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Announcing my App and NEW online course!
Announcing my App and NEW online course!

Since I released my Introduction to Meditation course in 2016, thousands of students from more than 130 countries around the world have gone through this training. Many students have shared with me they have a better understanding of how their mind works, a greater ability to focus and that they ...

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Children and Willpower
Children and Willpower

It’s easier to observe how much inborn willpower there is in a person when they are a child versus an adult. Think about the children that you know, you can tell right away that each child has a different amount of natural willpower. If you are a parent, you may have experienced the following sce...

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Desire, Effort and Concentration
Desire, Effort and Concentration

Ultimately, it all comes down to how badly you desire to live a concentrated life. Most people don’t desire it badly enough and hence never reach a state of concentration where they can manifest the life that they want. They can concentrate for brief periods of time but the levels of concentratio...

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Concentration leads to Peace
Concentration leads to Peace

It is so important that we strive to understand each other, because out of understanding is born empathy and out of empathy is born compassion, out of compassion is born love and finally out of love comes peace. To summarize the sequence: concentration, listening, reflection, understanding, empat...

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Developing Willpower
Developing Willpower

Look at your life and look for opportunities to develop your willpower. Make this one of your life’s goals with a clear reason why you are developing willpower. To simply develop willpower is not enough. We need to understand why we are doing so and ultimately what will we use that willpower for....

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Awareness and Reactions
Awareness and Reactions

As events occur in life, most people react to them in an uncontrolled way. When this happens awareness gets drawn out and externalized. Their energies get externalized too, entangling itself with people and things around them. Before long they find themselves bound to the external world, and inne...

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Investing Energy
Investing Energy

Whatever I invest my energy in will start to grow. If I invest my energy in something positive it will grow and become more positive. If I invest my energy into something negative it will grow and become more negative. Energy has no ability to discriminate between what is positive and what is neg...

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Where awareness goes, energy flows
Where awareness goes, energy flows

When I lived as a monk, my guru (Sivaya Subramuniyaswami) taught me a phrase he coined: ‘Where awareness goes, energy flows.’ It’s probably one of the most important things I’ve learned. First, we have to learn that awareness and the mind are two separate things. Second, our mind does not w...

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