Quotes of Wisdom 41 Standing on the Edge Requires You to Slow Down

"Become slower in your journey through life. Practice yoga and meditation if you suffer from 'hurry sickness.' Become more introspective by visiting quiet places such as churches, museums, mountains and lakes. Give yourself permission to read at least one novel a month for pleasure."Wayne Dyer "Sankalpa is a Sanskrit term in yogic philosophy that refers to …

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Quotes of Wisdom 40 Creativity & Healing Require Stillness

"Everything that's created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness."~Wayne Dyer I crave stillness: the stillness required for creativity, healing, and to be truly present in the moment. In stillness we can …

Quotes of Wisdom 39 Sustaining Creativity During Stress and Grief is Vital for Mental Health

"Creativity is healing." - Yours TrulyBrighten you day with color. Notice how your mind and body change with the process. Creativity changes brain chemistry.    I don't need to read studies (though there are a few) to know how my mood changes when I sit and knit for 30 minutes. I know how playing in …

“Walk With Me” Premier – reblog from Debbie Engelmann, BS, NHD – Author & Doctor of Natural Health

Walk With Me, the new documentary about Thich Nhat Hanh, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, will have a rather hip premiere, launching at South by Southwest (SXSW) in March. Walk With Me pairs shots of monastic life with Cumberbatch’s readings from Thich Nhat Hanh’s journal. You can go to Debbie's site to see the trailer.  I …

Origins of Breathe – A Mindfulness Practice

About Breathe... This flowed at a time when a great many people around me, including myself, needed grounding.  We were grieving and had lost touch with our breath, for a moment. When spoken gently but firmly, and slowly, you may find yourself peaceful. Accepting. If not, you may wish to do it again. And again. …