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Health + Wellness

Study Shows the Benefits of Meditation in Reducing Blood Pressure

Dr. Otelio Randall discusses meditation and a study against traditional medication used to reduce high blood pressure.

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Movies

Review: Eat. Pray. Love.



Director: Ryan Murphy
Screen Writer: Ryan Murphy
Cast: Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins

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Style

Hoax or humanity 2.0: Man claims he has not eaten for 70 years

83-year-old, Prahlad Jani says he hasn’t consumed food or water for seven decades, and doctors in India are trying to learn his secrets, or prove once and for all that his 70-year fast has been nothing more than a lengthy hoax.

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Sports

Tiger’s interview on his Return



Tiger granted ESPN and the GOlf Channel 5 minute interviews to discuss his predicament, his treatment, and his return to golf. How did he get off course? “I lost my Buddhism, and stopped meditating…”

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Health + Wellness

Light Watkins on Why You Should Learn to Meditate



January 2010 NEW YORK – Be Moore of AlumniRoundup.com interviewing meditation instructor Light in NYC. You can find out more about Light’s meditation course, and the benefits of meditation at www.MyMeditationTeacher.com

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Health + Wellness

Relieving the Clutter

AS A MEDITATION TEACHER, people often tell me they are seeking a “quieter” mind. But what they really mean is they want a more “present” mind. A present mind, by nature, feels quieter and less cluttered.

Technically, everybody’s mind is “busy.” Brain scientists say the average person has a new thought about once a second. This equals to more than 60,000 thoughts each day. And did you know that 90% of the thoughts you have today will get rolled over into tomorrow?

The higher the quality of thoughts we have, the clearer the mind feels. And the lower the quality, the more cluttered it feels. Doubts, criticism, insecurity, and worrying about the past and future would fall into the “lower quality” thought category. Thoughts dealing in present moment awareness are of a higher quality.

It takes consistent practice to cause a shift in thought quality.

THE GOOD NEWS IS that people have been achieving present moment awareness through various spiritual practices like meditation and yoga for thousands of years. It has been well-documented that each of us has the power to naturally liberate our minds from the clutter – without drugs, surgery or drastic life changes.

The benefits from the little time we invest in this endeavor will positively impact every area of our daily life as we derive more clarity of purpose in our business dealings, educational pursuits, and relationships. Present moment awareness is an invaluable tool for helping us to better understand where we are, to appreciate what we have, and to effortlessly direct our minds, really, to whatever ends we desire.

And you don’t need permission from anyone to get started. Just start. The ripple effects from the steps you take today in the direction of present moment awareness will benefit you, and those around you, for generations.

If you haven’t already done so, make 2010 your year to tap into the goldmine of infinite creative potential that is already inside of you, awaiting your discovery.

Warm Regards,

Light Watkins


Light is a Meditation teacher in Los Angeles Caliornia
Check him out at www.MyMeditationTeacher.com

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Health + Wellness

Don’t forget to Water the Roses

I once heard a wise man say: “Attention is like water from a garden hose. Whatever you place it on will grow.”

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The most valuable asset each of us owns is our attention. And if we were to ever find ourselves in the throes of change so unexpected or unanticipated that we are unable to detect any good that can come from it, a powerful question to ask ourselves is: where will I place my attention right now?

In other words, do I place my attention on what I feel I am (or someone else is) lacking? Am I going to focus on the worst possible interpretation of this event and construct an assumption-laden storyline to support that viewpoint?

Or, do I make the conscious choice to affirm the high end of all that I am? And am I going to acknowledge that this too is happening for my highest and best good, even if I don’t yet understand how and why?

These two directions can lead to polar opposite inner experiences: one where we play the victim in an unfair life versus the other where we accept the role of co-creator in a life that is unfolding perfectly. Even not making a conscious choice is still making a choice as far as Nature is concerned.

It’s so easy to sulk, to gossip, to negate, and to allow our emotions to control us. But when we make the powerful choice to calibrate our attention with the evolutionary intention of Nature’s intelligence, then we may have an easier time accepting that life’s inevitable let downs and disappointments are beyond our immediate control. We may also find it a little easier to let go of that nagging need to know why things turned out like they did.

To that end, our attention can either spiral us further out into confusion and self-flagellation, or it can become the paintbrush with which we continue to create and refine our wonderfully adventurous, ever-evolving life where we may not know what’s coming next, but we do know that it will ultimately lead to something good. Nature awaits our cue, but the choice is always ours.

Happy Holidays and warm regards,

Light

Light is a Meditation teacher in Los Angeles Caliornia
Check him out at www.MyMeditationTeacher.com

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Health + Wellness

Staying Young Naturally

A friend of mine recently gave me a book called Staying Young (by Roizen and Oz), which is sort of a layperson’s guide to understanding the variables that stimulate and accelerate the body aging process. Here’s a snippet that I felt inspired to share with you: