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Archive | March, 2016

Immerse Week 13 – Taste of Water

Water tastes better when you are thirsty. Dear friend, Scientists disagree on whether water has its own natural taste. Some believe that we have no taste buds for pure water. Like quiet is to the ears and dark to the eyes, water is null to the tongue—a baseline from which we can compare other tastes. […]

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Immerse Week 13 – Five Depths of Gratitude

During this week you’ll contemplate on and practice different depths of gratitude, and you’ll appreciate the simple and the ordinary, looking to discover a deeper meaning within them—the special and the extraordinary. Can gratitude eliminate suffering? Dear friend, Gratitude comes with different depths. At one pole are people who don’t know how to be grateful. […]

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Immerse Week 12 – Pleasant vs. Unpleasant

Should unpleasantness dilute the pleasant or pleasantness dilute the unpleasant? Dear friend, I like watching sunrises and sunsets. Even though I know that the sun isn’t actually setting, that the earth’s movement causes the sunset, I can’t help but see it as the sun moving down the horizon. The same is true regarding the illusion […]

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Immerse Week 12 – Self-Image

During this week you’ll meditate on and be inspired by the goodness within you and focus on the positive aspects of your life, using the strength of positivity to dilute and transcend the negativity. You are a good human being. Dear friend, My hats off to men and women who quit an addiction. It isn’t […]

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Immerse Week 11 – Bee and Flower

Giving is receiving, and receiving is giving. Dear friend, When you notice a bee alighting on a flower and mindfully sipping its nectar, you might think it is the bee that is receiving help. That is only half the truth. According to some estimates, bees pollinate a third of the food we eat. The cost […]

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Today: Pain relief may be as simple as taking a breath

For what seems like the sixth time today, you’ve slammed your knee against your desk and it’s throbbing. Is it time for a pain pill? Try a breathing meditation instead. A new study finds that easy-to-learn mindful meditation significantly reduces pain. “We see really dramatic reductions in pain after the four-day intervention,” says Fadel Zeidan, […]

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Cosmopolitan: 16 Surprising Reasons You’re Stressed at Work

There’s not a human on the planet who’s immune to stress. It’s a natural reaction designed to help you face dangerous, threatening situations by stepping up to the plate — or running like hell. In the short term, this is highly effective: Your body releases a bunch of hormones; boosts your blood pressure and heart rate to send […]

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