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articles by: Ed and Deb Shapiro

How to Cope With Suffering & Find Your Peace

There sure is a lot of anger and fear flying around at the moment, almost literally with airplanes being shot down and missiles shooting through the sky. It may seem like it’s all happening a long way…

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Loving Yourself Means Warts and All

Did you ever think or say to yourself: “I’m worthless, I’ll never amount to anything.” We’re easily obsessed with with who we and how we appear to others, if we are even lovable; we constantly confron…

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How You Can Make Friends With Change

Change can be daunting. It can push all our buttons, fear and confusion can arise, doubt or insecurity as such a time is full of so many unknowns. We are personally dealing with big changes right now:…

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Why ‘Letting Go’ of Anger Isn’t Enough

One time when, as a couple, we were disagreeing and getting heated with each other, a wise friend said, “Can’t you just laugh?”  This had the immediate effect of reminding us that the ego loves to be …

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Staying Mindful When Life Stresses You Out

Have you ever been in a crowded subway or busy street, lost in a marketplace in a foreign country, or caught up in an argument that was going nowhere? Does it make you lose your mindfulness and awaren…

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Religious Figures: Why Dressing the Part Doesn’t Prove You’re Holy

Many years ago Deb’s mother said to her: Just because someone’s wearing a robe doesn’t make him or her any more spiritual than you are. So what is it that makes us stand and bow our heads when…

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Googling Happiness Won’t Help. Here’s Why

In our crowded and competitive world this search for happiness is becoming ever more desperate and urgent. A recent article stated how there are more than “75 million Google search results for the ter…

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5 Ways To Go Out Of Your Mind And Get Happy

You know what it’s like when you get stressed, as if you’re going out of your mind: “Oh no, I’m losing it, I’m going crazy, I can’t take any more.” And how the more thoughts you have like this the mor…

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Become a Guru in Just 2 Weekends

Every day we get sent emails proclaiming the latest discovery, teacher or workshop that we MUST do if we are to have lasting happiness and self-mastery. Each proclaims that if we follow their instruct…

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5 Ways Meditation Makes You Kinder

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. The Dalai Lama When we were on our honeymoon we had the joy to sit with the Dalai Lama at his residence in McLeod Ganj, India. He held our hands…

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about Ed and Deb Shapiro

You can learn more in our book, Be The Change: How Meditation Can Transform You and the World, forewords by the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman, with contributors Marianne Williamson, Jane Fonda, Ram Dass, Byron Katie and others. Our 3 meditation CD’s: Metta—Loving kindness and Forgiveness; Samadhi–Breath Awareness and Insight; and Yoga Nidra–Inner Conscious Relaxation, are available at: EdandDebShapiro.com

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