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The Millionaire Hippie

0 In Healing

How I Am Trying To Bring Conscious Shopping Into My Life

I am truly now understanding the meaning of conscious shopping. There are so many things to think about when you are going to buy something somewhere. First of all, plastic – are they using plastic or not, and if they are, is there anyway for you to avoid it. Second, are they using sustainable items, things that are compostable, or renewable, like bamboo, hemp, or second hand items, that are not going to use more resources. Third, are they using…

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0 In Surrender

We Can Deal With Stimulus In A Conscious Aware Manner

Fear is a natural response of the body to any outside invasion or outside stimulus. We might be sitting there in peace, happy and ecstatic to be alive. The world might seem to be right where it’s supposed to be. Everything is exactly right. And then all of a sudden, disaster strikes. Or at least we think that disaster has struck. Everything is exactly the same in our outer world. Nothing has really changed. Every stone, every molecule, every breath…

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0 In Healing

Without Time For Integration, All Healing Is Meaningless

I’m part of this awesome spiritual community in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There are dozens of different modalities of healing being practiced by everyone almost at the same time. I hear of my friends doing five or six Ayahuasca medicine ceremonies, and then going off to do a Vipassana Meditation, and then going to a Tantra immersion course, all in a matter of a couple of months. When I hear of this, it actually really scares me. Not because these individuals…

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0 In Writing

The Job Of A Writer Is To Gather Sensory Information

Whenever I travel through a new place, there is this verve of creativity that rushes through me. There’s this rush of feeling inside of me, that makes me want to write, and write. Then, write some more. I feel so ecstatically connected to that writer side of me in those moments. Right now, I am on a Shinkansen train from Kyoto to Tokyo in Japan. It’s a 2.5 hour journey. Most non-writer people take it as a big waste of…

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0 In Awesome

We Live In A Magical And Transformational Time

I am sitting here in a bullet train going from Tokyo to Kobe, with my sister who met up with me from Toronto, and writing out a blog post, that’s going to reach hundreds of people over its lifetime. I feel so blessed, and I feel an immense amount of gratitude to be alive in this moment of time. I’m sure things are only going to keep on getting better and better as time goes on. Technology will improve. People…

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0 In Meditation

Meditation Is All About Unmuddying The Mind

Whenever I think about all of the wonderful benefits that meditation has bought my way, I’m so grateful that I started meditating. I feel absolutely lucky to have discovered the practice of meditation so early on in my life (I think I was 28 when I started meditating). I am forever and always discovering more and more reasons why I love to meditate. Every year, researchers are discovering new and varied reasons why meditation is so good for us. All…

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0 In Flow State

Go Through All Of Your Habits To See If They Still Serve You Well

One of the things about the start of a New Year is that there is a lot of clarity that suddenly arises in your mind and your life about what’s important to you and what is not. This is the main reason why many people start going to the gym in January. Because they realize all of a sudden that their health and longevity is extremely important to them. In my case, the New Year has always been a time…

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0 In Meditation

Mindfulness Gives You Time, And Time Gives You Freedom

Why does mindfulness matter so much? Why is every guru out there, harping about meditation, and its benefits? And why is everything nowadays laced with this idea of being present and being in the moment? Is it really that important, this mindfulness idea? I used to wonder about all of this, as you probably have. I couldn’t understand why it is so important for all of us to become present, and come back to stillness and silence at least once…

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0 In Dreaming

The Future Is Being Created Right Now In The Present

I was sitting over the New Year countdown in my bed, pleasantly sleepy, and pondering over the past year, and what the future would bring to me. It’s just so exciting to be able to sit here in the present moment, and basically decide what your future will look like. It’s such a powerful feeling indeed. We are the makers of our future. But the thought that illuminated my soul that night was the idea that my future, whatever my…

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