The World Has Changed

There's a weird feeling I get these days because meditation and mindfulness are so popular. It's odd living in a world where people are likely to know some form of meditation or yoga or Eastern philosophy.When I was growing up meditation was just something that movies made fun of with dramatic leg poses and exaggerated Oms. I felt a defensive pride that I knew what meditation really was. It was something that me and my family did. It was something special to just a few people.It's … [Read more...]

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Bonus: Brad Speaks on Self-Cultivation as Meditation

Today there are two posts on the blog! This second post was inspired when my fiance read Monday's about different kinds of meditations (also, note in the comments that someone suggested chanting meditation, which is one I didn't think of). I asked him to speak to you all about his meditation practice...Hello all,This is Brad, I am Ambaa's fiance. She suggested that I write a guest post on my practice so here I am. First, I suppose, you require a little history to understand where I am … [Read more...]

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Is Mindfulness The Key to Everything?

I discovered this book about charisma when I was waiting in line at Fedex...I've always wanted to be more charismatic, so I decided to give it a try. Her premise is that the ability to command the attention of a room and to be likable in that charismatic way is not something one is either born with or not. It is a skill that can be learned. According to her, charisma is made up of three things: Presence, Power, and Warmth.She spends an awful lot of time in the book working with … [Read more...]

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