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Buddhism Basics Quiz: Do You Know The 4 Noble Truths

July 28, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Who Do You Want to Be? What Are You Willing To Do? GIf

July 27, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Transcendent States of Conscious Awareness with Eben Alexander – Preview

July 27, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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Reality Art and Illusion – Alan Watts

July 27, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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Eben Alexander, Neurosurgeon, Shares What God Looks Like

July 25, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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While in a coma, Dr. Eben Alexander had an out of body, near-death-experience, which he claims was “divine.” On Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, Alexander described the omniscient experience as a genderless faceless brilliant orb of light that represented all of the energy throughout the universe. “This was not Eben alexander’s consciousness. This was all of consciousness throughout all eternity,” Alexander tells Oprah. Afterwords, Alexander spent years trying to interpret and understand... Read more

 

What Your Daily Habits Can Reveal About Your Personality

July 21, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Wellness 101—Introduction to Wellness

July 21, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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What is Wellness? According to the World Health Organization, wellness is “a state of physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Alternatively, The National Wellness Institute defines it as a “conscious self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential.” Areas of Wellness  Depending on which expert you ask, there are 5, 6, 7, or 8 areas of wellness. In order to be thorough, I will... Read more

 

Just Keep Moving

July 20, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

July 19, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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  A recent NYtimes article summarizes A study published in Biological Psychiatry scientifically validates the idea that meditation can change our brain states and improve our health. A team of researchers recruited 35 unemployed men and women who were “seeking work and experiencing considerable stress,” Reynolds writes. The researchers took blood samples, gave brain scans, and taught half of the 35 unemployed fellows mindfulness meditation. The researchers then taught the other half (the control group)... Read more

 

Perfect Just As You Are with Pema Chödrön Meditation audio preview

July 19, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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A wonderful guided meditation from the classic Pema Chödrön program, Perfect Just As You Are. Want more mindful media? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! The post Perfect Just As You Are with Pema Chödrön Meditation audio preview appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

You’re Beautiful

July 19, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Worry Less

July 18, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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don’t give up on your dreams!

July 16, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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James Hillman – “A Blue Fire Part” audio preview

July 16, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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James Hillman’s A Blue Fire Part I burns through the entire range of his life’s work in this lecture. Recorded during a seminar weekend in Rowe, Massachusetts, this talk is a conflagration of ideas. The result is Hillman revisions himself, his work, and archetypal psychology. Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! The post James Hillman – “A Blue Fire Part” audio preview appeared first... Read more

 

Tears to Triumph – Marianne Williamson’s New Book

July 15, 2016 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Here is an excerpt from our friend, Marianne Williamson’s new book, Tears To Triumph. We hope you enjoy. Every few years, Williamson steps forward with her finger on the pulse of an emerging trend. Rather than predict, however, she defines. Tears to Triumph is an exceptional example of her skill…an exceptionally timely and relevant treatise.” A book that has been perfectly timed with what we are going through as a... Read more

 

Releasing The Burden of The False Self—Marianne Williamson audio

July 15, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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How do we release ourselves from bondage of the false self? The ego is the false belief about ourselves that then guides us into thinking that runs counter to our good because it does not emanate from our deepest truth. Enlightenment is learning how to release the burden of our false self. Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! The post Releasing The Burden of... Read more

 

George Mumford On Mindfulness and Athletics

July 14, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Greater Boston clip, George Mumford, author of “The Mindful Athlete,” talks about the mind-body process as applied to sports. He talks about his experience using the mind-body process with Phil Jackson/Michael Jordan’s 90’s Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant, and others. He says this mind-body process works best with people who are curious, committed to excellence, or in a lot of pain.   If you are curious about mindfulness as applied... Read more

 

Meditation Animated Gif

July 13, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Ken Wilber “Third Way” Politics

July 13, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this clip, integral philosopher Ken Wilber talks about how the two party political system doesn’t work well anymore. He suggests that we allow the “orange (scientific worldview),” “green (pluralistic, egalitarian worldview)” and “amber (~religious conservative worldview)” there own unique parties. Right now, democrats are generally looped under the green and orange world-views, and republicans are generally a mix of amber, red (power-centric worldview), and orange (financial conservatives.) The gulf... Read more

 

Ram Dass on Experience

July 13, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this clip, Ram Dass shares the nature of the universe, perception, and experience. He says we all live in our own universes which are determined by our karma (actions). He gives an example of two people traveling through the same town and having two very different experiences of the town . Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! The post Ram Dass on Experience appeared first... Read more

 

