Meditation, Yoga & Spiritual Growth Carnival- Edition #15

Meditation, Yoga & Spiritual Growth Carnival- Edition #15

Best Articles from the World of Spiritual Blogs

Welcome to the March 14, 2008 edition of the Meditation, Yoga and Spiritual Growth Carnival.

A massive and SUPERB collection once again from some of the best bloggers in the spiritual growth and personal development arena.  Lots of stuff on religion, reducing stress, finding joy, understanding relationships, mind power, law of attractions, compassion and more.

I ask the authors to please link back to this carnival from your Blog, as well as submit the carnival to your favorite social bookmarking sites (Stumble Upon is preferred).  More link love the better for everyone :-).  Authors that submitted multiple articles, I selected the one I thought would be best to include (please try to submit just one entry per blog, this carnival is too big for multiple entries).

Enjoy Everybody!

Featured Articles:

It was really hard to choose just a few, as there were so many great articles this time (my comments are in italics).

1. Certainly not a new blogger anymore, but Albert presents an article on giving which I think is spot on.  Very inspiring as usual…

Albert Foong presents The Art of Giving What You Don’t Have » Personal Development – The Urban Monk posted at Urban Monk. 

2. A great, thought provoking article.  Best part is John’s interaction with the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

John Penberthy presents Did You Inherit Your Religion? — To Bee Book posted at John Penberthy’s Blog, saying, "Love this blog. Namaste"

3. Some simple tips for discovering mindfulness, how to avoid walking into a pole and should you be trigger happy with the camera on all big occasions?

Louise Pool presents Living in the moment posted at island wench, saying, "the only way to really live my life purpose is to surrender myself totally to my Higher Self / God / The Universe. Mystical traditions refer to the need to die before being reborn and the way to do this is to surrender totally and put yourself in the hands of the Universe."

4. Another great article from a great blog on meditation and spirituality.  Understanding deeply mind power and it’s pitfalls.

Tarakananda presents How to Misuse Your Power of Thought posted at The Atma Jyoti Blog, saying, "“Thinking about sense-objects will attach you to sense-objects; grow attached, and you become addicted; thwart your addiction, it turns to anger; be angry, and you confuse your mind; confuse your mind, you forget the lesson of experience; forget experience, you lose discrimination; lose discrimination, and you miss life’s only purpose.”"

5. Aparna says WAKE UP already!  More on this topic and how it relates to spiritual evolution very soon.

Aparna presents Sleeping for long hours is not good for health posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying, "Insomnia is by far the most talked about and discussed sleep disorder. Tons of information is available on this topic and countless remedies are suggested by all and sundry to overcome this problem. Comparatively, excessive sleep and its effects on health rarely get so much attention and this issue hardly finds a place in the conversation of laymen." 

Health and Wellbeing

Louis presents Learn To Dance Like The Stars And Lose Weight At The Same Time! posted at "Finally, You Too Can Master Ballroom Dancing Easily From Dancing With The Stars’ Louis van Amstel", saying, "Who says losing weight can’t be fun?"

Alex Blackwell presents 45 Tips for a Happier, Simpler and More Productive Life posted at The Next 45 Years.

Alvaro Fernandez presents Brain Plasticity: How learning changes your brain posted at SharpBrains, saying, "Why do London taxi drivers have some larger brain structures than London bus drivers and why does this matter? See what Dr. Pascale Michelon has to say."

Matthew Spears presents I ’should’ heal and grow. posted at Loving Awareness, saying, "As much as you desire change, understand it is because you think you “should”. This desire for change, is usually allowed to come to you from an external source rather that from inside yourself. In other words, true change will not occur unless and until you are connected to your inner Self and the desire to change comes from there."

Covert Hypnotist presents What Exactly Is Hypnosis? posted at Conversational & Covert Hypnosis Blog, saying, "Hypnosis entails more than just the trance-like state you see depicted in many movies and television shows, it is a deep and complicated relationship held between the hypnotist and the subject that comes complete with a desired set of goals to achieve."


Paula Gregorowicz presents Coaching4Lesbians » Blog Archive » Use the Chaos to Find Your Center posted at Coaching4Lesbians.

