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.  The technical, Buddhist name for this technique is Metta Bhavana, metta meaning compassion and bhavana meaning cultivating. Metta Bhavana (Buddhist Loving Kindness Meditation) is a technique that we use to 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 loving kindness meditation script). …

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Science Reveals Importance Of Compassion In Life

Scientific research highlights the staggering importance of compassion in life. Not only is compassion important for our health and happiness, it can even have a significant effect on our careers and our personal lives. For millenia, spiritualists have touted the importance of compassion in life. You’ll find exegeses on compassion in the Bible, in Buddhist dharma, in Hindu mythology, and in nearly all other spiritual texts. But just exactly why is compassion important in life. Why Is Compassion Important in Life? Compassion is sympathetic concern for the suffering of other people. And kindness is the quality of being generous and…

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Buddhist Compassion Meditation (Karuna) Scripts & Benefits

Many of my students ask me what the best compassion meditation technique and scripts are. Simple: Karuna meditation. Karuna meditation (compassion meditation) is one of the traditional forms of Buddhist methods, and is used to cultivate self-love, as well as love for others. When we practice Karuna meditation, we are cultivating the quality of benevolence. This is essential for spiritual development and for attaining enlightenment. Traditionally, this technique would be practised alongside another method: Loving Kindness. What Is Buddhist Compassion Meditation [Karuna] script? Karuna meditation / Buddhist compassion meditation is one of the top 31 methods in use today, which…

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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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Forgiveness Meditations Scripts To Give & Receive Forgiveness

I love using forgiveness meditation scripts. Techniques like meditation and mindfulness can help when you need to forgive someone, to forgive yourself, or to ask for forgiveness from someone else. Forgiveness is a virtue and a character 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. Sometimes we are caught up in negative thoughts and painful memories that create feelings of anger and hostility. We need to overcome these violent thoughts for our own benefit. It…

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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 an interesting 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 for navigating through divorce that you can use to enhance your relationship and to truly enjoy your experience with your partner. In our beginners mantra meditation tutorial we shared all the best mantras. Many readers requested more mantras for love that they can use either to attract love into their life or to strengthen their bond with their partner. 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 for…

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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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