mind-spirit

engaged spirituality

Understand Ahimsa to Know What it Really Means to “Do No Harm”

Understand Ahimsa to Know What it Really Means to “Do No Harm”

Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word meaning “do no harm.” It’s an important virtue in Indian spirituality, such as Hinduism,...
August 20, 2015 × 0 comments

meditation

SITTING IN THE WILDERNESS: How the Buddha and Christ overcame their obstacles in meditation

SITTING IN THE WILDERNESS: How the Buddha and Christ overcame their obstacles in meditation

Ah… summertime is here, and where I live, here in the northeastern part of the good old U.S.A., summertime means that nature...
August 14, 2015 × 0 comments

psychology

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY: Identify the root of negative thinking with CBT

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY: Identify the root of negative thinking with CBT

We say things in our own heads that we would never say to other people—that we’re worthless, stupid, ugly or fat—but we allow...
August 12, 2015 × 0 comments

personal growth

THE BACKPACK: Learning to unpack emotional baggage

THE BACKPACK: Learning to unpack emotional baggage

One of the enjoyable things in life is those silly, harmless shenanigans we (my family, friends and I) enjoy playing on one another....
August 11, 2015 × 0 comments

personal growth

Why You Should Encourage Imagination in Children

Why You Should Encourage Imagination in Children

When your little boy runs around in a cape and mask yelling “Superman to the rescue,” or your little girl dresses up in a...
August 7, 2015 × 0 comments

contemplations

LOVE: No conditions, no limits

LOVE: No conditions, no limits

Love. Such a strong word, such a strong feeling. “I love you” can brighten up the whole world for a person. “I don’t love...
August 6, 2015 × 0 comments

contemplations

THE MOMENT OF CALM: Tips on forgiveness from Dada J.P. Vaswani

THE MOMENT OF CALM: Tips on forgiveness from Dada J.P. Vaswani

What does it really mean to forgive? Oxford Dictionary describes it as the following: “Stop feeling angry or resentful toward...
July 28, 2015 × 0 comments

spiritual practices

HEALING HUGS: 3 observations from watching Amma hug people

HEALING HUGS: 3 observations from watching Amma hug people

A couple of years ago, I attended an event in NYC by amma.org, a non-profit whose spiritual leader is known as Amma, also known...
July 24, 2015 × 0 comments

personal growth

Are children really great teachers?

Are children really great teachers?

Children are great teachers. Have you heard this before? I like exploring such general statements and seeing how much truth they...
July 23, 2015 × 0 comments