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This is Good Because…. – No Sidebar – Happiness Article

In the life before the current one, the one that was not yet dedicated to rearing a tiny human, there were frequent work peaks that required lots of last-minute activity, long days and nights, frantic multi-tasking, lots of travel. A constant rush of adrenaline would carry me through to the big day, and a beautiful glowy feeling accommodated the drink (and sleep!) after. Recently, one of these events was coming up again – and yet again, it was all there:…

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How a Non-Judgemental Mind Connects & Transform Us – Meditation Article

When you first start to meditate, the first thing you discover (if you haven’t already) is the fact that you have a ‘voice’ in your head. Not only do you have a voice in the head, but a voice that never stops. It talks incessantly, from the moment you wake up to the time you go to sleep (and for some of us it won’t even stop then!). This voice, very often, isn’t very helpful. It commentates on our lives…

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Let Go of Unhealthy Thoughts – Happiness Article

Whatever a person frequently thinks and reflects on, that will become the inclination of their mind. —Buddha Speak and act from unwise thoughts, and sorrow will follow you as surely as the wheel follows the ox who draws the cart. Speak and act from wise thoughts and happiness will follow you as closely as your shadow, unshakable. —The Dhammapada Whatever we regularly think colors our experience—all day, every day. Once we start to watch these thoughts, we discover that 90%…

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Losing Weight – No Sidebar – Happiness Article

We just bought the house we’ve been renting for the past 5 years. This house feels like an embrace from your granny – when you walk in, you will be completely immersed into its bigness, coziness, musty old smell, and crazy character. We fell in love with the house, just like you love a family member – it’s not perfect, but it belongs to our clan. Since we purchased it, we are shedding the weight of its previous owners. Both…

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Notes from the Author | – Positivity Article

A new approach to mental health The Little Book of Happiness is the third in my trilogy of practical books, based on positive psychology, the science of wellbeing. I first got into positive psychology when I was looking to self-medicate out of depression. Not only did I find a way back to feeling good but I’ve gone through the last decade without a single visit from the black dog. It also led to a fresh sense of purpose – to…

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Learning from Doubt – Jack Kornfield – Happiness Article

When we learn about doubt in meditation, we can then learn to face doubt wisely in our life. Here’s how to start: begin by looking at doubt carefully and with detachment. Have we ever really observed the voice that says, ‘‘I can’t do it. It’s too hard. It’s the wrong time to meditate. Where is this getting me anyway? Maybe I should try some other practice?’’ What do we see? Doubt is a string of words in the mind, often…

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Mother Teresa’s Natal Chart Analysis – What It Reveals About Her Character and Life – Self Improvement Article

Here is a revised transcript of the video above: In this article I thought I would analyze the natal chart of Mother Teresa. I checked whether her birth time is exact, and actually her birth time listed in astrology websites is not absolutely certain. Here it is shown that her Ascendant is in Sagittarius and that might be correct, because we know that she had been living a great part of her life in India, and we can see that…

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What Minimalism Means to Me: More Time to Love – Happiness Article

After a recent decluttering, I decided to take a bag of clothes to a donation bin. I carried my bag through the city neighborhood where I live, trying to balance myself as I passed expensive row homes lined up and people enjoying their Saturday morning coffee before heading to the farmers’ market or brunch. In many ways, this snapshot was familiar, mirroring precisely what I had done during many of these decluttering events in the past several years. But this…

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True Creativity Lies Beyond the Surface Mind – Self Improvement Article

I have already shared how A New Earth book was written by Eckhart Tolle. The book came into existence effortlessly, because it was already written in the spiritual form. So since Eckhart Tolle dwelt in the now, the book was able to easily come through him. This is the true creativity. The surface mind is not creative. It can only contribute to the chaos and noise of the world with its “creations”. It just forms and reforms that which is; but…

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Vulnerability and the Tender Heart – Happiness Article

“Ultimately it is on our vulnerability that we depend.”—Rilke As children, many of us were taught courage in the form of the warrior or the explorer, bravely facing danger. In the Buddhist understanding, however, the greater courage is not demonstrated by aggression or ambition. The courageous heart is the one that is unafraid to open to the world, to care no matter what. Facing suffering brings us a great task: to stay true to our deepest values and still remain…

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With a Spirit of Generosity – Happiness Article