New Age

CG Walters presents Spirit Story…an Old Genre Reawakening posted at Into the Mist, saying, "A path of communication with the subconscious—as opposed to a communication with the conscious mind—is alive, more a communion between the personal subconscious and the Collective Consciousness, possibly awakening or speaking to the personal consciousness a little along the way."


Joel Gruber presents Who Are Your Enemies? posted at Fearless Dreams Personal Development.

PublicFlirt presents Improve your success in dating and relationships. posted at FeedBulletin for: financialbullet, saying, "How to use compliments with women to improve your success in dating and relationships."

Life. Money. Development. presents Diet Tips for Preventing High Cholesterol Levels posted at Life. Money. Development., saying, "A neat collection of diet tips for keeping cholesterol in recommended levels."

Joel Chue presents Handle Stress with Self Hypnosis posted at SELF HYPNOSIS: Weight Loss, Quit Smoking Self Hypnosis!.

Alvin Huang presents Positive Thinking on Paper posted at ChargedAudio Subliminal Success | Self Improvement.

Dr. Mike Skinner presents Mindfulness Based Stress Relief Course Week 2: The Body Scan posted at meditation for the masses.

Nadege presents Increasing your level of focus Part 3-Make up your Mind posted at Clearly Envision.

Mike Remer presents A Great Weight Reducing Secret | My Path To Fitness Blog posted at My Path To Fitness Blog.

Edith presents Are You Compromising Yourself? posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..

Joel Chue presents Handle Stress with Self Hypnosis posted at SELF HYPNOSIS: Weight Loss, Quit Smoking Self Hypnosis!.

Mike Remer presents Is STRESS Real? | My Path To Fitness Blog posted at My Path To Fitness Blog.

Personal Development

Kavit Haria presents How to make your smile more attractive posted at Wellness Junction by Kavit Haria.

Ralph Jean-Paul presents Bounce Back After Failure posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, "Some of the most successful people in the world credit their success to a failure they’ve experienced. Bounce back from your failure and you might become one of them. Learn about the different types of failures and how to recover from them successfully."

Warren Wong presents How To Deal With Worrying posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, "Three steps to help you stop worrying in no time!"

Tupelo Kenyon presents Make a Decision Easier posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "Decisions needn’t be a chore. In fact, it’s a profound privilege to be able to make decisions for yourself. Consider the alternative. Would you rather have someone else make your decisions for you? The ability to make your own decisions is a good definition of freedom. Here are some tips on how to make better decisions easier. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus song selections with lyrics related to each article – all free."

Aaron Brandon presents Overcoming Negativity posted at Aaron Brandon.

Jeanie Marshall presents How Do You Know When You are in a State of Balance? posted at JMviews Meditation and Empowerment.

Gabriella Kortsch, Ph.D. presents When Love Walks Out the Door: Six Tips For Intelligent Survival posted at Psychology, Transformation & Freedom Papers, saying, "When you are in love – or believe yourself to be in love – and love walks out the door, you are not only justifiably devastated, but you may be devastated to the point of paralysis, palpitations, pain that can associate with physical nausea, and above all, a sensation of not being able to continue with this deep, bottomless pit that has formed at the center of your being. The yawning Hades, whose blackness spreads before you, is only known by those who have been there."

Maria Palma presents The Journey Inward: A Book Review of "High Way From Hell" by Moonstone Star WhiteThe Good Life. posted at

Werner Boersch presents How Your Attention Turns Possibilities Into Reality | Personal-Development posted at personal-development.

Sam Zoranovich presents What is Intuition? posted at Unapologetic Genius, saying, "An article clarifying common mis-perceptions of intuition."

Rose Walbrugh presents Beliefs of happy people posted at FreeMyMind.Net, saying, "How do we set about discovering a set of well grounded beliefs certain to result in a happy, constructive life?"

Scott.Goolsby presents Conscious Living Through NLP posted at Unapologetic Genius, saying, "NLP and Buddhism"

hkalchemy presents Can the law of attraction work for YOU? posted at Effortless Wealth and Abundance.

Gary Evans presents Why Won’t The Law of Attraction Work For Me? posted at Good To Feel Good.

