Footsteps

Footsteps Author: Unknown Deep in his slumber, one night a man had a very real, yet surreal dream. He dreamt that he was walking along the beach with God. As he looked up at the sky, he saw all the scenes of his life flash by along with two sets of footprints: one set for…

Life As A Jewel

Life As A Jewel Author: Unknown One afternoon Guru Nanak and his company were resting on the banks of the Ganges at Patna. Mardana was idly inspecting a stone he had picked up along the road, thinking of the vast throngs who had come to hear the Guru. “Master,” said Mardana, “you teach a way…

A Powerful 5-Minute Meditation to Open Your Heart

A Powerful 5-Minute Meditation to Open Your Heart Author: Louise Hay Have you thought about starting a meditation practice? I began meditating many years ago using a mantra. This can be an Indian Sanskrit word like om or hu, or a soothing word such as love or peace. You may use a phrase such as I Am Love or All Is Well. Or it can be as…

The Tale Of The Topknot Monk

The Tale Of The Topknot Monk Author: Unknown A long time ago in a previous incarnation the Buddha was a monk with very, very long hair that he tied into a large knot on the top of his head, so he was known as the “Topknot Guru.” As a wandering monk he would stay in…

Too Stressed to Sleep? Here’s How to Relax

Too Stressed to Sleep? Here’s How to Relax By: Sarah Johnson This fast-paced modern world often keeps the mind whirling long after it should be asleep. Finding a balance between work, family, and other obligations bring stress that can keep you awake late into the night. But, there are yoga and meditation techniques you can…

Be A Lion, Not A Dog

Be A Lion, Not A Dog Author: Unknown Dada Vaswani when he was a small boy saw a monk sitting near and asked him to give him some wisdom. The monk advised “My child, Be a Lion, not a dog.” “What does that mean? would you please explain?” inquired Dada. “When you throw a ball…

The Parrot Who Extinguished A Forest Fire

The Parrot Who Extinguished A Forest Fire The Buddha was teaching in a village and told the following story. Once a bamboo forest was on fire, and it spread quickly due to the strong and dry wind. The flames swallowed up everywhere in the mountain jungle, and was about to swipe away all lives there….

The Turtle And The Hungry Fox

The Turtle And The Hungry Fox Author: Unknown Long ago, when the Buddha was still present in this world, there was a monk who lived far away from the clamour of the towns and cities. One day, he came down to the riverside by the secluded forest in which he lived and sat down alone…

Meditate to Find Balance Between Living Fiercely and Living with Grace

Meditate to Find Balance Between Living Fiercely and Living with Grace   By Amy Dornbrack To hustle or to align? I’ve read the books. I’ve listened to the lectures. Hustle versus Align. The Gary Vaynerchuk versus the Deepak Chopra. The “Push yourself, work to the extreme level!” versus the “Let the river of life take…

The Craving for Wholeness That Drives Our Actions

The Craving for Wholeness That Drives Our Actions BY LEO BABAUTA There’s a sense of incompleteness in our lives. We have felt it since adolescence, at least, if not since early childhood — it’s a feeling that something is wrong with us, that something is missing, or that we’re missing out on something in the world….

The Wisdom of the Sands

  The Wisdom of the Sands A stream, from its source in far-off mountains, passing through every kind and description of countryside, at last reached the sands of the desert. just as it had crossed every other barrier, the stream tried to cross this one, but it found as it ran into the sand, its…

The First Hour: Creating Powerful Mornings

The First Hour: Creating Powerful Mornings by Leo Babauta As your day starts, it’s easy to get lost in the habit of checking messages, replying to email, checking the news and your favorite blogs. It’s easy to fritter your day away doing a thousand small harmless actions … but the essential actions get put off….