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How long should you meditate?


Joseph Sacco

The question I have asked before is how long should you meditate? There appears to be no right answer, because it can depend on how quickly you can rid yourself of a busy mind. I was sitting this morning and set my timer on my cell phone for 20 minutes, but after only a couple of minutes I had cleared my mind of all thoughts and just listened to my heart beat and breathing. I only meditated for 10 minutes because I was able to reach a calm and peaceful state so quickly.

Then there are other times where I sit for 20 or 30 minutes and may never reach a calm state, and my mind is overwhelmed by thoughts that I just cannot escape. Much of the literature I have read says the optimal time is 20 – 45 minutes, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot benefit from 10…

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Right Mindfulness


Joseph Sacco

The seventh step on the Eightfold Path is Right Mindfulness. Right Mindfulness is about being aware of the world around you and focusing on the present. For most of us this is very difficult to do, as we are always obsessing over what happened yesterday or what we need to do tomorrow.

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Through Right Mindfulness we are looking to create a greater awareness of everything around us, not hiding from it, but fully absorbing it. We are seeking to understand our true nature by being fully aware. Right Mindfulness then also implies focus and concentration. Maybe you have found this through playing an instrument, writing, or playing sports. This was a time when you were totally focused on one thing, in the zone if you will. The question for us is are there ways we can cultivate Right Mindfulness? Let me give you a few examples of simple ways that at least might…

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Watch “Why Drinking Water First Thing After Waking, Has Huge Health Benefits”


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Flow By Madeleine P. Maya —


There are times in life when you need to go with the flow of the river you’re thrown into. Instead of swimming up the river, one needs to go with the flow of life and wait to catch the different rocks and stones where you can grab onto and then get back on land and […]

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From Arizona Sunsets by Madeleine P. Maya Happy Holiday Greetings 


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50 Quotes That Will Encourage You to Love Yourself and Not Chase Love from Others — Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures


Love comes in many forms, and doesn’t necessarily have to be romantic or revolve around a special other. Our source of love stems from family and friends, too. Yet, so many of us rely on their validation that we don’t know what to do once we’re without it. Sometimes, this is the reason we become…

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10 Things You Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You’re Actually Insatiably Lonely — Thought Catalog


ann_khandazhapova 1. Idealizing past relationships. We fall into the trap of rehashing expired relationships if and when we don’t have love in our present lives to take the place of what we’ve left behind. Chances are, if you find yourself obsessing over what’s passed, it’s because you’re feeling pretty underwhelmed with what is. 2. Failing…

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Today’s Quote — Soul Gatherings


You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. ~ Joan Baez ~ _____________

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