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How Meditation Helps Free Me From Grief And Anxiety

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How Meditation Helps Free Me From Grief And Anxiety

Have you ever read or watched Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert? When her life crumbled, she decided to go to Italy, India, and eventually Bali, Indonesia. In Bali, one of the scenes was where she was having a hard time to sit still and ignore the fly (or mosquito?) when she tried to meditate. I think that’s how many of us experience meditation for the first time. But, meditation doesn’t have to be sitting in silent for an extended period.

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Putting The Pieces Back Together: Life Manifesto in Rebuilding Your Life

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Have you ever come across Holstee’s Life Manifesto? I came across it on a magazine while killing time in a dentist’s office. I love it since then and re-read it whenever I need some inspiration or when life throws a curve ball.

Life can be so unpredictable. You could be happily going through life thinking that everything is fabulous. You have a good paying job, a spouse and kids you adore, and a nice house. Out of nowhere tragedy can strike you in the face: losing your job, dealing with health problems, losing someone you love or getting hit by natural disaster. The life that you have built for years could be gone in a moment.

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10 Christian Fight Songs

Okay, maybe the word Christian and fight should not go together since love is one of the main messages of Christianity. What I mean with fight here is not the punch-someone-in-the-face, get-into-trouble kind of fight, but the fight against fear, self-doubt, worry, anxiety and hopelessness when we face adversity in life.

When life knocks you down, you might be down for a while, but get back up and join the fight again. It is true what they say about what does not kill you makes you stronger. Once everything has settled down and you have passed the trial, you will see that it has made you a better person somehow.

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Rising Out of the Ashes

If anyone ever asks me what my spirit animal is, it’s the Phoenix.

This Greek mythological fire bird tells the most wonderful life transformation story ever. It is said that there is only one Phoenix at a time in the world and the bird lives in a 500-year cycle. Nearing the end of its life cycle, the majestic bird gathers cassia barks, frankincense and myrrh, flies up to the highest point in the world and builds a nest out of the fragrant twigs, barks, and spices.

Then, the Phoenix sings the most beautiful song the world ever heard and it ignites itself into a blazing fire. Out of the ashes, a new young Phoenix emerges. Once it is strong enough to fly, the Phoenix flies out in all its glory into the sky and lives for the next 500 years. And the cycle continues on…

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