One gift of the minimalist lifestyle is that it provides an arena to really strengthen the muscles of discipline and impulse control. Repeatedly faced with opportunities to buy more, we are able to grow in our resolve to live with less. We are invited to continually strengthen our ability to say “no.” On a recent Sunday evening, while putting kids to bed, we heard the doorbell ring. To be honest, it wasn’t a convenient time and I wasn’t that motivated…

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A Dose of Vitamin G | – Positivity Article

It calms the mind, lifts the mood and acts as an instant digital detox. Getting a regular dose of green space, aka Vitamin G, is often overlooked as a way of growing wellbeing. Spending time in nature feels good and there’s a body of evidence to show that it does us good too. Getting out into the wilderness is a natural healer of mental health. It used to be known as the ‘camp cure’ or ‘wilderness therapy’. Stressed urbanites would…

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Slow Living with Children – No Sidebar – Happiness Article

All I wanted was a picnic. It didn’t seem like too much to ask. I was a brand new mother and I had a vision of my little family lounging in a serene park. In my vision, we were relaxing on a red & white gingham blanket, feasting on sandwiches made of gluten-free brioche, local cheese, and nitrate-free prosciutto. We soaked up the warmth of the 72-degree day under an old oak tree.  It was slow. It was delightful. It was a daydream.…

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One Unusual Life Tactic to Increase Your Income and Eradicate Stress

My friend Austin, a driven and (often overly) ambitious young man recently sent me an email that went like this: “Craig,” he said, “I’m working 60-70 hours a week right now but I never feel like I’ve done enough, and my mind won’t allow me to relax. I need your advice on the best habits I can implement to fix this.” Guess how I responded. Did I tell him to plan his days more carefully? To work on a Pomodoro…

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The Colorings of Consciousness – Jack Kornfield – Happiness Article

Consciousness is colored by the states that visit it.—Buddha “Eh,” my teacher Ajahn Chah would peer at me when I was having a hard time, “caught in some state again?” In the forest monastery we were constantly being directed both to look at consciousness itself and to precisely name the states that rose to fill it throughout the day: frightened, bored, relaxed, confused, joyful, resentful, calm, frustrated, and so forth. Ajahn Chah would sometimes ask us out loud about our…

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The Need Hidden in the Want – Happiness Article

Two days ago I had a set of adjustable dumbbells in my Walmart.com cart. They were $30 and I was ready to jump on the purchase…especially when the cart said in big red letters, “Order now, only 2 left in stock!” The Walmart marketing geniuses had me. My mind told me I needed these dumbbells, and they would vanish forever if I didn’t order them now. Luckily the shopping ban has taught me to pause longer before purchases. It has…

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Why Email Marketing is Essential to Scale to 7-Figures

Email is dead. At least, that’s what the marketing pundits and freshly minted “gurus” would have you believe. But when you take a closer look at the data (and at the businesses who do email correctly), you quickly realize nothing could be further from the truth. Email is still alive and well in 2019. In fact, it’s one of the best marketing channels available to the modern entrepreneur and is a crucial component required to scale to 7-figures+. In today’s…

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Am I Against Mind-Altering Substances – Self Improvement Article

This is in response to a few questions that I received as a result of my previous video and article on regaining the Kingdom of God. I was asked if I recommend using mind-altering substances, such as psychedelic mushrooms or LSD, in order to achieve a no-mind, oneness state. I was asked similar questions before, so I decided to write an article about it as my response. I have never used such mind-altering substances nor did I ever want to.…

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4 Dead Simple Steps to Raise Capital for Your Small Business Ventures

There once was a 28-year-old man in a difficult financial predicament. He had an idea for a business … but he had no money in the bank, no job, and a general track record of failure. He was an investor’s worst nightmare and the odds of him securing the tens of thousands of dollars in capital he needed were slim (to say the very least). So you can imagine the surprise of those around him when, within 10-days of articulating…

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Occult Significance of Pluto – Self Improvement Article

Go to: Sun – Moon – Mercury – Venus – Mars – Jupiter – Saturn – Uranus – Neptune Pluto is the most recently discovered planet. It was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh, an American astronomer, in 1930. It’s a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, which is a ring of bodies beyond Neptune. Pluto is the higher octave of Mars, and this can be proven by looking at the ptolemaic system of the universe: Since this is the most recently…

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Short Personal Update and the Next Post on Daoism – Self Improvement Article

