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Morning Mindfulness - Two Positive Minutes to Start Your Day

This podcast is about mindfulness. No, no, no, not about just sitting and doing nothing and emptying your mind. That is not mindfulness, that would be mindlessness. But we are talking about mindfulness. It is about being in the moment. It is about paying attention. It is about nonjudgmental attitude. It is about awareness. It is about making wiser decisions.
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Now displaying: March, 2016
Mar 31, 2016

The ego sees no difference between positive and negative to create the illusion of control and not letting go of the past, whatever that past may be...

Episode 209: hpln.org/209-risky-meditation

 

Mar 30, 2016

There’s an old proverb about a peasant who saved monk’s life. The monk invited a man to his cave where he stayed. Once they got there, the monk brought three items - needle, staff and mallet - and put them in front of his savior...

Mar 29, 2016

Today I’d like to discuss my observation about my own personal trait, which is perfectionism. You may or may not relate. I grew up measuring and calculating everything. I had to know exact process from start to finish before getting into anything. Thanks God I educated myself enough to recognize the downside of it. 

Episode 207: hpln.org/207-dangerous-perfectionism

 

Mar 28, 2016

We get some life experience and some wisdom, all right. However, in a process of growing up, we often forget where we came from. We forget how we saw the World as kids...

Episode 206: hpln.org/mindful-parents

 

Mar 25, 2016

Sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of emotional hurricane when we don’t know what to do and where to get started. I’d say, start right where you are... 

Mar 24, 2016

In business or coaching, We are trying to force-feed other people with what we think we know. And I am one of the most guilty offenders. When I started practicing Yoga, I thought everybody had to follow the same Path. Until my teacher told me, “Who said you’re right?” 

Episode 204: hpln.org/instant-connection-magic-spell 

Mar 23, 2016

Here’s an interesting concept I learned from the cartoon called “Alice in Wonderland”. The book was actually called “Through the Mirror”. Why don’t we celebrate unbirthdays? What is unbirthday? Any day of the year that is not your birthday... 

Mar 22, 2016

As we run this Circle of life, most of the time we live in one of two dimensions: dreams and fantasies about the future or happy memories and regrets about the past. There’s only one moment in between...

Mar 21, 2016

A couple of days ago I saw the post on internet that said, and I quote, “… I’ve survived everything I’ve ever encounter in life. I have a 100% survival rate…” And I’ve heard it before from my coaches and mentors. Let’s talk about that for a minute. 

Mar 18, 2016

Humble leaders are strong people who understand their strength, but choose to use it for the benefit of other people. They don’t think less about themselves, but they sure choose to think more about others.

Episode #200: hpln.org/mindful-humility-strength-love

 

Mar 17, 2016
Many years ago I heard a joke, about a man who had a chance to talk to God. God said, “I will give you anything you wish. But there’s one condition: your neighbor will get it twice as much.” 
The man answered, “Father, can you please take out one of my eyes?” 
Episode 199: hpln.org/mindful-sharing-with-neighbor
 
Mar 16, 2016
I read an interesting quote recently. It says, listen carefully, “I am not what you think I am. You are what you think I am.” Think about it for a second. Yes, it's just another version of famous saying “A man sees in the World what he carries in his heart.” 
However the former is addressing more specific topic, which is connecting with others. 
Episode #198: hpln.org/ultimate-selfie-heart-picture
 
Mar 15, 2016

When I was growing up, calling somebody lazy was not the nicest label to give. I think it is still true today. But let me change your perspective a bit.

Mar 14, 2016

If you practice Yoga, you should know about Yama and Niyama, first two out of 8 limbs of Yoga. But I will talk about Meyama today. Have you heard of it?

Get the book I am talking about in my notes 196: hpln.org/daily-meyama-6-damaging-components

 

Mar 11, 2016

Today we’ll talk about a very popular cartoon: Kung-Fu Panda. I like it. And I am not going to debate the quality or accuracy of every small detail. But there are some concepts that really resonated in me. I think even adults can learn a lot, but especially kids because they are the primary viewers. 

Mar 10, 2016
The habit of stereotyping may become much more dangerous when we start doing it to ourselves. Like I am too old or too young, too short, too tall, too slow, too whatever. This stereotyping is practically destroying our life. Moreover, even positive, constructive stereotyping can be as damaging as negative. How?..
Mar 9, 2016

My communication skills used to be a total disaster. On one hand, I was assuming what people thought and wanted to say or do. But on the other hand, I was assuming how people were perceiving me. And trust me, that did not improve my self esteem...

 Episode 193: hpln.org/disastrous-assumptions-biggest-mistakes

 

Mar 8, 2016

Being smart does not necessarily mean being a good communicator or being a successful business person. We can create our own obstacles that will significantly delay or even stop our success.

Episode #192: hpln.org/communication-barriers

 

Mar 7, 2016
When I was reading John Maxwell’s book about Communication, I wanted to say, “John, did you study me as a role model for the mistakes you are writing about?” I think I got them all covered. We live in the society where neither you nor I can succeed in life without successful communication with other people. That’s why I keep talking about it...
Episode #191: hpln.org/destructive-miscommunication-sabotaging-success
 
Mar 4, 2016
Listen folks, guys and especially girls! I have many friends, yoga and meditation teachers. Beautiful souls! I am teaching Qigong, meditation and Taoist Yoga too! And I teach to do everything possible to avoid fighting. But when it comes to your life vs. his, you won’t be able to yoga him into submission...
Mar 3, 2016

I read in the book, that people use different representational systems as their primary basis for thoughts or feelings. They can use sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Even in a verbal communication. Just imagine you’re going on vacation...

Episode 189: hpln.org/clear-connection-communication-mindset 

Mar 2, 2016
These are four things I found out to be true for myself:
1. Neither You nor I will ever achieve the goals if they are outside our belief zone. Period. You can overcome other people’s disbelief, but you won’t cross your own boundaries.
Episode 188: hpln.org/unbelievable-success-achieving-goals/ 
Mar 1, 2016

...I am an ex-military, I was trained to make decisions under pressure. However, I must admit that I’ve done some dumb things. So for me, this is the first hand experience. And I am telling you, the worst thing in those situations was trying to correct my mistakes by making another greater mistake...

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