Tag Archives: Spiritual

Is Mere Existence Enough? Start Living Today

07 Dec, 2013 0 comments All life areas

Everyone gets the same 24 hours in a day, and we try to fit everything we want and need to do in this short amount of time. For the next 30 seconds, slow down and ask yourself, am I really living the life I have been blessed with? Am I making the most of it? Too often, we confuse mere existence with living itself and this is where the distinction lies. To exist is to be alive in physical being, to live is to be alive in mental, emotional and spiritual being as well. Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to sit down and evaluate where you are going – is it where you want to be, or is it simply someone else who is calling the shots for you? In the handful of days we have to share with others, to be happy and live the life we have been given, it is important to create our own circumstances to the best of our ability and start living rather than merely existing as just another person in the crowd. Make your life more worthwhile and purposeful today:

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The Middle Path: An Act of Balancing

19 Aug, 2013 0 comments All life areas

“It is just this Noble Eightfold Path, namely: Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration.”

The Buddha, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta

The Middle Path or Middle Way of life is one of the most central themes of Buddhism. Propounded by Gautam Buddha and expanded over centuries by his followers, the idea of finding the right balance in life with the Noble Eightfold Path is applicable to a wide range of actions which transcend religion. Religious beliefs define the Middle Path as an enlightened path, one which lies between the two extremes of self-indulgence and self-denial. These are said to unenlightened lifestyles, being hedonistic and ascetic in nature. In general understanding, this path of life is all about leading a balanced lifestyle, one which is grounded in reality, is mindful and peaceful. You don’t have to be striving for enlightenment in order to incorporate principles of the middle path into your life. The act of balancing out your life can in fact be achieved through 7 key ideas associated with the concept of Middle Path:

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Your Quick Guide to Conscious Living

03 Jan, 2012 0 comments All life areas

Do you ever feel like you are losing track of your feelings and what your goals are in life? We all want to be included in the fast-paced world of today, but often in the process, we sacrifice our uniqueness in order to be something we are not. Conscious living is all about being aware of your actions and their consequences, about knowing how you feel and why and giving importance to the things that add value to your life. This form of consciousness comes naturally to some people, but the majority of us need to consciously stop and reevaluate our lives in order to get in touch with what is best for us. Here’s how you can start:

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