In Fort Kochi, India My dear reader, I’ve just come back from a short trip to Kochi with my dear one, so I haven’t posted anything for some days. I haven’t taken such a long break from my laptop or work for a long time now, but that’s because writing and making videos never seems like work for me. However, it was refreshing to spend a few days only with my loved one doing sightseeing, visiting various cafes and engaging…

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Suppressed Information on How Women Can Save Christ Seed and Transmute Their Vital Essence – Self Improvement Article

If you studied Hinduism in depth as a female, you probably came to find that there are almost no explanations of how a woman transforms her essence into the Christ seed – only the male perspective is given. The same applies to other Eastern cultures. For example, in China we find female spiritual transformation information suppressed too, though it is believed this wasn’t always the case, and that only gradually women started being treated as second-class citizens, leading to the…

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[Ultimate Guide] How to Make Your First 7-Figures

Building a seven-figure business is a lot like becoming a world champion race car driver. You need to have a highly skilled driver (that’s you), behind the wheel of the right vehicle (your business), who runs races with a well trained pit crew (your team). And in this guide, I’m going to teach you the proven processes and principles you must implement in your business to go from six to seven-figures. In fact, I’ve personally used these exact strategies to…

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Occult Meaning of Venus – This Planet in Ancient and Occult Writings – Self Improvement Article

In this post I have gathered important occult and astrological writings about Venus for easier personal reference and hopefully this will be useful for some of my readers as well. You can read about the occult Sun, Moon, Mercury and Jupiter on this blog also. General occult and astrological information about Venus Venus, like Mercury, is close to the Sun and by ancients it was called Cytherea, Aphrodite, Phosphorus, the Morning Star, the Evening Star, Innana, Vesperugo, Exapolis, Amathusia, Coliada, Urania, Queen…

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How to Prevent a Negative Environment From Affecting You – Self Improvement Article

The surrounding conditions of a home exert powerful influence over all its inhabitants and should never be underestimated. Even if your natal chart shows luck in a certain department of life, the environment can deny its manifestation because of the lack of available facilities for that luck to express itself. The greatest care should be selected, therefore, where one lives. Usually higher and dryer places are better than lower and damp places; according to Feng Shui, one should not live…

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Occult Meaning of Jupiter – This Planet in Ancient and Occult Writings – Self Improvement Article

In this post I have gathered important occult and astrological writings about Jupiter for easier personal reference and hopefully this will be useful for some of my readers as well. You can read about the occult Sun, Moon and Mercury information also.  General occult and astrological information about Jupiter Jupiter is the largest planet placed close to Saturn. He has an azure hue and finishes his course through the zodiac in 14 years, 314 days and 12 hours, according to…

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Occult Meaning of Mercury – This Planet in Ancient and Occult Writings – Self Improvement Article

In this post I have gathered important occult and astrological writings about Mercury for easier personal reference and hopefully this will be useful for some of my readers as well. You can read about the occult Sun and Moon on this blog also.  General occult and astrological information about Mercury Mercury was known in ancient days under the names of Hermes, Hermaon, Thoth, Stilbon, Taaut, Cyllenius, Hermes Trismegistus and Archas. It’s the closest planet to the Sun, and it never…

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8 Ways to Reclaim Your Power and Take Full Responsibility for Your Life

When the societal winds blow, do you sway in the breeze, or do you hold yourself accountable? It’s the governments fault. They won’t give me a rise. He/she made me feel that way. If the government makes you angry, is it really their fault? If your employers make you feel inadequate, are they really the ones to blame? If someone is chewing loudly — and it only bothers you — whose problem is it? On another day these things might not affect you, and…

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5 Tips to Rapidly Build Your Brand and Grow Your Profits

Let me tell you a sad story about one of my friends. We’ll call him Andy Dufresne. Andy, like most adults, has built himself a prison. Young and ambitious he set out to make a lot of money. He opened a business. Sunk a ton of money into it. He began working more and more hours just to pay the bills. Then he got married. Bought a big house. Had a couple of kids. Leased out a couple of cars.…

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Occult Meaning of the Moon – This Luminary in Ancient and Occult Writings

In this post I have gathered important occult and astrological writings about the Moon for easier personal reference and hopefully this will be useful for some of my readers as well. You can read about the occult Sun information here.  General occult and astrological information about the Moon The Moon was called in ancient days Lucina, Cynthia, Diana and Noctiluca. She is closest to the earth out of all the planets. She travels through all the zodiac signs in around…

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