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By what measure do you love? If you are like most people, you probably keep some score of reciprocity, monitoring whether or not others are giving as much as you are in your relationships. Granted, no one likes to feel that a friendship or partnership is one-sided, but this typically self-referential approach to love does not really serve our highest good, and keeping score never feels good. It is true that the feeling of love we have will fluctuate based on how balanced the giving and receiving is between us and others. But if we instead approach love as an action rather than a feeling, then we can be grateful, either for what we may be receiving, or if we are not, then for the ...

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Meditation can be defined in a literal manner as an exercise of focusing the mind on one thought, image, feeling, or concept. In the concentration-oriented meditation methods, the mind focuses on a word, a prayer, a visual image, a spiritual concept, or the breath. With the mindfulness type of meditation, you may simply set the mind in observer mode. Each of the literal definitions of meditation works toward a similar goal of quieting the mind. Another version to this question could be, "What is meditation in terms of how it relates to daily life?" Suddenly, the literal translation of an activity extends into the relationship between the practice of meditation and life. At this point a ...

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Here is a simple Taoist meditation technique that, with practice, will enable you to find balance and the power to deal with any kind of situation. It only takes about thirty seconds to do and you can apply it anytime, anywhere— even while driving. Nothing feels better than when you are in the zone. You feel calm and in control, alert, and ready to deal with any situation. In Taoist meditation, the two primary guidelines are jing (quiet, stillness, calm) and ding (concentration, focus). These are the same two characteristics required for being in the zone. There are two versions of this exercise: the first for normal situations and the second for exceptional situations. Three ...

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Sit in quiet contemplation in your nature place or in a soft space where you will not be disturbed. Open your mind and relax. Observe, notice, and feel everything that you experience. Focus your attention on your feelings, and open up all of your senses to experience your meditation. Allow any distracting thoughts to drift away. Notice them and let them go. Sit quietly and observe yourself. See, sense, feel, and experience everything about yourself, inside and out. Ask Spirit to come and be with you. If you know who your Spirit Guides are, invite them to come and sit with you. If you worship or work with certain Religious Deities, ask them to come and sit with you. What do you see, ...

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