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How To Find Motivation To Meditate

Regardless whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, motivating yourself is one of the toughest challenges a meditator or spiritual seeker faces, in the long term...

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What Is The Spiritual Stance On Killing?

I received an email from a long-term reader, that had some feedback and questions about an article called What Every Vegetarian Should Know. It‘s really nice to hear from you, keep the emails coming...

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Intense Awareness

When the mind is cornered, it often times enters a state of intense awareness. Have you ever been in a situation where you have faced an immediate danger? Time slows down, every second seems longer. You are intensely alert, while anticipating the inevitable...

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Buddhist Greed, Hatred And Delusion

In this post, I will elaborate on a very short yet profound Buddhist teaching that applies to every spiritual seeker. Regular readers of axel g know that I‘m not religious, however, I draw a lot of inspiration from Buddhist spiritual teachings...

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Thinking Is A Blessing And A Curse

Here is another post that endeavors to make you see reality as it really is, it will bring you face to face with thinking. In our modern day world, thinking is grossly overrated. To me, that is a denial of reality...

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The Revengeful Mind

Have you ever thought of taking revenge on a lover that broke your heart? How about the guys that bullied you at school, has the thought ever occurred to you? Be really honest with yourself, take a moment to reflect on it...

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What Every Vegetarian Should Know

Having been a vegetarian for 16 years, I thought it would be a good idea to share my personal experiences with you. In this post, I will point out what I consider the most crucial information that every vegetarian should be aware of...

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What Is A Mental State?

That is an interesting question. As you may have noticed, the term mental state is frequently used on axel g. Why is that, do you think? How does it relate to personal development, meditation and spirituality? Let‘s explore what a mental state really is and what triggers it. We will also take a look at the endless flow of changing mental states...

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Self-Created Unhappiness

If I told you that you largely create your own unhappiness, what feelings and thoughts would that trigger in you? There is basically one recipe for unhappiness, that is to fuel or entertain negative thoughts. In this post I will elaborate on the causes of unhappiness and how to minimize negative mental states...

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How To Become A Better Friend

In this post we will take a look at what makes a good friend and what doesn‘t. Are you a genuine friend? What are your best and worst qualities? Take a moment to think about it...

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Never Give Up On Your Dreams

Often when I meet young adults, I‘m struck by their drive and optimism about the future. Why is it that most of us have given up on our dreams? Is it because we have experienced the harsh reality of life, or simply that we are unwilling to make the effort?

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How To Stop Telling Lies

Is it okay to lie? How does it feel to be lied to? When was the last time you were reminded of the guilt and the negative consequences associated with getting caught out lying? Would you like to be called a liar?

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What Is Concentration Meditation?

That is a really good question. There isn‘t much to concentration meditation, the meditation techniques are quite easy to learn and there is very little theory. The difficult part is to concentrate with steadfast, yet relaxed attention...

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Motivated By Religious Fear

What motivates the average person to meditate? That is an easy question to answer. What motivates a spiritual seeker to meditate? That is more difficult to answer. Finally, how does religious fear motivate believers to meditate? That is an even trickier question...

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The Reality Of Political Correctness

This post covers a truly interesting topic. In addition to a clear definition of political correctness, you will be presented with numerous examples of its positive and negative effects...

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How To Become Aware Of Your Cultural Conditioning

In this post, we will try to pierce through layer upon layer of mental noise, to become aware of your cultural conditioning. I should remind you though, that you are most probably already aware of some of the coarser conditioning...

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Mindfulness Experiment Of Your Subconscious Habits

In this article you will be guided through a basic mindfulness experiment, that can make you aware of subconscious habits. Since the experiment is quite easy to carry out, I strongly encourage you to try it out yourself. Not only is it fun, but you can gain insight into your subconscious habits...

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Spirituality Is To Experience Life Itself

Spirituality is as fascinating as it is abstract. One could say that the spiritual dimension is veiled or hidden. Only when a spiritual seeker has matured to a certain degree, does reality reveal itself to her...

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Personal Development Clearly Explained

In this post we‘ll explore what personal development really is, what the benefits are and how to best practice it. As you already know, axel g covers personal development, meditation and spirituality. In a moment, I‘ll elaborate on how they are connected...

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