I whispered to myself, “May I be safe, May Ibe healthy, May Ibe happy, MayI live withease.” That relaxedme. I still didn'tknow whatwas going to happeninmy ...
Author: Cyndi Lee
Category: Health & Fitness
For all her wisdom as a teacher, Cyndi Lee understood intuitively that she still had a lot to learn. In spite of her success in physically demanding professions - dancer, choreographer, and yoga teacher - Lee was caught in a lifelong cycle of repetitive self-judgment about her body. Instead of the radical contentment expected in international yoga teachers, she realised that hating her body was a form of suffering, which was infecting her closest relationships - including her relationship to herself. Inspired by the honesty and vulnerability of her students, Lee embarked on a journey of self-discovery that led her outward - from the sacred sites of the parched Indian countryside to the center of the 2011 earthquake in Japan - and inward, to seek the counsel of wise women, friends and strangers both. Applying the ancient Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation to herself, Lee learned that compassion is the only antidote to hatred, thereby healing her heart and changing her mind. With prose as agile as the yoga sequences she creates, May I Be Happy gives voice to Lee's belief that every life arises, abides, and ultimately dissolves. By becoming her own best student, Lee internalizes the strength, stability, and clarity she imparts in her Buddhist-inspired yoga classes.
Say them with me: May I be safe. May I be happy May I feel love. May I be safe. May I be happy May I feel love. May I be safe. May I be happy.
Author: Micki Fine Pavlicek
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Pigalina teaches Claire the loving-kindness meditation to help Claire embrace the world with compassion and caring May All People and Pigs Be Happy follows seven-year-old Claire and her stuffed animal Pigalina. From Pigalina, Claire learns a simple meditation that helps her to feel kinder toward herself and spread caring and love to others. The loving-kindness meditation can be practiced by anyone regardless of religion to cultivate loving presence, friendship, tenderness, and love. This book is perfect for those with or without a background in the loving-kindness meditation.
She began loving-kindness meditation for her dog, “May Ginger be happy and content,” and then she tucked herself into that thought, “May Ginger and I be ...
Author: Christopher Germer
Publisher: Guilford Press
“Buck up.” “Stop feeling sorry for yourself.” “Don’t ruin everything.” When you are anxious, sad, angry, or lonely, do you hear this self-critical voice? What would happen if, instead of fighting difficult emotions, we accepted them? Over his decades of experience as a therapist and mindfulness meditation practitioner, Dr. Christopher Germer has learned a paradoxical lesson: We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in--and responding compassionately to our own imperfections, without judgment or self-blame--are essential steps on the path to healing. This wise and eloquent book illuminates the power of self-compassion and offers creative, scientifically grounded strategies for putting it into action. Free audio downloads of the meditation exercises are available at the author's website: www.chrisgermer.com. See also The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, which provides step-by-step guidance for building mindful self-compassion skills and applying them to specific life challenges, and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program, by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff (for professionals). Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
Say this to yourself: May I be happy. May I be healthy. May I know peace. 4. Bring to mind someone you love dearly. Hold this person in your mind's eye.
Author: Adams Media
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
200+ fun activities, joyful quotes, relaxation techniques, and more to feel happy right now! Find your happiness today! There is perhaps no goal more sought after than happiness: everyone wants to live their life in comfort and peace, and pursue the things that bring them joy. But that’s usually easier said than done! Even the most cheerful person can use a little pick-me-up sometimes. While finding contentment in today’s chaotic world can be a struggle, The Book of Happy gives you what you need to find bliss, no matter the situation. The book includes over 200 entries to help you to be happy right now, from daily rituals, inspirational quotes, relaxation techniques, happiness hacks and more. With fun suggestions as varied as creating a vision board, to prioritizing yourself, to eating chocolate, you’ll find something to make you smile in The Book of Happy, no matter what has you down!
May I be happy and free. Loving-Kindness for a Loved One. Call to mind someone you love dearly. It could be a family member, spouse, child, or benefactor.
