Wednesday, September 24, 2014

8 Ways to Stop Over-Thinking and Find Peace in the Present Moment --by Dr. Kelly Neff

Originally Posted HERE

We all do our best to stay positive, but occasionally we can slip into negative thinking patterns that can wreak havoc on our lives. We might worry about our past mistakes or current stresses, and how these could lead to negative outcomes in the future. We might obsess about or over-analyze regular experiences and interactions, reading into them things that aren’t actually there. We might find that as soon as one bad thing happens, we associate it with all the other bad things that have happened in our lives and begin to feel miserable. We might feel anxious in the present, having a hard time getting out of our own heads as we worry and obsess about the things that could go wrong.

If you find yourself in this place frequently, you are what psychologists call a ruminator, or, an over-thinker, and this way of thinking can be harmful to your health. Psychologists have found that over-thinking can be detrimental to human performance, and can lead to anxiety and depression, especially in women, who are much more likely than men to ruminate on stress and disappointments than men.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Free Yourself from Your Ego Armor: Eckhart Tolle, author of New Earth, explains how to break through the shell that separates you from your true self

ACOF will be studying a chapter from Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth every first Tuesday of the Month during our regular discussion time after meditation sits.  Many thanks to our Member Jeff and Co-Facilitator Pablo for putting this together for us.  --ACOF Admin.


Eckhart Tolle
Photo: Konstantin Kirillov/iStock/Thinkstock
Vanity and pride are what most of us tend to think of when we think of ego, but ego is much more than an overinflated sense of self. It can also turn up in feelings of inferiority or self-hatred because ego is any image you have of yourself that gives you a sense of identity—and that identity derives from the things you tell yourself and the things other people have been saying about you that you've decided to accept as truth.

Monday, September 8, 2014

When the Pain-Body Awakens --by Eckhart Tolle

Originally Posted HERE
The pain-body awakens from its dormancy when it gets hungry, when it is time to replenish itself. Alternatively, it may get triggered by an event at any time. The pain- body that is ready to feed can use the most insignificant event as a trigger, something somebody says or does, or even a thought. If you live alone or there is nobody around at the time, the pain-body will feed on your thoughts.

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh: North American Tour - September - November 2015

Tour Update for 2015

by Chân Niệm Hỷ
We are in the early stages of planning the 2015 North American tour that will include Thich Nhat Hanh along with the monks and nuns of Plum Village, European Institute of Applied Buddhism, Blue Cliff Monastery, Deer Park Monastery, and Magnolia Grove Monastery.
The sangha is planning to visit New York, Mississippi, and California between the months of September and November 2015 with retreats, days of mindfulness, Wake Up events, and more. Once the dates and locations have been finalized, they will be announced here on You may wish to SUBSCRIBE TO SITE UPDATES on the right side of the page to be notified via email.
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