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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: June, 2016
Jun 30, 2016

Have you ever heard the saying, “If it’s not broken, don’t break it”? I certainly have. I can understand the reason people say that. I and don’t advise anybody to go and start breaking things. However, there’s a couple of side effects of this philosophy I totally disagree with. 

Episode 274: hpln.org/274-deliberate-breaking/ 

 

Jun 29, 2016

I grew up thinking about mistakes as something really bad. Seriously! Kindergarten teaches kids to do things right. Schools grade students on things done right way. Colleges, universities - all the same. At work people are getting write ups and they get fired for making mistakes. So mistakes are bad, aren’t they?

Jun 28, 2016

When I was younger, I had a major misconception about successful people. I saw success as study-study-study and then work-work-work. And to some extent it is true. The basic principle was, but the application was not. A lot of people study, but not everybody’s applying the knowledge they received to get desired results. A lot of people are working, but they are just going through motion without much productivity. I am one of them.

Jun 27, 2016
We have a saying, “Nothing is shining on those who are standing in a shade.” Yes, being humble is considered to be a good thing. However, how else can you let other people know what you can and cannot do, what you learned, unless you tell them?
Jun 24, 2016
Definition of courage is, basically, ability to do something in spite of the fear. 
I am not talking about situations when people risk their lives to save others. This is about every day bravery. It is about something we look at and think, “WOW, they must be so courageous to do it!” I want to mention three different reasons for this every day courage. 
Jun 23, 2016

I will continue with this mini series, and today we’ll talk about meditation on what did not happen. Well, you may say, it is called fantasizing, or daydreaming. Not so fast! Today's exercise is intentional, not just wandering around in your dreams...

Jun 22, 2016

Every coin has two sides. We often see the one that affects us the most. We start thinking about that. And sometimes people don’t even remember what got them upset, but they do remember emotional pain. They remember the feeling...

Jun 21, 2016

The word meditate means think, contemplate. It is just a generic word people picked to call a wide variety of practices. Today we will talk about meditation on the past...

Jun 20, 2016

Many people scream success, but when it comes to a real action, they do what they feel, not what they need to do. And I’m guilty. I know what I need to do, but well, I don’t really feel like doing it today. Can you relate?

Episode 266: hpln.org/266-destructive-feelings/ 

 

Jun 17, 2016

With Nature example it is easy. Now let’s take it one step further. I believe that the law of compensation exists not just on physical, but on spiritual, emotional, and other levels. Even though our ego may not like it.

Jun 16, 2016

People have the tendency to jump into conclusions, like “this is good, and this is bad.” Good or bad for whom? Who benefits and who has to pay? Remember, somebody always has to pay in one way or another. 

Jun 15, 2016

Exactly one year ago, on June 15th last year, I released my very first episode of Morning Mindfulness. So today’s episode is one year anniversary edition. I think it is a good time to remind what mindfulness really is...

Jun 14, 2016

Folks, it’s impossible to avoid every rake in our path. But doing it again is just a waste of energy...

Jun 13, 2016

Something what may look totally unfair at the moment it happens, over time may prove to be the biggest blessing that could ever happen to us. But you know what, my friend? Here’s a catch how to discover the blessing...

Jun 10, 2016

The approach I learned when I was training with my teacher was opposite to that in Zen. I was not allowed to repeat the same move more than several times. I had to change and even create my own combinations of moves as my homework. And then I’d show it to the teacher...

Jun 9, 2016

Most of what I am teaching, in terms of mindfulness practice, stress reduction, meditation, is based on ancient martial arts techniques. Over the years, I’ve had two major arguments against my practice...

Jun 8, 2016

Where can I start? I think the best place is where it all started to begin with. I mean here and now. No matter what is going on, just stop and take a deep breath. We already hear. All we need to do is just listen.

Listen to free tele seminar today by Julia Mikk. Check it out at HPLN.ORG/JM 

 

Jun 7, 2016
I found out that we can point out at least 4 areas of life we have to be aware of. There are things we know about ourselves, and everybody else knows about us. That is called Obvious. That is our major habits, preferences, likes and dislikes, choice of music, etc...
Jun 6, 2016

By admitting our weaknesses as teachers, coaches, leaders, we may become more vulnerable. But this is what gives us strength. We can relate to more people. We can help more people by our own example. What can you teach me if you don’t have any flaws? How can you make me a warrior if you never been hit by life?

Jun 3, 2016

Courage is not a lifestyle. It is just a moment. Once you’re in - you’re in. But it takes courage to make the very first move and overcome anxiety. 

Jun 2, 2016

Once the vessel is ready, the spirit will enter it on it’s own. We don’t have to worry about that. Then the form becomes redundant...

Jun 1, 2016

You see, we like being busy. I didn't say working, I said being busy. This is our lifestyle. We are getting trillions of bits of information into our brain every day. We’re constantly doing something. Our day is full, and our time is still 24 hours per day...

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