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Don’t control me!

Getting back in control, when the four-year old in you has taken over My heart rate jumped. I scowled, and my whole body tightened. I clenched my jaw in total resistance. ‘No!’ ‘No!!!!!!” That could be describing me at four years-old, being told to go to bed before my big brother. Except I was 44, and

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How I kept from missing years of meditation

When I first started meditating, it felt great. I’d had a little instruction and I started sitting at home, alone, every morning. With that, I was leaving for work every day with a state of calm and bliss, and my days were simply going much better. Knowing what’s good for you, like meditation And, I

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Ways to keep your meditation practice going

When I first started meditating, it felt great. I’d had a little instruction and I started sitting at home, alone, every morning. With that, I was leaving for work every day with a state of calm and bliss, and my days were simply going much better. Knowing what’s good for you, like meditation The fact

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Why am I obsessing over this?

An English language student I once taught was clearly unhappy in our first class. That doesn’t sound traumatic, I know, but I was obsessed with it for the next few days, and it took some real effort to clear it from my mind. The little things stick in our heads He’d taken over the warm-up

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How to fit hours of meditation into your working day

The spiritual teachings and meditation entered my life in a life-changing way while I was living in Japan. Yet after a few months, I found I was using most of my energy for work and commuting. I was struggling to find time to sit in meditation. When your meditation takes a back seat Often, I had to start

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