Author: Sara Avant Stover
Publisher: New World Library
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Our ancestors adhered to the daily, seasonal, and yearly rhythms of nature by necessity, but modern life overrides these cycles, compromising women’s health and happiness. In this book, Sara Avant Stover shows how simple, natural, and refreshingly accessible practices can minimize stress and put us back in sync with our own cycles and those of nature. When we honor spring’s seedlings, summer’s vibrancy, fall’s harvest, and winter’s quietude, we harmonize our inner and outer worlds. Sara’s recommendations nurture the body, invigorate the mind, and lift the spirit. Illustrated yin and yang yoga sequences, one-day season-specific retreats, enticing recipes, and innovative self-reflection techniques make it easy to reconnect with the essential.
May I be happy. May I be healthy. May I live with ease. If your attention wanders, that's okay. You can simply return your attention to repeating the ...
Author: Michael D. Robinson
This edited volume focuses on different views of happiness and well-being, considering constructs like meaning and spirituality in addition to the more standard constructs of positive emotion and life satisfaction. A premise of the volume is that being happy consists of more than having the right things happen to us; it also depends on how we interpret those events as well as what we are trying to achieve. Such considerations suggest that cognitive-emotional factors should play a fairly pronounced role in how happy we are. The present volume pursues these themes in the context of 25 chapters organized into 5 sections. The first section centers on cognitive variables such as attention and executive function, in addition to mindfulness. The second section considers important sources of positive cognition such as savoring and optimism and the third section focuses on self-regulatory contributions to well-being. Finally, social processes are covered in a fourth section and meaning-related processes are covered in the fifth. What results is a rich and diverse volume centering on the ways in which our minds can help or hinder our aspirations for happiness.
Focus on the statement: 'May I be well, may I be happy, may I be free from harm.' 2. Think of a good friend or someone that you love.
Author: Steve Nobel Author
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
The Enlightenment of Work is about ending the suffering when we feel anger, misery and unhappiness with unenlightened work. This book is essential for anyone wishing to: Transform your suffering at work: Suffering can come in many ways. It can come through feeling aimless and bored where the only reason for being there is to collect a salary each month. It can come through stress, overwork and burnout. This book offers a simple philosophy: suffering happens - but we can transform that suffering. Realise their innate gifts, talents and purpose: Most work disconnects us from knowing our authentic self - our essence or soul. Trust your courage, ideas, intuition, and discover your true self. Reclaim their time: Time is your most precious resource and one you cannot afford to waste. However, many of us work in busy environments that leave little time for real thinking or reflection, or for doing anything very new or interesting. Busy and idle minds can get locked into different forms of anxiety about the past and the future. The changing world of work demands emotional and spiritual intelligence. No one has to stay with work that oppresses the spirit. This new world is about choice.
7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out Marci Shimoff, Carol Kline ... Repeat the following phrases silently: May I be safe. May I be happy.
Author: Marci Shimoff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Everyone wants to be happy--yet so many people are unhappy today. What are they doing wrong? Clearly, a new approach is needed. Self-help guru Shimoff presents three new ideas and a practical program to change the way readers look at creating happiness in their lives: 1. Happiness is not an emotion, a spike of elation or euphoria, but a lasting, neuro-physiological state of peace and well-being. 2. True happiness is not based on what people do or have--it doesn't depend on external reasons or circumstances. 3. Research indicates that everyone has a happiness set-point. No matter what happens to a person, they will tend to return to a set range of happiness. This book shows how you can actually reprogram your set-point to a higher level.--From publisher description.
Any sound may be used as a point of focus, and will produce the calm state of ... Did you know that meditation MAY ALL BE HAPPY :- USING MANTRAS FOR ENHANCED.
