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Why Meditate?

The reason why you need to meditate is because of all the positive life changing benefits you can get from meditation. Studies have shown that people who meditate on a regular basis have dramatically reduced illness, stress, and need for rest.

But one of the most important reasons to learn how to meditate is that the act of meditation itself is sublime.  Meditation is not solely dependent upon the effects, but the act of meditation itself is a wonderfully blissful one, transporting you to an increased state of contentment and tranquil awareness. Actually, because the means and the end are pretty much the same thing, the training has no beginning and will never end. Read the rest at Friamins Blog

Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. Angels

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, “Things aren’t always what they seem.”

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest.

When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field. The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel: “How could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him”, she accused. “The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.” “Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older angel replied.

“When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.” “Then last night as we slept in the farmer’s bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead.

Things aren’t always what they seem.”

Benefits Of Yoga And Meditation

Although many people are not aware of it, the connection between yoga and meditation is quite strong. If you are trying to reduce your stress and anxiety or increase your self-awareness, yoga can be a perfect complement to meditation. Yoga poses can help you to also achieve a deep state of meditation.

Yoga and Meditation go hand in hand and will really help to accelerate your personal and spiritual growth.

Yoga really is just another form of meditation. The practice of yoga helps you to get more in touch

Try Yoga And Meditation

Try Yoga And Meditation

with the subtle energy that flows through your body and focuses your attention inwards. Although most practitioners start using yoga primarily to gain flexibility and physical strength, they soon come to realize that this is just one part of the benefits you get from doing yoga. As a medium to align yourself with your pure divine nature, yoga and meditation will help you to heighten your sense of self-awareness and build a great foundation for your personal growth.

When you look at the fundamentals of yoga and meditation, you will see that they are not terribly different. Each of these practices provide a good amount of physical, mental and spiritual benefits. Yoga and meditation can both be effectively used to improve the connection between the physical world and the spiritual world. Each discipline requires you to utilize the same skill sets.

Yoga and meditation require that you first learn to trust in yourself and in your inner voice. One misconception about yoga and meditation is that you can only learn these two disciplines with the aid and wisdom of a teacher. An experienced teacher can help you learn the fundamentals but it will ultimately be your own inner voice that will be the deciding factor in how much you benefit. Without trusting in yourself, it will be difficult to achieve optimal physical and spiritual benefits.

Secondly each of these practices require a sense of mental and physical discipline. We all have a myriad of obligations, stresses, and goals that are deeply rooted in the physical world, and these can easily distract you from the objectives you have set for your yoga and meditation practices. When it comes to using these techniques it is important to maintain a sense of discipline. To completely enjoy all the profound benefits of your yoga and meditation sessions try to avoid missing too many sessions.

How To Master Yoga and Meditation

Patience is necessary for both yoga and meditation to be effective. Even though it may take some time to master these practices you can still benefit while you are learning. In the beginning, yoga and meditation can seem like a waste of time, particularly if you have never used them before, but you have to maintain the patience necessary to obtain their benefits. Just remember that the benefits will come, it may take days or even weeks, but they will come.

With just a small amount of effort you can learn to benefit from doing yoga and meditation because both of these practices are largely the same. Over time, you will even be able to use these practices together.Yoga, because of it’s meditative aspect will help to improve almost every part of your life and help you to get fantastic mental and physical benefits.

At the minimum yoga is a great way to get your body in good condition and if you learn how to meditate deeply you will get the best of both worlds and take your personal growth to a whole new level.


15 Ways To Make Someone Smile

Do you want to put a smile on someone’s face today? Maybe make their day a little better. It won’t cost you a single penny or much time to do just that. And because smiling is contagious, it probably won’t just be one person you make smile today.

Here are 15 ways to turn that frown upside down.Big smile

1. Send some flowers to your partner at work.
2. Compliment a friend or work colleague on their appearance.
3. Donate something to charity.
4. Take a friend out to lunch.
5. Make a surprise telephone call to your partner at work, just to say hi.
6. Hold a door open for someone walking behind you.
7. Hug your partner for no reason.
8. Leave a joke on a friends answer machine.
9. Give up your seat on the train to someone when there aren’t any left.
10. Share your umbrella on a rainy day.
11. Ask a friend if they need anything while you’re out shopping.
12. Leave a love letter somewhere where your partner will find it.
13. Tell your child you’re proud of them.
14. Tell someone you thought about them the other day.
15. Tell your partner you love them.

Did you know it takes only 17 muscles to smile, but 43 to frown. Why waste all that energy frowning when you could just smile.

Here are 5 more facts about smiling.

1. Women smile more than men.
2. Smiling releases endorphins that make us feel better.
3. We are all born with the ability to smile, it’s not something we learn from others.
4. A smile is a universal expression of happiness.
5. A smiling person is thought to be a more pleasant, attractive, sociable, sincere and competent than a non-smiling person.

Just remember, smiling is the easiest and cheapest way of improving your looks.

7 Ways to Use the Law of Attraction

Law Of Attraction

The whole idea of the law of attraction is to be a co creator with God in manifesting the things that are deepest to your heart. When you use the law of attraction in the right way you can experience manifesting your desires at a much faster rate than you ever would have had you not made the effort to use it correctly.

You can use the law of attraction to manifest faster results by taking the following steps.

