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Tagged "Growth"


Upekkha

Posted by Smita Kishore on

Upekkha is a Pali word that means to be equanimous, to have no craving or aversion knowing that all things will eventually pass, no matter how pleasant or unpleasant. Growing up, I always heard about equanimity, about having no desires or strong emotions, but not once did anyone show me how (yes, we all know that we shouldn't get angry or become annoyed, but how?!) Well, Vipassana showed me the how...
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Love-Centered Living

Posted by Smita Kishore on

We are taught from a young age to process the world as we “see” it, as we perceive it to be, and therefore experience it to be. We are taught to process events as they happen in relation to us. But what if this is all wrong? What if this is not how we’re meant to process life at all? What if in any given situation the only thing we ever have to do is ask ourselves one simple question: “What would Love do?”
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6 Ways to Stop Judging Yourself

Posted by Smita Kishore on

Everything we see is a reflection of our inner world. Often times when we find ourselves judging or criticizing others, it’s a sign that we don’t like those behaviors in ourselves. Judging others is often a positive indicator that we are subconsciously judging ourselves...

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Growing the Right Seeds in the Garden of Your Mind

Posted by Smita Kishore on

We are what we think! Our thoughts and reactions determine our feelings and our feelings our world. Our glass could be half-full or even overflowing, but if we only see the cup as half-empty it doesn’t really matter what life brings our way because we can only get what we perceive...
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Change: A New Way of Being

Posted by Smita Kishore on

Change takes time. It’s not something that typically happens overnight, but rather a series of small steps, that together create a new way of living, of being, of doing. It’s not enough to simply will change or to want it desperately. We must intend to make the changes we wish to see in our lives, to take positive action towards achieving our goals, even if it’s only one small step forward at a time. One step forward taken daily with the right intention is how it all begins...
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