Thanksgiving Meditation: Why Do We Give Thanks?

Thanksgiving Meditation: Why Do We Give Thanks?

Thanksgiving Meditation: Why Do We Give Thanks?

Thanksgiving. It’s a wonderful time to go inward and to contemplate about the forces and causes of happiness.

Perhaps look deeper through your own religious practices and values, whoever you believe in, and draw on its intended wisdom. Wisdom that brings you closer to peace, joy and a sense of connectedness. Of course, it is not […]

“If you see the Buddha, kill him”

“If you see the Buddha, kill him”

“If you see the Buddha, kill him.”

While this statement at the first encounter can evoke a sense of terror, apparently it’s a hyperbole. Hyperbole for letting go, even of the Buddha and his teachings. Meaning once a person attains full understanding of how things work, is naturally ethical in mind, body and speech, acting with […]

Teachings: One Arrow is Enough

Teachings: One Arrow is Enough

One Arrow is Enough
 

What is physical pain to you? Is it uncomfortable? Is it annoying when it persists? Is it unbearable at times? Perhaps all of the above. Working with my students on Mindfulness practices we often talk about getting to know all of your pains including physical, emotional, financial, with relationships, etc. Often due […]

Being Treated As Noble Beings! For Couples

Being Treated As Noble Beings! For Couples

Being part of a couple relationship is a great opportunity to practice and cultivate the sense of connectedness, compassion and love. Of course, with lives moving so fast it is easier to disconnect, criticize or blame. Often, we get lost in our own thoughts, expectations and emotions and disconnect from our partner; get caught up […]

Mental Hygiene With Mindfulness

Mental Hygiene With Mindfulness

Mental Hygiene With Mindfulness

September 2020By Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – Founder of Perfectly Here and Mindful Business Institute. Affiliate MARC UCLA Mindfulness Teacher, Doctor of Psychology in Management Consulting and Member of International Mindfulness Teachers Association.

Here is an honest question. Have you showered today? or taken a bath? Or freshened up yet? How about the hygiene of […]

Would You Stop Taking Shower?

Would You Stop Taking Shower?

August 2020By Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – Founder of Perfectly Here and Mindful Business Institute. Affiliate MARC UCLA Mindfulness Teacher, Doctor of Psychology in Management Consulting and Member of International Mindfulness Teachers Association.

What would you say, if I asked, “Would you stop taking a shower, a bath?” You’d probably quiet down and think, “Why would I do […]

The Map To The Mine Of Happiness!

The Map To The Mine Of Happiness!

August 2020By Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – Founder of Perfectly Here and Mindful Business Institute. Affiliate MARC UCLA Mindfulness Teacher, Doctor of Psychology in Management Consulting and Member of International Mindfulness Teachers Association.

There was a time when my life was chaotic, stressful and painful. Divorce, addiction in the family, lots and lots of attachments and expectations had […]

Mindful Attention May Save Us From Environmental Disasters!

Mindful Attention May Save Us From Environmental Disasters!

July 30 , 2020By Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – Founder of Perfectly Here and Mindful Business Institute. Affiliate MARC UCLA Mindfulness Teacher, Doctor of Psychology in Management Consulting and Member of International Mindfulness Teachers Association.

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want to share with you that I am very hopeful. Hopeful for the future of our planet and our lives, even though there’s […]

How Do We Live The Rest of This Life? by Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

How Do We Live The Rest of This Life? by Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

How Do We Live The Rest of This Life?

With Our Deepest Values & Desires.

Have you lost someone you’ve loved? Maybe a few? This is our destination, our future and our life, as well. I have been reflecting more closely on the rest of my short life on this planet.

I wonder if it’ll be only a […]

Healing the Inner Wounds & Strengthening Mindful Awareness

Healing the Inner Wounds & Strengthening Mindful Awareness

By Dr. Manijeh Motaghy, Program Director and Founder of Perfectly Here

We are blessed to have stumbled upon such practices as Mindfulness, Loving Kindness, Compassion and Forgiveness. All of which are truly magnificent in the way they can heal our hearts, cleanse our minds and make us more skillful and better human beings.

The other day, while […]

How To Practice Loving Kindness For That Difficult Person by Manijeh Motaghy

How To Practice Loving Kindness For That Difficult Person by Manijeh Motaghy

With all that’s going on these days one may be out of kindness, love and anything else to give. It’s easy to be more sensitive and reactive. A difficult person reacting and dumping their unhappy emotions on you or you yourself doing this to others. Either way, emotions, while they are transitory and passing, they […]

Mindfulness: A Careful Journey Into the Unknown With Clear Comprehension, by Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

Mindfulness: A Careful Journey Into the Unknown With Clear Comprehension, by Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

Mindfulness:
A Careful Journey Into the Unknown With Clear Comprehension!

by Dr. Manijeh Motaghy
The picture above is Sofia, my niece, with her doll, trying to meditate when she was two. Now she’s almost four. A ball of fire, a magnificent creature of learning and creativity. Curious, open and inviting. She’s so full of life, full of vigour, […]

Remaining Patiently & Perfectly Here! by Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

Remaining Patiently & Perfectly Here! by Dr. Manijeh Motaghy

Remaining Patiently & Perfectly Here!
by Dr. Manijeh Motaghy
My beloved teacher, Ajahn Pasanno, has a beautiful Loving Kindness meditation phrase that I use quiet often. It goes like this:
“May I have patience, courage, understanding and determination to meet life’s inevitable challenges.”
I love this phrase and all the qualities he uses to prime the mind about […]