1. Be Grateful Now

Gratitude can dramatically change your life but best of all it gets the law of attraction to give you more of what you are feeling grateful and happy for. When you are feeling frustrated and down the law of attraction gives you more reasons to feel down. You manifest more situations that make you feel unhappy. So as the first rule to manifesting faster results begin to see all the things in your present life that you are grateful for no matter how simple it is.

2. Speak of It

It may seem hypocritical at first when you learn of the law of attraction to speak of your desires as if they are already here. In reality all things are already created. The moment a thought is conceived you have brought it into your reality. The more you speak of that thought the stronger it becomes and the faster it moves into your state of being. Think of a child who becomes eager about the thing he or she wants. See how eager they are about it? They look up pictures about it, they speak about what they will do when they get it. They don’t worry about how or when it will come, they just know and above all they are excited about it. Speak with joy about what will come into your life because your words and thoughts about it feeds that creation and brings it to you faster.

3. Surround Yourself With The Things You Desire

You maybe asking, how can I surround myself with the things that I want if I don’t have it? It may not be yours at the moment but you can borrow, you can visit, above all you can place yourself in the environment and among the people who are closely link to the things you desire. The successful application of the law of attraction depends on you already being in that energy of what you want. It is up to you to create the state that you want to attract and you do so by being among the things that you want until it is fully yours. The law of attraction will give you quite easily what you bring into your focus, whether you are speaking of it or observing it. You get more of what you surround yourself with.

4. Let Go!!!

Let go of what you want. Yes, let it go. Know that you desire to experience a particular thing but don’t hold on out of fear of doubt. The more you cling on to the needing or wanting feeling the more disastrous your manifesting will be. You will only succeed in feeling more needy. Allow yourself to feel full and confident. Those who understand how the universe and the laws of attraction work easily understand the power of their intention and don’t feel stress or needy. They create and know that the law of attraction is working for them and what they create will soon manifest. They create then let go and move into the state of receiving.

There is a great paradox that comes with letting go because a very large part of manifesting requires that you give a lot of focus to your desire but there is a delicate balancing act of focus without feeling needy or being clingy.

5. Learn to Receive

To activate the law of attraction you must move into the state of receiving. This is something most people cannot do. Many people say that they want certain things but few people know how to receive those things that they are asking for. Most people feel doubtful or unworthy about what they want. Deep within they feel that they do not deserve nor will they get what they are asking for. Those tiny feeling of unworthiness are giant blocks in the manifesting process and can only serve in destroying what you are hoping to attract. The law of attraction is a science that takes you deep into your inner nature and allows you to see where you are feeling disconnected as a co-creator with God and the universe. Become worthy and allow yourself to receive.

6. Become Worthy Now

Become worthy by recognizing that you can manifest anything that you want because you are Gods and Goddesses and what you desire is only a tiny speck in the universe. You deserve to manifest what you want because when you are rich you influence those around you in positive ways. When you use the law of attraction to manifest a better life you are in the flow and in a better state of adding value to the world. The faster you can feel worthy of what you desire to manifest the faster it will come.

One of the biggest blocks in manifesting is the feeling of unworthiness that most people feel. God wants you to have, the universe is great enough and there is more than enough for you and everyone else. You are worthy!.

7. Give What You Desire Most

You may not have all the money in the world for yourself but you do have something of value and that thing which is of value to you may be in scarce supply to someone else. Give to others and you will be stunned and amazed by how fast the law of attraction will manifest abundance in your life.

There is a natural flow in the universe and in order to manifest more you must also be in the flow of giving. Give to others as long as you do not give more of yourself. There are many flawed concepts of giving more than you have, this is very faulty. Give only what you can, never ever deplete yourself. Give what makes you feel happy to give. Give with love on a regular basis but also be aware of conserving your own and the law of attraction will bless you by bringing to you much more than you give. As you give you will get and you will manifest much more than you could ever have imagined and much faster too.

Is It Time To Meet The Wizard

In the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy went on a great quest to the Emerald City. Her goal? To meet the wizard. The all-knowing, all-powerful Oz, who could grant all her wishes and return her “home”.   The Wizard

The truth is the Wizard was an illusion created by a man hidden behind a curtain.

True reality is a lot like that. Ancient Yogi’s have always said, life… is an illusion. In our modern times we have another way to look at it that brings a new reality to this old truth. Life is a virtual reality. A hologram.

When you engage reality at face value, taking it for what it is, you are talking to an illusion. When you approach spiritual knowledge, ‘God’, or whatever you want to call it… you are talking to the great Oz. An illusion created by humans, when the truth is behind the curtain.

For you to awaken, you must look beyond the hologram, the illusionary curtain… to the raw truth.

To know it, you must experience it for yourself. To begin, you need to develop an understanding of how to see the flaws in the illusion. The ripples in the ‘curtain’ that is only hiding the true reality.

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Using Breathing Meditation To Help Your Manifestations

For something a little different lets take a look at how you can use the power of your breath to help with your manifesting. I have been very interested in meditation and manifestation so why not combine the two?
We all use breathing meditation every day in our lives. When you are over excited you learn to slow your breath to help you calm down. You’ve all heard someone say to “relax, breath slowly, calm down”. This is a form of breathing meditation.
How about when you get angry? “Take a deep breath and count to ten”. I know everybody has done this and for the most part it does work. Read the rest here