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Fate?

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Fate?

Fate or destiny is often regarded as the “course that life takes” and karma is one of the factors that influence this course. People often believe that fate is pre-destined and nothing can be changed, but is this really true? A person’s fate is decided by a complex combination of conditions and factors. Some of them are already decided at the time of a person’s birth and some of them come into play later and shape the course further. There are five factors that form our fate or destiny: Tendencies of our soul, otherwise known as karma Family...

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The New Awakening. . .

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The New Awakening. . .

The most common question for anyone seeking to be free from the trappings of their conditioning, inherited family trauma and trauma responses, and the trappings of a culture entirely created to avoid shame, is…“How?” How do I approach getting truly free from fear and insecurity, from repeating the same outcome regardless of the years of trying, training, and self-study? Epigenetic theory suggests a new, modern understanding of what the buddha knew: By physical and mental discipline, we can shift how the fabric of consciousness/genetic...

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Karma. . .

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Karma. . .

Karma is the law of moral causation. The theory of Karma is a fundamental doctrine in Buddhism. This belief was prevalent in India before the advent of the Buddha. Nevertheless, it was the Buddha who explained and formulated this doctrine in the complete form in which we have it today. Though we are neither the absolutely the servants nor the masters of our Karma, it is evident from these counteractive and supportive factors that the fruition of Karma is influenced to some extent by external circumstances, surroundings, personality,...

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Rise To Difficulty. . .

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Rise To Difficulty. . .

While difficult times can feel like a deep dark hole that we can’t escape and we often wonder “Why is this happening to me?”, there is a silver lining to tough times. It’s through the difficult times in our life, that we are able to grow. It’s when we are tested that we are able to rise, push through and come out the other side stronger, braver and better. No one wants to struggle. No one wants to even admit their struggling. Every one of us will be faced with a variety of tough times in their life. It is one of the few things we can really...

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Two Forward, One Back?

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Two Forward, One Back?

We all know the phrase “Two steps forward one step back” and many us can swear that life really works in this way. We may be better to shift from this linear concept and embrace something more circular. Life offers the gift of continuous growth, and sometimes it is during those periods when we feel most challenged, most stagnant, most lost, most vulnerable, most hurt, most scared, and most uncertain that we are actually making huge strides in growth.  The irony is that during the worst of it, most of us are tempted to call...

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You Have It. . .

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You Have It. . .

Many people believe that they don’t have what it takes to make a difference to the world. They believe only people like Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, and the likes, are capable of making a difference. The truth is, every one of us is put in this world to contribute and make a difference to the world in our own unique way. It need not be anything out of the world. It just needs to be something you do with the intention of ‘doing good’. Lets Make A Difference! It Need Not Be an Enormous Task...

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Self Equals Selfless. . .

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Self Equals Selfless. . .

One of the biggest myths we buy into is that setting ourselves as a number one priority is selfish and unkind. Truth is, it is the most loving thing we can do for ourselves and for others. Our loved ones gain when we are in a good space and when we have all our energy at any given moment. People benefit when we are whole and life opens when we are thriving. Yet, we’re so conditioned to believe that things will fall apart and it is not ethical to put the person who lives inside your heart, body, and mind first. I remember before I met my wife,...

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Ripples. . .

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Ripples. . .

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha We all have something that makes us come alive and gives our lives meaning. Don’t forget to listen to the part of you that drives your bliss, and be aware of your idol wants and those little things that distract you. Focus on your purpose because dreams never really go away....

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Change Is Constant. . .

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Change Is Constant. . .

Change is Constant – The now truth most people just gloss over. You probably encounter it more often than you’d like. Maybe you like your life just the way it is. Maybe you’re a creature of habit and a lover of routine. Or maybe you’re desperate for some kind of change – any change would do. Many people will readily admit that they are not fans of change. And in any situation, the people with the most to lose when things change will fight tooth and nail to keep the status quo – even when we know that fighting change is like...

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2018. . .

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2018. . .

Happy 2018 to all! 2017 was a unique year in many ways and it along with everything else was a exercise in change, patience and understanding. May 2018 present us each with these same values and may we each be better equipped mentally and emotionally to adapt, embrace and rise to our moments! With 2018 I am continuing my growth and expansion on YouTube and will be posting 2 videos per week (you can do this Jim), these scheduled for Tuesdays – “Mindful Minute” and Saturdays “Weekend Wakeup.” Of course I will...

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