Joe Loizzo — You Become What You Focus On

July 12, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Nalanda Institute clip, Joe Loizzo says that one of the original meanings of “meditation” is “becoming.” What this means, he says, is that you become whatever you focus on. If you focus on positive things, you become positive. If you focus on destructive things, you become destructive. If you focus on creative things, you become creative. Pay attention to what you pay attention to! Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed... Read more

 

James Hillman: Working With Purpose

July 12, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this clip, James Hillman discusses what is missing from a lot of people who work: purpose. People don’t know what the hell they are doing or why, Hillman exclaims. He especially thinks men in particular have lost their sense of purpose in this modern age. Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! The post James Hillman: Working With Purpose appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Pema Chödrön “Don’t Bite The Hook” MP3 of The Week

July 11, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Life has a way of provoking us with traffic jams and computer malfunctions, with emotionally distant partners and crying children—and before we know it, we’re upset. We feel terrible, and then we end up saying and doing things that only make matters worse. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Pema Chödrön. Listen to the rest here. Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free... Read more

 

Reality, Art and Illusion with Alan Watts

July 11, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Reality, Art and Illusion with Alan Watts We are pleased to present this excerpt from “Reality, Art and Illusion by Alan Watts.  Come as he takes a look at how we, as people, view human beings and view the universe. There was an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York some years ago, called ‘The New Image of Man’, and these things didn’t look like human beings at all.... Read more

 

Pema Chödrön: This Lousy World

July 11, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Omega clip, Pema Chodron discusses how we preoccupy ourselves with complaining about everything in the world. She says we senselessly attempt to “fix” the world by trying to get rid of all the bad things. She suggests we work with our minds instead of trying to change everything on the outside. Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! The post Pema Chödrön: This Lousy World appeared first... Read more

 

The Straightest Road to Success: Hard Work — Gary Vaynerchuk

July 10, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this clip, motivational entrepreneur and author Gary Vaynerchuck discusses what it takes to achieve greatness. He says the reason he has been so successful in his life is because he works harder than anyone else, putting in 19 hour days daily. Work ethic, he says, is your biggest skill, and if you work hard (and smart), you can accomplish anything. Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free... Read more

 

The Mind Wheel with Joe Loizzo

July 10, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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We are happy to you bring you part two of a transcription from Joe Loizzo’s The Mind Wheel. These guided meditations recorded by Dr. Joe Loizzo are meant to support all four horizons of contemplative learning and meditative practice that make up the gradual path to freedom and happiness taught in the Nalanda tradition.  Reflect on a vessel of healing energy and light and sort of let it out. And... Read more

 

Dr. Mark Hyman: How to Cut Your Food Addiction

July 10, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Big Think clip, Mark Hyman shares the latest on emerging science of food addiction: sugar and processed foods stimulate the same regions in the brain as cocaine and heroin. Hyman claims you can overcome food addiction and disease by learning how to work with your biology and treating food as medicine. Hyman suggests that we replace most prescription medicine with healthy foods such as eggs, protein shakes, nuts, vegetables, beans, seeds, lean... Read more

 

Marianne Williamson on Success

July 08, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this 1DegreeTV clip, Marianne Williamson explains how “each of us born with a mission to extend and receive love, and no other mission is quite true.” According to Williamson, we often see ourselves as having a unique separate mission, but really everyone’s mission is to serve. We do however, have different means of expression, she claims. Williamson explains that some people express their service through business, others through art,... Read more

 

Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An Animation

July 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this clip, Happify defines mindfulness as the ability to know what’s happening in your head, at any given moment, without getting carried away with it. Happify claims mindfulness helps us respond to things wisely, as opposed to blindly reacting to things. The ability to wisely respond, they claim, is a superpower. Finally, Happify states that we become mindful through meditation. Could meditation be the next big revolution in public health? Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up... Read more

 

Jack Kornfield – Climate Change – Demand Clean Power

July 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this NRDC clip, author and mindfulness leader Jack Kornfield discusses how we need to recognize our interdependence with all species and forms of life. He says we need to demand clean power in order to help make the earth a cleaner, richer, and more sustainable place.   Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! The post Jack Kornfield – Climate Change – Demand Clean Power appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Thich Nhat Hanh – The Fear of Death

July 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this clip, Buddhist monk, mindfulness leader, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh compares death to the metamorphosis of clouds. Clouds don’t actually disappear, Hanh claims, they merely change into rain, lakes, and other forms. Likewise, death doesn’t apply to reality if we look at things interdependently, Hanh claims. He concludes that once we know what death really is, our fear of it disappears.     Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign... Read more

 

Waterfall Meditation In Suit Gif

July 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Birds Meditation Gif

July 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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The Alchemy of Psychology with James Hillman

July 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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James Hillman was a past master of alchemical psychology. This field uses metaphors derived from ancient alchemy to elucidate deep structures in the creative imagination. Creative processes are not random. By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways that frequently diverge sharply from the habitual understandings we have unconsciously absorbed from the cultures in which we were raised.   Check out the full... Read more

 

Eat Fat Get Thin with Mark Hyman – Audio Preview 1

July 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In his new book, bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explains how to EAT FAT, GET THIN, and achieve optimum wellness along the way. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, EAT FAT, GET THIN is the cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel your best.... Read more

 

How Mindful Are You? A Quiz.

