5 Easy Ways to Start Meditating

Meditation. It is for everyone, whether you know it yet or not. This guide will help you find a place for you to begin, even if you think you can't meditate. A word that is so simple, yet complex in many ways. When you look up the word "Meditation" on Merriam-Webster this is the definitions you get: : to engage in contemplation or reflection: to engage in mental exercise (such as concentration on one's breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness Easy enough, right? In other words, meditation is a way to think a…

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Consumed by Consumerism

You wake up sweaty and uncomfortable from a bad dream. No, a nightmare. It's dark outside and the cool breeze feels nice. No, the sunlight is creeping up through the clouds as it does at four o'clock each morning this time of year in Idaho. That's when you see it. No, them. All of them, with their red, beady eyes watching you in the dark--watching you sleep. You decide enough is enough. You get up and make your escape out of the bedroom. As you enter the hallway you can just make out more of them; more of it. Nothing…

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Finding the Root

When we pull weeds, we find the root and dig it up. Getting the root ensures that we are less likely to encounter the weed again. Tearing the source of the weed away from its comfortable space and starving it from the nutrients it needs to live, destroys the control it holds over the garden. Trauma is like a weed living in our personal garden. It takes up space that was meant for blooming and growth. In my childhood, there wasn’t a lot of stability. There was a lot of chaos from the beginning. After a trauma at 4 years…

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