Self-forgiveness, especially when it comes to relinquishing the ego, is an essential step towards living a joyous life, but it can seem hard to forgive this part of ourselves! Here, several powerful techniques and explanations will help you learn to see the ego in a new light and, through that, bring it into the light of your consciousness.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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Can you imagine how wonderful every day would be if you could completely control what your mind does, when it thinks, and stop it from wandering into not-so-fun territory? With a little practice, this can be achieved. I know you're busy, so I made a short meditation that you can do as often as you like (I recommend once a day, but even just a single time can be transformative and leave you feeling peaceful and still). It's less than 10 minutes, so I know you can find time to set aside for this. The impact will be worth it.Read More
There are countless blogs, essays, and articles on the difference a structured morning can make on one’s life, and there’s a real reason they’ve been written. Just like how our egos resist beginning a mindfulness practice, we resist a morning routine too. We spend more time and energy resisting a morning routine than it would take us to start one.
It certainly does take some effort and consideration to begin a healthy morning routine, but doing so has much greater benefits for our focus, mental health, mood, and entire day. In this blog, I’ve listed a few ideas and some tips on how to start a morning routine.Read More
Have you felt a strong resistance towards beginning a path of mindfulness or spirituality, where you just can't quite get into it? That's your ego talking. It lies to us, giving us excuse after excuse why pursuing meditation and mindfulness is pointless or not worth it. And, to make matters worse, the ego can be tricky to spot when it's acting this way.
This blog discusses and debunks the common myths the ego tells us. Once you're aware of your ego, you can easily move beyond it and begin the mindfulness practice you've always wanted to.Read More
How many of us get stuck, at some point in our day, with no motivation but still a list of tasks to accomplish? I know I’ve wished that I could muster up that missing energy by chanting some special words (or drinking the perfect cup of a caffeinated drink). It was only recently that I realized the former was actually an option. Affirmations are one of the best tools for shifting your internal perspective. They’re also extremely simple, making this exercise an effective and efficient mindfulness practice.Read More
Throughout every day, we have the opportunity for mindfulness and meditation. Often, the best of these opportunities hide within the most mundane tasks. When we perform regular tasks like taking a shower or bath, we often fall into an autopilot state. This apathy and detachment from the present moment is something that does not serve our spiritual practice, as it disconnects us from the very experience of living. Showers might not be the most enticing part of our lives, but they can be a wonderful experience of bodily care and sensory engagement.Read More
Thanksgiving and mindfulness: a list of ways to bring healing and joy into the holiday!Read More