Peter Doobinin, the founder and guiding teacher of the Downtown Meditation Community and a co-founder of the New York Insight Meditation Center, has taught Insight Meditation widely, including at the CUNY Graduate Center, Pratt and Tibet House. He is the author of The Skill of Living. doobinin.com
She got super aggressive in my face and confronted me, “You know what the answer is, don’t you!?” She was not talking about ketchup, but the questions of life. I said, “Yes, I do” because at that moment, I did.
What if there’s no scoreboard, it’s not a competition, and it doesn’t really matter if something comes to fruition or not? In other words, what if we could want with deep passion and excitement, and without attachment? It’s not that we wouldn’t want certain things to happen or specific dreams to come true, we just wouldn’t relate to our specific desires as if our life depended on them (which in most cases it doesn’t).
Consequently, in all fairness, victims must ask themselves why they participated in a co-created scenario like this in the first place. Was it to get a much-needed economics lesson? Was it to wake up their consciousness from a long-slumbering sleep? Or was it because they were quietly drawn to the allure of greed and power in the same way as those who perpetrated the scams upon them? If things are to be fixed going forward, the beliefs underlying the values that produced such damage must be addressed on both sides of the equation; those hurt by the system must acknowledge their role in its decay just as much as those who orchestrated its demise.
Milana has always had very strong connection to animals. When reading them she literally hears their thoughts in her mind and feels their joy or suffering. She is also able to connect with pets who are no longer with us.
Driven by strong global market demand, both crystalline silicon-based and thin-film cell production saw dramatic growth in 2008.16 Global PV cell production reached approximately 6,940 MW, compared with 3,715 MW in 2007, an increase of 87 percent.17 (See Figure 2.) The Chinese PV industry is leading in silicon-based cell production, primarily to meet soaring demand from Spain and Germany.18 Combined Chinese and Taiwanese production accounted for 39 percent of the global cell output in 2008, up from only 7 percent in 2004.19 Europe’s share of global silicon-based cell production stayed roughly flat at 28 percent, down 1 percent from that 2007.20 Japanese PV producers, once the world’s top players, fell further behind their competitors, dropping from their 2001 peak of 46 percent to only 18 percent of the global market in 2008.21 (See Figure 3.) The German company Q-Cells was the number one producer of solar cells in 2008, First Solar of the United States ranked second, and Suntech of China came in third.22
Not many of us consciously “call in” the “negative” stuff in our lives, but as part of the Divine we are co-creators of all of it and the Divine unfailingly supports us and what we’ve created together, regardless of how we feel about it.]]>
Amir Vahab is one of New York’s most celebrated and distinguished composers/vocalists of sacred and folk music, renowned for his fiery instrumentals, his renditions of songs from ancient Persia and Turkey, recitations of Sufi poetry, and sacred dance (“whirling”) demonstrations. www.tanbour.org/
8. Take a moment to pause, and see things from your child’s perspective. If you get angry, it’s because you’re only seeing things from your perspective. The child has a completely different view of things, and if you can understand that view, you won’t be mad at the child. You’ll try to make things better for her.
I’d like to take it back a step to time. How many times have you thought, heard or said “I’d do that if I had the time” or “I haven’t got time to do that”. Who has all the time? Is there really not enough time?
As President of ConnectUs Canada, Donna’s contact network extends well into the tens of thousands – a network that she routinely and freely shares with her clients, associates and acquaintances via the extensive speaking engagements and workshops around the world.
But regardless of how advanced one gets, the ultimate goal of meditation is to look within: “Everything that we assume is our identity is really not our permanent identity. Your body is changing all the time, your mind is fickle, your emotions go up and down, your personality is hopefully not the same throughout life. So is there a part of you that is fundamental?”
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Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis worked for many years with her husband, the renowned pioneer of modern cognitive therapies, Dr. Albert Ellis, giving public presentations and professional trainings in his approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). She has been recognized for her work with first responders and family members of victims of 9.11. She currently has a private practice in New York City and delivers lectures and seminars throughout the USA and across the globe.A primary goal which both she and her husband shared, and to which she remains dedicated, is to help as many people as possible to learn the tools which enable them to empower themselves by living a life containing immense joy and minimizing emotional pain and distress. www.debbiejoffeellis.com
Changing your physical appearance is not an essential part of accepting and making peace with your body and yourself. As a matter of fact, changing your appearance can sometimes be a hindrance to this process of acceptance. This is not always the case, but it certainly can be.
A lifelong movie fan and longtime student of metaphysics (with an emphasis in law of attraction/conscious creation principles), free-lance writer/editor Brent Marchant is the author of Get the Picture: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies (Moment Point Press, www.momentpoint.com, available in soft cover and Kindle formats). His additional writing credits include contributions to www.beliefnet.com and to Divine Revolution, Sethnet Journal and Reality Change magazines. Brent also maintains an ongoing blog about metaphysical cinema at www.getthepicturebrentmarchant.blogspot.com, which includes listings for the internet and broadcast radio shows on which he frequently appears as a guest. He holds a B.A. in magazine journalism from Syracuse University and resides in Chicago. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.