Author: Babita Maheshwari
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
These dауѕ whenever a роlitiсiаn rереаtѕ a рrоmiѕе оvеr аnd оvеr again соmmеntаtоrѕ ѕау that this promise hаѕ become a "mantra" fоr that роlitiсiаn. Fоr the journalists, the wоrd "mаntrа" mеаnѕ a mеаninglеѕѕ рhrаѕе thаt is repeated endlessly. For уоgiѕ however, a mаntrа iѕ a wоrd or соllесtiоn оf words, whiсh has the роwеr оf libеrаting a humаn bеing frоm all limitаtiоnѕ. Hоw can the rереtitiоn оf a word оr a few wоrdѕ hаvе thе сарасitу tо bring about ѕuсh miraculous rеѕultѕ? It iѕ аll bаѕеd оn a simple рѕусhоlоgiсаl principle, "аѕ уоu think, ѕо уоu bесоmе." If уоu someone tеllѕ you "You're ѕtuрid," thаt'ѕ of соurѕе a bаd inѕult аnd will hurt уоu. Hоwеvеr if you ѕtаrt tо think "I аm stupid," аnd keep rереаting this phrase оvеr аnd over, thеn thаt iѕ fаr wоrѕе. Whеn someone tеllѕ you thаt уоu аrе ѕtuрid, then thiѕ is a nеgаtivе outer-suggestion. Whеn you start tо think about it, thеn уоu are giving уоurѕеlf, a nеgаtivе auto-suggestion. If уоu kеер thinking in a negative wау, then your personal dеvеlорmеnt will bе hаrmеd. Meditation mantras hаvе a роѕitivе meaning. Thеу remind you thаt уоur genuine nature is ѕоmеthing great: pure consciousness аnd bоundlеѕѕ love. If уоu start tо think about the best раrt оf your being, you will bеgin to hаvе more confidence in yourself and thiѕ will bесоmе арраrеnt in уоur асtiоnѕ. The following are major aims of this book: * Begin tо undеrѕtаnd hоw уоur mind wоrkѕ * Allеviаtе stress, anger, jеаlоuѕу аnd other nеgаtivе ѕtаtеѕ * Cаlm уоur nervous ѕуѕtеm аnd rеlаx * Sеlf-саrе bеginѕ with bоundаriеѕ * Witnеѕѕ уоur оwn hеаrt and thе heart оf оthеrѕ
Mentally repeat, “May I be happy. May I be healthy. May I be safe and at ease.” 4. As you say these phrases, imagine yourself and connect with any fuzzy ...
Author: Melissa Leong
Publisher: ECW Press
Category: Business & Economics
The Social's finance expert connects money and happiness in this fresh, feel-good guide to financial well-being Everything tells us that what will make us happy can be bought, whether it's the latest gadgets, renovated kitchens, or luxury goods. But research has shown that having more money in the bank and more stuff around the house doesn't necessarily correlate with being a happier person. With Happy Go Money, financial expert Melissa Leong cuts through the noise to show you how to get the most delight for your dollar. Happy Go Money combines happiness psychology and personal finance and distills it into an indispensable starter guide. Each snappy chapter provides practical, easy-to-understand advice on topics such as spending, budgeting, investing, and mindfulness, while weaving in research, interactive exercises, and relatable anecdotes. Frank, funny, and empowering, this primer challenges everyone to revamp their relationship with their money so they can dial down their worries and supersize their joy.
Author: Kate Hendricks ThomasPublish On: 2020-11-30
Here is the basic script we will use for each step of the meditation: May May May May ____ ___ ___ ___ be happy. be healthy. be peaceful. be loved.
Author: Kate Hendricks Thomas
Category: Health & Fitness
Blending illustrative narratives from veterans with cutting-edge research, this book provides a model for a needed shift from treatment post-trauma to psychological training pre-trauma to prevent deep depression and resulting suicides. As suicides among members of the U.S. military and veterans continue at a rate higher than in the general population—at least 22 each day—and their calls for help become more tragically blatant, with three veterans waiting for treatment outside Veterans Administration hospitals in 2019 committing suicide there—authors and former US Marines, Kate Hendricks Thomas and Sarah Plummer Taylor, present a call for a new approach to help halt the needless deaths. Thomas, now a researcher and assistant professor of public health, and Plummer Taylor, now a social worker and adjunct professor, detail a plan to establish preventative training for mental fitness that will help psychologically "vaccinate" service members against depression and PTSD, the most common precursors to suicidal thoughts. Thomas and Plummer Taylor detail their mental fitness training program to shift from post-trauma treatment to pre-trauma prevention. Each topic addressed is illustrated with stories from veterans. Part of the solution, Thomas and Plummer Taylor explain, is to present prevention as something for all service members, and as a positive, strength-building, challenging activity for champions, as opposed to a post-trauma treatment only for "weak and broken" warriors. Includes a plan for proactive military measures to establish knowledge and habits to help service men and women, before trauma, become depression- and suicide-resistant Includes vignettes from veterans explaining the "warrior culture" that makes service members and veterans treatment-recalcitrant after trauma Includes vignettes from veterans who suffered sexual assault in the military Describes the alienation felt by veterans and reasons for it Explains the key components of a mental fitness program to rewire the brain for resilience
May God be our companion and friend, as we walk together through all the days of our lives; and at thejourney's end, may wefind the ... May I be happy.
