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The difference between breath-focused meditation and loving-kindness meditation are examined in this article by Dr. Katherine Blackwell.

The Science of Compassion: How Practicing Kindness Alters The Brain

As tempting as it is to hope that one meditation practice could be a panacea within the mind – meditate, and become more mindful! improve your attention! cure your depression! notice when those around you need help! – I have to admit that I know the brain doesn’t work this way. The skills you practice are the skills …

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Why Life Cannot Go Wrong

In reality, your world is set up so that nothing happens to you, but everything happens for you – for your awakening, for your growth, for your inspiration, for your exploration – even if you forget that, or sometimes cannot see it, or sometimes fall into distraction and despair. When there is no fixed destination, …

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WARNING: Be on the lookout for the symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed, and it is possible that people...

Symptoms Of Inner Peace

By Saskia Davis, ©1984 Be on the lookout for the symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed, and it is possible that people, everywhere, could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what, up to now, has been a fairly stable …

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Existential depression arises when an individual confronts certain basic issues of existence. It can be particularly prevalent in gifted children.

Gifted Children and Depression: Understanding Their Existential Struggle

It has been my experience that gifted and talented persons are more likely to experience a type of depression referred to as existential depression. Although an episode of existential depression may be precipitated in anyone by a major loss or the threat of a loss which highlights the transient nature of life, persons of higher …

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It has been said that theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was a mystery, even to himself. Here are 25 of the most intriguing Albert Einstein Quotes.

25 of The Most Intriguing Albert Einstein Quotes

Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein is widely considered one of the greatest minds to have ever lived. Through his development of the general theory of relativity he, as Conversations With God, Book 1 puts it, “came closer than any other human — before or since — to discovering, explaining and functionalizing the creative secret of the universe.” …

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The general of an invading army confronts a solitary monk refusing to leave the monastery. Who holds the power? The tale of the monk and the general...

A Tale of True Power: The Monk and The General

During the civil wars in feudal Japan, the ferocity of the invading armies was a thing of legend. Calculated and ruthless, they would sweep through entire towns and take control in a matter of hours, systematically handicapping the village’s defences, plundering their valuables, and killing any and all dissidents without question. As a point of …

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