Lazy vs. resting – Personal Growth – Medium. When you are resting, you feel peace.
You notice more. When you are being lazy, you feel angst. You notice less. There’s a big difference between resting and being lazy. You see clearly from a place of rest. One requires you to let go of your agenda so that you can tap into the bigger, wiser world that’s happening around you. The other holds your desires as the only ones that count. Let yourself rest more. Only from a place of peace can one reach peace. The next time you feel the urge to procrastinate, observe the feeling itself. Figure out why you’re doing it at this moment, listen to your inner voice, and then tell yourself what you would tell any friend who were going through the same experience: it’s okay, just try anyway.
But if you need a break, it’s okay too. 3 Part Breath - Mindfulness exercise. It seems like everyone is looking for anxiety coping skills and there have been so many articles on mindfulness lately, including this one from Forbes.
While it seems to be “all the rage” right now, what does it mean for you and me? I’ve heard we “should” meditate 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening – do I have to?! Vipassana Meditation. Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation.
It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living. This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation. Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind. Science Confirms: Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation Are Legit - When we hear the word ‘meditation’, most men roll their eyes.
We imagine a strange woman by the ocean, meditating on a rock. But the ancient practice of meditation—particularly mindfulness meditation—is no longer strange or uncommon. In fact, in the US about 8% of adults and 1.6% of children have tried it already. 5 Ways to Boost Mindfulness Even on Busy Days. In our over-stimulated, technology-driven, instant-gratification filled lives, the age-old practice of mindfulness is more crucial than ever.
The American Mindfulness Research Association defines mindfulness as the “state, process and practice of remembering to observe moment-to-moment experience with openness and without automatic patterns of previously conditioned thoughts, emotions or behaviors.” The practice, which often involves meditation, has been shown to have a range of health benefits from improved sleep to decreased anxiety in multiple studies. This is how your brain and body physically changes after meditating for one year. Meditation.
Does it really do everything people say it does? Join us as we explore the truth of what happens to your body and to your life overall when you practice meditation. What Is Meditation? Meditation is a practice that requires mindfulness. Contrary to what some people believe, its goal is not to empty the mind of thoughts, but to experience them objectively. In practice, some people try guided meditations, in which a 3rd party helps them to direct their focus on different aspects of the moment they’re experiencing.
7 Steps That Can Help Anyone Start to Meditate. Even You. Why Repeating A Mantra Is So Powerful And How To Do It. I have been teaching meditation for over ten years and practising and studying the various systems for more than fifteen years I understand the mechanism of various meditations, but I must admit when I was going through anger and depression issues the one meditation that saved me was meditating using a Mantra.
It holds a special place for me because of that and I owe it this blog. So why is using a mantra so effective? Put simply it’s because it employs the thinking mind instead of trying to ignore it, silence it or subdue it. Forbes Welcome. Get to Know your Amygdala. There is a whole lot of talk about choosing love over fear as a driving force in our lives.
Though this is crucial advice, it is important to acknowledge the importance of the fear response. The Amygdala is a mass of grey matter inside each cerebral hemisphere, involved with the experiencing of emotions. Ten Ways Adult Coloring Books Improve Your Emotional, Mental and Intellectual Health. I was never a huge fan of coloring books as a child.
As an adult, however, I absolutely love them! Maybe it’s because I’ve come a long way in my ability to stay inside the lines. Whatever the reason, I am glad to have made the shift. I am the proud owner of coloring books depicting Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and, of course, a magical garden. The stress relief that they provide is fantastic, and the sense of accomplishment after finishing a page may feel silly, but it is real! What Stress Can Do for You. Science Connects Social Anxiety with High IQ & Psychic Abilities. The man in this video used to have social anxiety, he used to get beat up in school and if you paid close attention to the video, you will see the progression of his story.
Western medicine has absolutely made a profound impact in modern culture. Allowing us to address very serious matters that effect the human experience. Interestingly enough, the deeper we dive down the rabbit whole of biology, psychology, neuroscience and the like, we realize modern western medicine may be missing a huge chunk of the picture… only just starting to quantify realizations that have been made in many Eastern Practices for thousands of years.
