Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Invited & I Am Meditation - #AtoZChallenge

The Invited

A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times best-selling author of THE WINTER PEOPLE, returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don't simply move into a haunted house, they start building one from scratch, without knowing it, until it's too late...

In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate abandon the comforts of suburbia and teaching jobs to take up residence on forty-four acres of rural land where they will begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams. When they discover that this charming property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the legend of Hattie Breckenridge, a woman who lived and died there a century ago. As Helen starts carefully sourcing decorative building materials for her home - wooden beams, mantles, historic bricks -- she starts to unearth, and literally conjure, the tragic lives of Hattie's descendants, three generations of "Breckenridge women," each of whom died amidst suspicion, and who seem to still be seeking something precious and elusive in the present day.

IAM Meditation (click for further info)

IAM – Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® is a powerful practice synthesized by the world-renowned spiritual leader and humanitarian Sri Mata Amritanandamayi, affectionately called “Amma”. IAM practice helps people find fulfillment in life.
The meditation technique introduced here is called ‘Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique’® because its goal is the integration of body, breath, and mind. It is a combination of Relaxing yogic stretches, breathing and concentration exercises and takes only 30 minutes a day. IAM is a suitable practice for people of all faiths; it is not bound to any religious or spiritual belief system.

Daily Mental Maintenance

The mind is like a machine. But it is completely up to us to maintain that machine properly. Only then will we get the maximum potential from it. We should also know how to turn the machine off. This, sadly, has become a lost art, and the very reason we see so many people around us “blowing fuses.” IAM (Meditation) Technique is a daily mental maintenance system. Through focusing on objects, sounds and sensations during meditation, our power of concentration increases. Observing our mental and vital functions, we gain awareness. Relaxing the mind removes stress. Expanding our concept of self similarly expands our thinking in general, making us more creative.

1 comment:

  1. We should also know how to turn the machine off. Yes I do meditation many times. In this world of small life span, we need to do our best to maintain our body and its organs. About my blog post today. Today my blog post had 126 page views so far which I consider as a good first day performance.
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