I was having dinner with a couple of friends the other night. The conversation, food, atmosphere was all great. I truly enjoy good quality time with the people I value and care about. The reason I bring this up is right next to us was a large table of eight young twenty somethings probably in college. A good part of their evening I noticed was spent with their faces glued to their cell phones. Now I know we all have times where we need to be connected, but I remember going out with my friends in college laughing, talking and building strong relationships and bonds many of which have lasted over 20 years. I am not trying to say that we were any better than anyone else, but I do think often the youth of today is getting lost in technology and further away from true personal connections and deep relationships. Here are few important things to think about in order to build and maintain deep meaningful relationships: 1- Realize that there are great people everywhere. You should never feel the need to settle for anything short of true happiness. 2- Be clear about your future expectations. Who would you like to be connected with? What direction are you moving towards with your life? What are your core beliefs […]
Let’s take a look at the idea of a meditation life style to see how and why we can use the practice to get a variety of different outcomes. When putting together a strategy for a successful meditation practice it is important to know where you will get the most out of your efforts. The first thing to do will be to ask yourself the question: What do I want to get from the training? Once this has been established you will be able to set a plan to most effectively help you reach your goals. This is important because there are many directions and approaches to the training.