Be the Change: How Meditation Can Transform You and the by Ed Shapiro, Deb Shapiro

By Ed Shapiro, Deb Shapiro

Sign up for award-winning authors Ed and Deb Shapiro, and a bunch of world-renowned luminaries, on an enlightening religious journey.  religious leaders from all disciplines and walks of lifestyles demonstrate how meditation has replaced their lives from the interior out-motivating readers to start their very own practices and create the root for a brand new, extra hopeful age within the wider world.
Includes knowledge from those notable figures:
HH the Dalai Lama  *  Robert Thurman  *  Jon Kabat-Zinn  *  Byron Katie  *  Jane Fonda  *  Joan Borysenko  *  HH The Karmapa  *  Jack Kornfield  *  Krishna Das  * Dean Ornish  *  Ram Dass  *  Marianne Williamson  *  and more. 

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Because we are trapped in politeness, unable to speak from the heart. Any conversation can become interesting and lively as soon as we start speaking with real honesty. When someone swears at you, stay calm and collected for thirty seconds. Then, that is the end of it. ” you will have to spend more time with that unhappy person. People say hurtful things because they themselves have been hurt. When you encounter someone prickly and malicious, think about what kind of miserable situation he must be in.

If you observe your feelings in this way for just three minutes, you will notice their energy and texture slowly changing. Feelings are often born from a matrix of conditions beyond your control. Just like you can’t control the weather, or your boss’s mood, you can’t control the feelings in your body. They are just passing through, like clouds in the sky. They, too, dissipate on their own. But if you take them too seriously and start internalizing them as part of your identity, then you will resuscitate them every time you think about the past.

Everyone has shortcomings. If someone looks perfect, then that is because you don’t know the person very well. “Don’t try to make it perfect. ” —AN INTERIOR DESIGNER’S ADVICE Do you want to be happy, or do you want to appear happy? Never mind what the world tells you to do to be happy. Be truthful to yourself and discover what you really want. Choose happiness, not success, as your life’s goal. If you become successful but aren’t happy, then what is the point? There are those who want to become successful in order to thumb their noses at the people who looked down on them.

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