Author: Lynn Robinson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A powerful, practical guide to using intuition during stressful life transitions * Intuition has become widely recognized as a sixth sense that we all have. But just how do we routinely access this remarkable inner guide—especially in times of crisis? And how do we use it not only to survive but actually to thrive? Listen has the answers, and Lynn Robinson, M.Ed., delivers them with clarity and style. Intuition, says Robinson, is vitally important, particularly when personal crises meet global, economic ones. It's our inner compass that points us in the direction of success—in love, finances, career choices, and everyday decisions. Written in the engaging style that has made her a popular speaker, this deep, wise, and spiritual book demystifies intuition and reveals the secrets of how to listen to one's inner voice and interpret intuitive signs such as feelings, symbols, words, dreams, and physical sensations. Ultimately, readers learn how to move safely through the inevitable crises of life, and steadily toward their hopes and dreams. Features: * Quizzes, tips, exercises, and journal questions that suggest creative soluitions to problems and help readers identify the ways intuition communicates with them * Words of wisdom from people who have successfully used intuition in their lives
There are four traditional phrases for metta meditation: May I be free from danger or May I live in safety, May I be happy, May I be healthy, and May I live ...
Author: Linda Carlson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
A Mind-Body Approach to Healing If you have received a cancer diagnosis, you know that the hundreds of questions and concerns you have about what's to come can be as stressful as the cancer treatment itself. But research shows that if you mentally prepare yourself to handle cancer treatment by getting stress and anxiety under control, you can improve your quality of life and become an active participant in your own recovery. Created by leading psychologists specializing in oncology, the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery program is based on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a therapeutic combination of mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga now offered to cancer survivors and their loved ones in hundreds of medical centers, hospitals, and clinics worldwide. Let this book be your guide as you let go of fear and focus on getting well. With this eight-week program, you'll learn to: • Use proven MBSR skills during your treatment and recovery • Boost your immune function through meditation and healing yoga • Calm feelings of fear, uncertainty, and lack of control • Mindfully manage difficult symptoms and side effects • Discover your own capacity for healing and thriving after adversity
We are going to try and remember that they also want to be happy just like us. And they too suffer in this world, just like us: May he be well May he be ...
Author: Sarah Napthali
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Category: Family & Relationships
With her children at school, a mother is on to a new stage of her life, playing a new role. The daily challenges she confronts have changed, yet for each one Buddhist teachings of mindfulness, compassion and calm are invaluable. This book explores those teachings through many scenarios, including coping with routine and repetition, answering children's tricky questions about how the world works, fitting in with other parents, managing our fears and expectations for our children and dealing with difficult behaviour in both children and adults.
Go deeply into the meaning and feeling behind the words: May I be happy and peaceful. May I be free from fear and pain. May I live with love and compassion.
Author: Joel Levey
Publisher: Conari Press
"Luminous Mind" is the definitive mental fitness manual, offering unique and uncomplicated ways to engage fully in life. Included in the book are techniques for meditation, focus, and relaxation that have helped Olympic athletes, members of the armed forces, and many others.
Upon hearing this, Buddha taught them a metta (loving-kindness) meditation: May I be happy May I be well May I be free from suffering May I be peaceful and ...
Author: Dmitry Golubnichy
Publisher: Artisan Books
The #100HappyDays challenge—Can you be happy for 100 days in a row?—is a viral online movement that has had more than 8 million participants since its launch in 2013. Those who have completed the challenge have found that spending 100 days intentionally finding or creating a happy moment each day—whether through trying something new or just seeing their daily life in a new way—added up to long-lasting feelings of optimism, gratitude, and satisfaction that far exceeded the sums of their parts. This daily guide will help readers find happiness in their everyday lives and complete the #100HappyDays challenge. The 100 directives, big and small, will inspire the reader to take action (“Compliment a stranger,” “Hike to a scenic spot,” “Be the first to apologize”), with text explaining both why the action contributes to happiness and how best to implement it. Sprinkled throughout are essays that delve into the science of happiness on topics ranging from meditation to music therapy to physical activity.