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Meditation, because it is the path to self-realization, is the path to the ultimate happiness and the journey that reaches for the highest level of fulfillment. Meditation includes the philosophy of Yoga.

Primordial Sound Meditation

Primordial Sound Meditation

Primordial Sound Meditation technique is a reawakened interpretation of an ancient Vedic mantra based meditation practice, known as Primordial Sound Meditation. In the words of Dr. Chopra, “Primordial Sound Meditation isn’t about forcing your mind to be quiet, but about experiencing the quiet that is already there.” The Questions of Why before What Why meditate and more specifically why the Deepak Chopra meditation style? Why the focus on this powerful, silent mantra meditation technique? The first question is, why meditate at all? Because whether we are aware of it, what we are all ultimately looking for is a sense of ... Read More »

Matthew Johnstone – Photographing Mindfulness

Matthew Johnstone - Photographing Mindfulness

Matthew Johnstone, instead of encouraging people to sit and close their eyes instead encourages people to open their eyes with greater awareness. Johnstone who’s spent a great deal of his career in advertising is, with this offering “Capturing Mindfulness,” combining two of his passions, mindfulness meditation and photography. This book is a “natural follow on from his last book, “Quiet the Mind.” According to his website, he’s drawn to light, color, composition and a desire to see the world from a different perspective. Johnstone says “Mindfulness photography is about seeing something that no one else can, capturing something that will ... Read More »

Meditation is not a Path to Happiness

Meditation is not a Path to Happiness

                     And Happiness is not Bliss “Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.”  ~Deepak Chopra~ We think of happiness as the ultimate goal, the goal of all goals, but the wisdom traditions offer something greater. This “something greater” is a place that we have a primal yearning for, a longing that comes from the depth of our soul, it is the place of profound peace, love and joy, and it’s or true home. It is bliss. Once we’ve had even the ... Read More »

Clearing a Path for Happy Mind

Clearing a Path for Happy Mind

“To a mind that is still, the whole Universe surrenders.”                                                                                      ~Chuang Tzu~ We’ve arrived at what I consider to be the end of summer. Labor Day has come and gone along with August. We’ve arrived and September and fall is knocking at the door. Fall has always a busy time of year, but it seems like the last ... Read More »

Heart Sutra Meditation and the Metta Prayer

The Heart Sutra Meditation and the Metta Prayer

Guided Meditations for Happiness   I have chosen share two forms of the lovingkindness meditation, in Guided Meditations for Happiness, because they have been the most transformational, that is, they’ve had the greatest impact for me personally, of all the self-guided meditations. The lovingkindness meditation is a practice that is particularly well suited for helping you handle challenging relationships with grace. The Heart Sutra Meditation and the Metta Prayer are meditations that calm the heart and open it to peace, harmony, happiness and love, the home of true freedom and Bliss. This meditation or prayer can be practiced by anyone, ... Read More »

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 »

The benefits of Meditation are Joy and Happiness

The benefits of Meditation are Joy and Happiness

  This site is called laughter, happiness and bliss because they are the body, mind and soul of joy. Because Joy is multidimensional. The benefits of meditation are also multidimensional, when the body, mind and spirit are in balance then the result is peace, harmony and love or laughter, happiness and bliss. However, when we are out of balance we receive feedback from our body-mind which is quite different, it comes with a whole host of other symptoms in the form of disease, pain, discomfort, anxiety and depression. davidji open his chapter on the benefits of meditation telling us: “The physical, emotional, and ... Read More »

Happiness is a Laughing Meditation

Happiness is a Laughing Meditation

When was the last time that you busted out laughing? I mean really let go, rolling on the ground, crying tears because it hurt so good! If you answer was, “just a little while ago,” then kudos to you. But if your answer was, “I can’t remember the last time,” then maybe it’s time to stop and take note, maybe, just maybe, happiness is a laughing meditation for you. Do you know laughing can be a meditation? Of course it’s not meditation in the way it is usually thought of, quiet, present, with awareness turned inward. But like the meditation ... Read More »

Happiness Wellbeing and Meditation

Happiness Wellbeing and Meditation

Happiness research, over the last few years, has found that we each have a “happiness set point,” which is a combination of “nature and nurture;” that is the genes we inherited and the environment we grew up in. The good news, especially for those of us who are predisposed to seeing the “glass half-empty instead of half-full,” is that the happiness set point is not a point set in stone and there are ways to reset our set point. New discoveries have shown, both your brain and your genetics continue to change and evolve throughout your life, which opens the ... Read More »