What Mindfulness is Missing, by Kira M. Newman. Growing up, Jim Doty had many strikes against him: an alcoholic father, a mother with depression, a family living in poverty. But somehow—in a journey he recounts in his new book, Into the Magic Shop—he managed to overcome them. Dr. Doty is now a clinical professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University. He founded and directs the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), where the Dalai Lama was a founding benefactor. As a philanthropist, he has given millions of dollars to support health care and educational charities around the world. He attributes his success partly to a kind woman named Ruth, who took 12-year-old Doty under her wing. 3 Steps to Change Your Inner Narrative: How Neuro-Linguistic Programming Helped Me Talk to Myself Differently. A few years back I used neuro-linguistic programming to change my inner narrative.
I learned a new way to talk to myself. I re-molded my self-talk to be much less demanding and stressful, relieving myself of huge loads of inner tension. Neuro-linguistic programming, NLP for short, is an array of tools for personal development and therapy. Richard Bandler and John Grinder compiled these tools in the 1970s after studying successful therapists such as Virginia Satir and Milton Erickson.
The concepts and practices of NLP are wide-ranging, and opinions on NLP vary. The personal development tools I discovered in NLP did awesome things for me. Why The Most Hardcore Warriors In History Practised Meditation. In samurai culture, the greatest warriors sought a state of no-mindedness. There is no surprise that the samurai class in Japan took to the practice of Zen meditation. It blended nicely with the needs and values of their militaristic lifestyle, particularly in dealing with the issue of facing death, but also more broadly with its inclination toward orderliness, self-discipline and focus — very useful tools in training for the martial arts.
According to D.T. Suzuki, one of the greatest proponents of Zen Buddhism in the West, Zen appealed to the warrior with its insistence on moving forward 100% once a course of action has been decided upon. If Anyone Ever Questioned How White Privilege Manifested Itself in America This Is The Perfect Illustration. How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience - Motto. They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you. And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s not going to be good for anyone… I’ve talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in yourself? Looking at the neuroscience, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. How To Develop The Four Primary Skills Of All Meditation. By Paul Cavel Emancipation or freedom from slavery and bondage is ultimately what the human spirit craves. From the perspective of your spirit, slavery encompasses how the attachments in your life—such as sex, material items, money, power and all that they bring—prevent you from being free.
Bondage has to do with the ways in which your ego (or collection of identities) and your karmic loops bind you into the reality you experience, and thereby limit your human growth. So the question is: How can you free your spirit and, in so doing, realise your human potential? The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation. The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you. By Steven Parton, From CuriousApes.com Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours combines itself in a way that suddenly causes the cerebral clockwork to click into place, and in this fluid flow of thought we find an epiphany rising to the surface.
One such point for me came in my junior year at University. How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body. Three Powerful Mindfulness Tips That Can Change Your Life. Thich Nhat Hanh’s 5 Techniques For Mastering Mindfulness. Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, as well as peace activist and author. He is famous for coining the term ‘Engaged Buddhism,’ inspired by the suffering observed during the Vietnam War and outline in his book Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire.
Thay (‘teacher’), as he is known to his devotees, is a highly influential figure in the development of Buddhism in Western nations. One of his most well-known achievements is the development of the Five Mindfulness Trainings, which, according to Plum Village: 15 Practical Ways To Find Your Zen At Work. 6 Deep Exercises to Shift Your Brain Waves and Expand Your Consciousness.
7 Unexpected Things That Happen When Adults Start Coloring. 1. You improve your concentration. We live in a hectic world these days. Our concentration is often incredibly split between work, home, electronics, and other stimuli. When you sit down and focus on one thing, like coloring, it improves your ability to focus elsewhere. 2. Coloring inside or outside the lines does wonders to unleash your inner creativity. 3. 4 Steps for Overcoming Fear and Anxiety. Research Shows Health Benefits of Music. There are many mindfulness practices to stimulate inner awareness, increase health, and elevate our mood. 4 Scientifically Proven Ways That Listening to Music Improves Your Health. 5 Tips On Meditating For People Who Have Trouble Sitting Still. I’ll admit it, one of the biggest troubles I’ve had with meditation is the fact that I have trouble sitting still and focusing, or more appropriately not focusing on anything. Neuroplasticity: The 10 Fundamentals Of Rewiring Your Brain.
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