Then they started complaining that they didn’t actually like their own names very much at all.
I told them that if they ever wanted to be confirmed at church, they could legally choose a second name themselves. The only criteria for a confirmation name is that the name should be a Saint’s name, a variation of a Saint’s name, or a name from the Bible. But after a little Googling, we were surprised to find that the Saints had anything but boring names. Aaron, Bond (I kid you not – he was a hermit from Spain who was venerated in Sens, France), Teodorico and Salvius.
Any pregnant ladies out there need to check the Saints list, it will give you hours of fun!
Personally, I am rather fond of Saint Tigris who was from Great Britain (like me) and who was the sister of Saint Patrick (that corresponds quite well too)! Enjoy this rich gallery of easy to read meditation quotes superimposed on beautiful images to deepen your spiritual practice.
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This question came up at dinner last night when we were laughing about what my kids would have been called if they had been the opposite sex. Abraham’s name was changed from Abram when he was called to lead his people to believe in one true God—Abraham meaning “the father of many nations”. Take time to explore and contemplate these profound words from spiritual masters, teachers, and guides. Now, more than ever before, we can share the incredible diversity and power of spiritual traditions from around the world.
Contemplating the words of a spiritual teacher is a time-honored way to access your own deeper self. When your intention is strong and you relish the opportunity to sit in meditation, that is a great gift. Jade was set to be Elliot, Lizzie was close to becoming Baltazar and Sam would have been Tallulah. Taking time to slow down and consider the words of a more advanced practitioner can help catalyze the inner conditions for meditation.
If you are a more experienced meditator, read our empowering article on The 5 Hidden Signs of Your Success. Whether you want to relax, stimulate creativity, gain enlightenment, or cultivate compassion and mindfulness, we help you learn how to let go. They were in hysterics imagining their lives as a member of the opposite sex, and relieved that they were who they were. He further adds, “Important part of mindfulness is reestablishing the connection with our body and sensations it experiences. This means waking up to the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the present moment”In our daily fast paced lives, it is easy to stop noticing the world around us be detached with the way our body feels or experiences. We end up being caught in our thoughts and not noticing how those thoughts is driving our emotions and behavior in the present moment.


Most often these thoughts are of incidents that have happened in the past or anticipation about the future. Mindfulness practice teaches awareness, to be aware of our thoughts, whatever they may be and be fully present in the moment.Mindfulness is a form of meditation, where in you are practicing to be fully aware and focused in moment.
It would seem very obvious or too simple to have this awareness or being in full control of your thoughts, but it is not. A very good analogy is standing on the curb and watching the cars pass by, where cars are your thoughts.
As a simple task, try closing your eyes and just try not to think anything or focus on your breathing. You will notice that in the span of 5 minutes, your mind would have wandered off into different thoughts before you even realized or were aware of. Over the decades, we are trained to live our life, chasing future or pondering over the past.
Ironically only thing that we have in our control is this “moment”, Past has already happened and future is unknown.
Yet, we forget this and spend days, months, years clogging our mind with contemplations, analyses, worries and speculations.Mindfulness is a form of meditation where we try and live the present, with a simple goal of “being aware”. Mindfulness meditation is grounded on rational and scientific plane and now there are many studies and trials that have shown to have a significant impact on various issues like OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, etc.Whatever maybe your goal, dedicating 10 minutes of your daily life to a formal practice of mindfulness meditation can greatly bring that mental peace and awareness.




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