July 06, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! Click here for a wide variety of mindfulness audio. The post How Mindful Are You? A Quiz. appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

George Mumford – Mindful Athlete – Guided Meditation

July 06, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Spend some time with the inspirational and insightful George Mumford. For years George has been the secret weapon on Phil Jackson’s championship teams. He has worked with Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaq and other greats. Listen to the rest here. Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! The post George Mumford – Mindful Athlete – Guided Meditation appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Marianne Williamson Happiness Collection – PlayCast

July 05, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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We hope you enjoy this Playlist from Marianne Williamson Happiness Collection. Listen for free below. Purchase the compete collection here. The post Marianne Williamson Happiness Collection – PlayCast appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Dr Emmett Miller Titles on BetterListen!

July 02, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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The World of Relaxation with Jon Kabat-Zinn Preview Video

July 01, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this short Better Listen clip, a young Jon Kabat-Zinn teaches us how to relax. Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! The post The World of Relaxation with Jon Kabat-Zinn Preview Video appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Beryl Bender Birch Introduction To Mindfulness Online Course Preview

July 01, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Better Listen clip, author and Yoga teacher Beryl Bender Birch discusses what mindfulness and yoga means. She says at its core, yoga is about learning how to pay attention in the present moment. Exercise, fitness, and stretching are only secondary benefits of yoga, not the main point. Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! The post Beryl Bender Birch Introduction To Mindfulness Online Course Preview... Read more

 

Ram Dass – Cultivating Courage – MP3 of the week

July 01, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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Featuring Ram Dass, Joan Halifax and Friends – this new audio program from a recent retreat in Maui has been digitially remastered and is a phenomenal listening experience. Click here for purchase. Here’s a preview The post Ram Dass – Cultivating Courage – MP3 of the week appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Alan Watts “Reality Art & Illusion”

June 30, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Better Listen clip, British philosopher Alan Watts discusses how our world is “wiggly” or in other words, non-fixed. What he means is that we arrange, create, and organize the world and ourselves the way we want to. We don’t operate according to some pre-determined program. We get to decide how our lives are experienced. Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! The post Alan Watts “Reality Art & Illusion” appeared... Read more

 

Creating Yourself: The Key To Being Great— Neil deGrasse Tyson

June 29, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Big Think video, Neil deGrasse Tyson shares inspiring advice on how to be a great person. He says, “The greatest people in society carve niches that represent the unique expression of their combinations and talents. If everyone had the luxury of expressing their unique talents, our society would be transformed overnight.” For deGrasse, the tragedy of modern society is that people are employed in places that aren’t the best fit for their... Read more

 

The Mind — Alan Watts

June 29, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this video, Alan Watts discusses worry, thinking, and endless chatter of the mind. He advises that we need to stop the endless chatter of our minds in order to be present. Listen to a wide range of exclusive awesome Alan Watts recordings at BetterListen. Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! The post The Mind — Alan Watts appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Candle Meditation

June 28, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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7 Best Ram Dass Quotes: A Countdown.

June 24, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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Listen to some awesome Ram Dass recordings from BetterListen here. Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts! The post 7 Best Ram Dass Quotes: A Countdown. appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

What is Mindfulness?

June 24, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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In this Psych Alive video, Jon Kabat-Zinn claims that mindfulness is “paying attention as if you’re life depended on it.” Kabat-Zinn thinks your life does depend on your attention, because if we aren’t attentive of the present moment (the only moment where we are alive), we miss out on life. He observes that when people start to pay attention, they “begin to notice the mind is all over the place.” Mindfulness, he argues,... Read more

 

Hilarious Guided Meditation: “F*ck that: An Honest Meditation”

June 24, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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This clip is a humorous take on guided meditation, urging you to “F*ck that.* Listen to some serious Jon Kabat-Zinn guided meditations from BetterListen here. Want more actionable-wisdom? Sign up for our WisdomFeed Newsletter and receive two free gifts!   The post Hilarious Guided Meditation: “F*ck that: An Honest Meditation” appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more