This blog is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the tragedy at Pulse in Orlando this past week and speaking about how empathy can be a driving force for positive change, all while respecting our own emotional needs. Acts of violence take a toll on all of us as humans, whether we are in the LGBTQ+ community or not. The empathy we feel when hearing of such hardship can be intense and overwhelming--coping with it is not always easy, but it is possible. You can transform all pain into transcendent compassion. Love will make a true impact in the world.Read More
All of the blog posts are written by Arien Smith with the intention to heal, inform, and expand every reader. Three posts a week: Monday Mindfulness, Wednesday Yoga, Saturday Reflections.
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Bliss is an essential part of what we know as spiritual enlightenment—bliss is the state of total peace, contentment, and joy that is experienced when we are one with the Universe, or our chosen Higher Power. It is a state of total transcendence where all the ebbing and flowing of life moves around the blissful individual, never impairing their divine state. Doesn’t this sound ideal? It's possible for us all to achieve, too. “The only requirement for eternal bliss is the desire to attain it.”Read More
My Wednesday morning started with an important epiphany: I caught myself having a thought that unrooted some underlying feelings of shame towards a very natural need. With all the radical acceptance work I've been doing lately, I uncovered how irrational this thought was and, with such a powerful realization, I knew I had to share it in this blog.Read More
All suffering comes from resisting our emotions. Resistance is a trick of our ego, because feeling the actual emotion—the one we are trying to run away from—is what we must face in order to heal. Healing is what ultimately dissolves the ego, so the ego provides this resistance so that we cannot access healing and cannot liberate the difficult emotions beneath the surface. Our egos tell us that it will hurt more to experience the actual emotion and subsequently tricks us into concealing it as apathy, anger, active resistance, or a whole plethora of other defense mechanisms, but this is false.
Liberating your deepest emotions is possible! With three commonalities on all of our path's of doing so, this journey takes just a few short steps to begin.Read More