a gateway to peace, joy, and happiness. However, to access these treasures we need to mediate, by sitting in silence and staying focused within to enjoy them.
The latent spark of spiritual treasures is within you. It awaits a catalyst to ignite it so its brilliant flame can be actualized. The principles of meditation operate like scientific laws that govern our planet. These laws that work in our universe reflect those that govern what lies within.
As we go about our life, we seldom think about the words we say or the actions we take. We blindly react to whatever is happening without a thought about the consequences.
When we want to go for a retreat to relax, many visit a spa. Spas are designed to relax the body and mind. One account reports over ten thousand spas in the United States and many more around the world. The word “spa” comes from Latin, which means “health through water.”
Each of us has the power to create a healthier way of life. The choices we make today impact our physical, mental, and spiritual health tomorrow. We are laying the groundwork for our health in the future, whether months or years from now.
For those concerned with improving your health, vegetarianism is now being promoted by many medical doctors who claim that this diet provides optimum nutrition and guards against many diseases caused by non-vegetarian foods. When considering the vegetarian diet, most people focus on the health benefits.
Preventative health through vegetarianism and meditation is a popular keynote topic of Veggie Fest, in Lisle/Naperville, Illinois, drawing about 40,000 people locally and internationally. Medical doctors, nutritionists, and mental health practitioners give informative and motivational speeches highlighting research showing how a vegetarian diet and meditation improves physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
Science has always sought to explain the unexplainable, solve the unsolvable, and know the unknowable. Scientists devote themselves to find answers to the mysteries of life. The human thirst for knowledge has driven people to explore all aspects of existence to know why and how everything came to be.
Around the world, people are concerned about the weather. A large chunk of time is spent on the local weather reports. Forecasters tell everyone what the weather will be the next day.
Wherever I travel, I learn how various types of weather affect people in different countries and regions.
One of the rich qualities of the soul includes wisdom. Tapping into your soul and its powers can enrich and transform your life. How can you tap into the power of your soul to access its wisdom? This inner wisdom is available to you any time you want through meditation.
The outer world floods our brain and senses with a continual stream of data input. Messages from the environment around us flow into our brain, which then processes it. Nonstop competition from the outer world grabs our attention. What should we do to find peace?
Our day-to-day existence is filled with problems. Every time you solve one, a new one springs up. Pressures of life are so great that they affect you physically and mentally. It’s no wonder you find people undergoing tremendous stresses and strains. Is there any way to attain stress-free living?
There are two schools of thought in dealing with working with others. One says if you want something done, do it yourself and work independently. Another proposes that teamwork is needed. As modern life grows more complex, the world requires interdependence. For everything to run smoothly cooperation is needed.
Are you stressed out much of the time? Is life moving at such a fast pace with multiple competing deadlines to meet and not enough time? Do you struggle with anxiety over the amount of multi-tasking needed at work? Wish you could reduce this stress and relax?
As we become older and start worrying about aging, many in today’s world try to keep their youth through many means. They may do physical exercises, eat healthier, or undergo medical procedures to reverse the signs of aging on their face or body. Can meditation help us stay young?
We think everyone else is happy and we’re the only ones with problems and troubles. We bemoan our fate and sometimes sink into a depression thinking we’re the only ones suffering while others are joyously happy.
Doctors and scientists are exploring the body-mind connection and their relationship to healing the physical body. Medical researchers have linked certain illnesses to our state of mind and emotional condition. They found that when we undergo mental stress, emotional pain, or depression, our physical resistance to disease drops.
Many feel life is passing by too quickly. We move from one season to the next and wonder where time went. Days, months, and years fly by at tremendous speed and we can’t seem to get anything we want done. Is there any way to use time-management for goal setting?
I wish a happy Fourth of July in which people are celebrating independence as a nation. Many countries around the world also have their own independence day to celebrate. In the United States, during this occasion, there is much hoopla with fireworks, picnics, and parades.
When we watch the news on TV, Internet, smart phones, tablets, or other devices, there always is breaking news about a catastrophe in some part of the world. No matter from which town or city everyone accesses information, there are always difficulties and problems receiving attention on the local news