Friday, March 11, 2016

Meditation & Eclectic Spirituality, Volume 4

As a follow-up to Sunburned: A Blog Series About Spirituality that I wrote while doing some research for War & Grace, the final installment in my epic fantasy trilogy Daughter of Light, I'll be posting links to articles about meditation (and spirituality) from around the web every Friday.


A Case for Meditation in Schools: Aguirre's conclusion to this opinion piece is quite powerful:

When we are able through meditation to take the time to love ourselves, we stop looking to the world for love and find it within. Through self-love and awareness, there is no longer a need to inflict your emotional pain upon others, as it becomes easier to view yourself in others, and realize that hurting others is hurting oneself.

These Meditation Hacks Will Calm You Without Complicating Your Day: The power of hugs and paying attention.

9 ways to make meditation a daily habit: Chock full of pragmatic tips and insights on committing to a daily meditation practice, my top three are: 1. Scale Back When You Need To, it's more important to sit for a few minutes daily than to enforce some arbitrary pre-determined time goal. 2. Remember It's Not Magic, it won't solve your problems, what it will do is connect you with your mind and body in a such a way that expands your power to discern authentic, creative, and effective options. 3. Enjoy the Journey, because once you embark upon it, you might just find it's a fascinating one.

A meditation on meditation: Learning it, hating it, needing it: Chronicles the power of unraveling meditation expectations ...

What I Learned from David Bowie's Meditation Teacher: Meditation comes with a lot of baggage, i.e. ideas of what should/or will happen to us if we do it. A brief share on dropping a suitcase.

What Meditation, Yoga, & Prayer Can Do To The Human Body: The mind and body are one.

Yoga, meditation can reduce healthcare costs by 43%: The mind-body connection and your budget.

A Blog Series About Spirituality

If you'd like to submit a link for a Friday post, please email me at Heidi _ g @ comcast . net, thanks!