Stories Of Kindness / Compassion To Make Your Soul Sing

These stories of kindness and compassion will really raise your spirits and make your soul sing.

Why Is Meditation Good For You? Science Answers

As a meditation teacher, one of the most common questions I hear is “Why is meditation good for you?”. It might seem strange that the simple practice of sitting still with your eyes closed, focus on your breath, could have so many health benefits. After all, it’s not like you’re doing any physical exercise, so why is meditation good for your health? Recent research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology sought to answer that very question. The research has pinpointed several reasons why mindfulness and meditation are good for mental health. Ultimately, the research team states, meditation helps because…

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Meditation, Self Love, Essential For Mental Health Says Study

Meditation increases self love and this improves our mental health, says new study. It has been known for millennia that there are many benefits of meditation for mental health. Buddhists monks knew that over 2500 years ago. And over recent years scientific research has shown that meditation does indeed improve mental health. However, it is only now that we beginning to understand precisely how meditation improves mental health. Self love, it seems, is the key. The importance of compassion is well documented. Compassion and self love have been scientifically proven to have many mental health benefits, from helping with depression…

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Loving Kindness Meditation Script, How-To, Benefits 2020

The Buddhist Loving Kindness Meditation Script (Metta meditation script) is a prayer (or simply words) that we use for developing kindness and compassion. It is one of the most important Buddhist meditations for beginners.  So, what is Metta Bhavana? Metta Bhavana (Buddhist Loving Kindness Meditation) is a technique with which you can create feelings of love and kindness, warm feelings that make your inner world a place of compassion. It is used by many famous meditation teachers (especially popular of late is Sharon Salzberg's metta meditation).  It is a script or "prayer" that we recite either out loud, in thougths,…

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Science Reveals Amazing Importance Of Compassion In Life

How important are compassion and kindness? Human compassion and human kindness are two of the most important things in the world. As the Dalai Lama quote goes: “We can live without religion. We cannot live without human compassion”. Random acts of kindness and compassion are the most enjoyable things in the world. That's one reason why Buddhist monks have a meditative medhods for developing sympathy  that they do every single day. But you don't need to be Buddhist or even spiritual to understand the importance of compassion in life. Why Compassion Is Important In Life Just the look on a…

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Ultimate Guide To Buddhist Compassion Meditation (Karuna)

Many of my students ask me what the best compassion meditation technique is. Simple: Karuna meditation. Karuna meditation (compassion meditation) is one of the traditional forms of Buddhist meditations. It's a meditation for self compassion, as well as for compassion for others. When we practice karuna meditation we are cultivating the quality of compassion. This is essential for spiritual development and for attaining enlightenment. Traditionally, this technique would be practiced alongside another method: Loving Kindness. What Is Buddhist Compassion Maeditation [Karuna]? Karuna meditation / Buddhist compassion meditation is one of the top 31 methods of meditating. It is a traditional…

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How To Get Rid Of Bad Karma And Build Good Karma [TUTORIAL]

Negative karma is one of the main reasons for unfortunate circumstances in life. If you want to change your life, change your karma. Shinnyo Buddhism helps. At the Shinnyo Buddhist Center in New York they teach different types of meditation technique that are used to create Nirvana, to end bad karma and bring good karma. Kindness and compassion are the keys.

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11 Best Hobbies For Mental Health / Happiness—The Benefits!

There are so many benefits of hobbies for mental health.The best hobbies relax you, make you happy, and can even prevent or cure problems like anxiety and depression. Not only are hobbies one of the best ways of exercising the brain, they can even stop mental health problems like depression, anxiety, and stress. Is it any wonder mental health problems are on the rise while hobbies are in decline? Only a few decades ago, we were all spending our evenings doing things like dancing. It was common for couples to go dancing, for friends to go bowling, and for families…

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Use These Meditations For Forgiveness To Move On Today

I love using meditation for forgiveness. Techniques like meditation and mindfulness can really help when you need to forgive someone. And you can also use meditation to forgive yourself. It has been proven that forgiveness is a core strength that helps us to maintain happiness and even benefits our health. And of course it can help us to overcome painful memories of the past. It is not always easy to forgive. Meditation techniques can help. In this post I'll share with you the best meditation forgiveness techniques and why it is important to forgive-- both for yourself and for the…

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10 Philosophical Benefits Of Aikido Meditation For Life
Aikido is a peaceful martial art that inspires self discipline, love and compassion.

10 Philosophical Benefits Of Aikido Meditation For Life

Like mindfulness and meditation, Aikido is a practice that teaches us to have self discipline and to live in the moment. Aikido is a martial art full of life lessons to learn. This article explores the philosophy of Aikido and how the martial art teaches us to live in harmony with ourselves and with the world around us.

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How Your Personal Hygiene And Mental Hygiene Effect One Another

There is a fascinating link between personal hygiene and mental health. When you improve your mental hygiene you improve your cleanliness automatically. Bizarrely enough, mental hygiene is almost identical to personal hygiene. Both come down to unconscious actions. The primary cause of bad hygiene habits is unconscious movements, like putting your finger in your mouth. In other words, it's the things you do without thought that lead to lack of cleanliness. The same is true for mental hygiene. It's our automatic thoughts that make our minds impure. Surprisingly, research suggests meditation may be the best way to improve both personal hygiene and…

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10 Powerful Mantras For Love And Marriage

There are many powerful mantras for love, attraction, marriage and divorce and there are mantras for marriages that last and that are happy and blessed. In our beginners mantra meditation tutorial we shared all the best mantras. Many readers requested more mantras for relationships. Specifically ones that can be recited to bring positive romantic relationships into their lives. The good news is that there are many such mantras. And there are some powerful meditations for love, too. In this guide I will show you how to use mantras to cultivate happy, lasting relationships. I've included ones from various religions and…

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10 Inspiring Spiritual Wisdoms We Thought You’d Share
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10 Inspiring Spiritual Wisdoms We Thought You’d Share

Here are 10 inspiring spiritual wisdoms we think you will share with us. These will help you go deeper in spiritual practice.  1. Nothing Matters More Than Stopping Harm, To Animals, People Or The World [bctt tweet="Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul lays unawakened" username="t_d_meditation"] One of the main spiritual wisdoms that we all share is that nothing is more important in the world than stopping hurt. We spiritualists are inspired to stop animals, people, and the world itself from suffering. Last week I was out for a walk (a Zen walk, more specifically) when…

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How Meditation Works—Breakthrough Studies Reveal Everything
Neuroimaging studies have been conducted to see how meditation works

How Meditation Works—Breakthrough Studies Reveal Everything

Have you ever wondered how meditation works? If so you're not alone. World renowned scientists have been studying the process of meditation to see how mindfulness effects the brain. Crazy thing is: Scientists are baffled. They cannot workout how meditation works. When the Dalai Lama invited the Mind and Life Institute to visit India to learn western science, it was immediately clear that science does not have all the answers. The Life and Mind Institute sent neuroscientists, quantum mechanics and psychologists to meet the Dalai Lama. They were taught meditation by The Dalai Lama and by Tibetan monks. Their studies revealed a great…

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15 Ways Of Helping People With Depression To Recover Their Health

  When it comes to helping people with depression, there's a right way and a wrong way. But first: Thank you for being one of the people who wants to help someone with depression. You're one of the special ones. There is a right way how to help someone with depression and a wrong way. The wrong way, which will badly harm people with depression, is to put too much pressure on them, to think you know what they are going through, or to act like it's not a big deal. There are millions of people who are suffering from…

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