A Quiet Mind Creates a Garden of Inner Peace
"You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait. You need not even wait, just learn to become quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no other choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Franz Kafka
Meditation is an effortless awake stillness of the mind. It is a continuous awareness of now, which has the aroma of total bliss. It is this aliveness that is behind your striving struggling thinking machine that never stops. It is the most playful witness of your being. It is your essence, your inner most core of consciousness, located at the very center of every experience you have.
Learning how to meditate is the essential foundation to peace of mind, happiness and a fulfilled outer life. When we become the master of our mind, we also master our life. By quieting the mind we can control it, and eventually tame it completely. Meditation enables us to hold our focus on what we want and attract that experience into our lives.
The greatest secrets in learning how to meditate are very simple and easy. In fact, there's nothing you do to actually "meditate" you simply sit being unfocused and experience your own presence. However the mind tends to wander and may need more of a structure if it cannot stay in being unfocused. Here is the basic guidelines to learn how to meditate.
Relax your entire body. Sit comfortably in a chair (or on the floor) and release any tension in your body from head to toe. Imagine your body is filled with relaxing healing energy that releases ANY tension being held inside. Keep your spine vertical yet relaxed, as if your spine were a gently balanced stack of golden coins. Let you hands rest comfortably wherever they are.
Sit still and be very quiet inside. Do not move, yet do not try not to move. Simply be quiet, solitary and still. It may help to pretend you are a statue that just happens to breathe on its own. Don't do anything. If you have to do something, focus on being unfocused and experience your own presence. Learning how to meditate happens when all your attention is resting inside. Pull yourself within this "vertical center" of your body (that runs from the top of your head to the base of your spine) and allow your mind to relax in here. Eventually it will slow down and stop the mental chatter. When thoughts arises, just watch and release them as they come. Notice thoughts without getting caught in them. Whatever distractions that arise, just let them, and return to being unfocused pure presence. Simply practice being completely empty, quiet and free. The state of pure unbounded consciousness is your natural state.
Experience your own Presence. Just experiencing your own presence is a way to transcend the mind. Be patient with taming your mind. Any results from meditation practice may take from 3 days to 3 months to notice any shifts at all. If you have been "meditating" for years and feel you're not getting any benefit from it, your mind is still focusing and wandering. Try just being present to stillness. Down the road, your meditation practice will have great rewards. You'll be more centered in times of chaos, more able to manifest what you want physically, and more healthy emotionally, mentally and physically. The devotion to yourself and constant self-love will be well worth it for years to come.
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The Most Potent Anti-Oxidant
three ways to get more of it
by Dr. Alisha Moadab, N.D.
Did you know that every cell in your body has a very powerful antioxidant that works to detox the body and boost the immune system? While this is made in your body, chronic disease, infection, cancer and other ailments will decrease your levels of glutathione. This potent antioxidant works all throughout your body and in your liver to help rid toxins. Glutathione can also be used in the treatment of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes, and cancer by making the chemotherapy more effective as shown in a study with ovarian cancer.
The building blocks of glutathione include three amino acids; cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine. However, many other nutrients can aid in the bodies ability to manufacture it, such as Vitamin C, alpha lipoic acid, whey protein, B6, and selenium. There are food sources that provide a good source of glutathione, such as fresh and frozen vegetables, especially asparagus, avocado and walnuts, as well as fruit, meat, and fish.
Your body needs antioxidant power to combat all the free radical damage that we are now combated with, some of it just being a natural by-product of daily living, and others being diet/lifestyle, or disease induced. Glutathione is available in oral supplementation form, yet research doesn't support its effectiveness at raising the blood levels.Therefore, the other options include:
1. Eat More of the Blocks: Recall that we make glutathione in our body, if we have the correct ingredients. A diet that consists of a lean and green should provide a good source of what you need. Salmon and asparagus anyone?
2. Supplement with Co-factors: Taking a few other nutritional products can create more of the building blocks, such has Vitamin C, B6 and selenium, as well as alpha lipoic acid. Your body will use this to make the initial steps for making more glutathione.
3. Intravenously: The superior method of delivery of anything, going right for the blood stream provides your body with instant access to the new ingredient, as well as it bypasses absorption in the gut, which often is an issue for people. There is some research showing that in animal studies, oral dosing was not absorbed in humans. Glutathione can be mixed with saline and put into the vein with saline and can take up to 10 minutes.
Whichever method is right for you, make or take more Glutathione for optimal health!
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Finding Our Own Paths
by Madisyn Taylor
There is no one right path to awareness and each of us has our own path that is perfect for us.
Entering into our own spirituality is a private journey. Each of us will be drawn to a different gateway to begin on our personal path to awakening to a greater experience of ourselves. Even though we may be taught certain philosophies or beliefs as children, we still need to find our own way of understanding and applying them in our lives. For those who are raised without a spiritual framework, they may not even know their process as a form of spirituality. But at some stage in their lives, whether in youth or adulthood, they are likely to recognize the resonance of their beliefs, the ring of truth in their philosophy, and their dedication to their chosen purpose.
Our inner guidance will lead us, so that we will be drawn to the right doorway for us--a doorway that only we can recognize by the way it makes us feel inside. It could be a picture of an angel or the gift of a crystal. We may meet someone special who shares their experiences with us in a way that we find intriguing. While visiting the home of an admired friend, we may notice a book or statue of a deity, and ask why they chose those tools. Or a word or phrase may catch our attention in a song, or a lecture. For some they may find their way by walking through the experience of illness before they begin the search for what will help them to truly heal, while others may seek physical improvement and stumble across yoga or meditation--only to find that it leads them to an unexpected place beyond the body.
As we awaken to ourselves and to life, we will become more attuned to what is right for us. The universe speaks to all of us through infinite channels, but we each have our own frequency. Others may share what worked for them, but only we can decide what truly makes us feel inspired, awakened, connected, fully conscious, aware and alive. Whatever our path, it is perfect and is meant especially for us.
Low Glycemic Reduced Sugar Diabetic Safe Mango Chili Lime Popsicle
Serving Size: 1 popsicle
Carbs Per Serving: 11.2 g
Prep Time:<15 minutes
Skill Level: Super Easy
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1 mango, peeled, pitted, flesh roughly chopped
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a dash of Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Place the mango, lime juice, Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a dash of Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder, and cayenne in a blender and puree, adding a bit of water if needed .
Divide the mixture among four frozen pop molds and place them in the freezer for at least 3 hours. (Do not cheat by checking along the way, because they won't freeze properly.)
To easily release the paletas
popsicle from the holders, briefly run warm water over the molds' bottoms.
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