Unraveling Karma and Creating Happiness

Shi Yao Hai/ February 4, 2017/ Consciousness Growth, Happiness, Understanding Mind/ 0 comments

Unlike other systemized teachings in the time of Buddha which taught that karma was externally caused, Buddha taught that karma was caused by an individual’s own personal choices. More precisely, the making of or not making of skillful choices. The Sanskrit word karma literally means “action.” Karma also denotes change, movement of energy, and implies state or form of existence. Karma is the secret of the Buddha’s teachings on impermanence. If it were not for all existence being

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Intention – The Beginning of Choice

Shi Yao Hai/ December 10, 2016/ Consciousness Growth, Happiness, Understanding Mind/ 0 comments

Is your life the way you would like it to be? Are you completely happy and content with it? Have you ever wanted more influence over what is happening in life?  Realize, that you have always been influencing. Your life is exactly as it is, as you have focused on it to see it to be. It is your intention, your use of focus which makes it so. It is your use of intention which has created what

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What is Spiritual?

Shi Yao Hai/ December 3, 2016/ Consciousness Growth, Happiness, Love and Understanding, Understanding Mind/ 0 comments

Before we begin to examine spiritual, we must address a common mental resistance to the term. Some people have a negative reaction to words such as spiritual, God, religion, etcetera. In truth, it is never the word that elicits emotional or egoistic reactions. It is the way the listener defines the word. Often these “negative” definitions elicit a reaction that closes the mind to all further hearing. First, thoughts preemptively decide what words (like spiritual) mean, followed immediately

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Transcendence – Another Way to Happiness

Shi Yao Hai/ November 28, 2016/ Consciousness Growth, Happiness, Love and Understanding, Understanding Mind/ 0 comments

There is another way to happiness, outside of the 3 we have already discussed. This, Abraham Maslow calls transcendence. By removing all personal views and living from the removal of all biases, one reaches a state of clear mindedness. This level of understanding and way of viewing life is called realization. One enters the realm of clarity as to what is truly valuable and real. All limits of a personal to me view, all of what “is supposed

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Flow – The 3rd Type of Happiness – Part 2

Shi Yao Hai/ November 18, 2016/ Consciousness Growth, Happiness, Understanding Mind/ 4 comments

The phenomena of flow utilizes a completely engaged focus. What interferes with the engagement process of flow being possible in day to day life? 1. The habit of using descriptive words that are positive or negative in meaning. Why should this matter? Why even positives? Because descriptors take a person’s mind into imaginary scenarios in their head and away from the minimum requirement of flowing, that is being physically present in the moment. 2. An individual becomes enmeshed

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Being in Flow

Shi Yao Hai/ November 13, 2016/ Consciousness Growth, Happiness, Meditation and Mindfulness, Understanding Mind/ 0 comments

The third type of happiness we will discuss is linked to the phenomena of “flow.” When a person enters into the state of flow, all senses of self and time are lost. A person may be locked away, working for days and not realize the days have gone by. Flow is often thought in modern psychology to be a byproduct of any well-developed skill set that is used to work through (often self-set) challenges. In this view, the

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