Category: Awareness & the Mind

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Awareness, Energy & Mental Patterns
Awareness, Energy & Mental Patterns

If your awareness is constantly going to one particular area of the mind, then that is where your energy is flowing, and that area of the mind will become stronger and stronger. It is almost like you are feeding the muscles of that area of the mind. For example, if your awareness keeps going to&h...

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Awareness as a Traveler
Awareness as a Traveler

One of the analogies that my guru often used to describe awareness and the mind is viewing awareness as a traveler and the mind as the world. When you go to San Francisco to visit you have experiences that San Francisco offers. You experience San Francisco but you are not San Francisco. You are i...

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Where are you going in life?
Where are you going in life?

My guru, Gurudeva Subramuniyaswami, once said, “There is nothing more important than knowing who you are, the path that you are on and its final end.” Once you begin the process of getting to know yourself, one of the first things you have to do is ask yourself what is it that you want out…

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Awareness and Energy
Awareness and Energy

As I have shared previously the most important thing in the beginning study of the mind is to understand that there is a separation between awareness and the mind. Another equally important thing to understand is the relationship between awareness and energy. There’s a beautiful saying that...

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Technology and Concentration
Technology and Concentration

I’ve seen and heard many people hold up their smartphones and say, “These things are ruining our lives.” I beg to disagree. Smartphones are not ruining our lives. They are wonderful devices with great capabilities. What is ruining your life is your inability to exercise discipline around the use ...

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Misconceptions of Mindfulness in the Workplace
Misconceptions of Mindfulness in the Workplace

We should start by defining the word “mindfulness.” I define it as a state of being fully aware of what one is engaged in at any particular moment. So many people are talking about mindfulness but I think very few people can actually define it. And I say this because people often use ...

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Paths in the Mind
Paths in the Mind

Here is something deeper for you to reflect upon. I’ll touch on it, but won’t get too deep into this for now. As awareness repeatedly goes to a particular area of the mind, it creates a groove or a path to that area of the mind. As it repeatedly travels back and forth to this…

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Insights into the Awful World of Worry
Insights into the Awful World of Worry

If you are not already an expert at the art of worrying like most people are here’s a little insight into the world of worry and how it works. Most people’s lives are a continuous series of worries. That is not to say I have never worried or don’t worry. That’s not true. Contrary to…

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