Whatever activity you’re going to engage in, if you say to yourself “I am meditating” beforehand, and then you will get the benefits of meditation as you participate in the activity.
We strive to clear the wreckage of our lives through improving our character and our behavior, taking the right actions, using the right words, and filling our minds with the right thoughts.
We're never going to be perfect. That’s why meditation is termed as a “practice.”
When you meditate you are not doing something “new agey” and esoteric. There’s nothing new about it—it’s been around for many thousands of years. And it’s not esoteric; it’s extremely grounded.
Some benefit tremendously from meditation very early after they begin practicing it. Others don’t catch on as quickly. But it will work for you, regardless of your body makeup and temperament, provided that you consistently work at it at your own pace.
I used to get distracted by anything that passed by. Meditation has helped me tremendously with concentration and focus.
People often blame other human beings for how they feel, and blame people for how they react to their feelings.
It’s important for religious individuals to examine their faiths and determine their points of actionable truths to live by. The primary way that they should do so is by consulting the original writings of the prophets and founders.
One hundred years is simply not enough to learn everything that I need to learn, or everything that I would like to learn, because I also have desires. So I look in front of me and I find my teachers. When I was a child my teachers were my parents and they taught me quite a lot. Unfortunately they left out a lot of important lessons; that’s been the case for all of us. I’m now trying to learn more than my parents did and pass it on to my children.