Chris presents The Twenty Best Martial Arts Quotes of All Time posted at Martial Development, saying, "Read the most thoughtful and inspiring martial arts quotations in history–from Gandhi to Bruce Lee–or submit your own favorites."

Spiritual Growth

Pat Ruppel presents 6 Ways to Overcome Adversity posted at Plain Talk and Ordinary Wisdom, saying, "I’ve read so many blogs with examples of how people deal with adversity and shine. Going through a bit of adversity myself at present, it has been a source of inspiration and hope in seeing how people face adversity and walk through the fire overcoming what appears to be insurmountable odds."

Carole G. McKay presents Managing Chaos posted at McKay Today, saying, "How to manage the suffering that accompanies change."

John Wolfe presents Discovering the Truths of Your Existence posted at Season of Shadows Blog, saying, "This external reality is only a symbolic representation of the deeper truths within each of us. But it is specific to our personal filters. To find the source of these symbols we must traverse the landscape of our own inner reality. To perform this task, you need no one and no-thing. All that’s required is the same item you’ve carried with you for your entire life experience- your conscious awareness. It’s this understanding which has the potential to topple every religion, philosophy, self-help product, psychoanalysis session, and “ism” humankind has ever known."

Wayne Buckhanan presents Knowledge, Will, & Means posted at Life, Love, & Learning.

James DeLelys presents » PARABLES posted at Author James DeLelys, saying, "New Book."

R.Pettinger presents How to distinguish between love and emotional dependence posted at Sri Chinmoy Inspiration, saying, "learning to distinguish between real love and emotional attachment"

Robb presents The Weight of the World posted at A Yoga Journey with Robb.

Roger presents Life Really Is Amazing Even When It Doesn’t Seem So posted at The Happy and Prosperous Blog, saying, "This is a way I found of breaking out of a rut. Could it work for you too ?"

Mark Butler presents With Gratitude, Fear Disappears posted at The Butler Project, saying, "Gratitude is one of the great keys to spiritual growth. By embracing gratitude, you expel fear, envy, and scarcity from your life."


Kavit Haria presents Facial Yoga – Get rid of your wrinkles faster posted at Wellness Junction by Kavit Haria.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of meditation, yoga and spiritual growth carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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16 replies
  1. Pat R
    Pat R says:

    Anmol – what a great collection of posts – such variety. Thank you for the work in putting this together for us. I appreciate you including my post as well – 6 Ways to Overcome Adversity.

    It’s nice to have one place to come for a source of information.

    Thank you – I’ve stumbled so others will have the opportunity to check it out.

  2. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    David | Angie,

    Couldn’t agree with both of you more. Yoga is certainly a powerful and effective tool for stress relief, fitness and spiritual growth.

    Thanks for all your feedback.


  3. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Paula | Jerry | Tupelo | CG | Gabriella | Albert,

    Thanks to all of you for contributing your valuable wisdom to the carnival and for all your feedback. Looking forward to reading more of your articles in futures collections.


  4. Paula G
    Paula G says:

    Thanks for a super roundup. Lots of new stuff here I hadn’t seen before. Thanks also for including my meditation post!

  5. Tupelo Kenyon
    Tupelo Kenyon says:

    Hi Anmol –
    What a fine collection of quality articles. Nice work. I appreciate what you do. And thanks for including my article, “Make a Decision Easier.” Carnival Stumbled and Dugg.
    Tupelo Kenyon

  6. Angie
    Angie says:

    There are a lot many methods to maintain a good health but the best method is Yoga. Doing yoga helps us to maintain a good health and gives a lot of relief to our mind also. According to me this is the best way to make our self healthy without medicines.

  7. CG Walters
    CG Walters says:

    Thank you, Anmol for your work that has produced such a fine collection….and for the inclusion. I have bookmarked the carnival with several services, to make it easy for others to find.
    Peace and wonder,

  8. Albert | UrbanMonk.Net
    Albert | UrbanMonk.Net says:

    Thank you for featuring my article mate, and for the kind words :D You’ve really put a lot of effort into each and every carnival, and it is certainly appreciated by us!

  9. David Williams
    David Williams says:

    Yes, its true that we can reduce the stress by meditating. We can develop our personality also. Even the Spritual growth has a hand in it. By yoga, one can get rid of their wrinkles and can be perfect in all aspects.


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