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Updates. . .

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Updates. . .

Good day all! Today is not a post per typical fare, but a simple update to some items. First up – My server has recently been updated and many other backend issues of course have came along with the new updates. My mailing list have been modified so please stay tuned for any issues we may have to address. If you are reading this great, let me know! Beyond that, the lists and sign-up forms may have to be updated to address new items and conditions. I will post more info soon. Beyond that the new YouTube channel is growing and many of you...

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Three. . .

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Three. . .

Did you know that the time before bed is notorious for piquing our anxiety? That’s when you think about things you should have said during the day, when you start wondering about logistics, a big presentation for tomorrow, or if your kid is coming down with the flu. Therapists know it’s a notorious time for anxiety. Plus, if you’re sleeping with your smartphone, or watching media at the end of the night, you could be piling on more fuel to the fire. So, let’s flip that switch. Instead of stressing about life, or watching media, try this...

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Let Go. . .

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Let Go. . .

Letting go of hang ups is a huge part of Zen philosophy. When you realize the impermanence of everything around you, you begin to let go and enjoy the world for what it is. However, throughout our lives, so many of us naturally attach ourselves to relationships, material objects and circumstances in life. But by wanting to keep these things fixed, we resist the natural way of change. So, instead of continuing this trend, remove the friction by releasing attachments and allow yourself to flow with the universe. Peace and Love, Jim The Daily...

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Give Your All. . .

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Give Your All. . .

Give this life everything you have within you. To do something with every pulse of your being means to be fully concentrated on the present moment. I’m not talking about tense, vein popping concentration. Instead, I’m referring to focusing on the present moment with a peaceful and sustained concentration.You’re here, living right now, fully engaged with whatever you’re doing, and there isn’t anything else to worry about nor anything you can do about moments that have not arrived. Awaken to this truth and you let go of more than you ever...

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Just One. . .

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Just One. . .

Focus on one thing This is a simple but key point that symbolizes an important aspect of Zen philosophy. Focus on one thing is what it sounds like: focus on the task at hand without getting distracted. Whatever is in your presence at that moment, dedicate your attention to it fully. It’s been scientifically demonstrated that the brain simply cannot cope effectively with multi-tasking. It might feel like you’re getting more done, but in reality, you’re probably not and the quality of work is undoubtedly slipping. If you can commit to one doing...

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Minimal. . .

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Minimal. . .

Many of us desire and accumulate unnecessary possessions like it’s an addiction. However, according to Buddhist philosophy, it can be harmful to desire superficial objects. It doesn’t lead to much meaning in life and it can leave you in an endless process of desiring when the excitement of owning these material possessions wears off. The more you can remove “things” in your life, the less cluttered you’ll feel.This doesn’t just involve material possessions, either. You can ask yourself what’s really important in your life, and focus only on...

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Buddhist Growth. . .

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Buddhist Growth. . .

According to Professor Diana Eck, a specialist in contemporary American religions at Harvard University, “Buddhism is now an American religion.” That Buddhism is seen as an American religion reflects the status of Buddhism in the United States today. Buddhists currently make up 3 percent of the American population, or about nine million, making it the third-largest religion in the United States and constituting a fifteenfold increase from the 1960s. Of course, the largest by far is Christianity, with about 79 percent of the...

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Mental Check. . .

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Mental Check. . .

Check in with yourself once in awhile to make sure you are doing okay. Life is hectic and hard, and we can get caught up in the hustle and bustle pretty easily if we let ourselves. Meditation is an excellent opportunity to have check in and check up with whats going on physically and mentally with the body and the mind. You can also use this time reflect on what you’re consuming, who you’re spending time with and what you’re really doing in your life. Anything that isn’t adding to your life might be worth getting rid of. Just as we clean the...

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Vapor-Ware. . .

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Vapor-Ware. . .

Fear ruins people’s lives. It can poison your dreams, terrorize your imagination, imprison you from doing things you want to experience, strangle your heart from opening, drown your creativity, blind you to the truth, and cripple you moving forward. Does any of this sound familiar? Let’s talk about fear and what you can do about it. Fear is the product of the ego-mind. The ego’s job is to keep you safe. The over-functioning of the ego causes you to find reasons to be afraid in all kinds of false places. You can fear: rejection, being seen,...

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Doing or Being . . .

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Doing or Being . . .

We live in a doing world. We judge ourselves and others and others judge us according to our doing. It is very easy to get caught up in the idea that – what you do is who you are. I would encourage you to question that learned belief. Doing or Being? Interesting enough, few pay much attention to being. Yet the quality of your being has the most powerful affect on your life and how you relate to others. Being in the presence of life and to others is an incredible gift. This being-ness often may go unnoticed but it’s always felt at an...

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