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Preparation for Meditation
Preparation for Meditation

Your preparation for meditation is as important as your meditation practice, if not more so. The better you prepare, the better your meditation will be. Look at it this way, if someone very important was coming to your home for dinner you would prepare for this, would you not? You would clean you...

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Awareness vs. Consciousness
Awareness vs. Consciousness

One of my online course meditation students asked about the difference between awareness and consciousness. I’m glad the student posed this question. My guru answers this question in the best way possible. He says “Consciousness and awareness are the same when awareness is totally identified with...

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Overcoming Anxiety
Overcoming Anxiety

I’ve taken a long hiatus from blogging. My apologies. The last few months have been filled with speaking engagements around the world and working on a few important projects including the development of Siva Ashram, our retreat center in Costa Rica. I hope to update you on some of these thi...

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Slow Down or Simplify
Slow Down or Simplify

A couple of weeks ago when I was in Berlin where I gave a keynote titled “Mastering your Mind” to a group of people involved in Private Equity and Investing, an individual said to me after my talk “I really need to slow down my life. My whole family needs to slow down. It’s just…

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Why people don’t change
Why people don’t change

I don’t want to sound pessimistic but the honest truth is that most people don’t want to change badly enough, and that is why they can’t sustain changes in their lives. You have to want change so badly that you are willing to do what it takes to make it happen in your life. You…

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Apples and Oranges
Apples and Oranges

When you desire apples more than you do oranges is when you will start to choose apples instead of oranges. Life is the same way too. A lot of people say to me they want to have a more spiritual life. But the truth is they don’t desire it enough. It’s only when their desire…

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Memory and Awareness
Memory and Awareness

A few days ago one of the students of my 12-week online course “Introduction to Meditation” asked the following question on our online forum. “How are memories and awareness related?” Here’s my response to him which I wanted to share with you as well. Memories are ex...

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A Distracted Subconscious
A Distracted Subconscious

The subconscious is built on patterns and impressions. If the patterns within the subconscious are distracted of nature then the subconscious is naturally distracted. In order to meditate, patterns of concentration need to be created within the subconscious. Thus it can be concluded that both the...

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