It turns out that a little belief goes a long way-religion and spiritual practices are associated with being healthy and the easing of stress. In other words, if you have, or find, a little faith, your body will thank you.
In my mind a winner comes to tasks, obstacles, and resistance, ready to get things done. I had a group of friends back in the ’60s, three guys trying to make it as a folk singing group. The banjo player had a Pro/Winner mind-set. The other two were having a good time, playing music, going to little groups and putting on their show, but they really had no interest in being a successful group with a list of hit records, and maybe movie deals. The difference in how they were thinking made two guys resistant to practice, and willing to sort of bluff their way through. The Pro thinking banjo player had far less resistance to the nit and gritty of the music business. When you approach work like a pro, and you’ll get more work done.
We simply forget that we are free. We forget by becoming bogged down in our difficulties, by pitting ourselves against others, and fighting for what we want. Actually, we already have everything we need, but because we don’t know and understand this, and because we are insecure, we try to get more.
Meditation has become a part of culture of buddhist meditation baltimore. It has been around for thousands of years, and so far, it has never failed to bring plenty of benefits to its ardent practitioners.
Therefore, it could really be helpful for everyone to have some silent moments to relieve stress, or to start a day with a more relaxed aura. Upon waking up, avoid watching TV, and simply enjoy the sound of the quiet morning. You may want to catch up with the morning traffic or the weather, but it wouldn’t hurt to avoid it once in a while.
Prices for Chinese tea can range from a few pounds per kilo to thousands of pounds per kilo. And it can change year on year. If a certain loose leaf is trendy or popular, prices can sky-rocket from year to another.
Dzogchen Ponlop’s latest book “Rebel Buddha, On the Road to Freedom” provides average Westerners with some possible answers to these questions as well as additional questions to ponder. It also advocates what he labels American Buddhism. The book is a seminal, yet simple opening to ancient wisdom in which he boils down Buddhist wisdom into simple concepts and actions that anyone can practice and benefit from.