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Finding flow and Peak Experience are related to the practice of mindfulness or presence, it is the ability to expand your mind and body to achieve mastery and discover the rewards in the process of each moment, indeed in life its self. Peak experience is similar except that it leads to self-actualization.

How Meditation Creates Happiness and Builds Success

How Meditation Creates Happiness and Builds Success

“All the things that truly matter–beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace–arise from beyond the mind.” ~ Eckhart Tolle ~ Meditation will help you tap into your creativity and expand your potential for success by balancing and centering your mind-body relationship. There are many meditation techniques, mindfulness, mantra devotional or one-pointed concentration. The technique is a personal choice, what’s important is taking some time to “disconnect,” to rest in inner quiet. Meditation is not something that requires special abilities, in the same way you need talent to play a musical instrument. The secret to “succeeding” with meditation is having an intention ... Read More »

Science’s Pursuit of Happiness

Science’s Pursuit of Happiness

There are many things that science as learned about happiness in the last few decades and I thought it might be kind of fun to look at and some of the more recent things its had to say about happiness. I mean after all science has all the answers, right? Well, not really, but they have as a British friend of mine put it, “had a pretty good go at it.” Here are some of the, sometimes surprising, ideas that science offers as we pursue our happiness. Stop pursuing it! Just stop it now. One of my favorite teachers, Robert ... Read More »

The Flow – Gateway to Happiness and More?

The Flow - Gateway to Happiness and More?

I experienced it all the time when I played guitar. I’d start “practicing” and the next thing I’d know it’s the middle of the night. “What the heck happened, it was 9 o’clock just a minute ago,” and now its hours later. I was so absorbed in “perfecting” the song that I completely lost track of time. The usual mind chatter that’s normally a constant companion – nonexistent. There were no interruptions from my “inner roommate” the whole time I was playing. Nothing else seemed to matter. I would spend hours working on a “riff” or fine tuning a lyrical ... Read More »

Defining Happiness

Defining Happiness

“I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we are all seeking something better in life. So I think the very motion of our life is towards happiness. “The Dalai Lama Intuitively, I believe the words of the Dalai Lama to be the truth. Happiness like love is something we all experience. We know how it feels. There’s an old joke about defining art, “I don’t know what it is but I’ll know it when I see ... Read More »