October 17, 2018 Jonathan

How is it that out of the infinite number of possibilities that are available to us, we have created the restricted reality in which we are living? It is our thoughts that create our world. If you’re not sure about this, you might like to try this simple experiment. Close your eyes and think about your inadequacies, your defects, your imperfections and your failures. Now look in the mirror. Part two: close your eyes and feel your beauty, your inner worth, your Buddha nature…and look in the mirror. Do you look the same? What changed? Only your thoughts. And so…

October 7, 2018 Jonathan

AT HOME WITH THE BODY I am particularly happy to present this post on Body-Wisdom, a subject dear to my heart. Since I started meditating with totality a strange phenomenon occurred: the connection between my mind and body was severed. The more I was disidentified with my body, the more I started knowing, caring for and respecting it. A kind of gratitude arose in my heart and I felt I could never thank the body enough for keeping pace with the transformative process meditation brought about. Of course, I had to go a long way to eradicate the deep-rooted social…

September 27, 2018 Jonathan

When it comes to waving good-bye to the pounds, the magic number is 3,500, say countless nutrition experts, diet books and magazine articles. That’s the number of calories it takes to lose a pound of fat. Spread a 500-calorie deficit over seven days and presto! You should emerge 1 pound lighter. Unfortunately, the maths isn’t so clear-cut in practice – as you probably know if you’ve ever tried to implement this equation in your diet. Many people find that though they manage to trim their calories in accordance with this theory, the numbers on the scale don’t seem to equal…

September 16, 2018 Jonathan

ANTIBIOTICS ARE THE FASTEST WAY TO CURE A COLD | EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR CAUSES DIABETES | RAW EGGS ARE MORE NUTRITIOUS THAN COOKED EGGS | HONEY IS MORE HEALTHY AND NUTRITIOUS THAN SUGAR | WATCHING TV IN THE DARK WILL HURT YOUR EYES MYTH #1: ANTIBIOTICS ARE THE FASTEST WAY TO CURE A COLD FACT – Unfortunately for the millions of us who annually fall victim to the common cold, nothing has yet been discovered that will cure it. Antibiotics are entirely ineffective for the simple reason that antibiotics fight bacteria, but not viruses – and the common cold…

September 7, 2018 Jonathan

Play: The New Paradigm In Work The difference between workaholic and someone who is passionately in their work is very great. The workaholic’s work is serious, heavy; and someone who considers his work as a Play is non-serious and just acting their role with sheer joy. It is all about attitude. Attitude makes the difference. If you love your work, it becomes a play and gives joy. Then, it is no more working but fun, then you no more working but simply whistling. Never think in terms of work. It is not work for the flower to bloom, it is…

August 28, 2018 Jonathan

We should not forget that FAILURES are part of our educational and professional life and that they are nothing but pillars of success. Bitter and crushing failures have often contained the positive and helping germs of new and unimagined success. Among the successful people today, more numerous are those who, despite failures, won and made their mark in life. There are others who begin poorly at early stages, ripen somewhat late and achieve brilliant results at the right time. The lesson to learn from our failures is – to go on and do better. Remember, the struggle never goes in…

August 17, 2018 Jonathan 1Comment

Between the lines of ‘The New Food’ diet doctrine – no salt, no sugar and no oil, butter or margarine – you’re bound to read “no taste.” But when you actually come face to plate with The New Food dish, your mouth will undoubtedly water; the enticing foods pictured on this post are visual testimony to that. One of my primary goals has been to transform the food from bland to delectable. My philosophy is that “any recipe can be defatted, desalted and de-sugared without sacrificing taste.” The trick is obviously in the preparation, by cooking food in ways that…

August 6, 2018 Jonathan

Stop taking that innocent looking vitamin pill until you read this report! If you think the vitamins you are now taking are doing you any good, wait until you hear the latest news on why they may not. This may come as a shock. But according to the latest research, those vitamins that you take every day may be doing you absolutely no good. For example. FACT: Vitamins should be taken after a meal – never before. The body must first have protein, fats, or carbohydrates in the digestive tract to properly break down the vitamins for proper absorption. FACT:…

July 27, 2018 Jonathan

For All The Happiness Mankind Can Gain Is Not In Pleasure, But In Rest From Pain! – DRYDEN You have a human body. You own the greatest assembly of tools, machines, computers and analyzers ever devised. You were complete at birth and you have added nothing since that moment, only developed that which already existed. At birth you were perfection! What are you today? In the first fifteen to twenty years of life, you existed upon the wisdom and indulgence of others. If others did not eat wisely, you were fed upon their ignorance. If others chose a path that…

July 14, 2018 Jonathan

The attitude of “eat, drink and be merry” has been condemned down the centuries as materialistic and unspiritual. But I have a different view: it says that to live life with totality needs fire, intensity. We need to learn that how to transform the ordinary act of eating and drinking into a meditative and healthy experience if done merrily. ONE Be In The Moment At the same time as you eat the food, do nothing except eating; and let the thoughts of past or the future disappear and be present in the act of eating. Let your whole liveliness be…

July 5, 2018 Jonathan

We can’t avoid stress – unless we’re six feet under, pushing up daisies. But we work better, feel happier, and live longer when we control it. Here are 50 proven stress busters: Don’t rely on your memory to keep appointments and remember tasks. Keep an appointment book with plenty of room for an ongoing to-do list. Get up 15 minutes earlier each morning so you don’t have to rush to work and start the day feeling frazzled. Prepare for the morning the night before: Iron and set out clothes, pack your briefcase/handbag, plan breakfast. Try to do nothing that you’ll…

June 26, 2018 Jonathan

How to effectively blow off stress – starting right now! People just aren’t living relaxed lives anymore. “Highly stressful” is the most common way they’re describing their lifestyles today. At work, an increasing number of them are becoming so burned out, they may need medical treatment or extra time off. Estimates are that three out of four people visiting doctors suffer from stress-related problems. What can you do to get more in control of your life now? Surprisingly, it takes much less than you’d imagine – just a whole lot of little things that you can put to work for…