How to Create Lasting Happiness {Resource

Over the past year, I’ve been contemplating a lot about one thing. Happiness. And not just any ordinary version of the word: Lasting happiness.

What is lasting happiness? How do we achieve it? If the reason behind everything we do is to be happy, then what are we doing wrong?

We are looking for happiness in all the wrong places: our jobs, our relationships, etc. – things outside or ourselves to fulfill an inner sense of lack. Projecting happiness onto things outside of us can often lead us to disappointment, unfulfilled expectations and powerlessness. 

In some cases, you might be aware that even when you landed the perfect job, you still were not happy. 

Why is this? What’s the solution?  

Often, what prevents us from happiness is our negative thoughts. But, with the practice of meditation, you can learn to let go of what holds you back from being your authentically empowered self!

Many of us are becoming more and more conscious beings. A lot of my clients have been asking me about meditation classes and I want to share this resource with you. 

If you are in the NYC area, I encourage you to attend a meditation class. 

Check out these classes: Click Here

If you don’t live in the NYC area, google “meditation classes + (your area).” 

I attend weekly meditation classes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (where I live). It has given me many additional tools to manage my life better and learn to be happier. From this place of inner happiness my relationships have improved, my business has doubled and overall I am experiencing a greater quality of life. 

In addition to classes, the teacher, Geshe Kelsang, has made an eBook available for f.ree download:Click Here 

Here’s a really powerful quote from the eBook:

“In recent years our knowledge of modern technology has increased considerably, and as a result we have witnessed remarkable material progress, but there has not been a corresponding increase in human happinessThere is no less suffering in the world today and there are no fewer problems. It could even be said that there are now more problems and greater dangers than ever before. This shows that the cause ofhappiness and the solution to our problems do not lie in knowledge of material things.Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their main causes cannot be found outside of the mind. If we want to be truly happy and free from suffering, we must learn how to control our mind.” 

Yes, that’s right, it’s in your mind. And guess who has the power to change your mind? YOU. 

I spend 10 minutes meditating a day. I set my alarm on my iPhone and sit in my room on the floor; just 10 little minutes tuning into my breath. I invite you to do the same. Every time a thought arises, let it go and bring your attention back to your breath. Make this your daily practice. 

My friends and family have noticed a greater sense of peace in me and I wish for you the same. Meditation combined with training our minds are methods that are scientifically proven to createlasting happiness. 

Don’t forget to download your free eBook: Click Here 

I highly encourage you to use these valuable resources to improve your mind. After all, when you understand your own mind and are able to let go of limiting thoughts, you will be more effective in all areas of your life. 

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How to Get Clear in Your Career – Step 1

The first step to getting clear in your career is to paying attention to your energy. This will provide you with an understanding about what you love to do. Use the energetic information to help direct you in the direction of your purpose.

REVEAL: The Event

On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, join REVEAL founder Meggan WattersonGabrielle BernsteinKate NorthrupAlisa Vitti, Latham ThomasDawn CopelandJoanna LindenbaumJamia WilsonDonna FreitasMorleyRha GoddessRochielle Schieck and more as they share their spiritual prowess and passion for encouraging women to heal and heed the audacity of the soul.

This day-long event is a triumvirate of one part fiery soul-voices, one part ritual, and one part dance party! The most illuminated goal is to come together- to lift & light each other up. REVEAL is a communal affair, a form of lady-church for us each to expand our soul.

Connect to the wisdom within you, claim your bodies as sacred, and become soulful agents of positive change in the world.

REVEAL: The Event

Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan

121st Street & Broadway in NYC

10am – 6pm EST


http://revealtheevent.eventbrite.com

 

Every single attendee will receive gift bags filled with $50 gift certificates from Gilt Groupe, beautiful presents from Sister Bliss Aromatherapy, free classes, workshops and packages fromUrban Breath NYCREVOLVE cycling, Laughing LotusBUTI, delicious goodies from Vosges,ZicoKind SnacksBeyond KombuchaHealth Warrior, and Food Should Taste Good…  more than a $350 dollar value per bag!

Ticket price includes a delicious catered lunch and a copy of REVEAL: A Sacred Manual for Getting Spiritually Naked. 

*You will have the opportunity to receive complementary energy work adjustments throughout the day.*

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2013 New Year Resolutions

Within the word Resolution is the word Resolve. Instead of making a long list of what you want, pick what you want to resolve: anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, ego, etc. Choose to heal one negative emotion at a time. Work on that particular emotion until you feel it’s resolution. You will be more open to receive your desires.

Happy and Healthy New Year! 

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Is Happiness Internal or External?

“In our ordinary life, even thought we work very hard to find happiness it remains elusive for us, while sufferings and problems seem to come naturally, without any effort. Why is this? It is because the cause of happiness within our mind-inner peace-is very weak and can give rise to its effect only if we apply great effort, while the internal causes of suffering and problems-delusions-are very strong and can give rise to their effects with no effort on our part. This is the real reason why problems come naturally while happiness is so difficult to find.

From this we can see that the principal causes of both happiness and problems are in the mind, not in the external world. If we were able to maintain a calm and peaceful mind all day long we would never experience any problems or mental suffering. For example, if our mind remains peaceful all the time, then even if we are insulted, criticized, or blamed, or if we lose our job or our friends, we will not become unhappy. No matter how difficult our external circumstances may become, as long as we maintain a calm and peaceful mind they will not be a problem for us. Therefore, if we wish to be free from problems there is only one thing to do-learn to maintain a peaceful state of mind by following the spiritual path.

The essential point of understanding the mind is that liberation from suffering cannot be found outside the mind. Permanent liberation can be found only by purifying the mind. Therefore, if we want to become free from problems and attain lasting peace and happiness we need to increase our knowledge and understanding of the mind.”

Taken from Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

 

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