I BRING OUT THE BEST IN MYSELF AND OTHERS: May 19, 2018

“Meditation produced more positivity
regardless of whether people were alone or with others,
yet the boosts in positivity
were especially large during social interactions.
Meditation brings out not only the best in you,
but in others as well.”

Barbara Fredrickson, from Positivity: Top-Notch Research
Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life

THIS IS WHERE WE LISTEN

“Having established that starting a meditation practice
indeed boosts people’s daily diets of positivity,
my students and I looked to the numbers
to ask the question every scientist loves to ask: “So what?”
What difference does boosting positivity make for people?
We looked at how people had changed over the three months of the study. . . .
[T]he slow and steady increases in positivity—
induced by meditation practice—
got people to grow. . . .

First, our participants gained mental resources,
becoming better able to attend
mindfully to the present and to savor upcoming pleasant events.
Second, they gained psychological resources,
becoming more accepting of themselves
and seeing their lives as more purposeful.
Third, they gained social resources,
forging deeper and more trusting relationships
and feeling more support from close others.
And, fourth, they gained physical resources:
they were healthier. . . .

People judged life to be more satisfying and fullfulling,
and they experienced fewer signs of depression.
Keep in mind that all these benefits sprang
from spending just eighty to ninety minutes a week
meditating with an open heart. “

Barbara Fredrickson, from Positivity: Top-Notch Research
Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life

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The Meditation Music that we have been featuring is by Peter Kater and R. Carlos Nakai.
Their albums can 
be purchased from i-Tunes.

C28Click on the link above to learn more about them and purchase their music:
9 time Grammy nominee/multi-platinum selling Pianist/Composer
Peter Kater has been leading innovator of contemporary
instrumental music for over 3 decades.
His music has been heard all over the world from Healing Centers
to the Olympics and Carnegie Hall.
He’s performed for presidents and dignitaries;
scored the music for over 100 TV & Film productions
including 11 On & Off-Broadway dramatic plays
and is a proud recipient of the Environment
Leadership Award from the United Nations.”

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SPIRITMUV® (www.spiritmuv.com), founded by Cecilia Loving in September 2007,
exists to build a community of like minds dedicated to self-transformation through the
cultivation of spiritual development.  At the heart of its teachings is the principle that
the Kingdom of God is within us (Luke 17:21) and that we all live and move and have our being in Spirit.
The following are some of the services that SPIRITMUV provides: a meaningful, motivational,
life-transforming worship service every Sunday (
www.spiritmuvvideo.com); a daily meditation
(
www.spiritmuvmeditation.com); online spiritual messages at www.spiritmuvblog.com),
workshops and classes on spiritual principles
(see, e.g., 
www.godisabrowngirltoo.webs.com).
Reverend Loving is the author of
Prayers for Those Standing on the Edge of Greatness,
God is a Brown Girl Tooand
God is a Lawyer Too: Ten Laws of Unlimited Success,
as well as several workbooks.

JOIN US IN PRAYER EVERY SATURDAY MORNING –
FROM 7 AM TO 7:30 AM EST, BY CALLING 218-936-4986 48201#.

 

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