Buddhist Cheat Sheet Part 3

Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality.  V. The Six Sense Doors and Three Feeling Tones Everything we experience comes through these portals. – Eye (Seeing)– Ear (Hearing)– Nose (Smelling)– Tongue (Tasting)– Body (Touching)– Mind Experience is felt as one of the three tones –…

Buddhist Cheat Sheet Part 2

Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality.  III. The Seven Points of Posture Attend to each in turn when you first take your meditation seat. If you become uncomfortable while sitting, you may go through these points again :– Legs– Shoulders – Back– Eyes– Hands–…

Buddhist Cheat Sheet Part 1

Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality.  I. The Noble Eightfold Path The Buddha taught that to attain liberation one must practice wholesome :– View– Intention – Speech – Action – Livelihood– Effort– Mindfulness– Concentration II. The Four Noble Truths This was the Buddha’s first…

Buddhist Cheat Sheet Part 1

Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality.  I. The Noble Eightfold Path The Buddha taught that to attain liberation one must practice wholesome :– View– Intention – Speech – Action – Livelihood– Effort– Mindfulness– Concentration II. The Four Noble Truths This was the Buddha’s first…

Rules To Live By

I hear this or some version of “things move too fast” every day. It’s no wonder. Just a scant five or seven years ago we had a choice: to plug in, or to refrain. Today, most feel they don’t have a choice. We’ve grown new appendages in the name of “i” gadgets or other connected…

Power of Intention

Sometimes stepping out of one’s comfort zone can amount to a huge phase shift in life, like taking a new job or starting a relationship. Other times the act can be as simple as forgoing a daily routine to do something new and different like socializing with coworkers after hours or finally taking the step…

Self Doubt – Kill It

Self-doubt is paralyzing. It will cripple you and prevent you from taking action or moving forward. To render someone ineffective, you don’t have to get them to change the core of their beliefs you just have to get them to doubt the validity of their beliefs. Do you want to be crippled like this? Sadly,…

You Need To Fall In Love With Yourself

The problem is, we forget to love ourselves. We cannot expect someone to commit to us if we are not devoted to ourselves. We cannot hope for someone to support us if we don’t have faith in ourselves. We cannot wish for security and laughter and jealous fights if we do not believe that we…

A Productive Morning Routine

What if you could manufacture a perfect day? One of those ah-so-amazing days when you have the “productive touch” (similar to the midas touch but instead of turning things into gold, you open a can of to do-list destroying whoop-ass). Crafting a morning routine is a personal thing. First of all, you can’t do everything. Morning…

Sunday Affirmations

Have you ever really thought about the power of the words “I am”? Even deeper, do you consciously realize the subconscious “I am” statements that you are holding about yourself? Think about that for a moment and, hey, be honest with yourself. What do YOU think of YOURSELF? What are you saying about who you are on…