Everyone has the ability to feel subtle energies around them. I’m sure you can think of a time when you walked into a room where an argument had been happening, feeling the anger or angst. Maybe you’ve even shared a story with a friend saying “You could cut the tension with a knife”.
You don’t have to be psychic or overly sensitive to the energies around you for this type of event to happen. It’s part of our natural instincts as living animals. Human animals maybe, but we still have the ability to sense what’s around us.
In today’s world meditation is viewed from two perspectives, from the spiritual form of enlightenment and becoming one with spirit. Or through the eyes of mainstream medicine as a non-denominational practice that can relieve stress. If a non-denominational practice interests you, try the 5 Minute Meditation for bringing in a little relaxation and escape from the anxieties around you. Continue reading →
Meditation in both forms of devotional and non-spiritual exercise has been shown to be beneficial for relieving stress, improving health and increasing productivity. But for many it’s more than an alternative medical approach to dealing with stress and anxiety. You can read more about the Proven Benefits of Meditation, even if you don’t include a spiritual aspect to the practice.
Too much of anything isn’t a good place to be. Living too much “up there” or “out there” can keep you from paying attention to the physical world you’re currently part of. Being flighty can create unwanted circumstances that cause you to drop things, miss things, or keep you from thinking clearly about what’s at hand or needs to get done.
Feeling weighed down, heavy or dragging across the Earth is also an extreme that can cause problems. It can pull you down into despair, sadness and create a lack of desire or energy to do anything that needs to be done. Continue reading →
I struggle with being a workaholic. I get involved in something and become so focused that I lose track of time, and ignore other things that need to get done. Like having lunch or going to bed.
I start working on a task and find myself hours later, sometimes into the very wee hours of the morning still working on it. It’s stressful. It affects your health when you do it day after day. And it’s simply not good for you.
But if I had a problem with a project, I’ve been known to get so focused that I can’t think of anything else until it’s resolved. I’ve had bosses tell me I have to go home and stand there until I pack up and leave. It was much worse than it is now. I talked to a therapist and tried to resolve the issue.
How can you change the negative patterns and turn your day around to be in the moment, enjoy the world around you and relax? The best way is to find a set of tools that offer rewards and incentives. I think I’ve done quite well overall, but it still creeps up from time to time. I’ve found ways to help me avoid getting back into the old patterns. Continue reading →
We all go through times of negative self talk. Most of us are often our own worst critics. When we buy into these destructive self assessments we open a door that attracts more negativity into our world. And often times that begins a the snowball effect, rolling down hill getting larger and more overwhelming.
But it’s not enough to simply stop the negative thinking, or taking in the negativity from others. We often create a void that wants to be filled with something. If we let it be, it more often than not becomes filled with more or returning negativity.
The easiest way to correct this problem is to fill the void with beneficial energy that will help you heal from within and promote a sense of well being through your day, week, month and life.
In today’s world meditation is viewed from two perspectives, from the spiritual form of enlightenment and becoming one with spirit. Or through the eyes of mainstream medicine as a non-denominational practice that can relieve stress.If a non-denominational practice interests you, try the 5 Minute Meditation. Continue reading →
Everyone has moments when they reach their limit and feel overwhelmed. Without sorrow we cannot know happiness. But how we move through those depleting emotions determines how we move forward through them.
If you can sit down and align your thoughts and energies with the Divine in your life; you can find renewed strength to endure and persevere. Have compassion for yourself and your feelings. You have a right to feel your emotions and work through them. But all things have a balance. Too much of anything can be detrimental.
In today’s world meditation is viewed from two perspectives, from the spiritual form of enlightenment and becoming one with spirit. Or through the eyes of mainstream medicine as a non-denominational practice that can relieve stress.If a non-denominational practice interests you, try the 5 Minute Meditation.
Meditation in both forms has been shown to be beneficial for relieving stress, improving health and increasing productivity. But for many it’s more than an alternative medical approach to dealing with stress and anxiety. It’s a way of finding renewed strength on a personal and spiritual level. To open a connection between the inner self and the Divine force in that person’s life to gain inner strength to persevere and endure trials, challenges and over come those situations with the help of that greater force. Continue reading →
It’s time to relax and be a little goofy. Blow of some steam and blow some bubbles to blast off for a day of fun, It’s been a long hard week filled with emotional ups and downs. You’ve run the gambit and dealt with the challenges that have come your way. Take care of the little details that come across your desk. But spend some time relaxing, having fun and having some light chit chat and laughter with friends.
Don’t take life too seriously or you’ll miss out on the reasons your working so hard. It’s ok to be a little goofy once in a while. But make sure you’re not blasting into space in inappropriate places. A little fun will be tolerated, but don’t let things get out of hand at work or school. Go to the local drug store at lunch and pick up a bottle of bubbles. When someone comes to see you, ring in their arrival with a parade of bubbles to welcome them in. You’ll put some smiles on faces who really need a good distraction. Including yours!
There comes a time in everyone’s life when the stresses of work, finances, relationships or family become overwhelming. When this occurs even the little things can seem like one more boulder on your shoulders and you simply can’t take anymore. And it always seems to happen at the worst time of the day too.
Close Your Eyes & Relax
In today’s world meditation is viewed from two perspectives, from the spiritual form of enlightenment and becoming one with spirit. If this type of meditation interests you, you may want to read The 5 Minute Alignment Meditation.
The other is through the eyes of mainstream medicine as a non-denominational practice that can relieve stress, improve blood flow, stimulate the immune system and create or enhance productivity.
Meditation from a non-spiritual sense has also been shown beneficial for relieving stress, improving health and increasing productivity. Over 300 hundred clinical studies here in the U.S., and thousands upon thousands of stress reduction programs throughout the world, attest to the usefulness of meditation for corporate professionals, blue collar workers, or for anyone who has stress in their life.
In 2008, a new study by Emory University researchers showed that those who practiced any form of Meditation had physiological changes that indicated lower stress levels. When presented with a stressful task, study subjects who practiced Meditation had lower levels of a stress hormone called cortisol compared to those who weren’t taught meditation methods. Lower stress levels have been linked to better immune function and lower rates of a variety of diseases, including depression and even cancer. Read more about Meditation As A Stress Reliever.