Higher Self Talk.

This morning I was talking to my higher self. What is the higher self? It’s the part of you that connects your physical body to the Universe. It is the wisest and purest part of us.

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Priya Lakhi
Happy Diwali - Festival of Lights!

The Hindu festival of Diwali, or the “Festival of Lights” is a holiday when we light lamps to illuminate the night. Lighting these has a spiritual meaning. It illustrates the importance of lighting the lamp within us — and celebrating the festival of the light of the soul.

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Priya Lakhi
The Creative Life

Creativity is sacred and it is not sacred.
What we make matters enormously, and it doesn’t matter at all.
We toil alone, and we are accompanied by spirits.
We are terrified, and we are brave.
Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege.
The work wants to be made, and it wants to be made through you. — Elizabeth Gilbert 🦋

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Priya Lakhi
Take 10 Minutes for Mindfulness!

No matter how busy you think your life is, you definitely have 10 minutes a day to spare. Yes, the emails won't stop, and the phone keeps ringing.The stress levels seem to be creeping up. But there is a way to find quiet in the noise of every day life. Mindfulness meditation is the answer.

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Priya Lakhi
How to Build Willpower!

It’s not impossible to develop great self-command if you understand the science behind self-control and learn the right tricks. So what does science tell us about willpower?

Willpower is finite. There is not an endless supply; it must be replenished.

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Priya Lakhi
Is Happiness the Purpose of Life?

One must practice the thing which produces happiness, since if that is present we have everything and if it is absent we do everything in order to have it. -- Epicurus

Human-beings are meaning seeking creatures.  If we are building a foundation on happiness, it will be quick to sink.

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Priya Lakhi
Let's Grow Gratitude!

Defining gratitude is not easy.  Is gratitude an emotion, an attitude, or an action? Where can gratitude be found?  Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what we have and what you receive, whether tangible or intangible  As a result, gratitude also helps us connect to something larger than ourselves as individuals—whether to other people, nature, or a higher power.

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And so it begins...

Today marks the beginning of a dream.  I am so very excited to officially open the doors of Awaken Ananda!  My mission is to help awaken the power, love and inner guidance that exists within all of us.

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Brooke Wojdynski