5 Spiritual Principles for True Happiness - The Art of Living Consciously

  Many of us want to be more spiritual, but we might not know where to start on our spiritual journey.   I find it helps to start with the basics.   I like to teach my students about the basic spiritual principles from which all spiritual practices stem. It’s just like learning any other subject. You…

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What Love Is and Isn’t - The Art of Living Consciously

  Most spiritual traditions name love as the highest spiritual value.   This kind of love is a practice. It is a practice of acceptance, compassion, and wanting the best for the other.  When most of us speak of love we are referring about something different. We think of it as an emotion. We think of…

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Questions to Find Your Purpose - The Art of Living Consciously

  Do you have a sense of purpose in your life? Many of us get so caught up with the hustle and bustle of everyday life that we lose sight of the big picture. Taking time to think about what is your life about is important. When we have a sense of purpose, our lives…

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Some Thoughts on Spontaneity - The Art of Living Consciously

  Spontaneity tends to get a bad rap. Spontaneous behavior can be seen as being flaky, irresponsible, or immature. On the other hand, staying in our comfort zone leads to monotony and staleness. We may believe that we are happy in our comfort zone, but on closer examination, we are more likely to feel the…

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How to address negative thinking - The Art of Living Consciously

  Whether you realize it or not, about 80% of your thoughts are negative. Do any of these phrases ring a bell? I’m too fat/too skinny/too short/too tall/too angry/too passive/too…. I didn’t do that right/I blew it/I failed/He blew it/…. I hope no one saw that/I’m so embarrassed/If anyone knew that about me I’d die……

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Does your mind affect your health? - The Art of Living Consciously

  How much does your mind affect your health? A lot!! Your minds and your bodies have natural healing abilities. Your thoughts, your feelings, and the way you use your mind, if properly focused, can be a powerful ally in the healing process. Similarly, when misused, the mind can hinder healing or actually cause poor…

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Starting the New Year - The Art of Living Consciously

  I am starting off the New Year with much awe and gratitude for my work. At the end of 2015, a cluster of my coaching clients were finishing up their work with me around the same time. As each of them was wrapping up, they looked back on the transformation they had undergone. Some…

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