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When an individual begins the spiritual journey, one encounters many ups and downs in its course. The journey is marked by periods which are fast moving and some other periods during which there is a slower movement towards the goal. When a person, practicing spirituality, acquires a mental state, in which he or she remains totally soul conscious, then that person is said to have experienced a spiritual awakening. Therefore, spiritual awakening refers to a dynamic shift in consciousness and an appreciation of reality which had previously been unrealized. A spiritually awakened person no more identifies with the body, while…

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Procrastination isn’t a lack of willpower. It isn’t about laziness or not wanting to get something done. The science behind procrastination will absolutely surprise you – and you’ll be relieved when you realize the true cause of the mental roadblocks. How do you get through the tough moments when you find yourself putting off the inevitable? The 5 Second Rule. The real truth you need to be aware of and start practicing is the five-second rule: you have five-seconds to take physical action to marry intention with the inspiration that has just surfaced in your mind. You won’t need 20…

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Ultra-endurance athlete David Goggins talks about his childhood struggles with racism and bullying and says that when you find what truly drives you, nothing can stop your journey to greatness. “When you think you’re done, you’re only at 40% of your total potential.” DAVID GOGGINS Determined to become the ‘hardest man alive,’ David Goggins is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to have completed Navy SEAL Training, the U.S. Army Ranger and Air Force tactical air controller training. Completing over 50 endurance races, Goggins has lived through the unthinkable to strengthen his mind and body. David Goggins reveals…

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Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy — not to mention money — taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often we think of the mind as something outside of our own control. “Our life is the creation of our mind,” according to Buddhist scripture. Buddhist philosophy developed an entire science of training the unruly mind to help anyone overcome its constant fluctuations to achieve…

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In his best-selling book , Tony Robbins explains that our lives are not shaped by our conditions but rather by our decisions. Living an extraordinary life is a choice that is always available to you despite your circumstances. On a scale of 1 to 10, how is your stress level right now? As entrepreneurs, we rarely complain about our circumstances, but we do feel a tremendous amount of stress when things are not going as planned. In his latest best selling book,, Tony Robbins explains that “the human brain isn’t designed to make us happy and fulfilled. It’s designed to make…

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Alan Watts is considered as the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West. He had an astonishing and an indescribable way of writing the unwritable. Among all the qualities of this great orator and writer, he had a unique gift of expressing complex thoughts in the form of simple and illustrated thoughts. The simple way he exemplified and expressed all his reflections made him and universal philosopher, someone that could be comprehended by the vast majority of the people. Let’s see some of Alan Watts’ magic and awakening quotes. 1. “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the…

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Animals are an important part of Native American culture and there are representations of just about every animal imaginable in the symbolism of Native American horoscopes. We’ll focus primarily, in this article, on the animals most closely associated with birth months, in other words, the zodiac of Native American tribes. Similar to the Greek horoscopes that we use today, Native American tribes held the belief that the time of year a person is born into will directly affect a person’s personal characteristics. Similar to the animal symbols of the modern horoscope, the Native one is also represented by animals. In…

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Act on your principles, not your moods. How the ancient philosophy of Stoicism can help us smash creative blocks and do our best work. Observing individuals who lead a creative life, we can identify elements of expertise, grit, an understanding, and passion. What’s easy to overlook is the inner system within an individual—the set of principles that govern their mind and behavior. When failure ensues or the need to adapt is necessary, how does one respond? What do they tell themselves? In other words, what’s their philosophy? When failure ensues or the need to adapt is necessary, how does one…

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Stoicism was one of the four principal schools of philosophy in ancient Athens, alongside Plato’s Academy, Aristotle’s Lyceum, and Epicurus’ Garden, where it flourished for some 250 years. It proved especially popular among the Romans, attracting admirers as diverse as the statesman Seneca, the ex-slave Epictetus, and the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The works of these three authors have come down to us and have won admirers from the Renaissance through to the present day. Although the philosophy of Stoicism as a whole is complex, embracing everything from metaphysics to astronomy to grammar, the works of the three great Roman Stoics…

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As days go by, the way of the shaman is becoming more and more axiomatic. If you feel that one day your path might include a shamanic journey, consider these steps. The most important thing one needs to take into consideration before attempting any shamanic venture is this: preparation. Because of the potential benefits, it could offer, a spiritual quest is not something you should take lightly. Take your time to carefully plan out your experience. Get into a mindset that makes you receptive to the knowledge that will be imparted to you. Set and setting matter. Find a place you…

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