How not to lose your mind


In a world where everything is messed up already, it takes extra effort to not lose one’s mind – It takes a whole lot to keep one’s mind in the confines of sanity.

The first thing that needs consideration in keeping one’s mind in confines of sanity is YOU!

Yes, you – It is your mind. And, as a result of this, no one can do much work as yours in keeping you sane.

To keep one’s mind alive and healthy is not so much of a work to do. Truthfully, it takes more effort to run mad than to be alright mentally.

People who lose their minds engage in things that are easily controlled rather than experienced. Many of them, foremost, don’t feed well – Anyone could at the least afford good dieting. I know it is pretty difficult for some people but I speak of those people who are doing fine financially yet still lose their mind.

For the average and elites constitute a larger percentage of people who lose their minds. The problem with such people is that they don’t place priority on feeding. They’d prefer to use their money to stake on bets than feed with it.

And when they keep losing their stakes on bet, they start getting mad at the fact that they could have done better things with the money. In no time, depression sets in.

And just so you know, depression is one of the basic things that can catalyze you losing your mind.

One other thing that cause lunacy is that we don’t take breaks! Breaks are highly expedient for calming and cooling our brains. To say the fact, breaks are like Air-conditioning system turned on on our heads when we take them. We tend to loosen up the stress accumulated by our brain.

Stress are not good at all for us, they can be eradicated by engaging in many things not farfetched.

I, for one, engage in board games like chess, scrabble and all to chill out and have some breeze to blow away my cares. And, trust me, we all need this!

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Meeting a Zen Mechanic



Recently, I had the misfortune of having something in my engine break down in the middle of the road. It was lucky there wasn’t much traffic, so I called someone from over to figure out what was wrong.


I’m not exactly the best when it comes to cars, so I need professionals for anything more complicated than changing a flat tire.


The problem was simple, but also one that took a while to fix. Sometimes, these things happen. During this, me and Steve – the mechanic – started talking. I was mostly bored until I realised that I might be distracting him from getting his work done. At that point, the conversation got interesting.


As it turns out, he wasn’t distracted in the least. Steve said he’d been at this so long and seen this sort of thing happen so many times that he figures he could do the job with his eyes closed. He says he almost doesn’t think anymore once he knows what’s wrong, right down to reaching for tools at the right times.


He called it a very “Zen-like” experience. That made me curious because I’d heard the term before, but never really looked into what it meant. Mostly because it seemed like a catch-all term based on how people use it.


I’ll just gloss over the basics. Zen is a branch of Buddhism that focuses on an “empty mind” state to enlightenment. The basic idea is that you get wisdom and understanding of the universe and your place in it in small doses when your mind is empty of conscious thought. That’s when insight slips in.


Now, it may sound strange and esoteric, but take a moment to think about it. Have you ever had a task so mundane and so ingrained into your routine that you mindlessly go about it? When was the last time you paid conscious attention to, say, brushing your teeth?


Zen belief says that when we do things often enough, they become second-nature to us. Our mind empties, as we no longer need to think about the mechanics of it consciously. We just know.


That, according to the Zen school, is when insight into the universe trickles in. It’s kind of like having an idea in the middle of a shower, fleeting and insightful and beautiful. But it’s only there for a moment, unbidden and without warning.


That gave me a sense of confidence in Steve. If he’s seen this and fixed the problem often enough that he doesn’t have to think about it actively, I figure I’m in good hands.

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Limo Experience Like No Other

Hiring a limo is a great way to spice up a trip. It makes the whole thing more memorable, have more of an impact in your memories. However, if you’re used to driving around in a limo, it loses some of its appeals. Like anything that you experience often, exposure can dull your appreciation of the ride.


Well, there are a few ways that can be done.


First, consider the destination. We hire a limo to go to a wedding, perhaps. You might call on one of these beautiful machines to take you to a party or other social event. You want to show up in style, after all, and what better way is there than to do that?


Well, why not change the destination? Hire a limo to take you on a scenic tour. Grab one of these luxury vehicles for a drive along an iconic street in a famous city.


Better yet, drop the destination entirely. Just drive around, see where the roads take you. Without the need to think about the drive, wandering on four wheels can be good for clearing the mind of thoughts. In a few cases, I’ve been told it’s a rather Zen-like experience.


Another way to make the limo experience unique and unlike anything else is to pick a one of a kind limo.


There are various types out there, from the standard luxury vehicle to classic cars that are used mostly as wedding transportation. Why not pick something truly different next time you need a limo? If you don’t need to show up in class and sophistication, why not get one that’s rigged to be a party on wheels?


Take advantage of what amenities there are. All too often, we take for granted what’s in a limo and just use it as a fancy transport.


Most limousines for hire have a lot of room. They have very comfortable upholstery. They have drinks. They have audio-visual equipment we wish we could hook up to our own cars. All of these can be used, tinkered with, or tapped to get a better, more personalized limo ride.


Another way to make the experience unlike anything else is what’s done inside. Most of the time, all people do in a limo is a party as they wait to get to where they’re going. Change that.


This goes hand in hand with taking advantage of what amenities are available. You could choose not to drink and binge, and instead, put up some smooth jazz and chill out. You could use that comforting space to get physically intimate in a romantic, rather than strictly sexual, sense.


I know a lady who meditated in a long limo ride, once. She and some friends were booked to tour the wine country. She decided to see if she could meditate on the way back, despite the inebriated state of her friends.


She was mostly successful in the endeavour.


Of course, none of this matters if you aren’t in a limo. Booking one is as easy as going click here these days. It’s just a matter of figuring out whether or not you can afford one.


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You Think Meditation Is A Waste Of Time? Read On



So, you do think meditation is a misuse of time? Your day is filled to the brim and the mere thought of adding yet another thing to your already ruffled, rippled and agitated day is just too much to argue.


In a world full of distractions you may be forgiven to think like this.


How often do you not follow through with a promise because something else just got in the way, or you simply forgot? If you follow your urges and get distracted easily you are not working efficiently, rather you are wasting your precious time.


Many executives and many millionaires swear by the power of regular meditation.


Any form of meditation calms the mind and reduces stress. However, guided transitional meditation goes way beyond that: It helps you design your life.


For example if you yield to your impulses, and who doesn’t you can set the intention in the meditative state to change this behavior and become more mindful. You are taken through a process to feel the new behavior you want to adopt.


Meditation doesn’t stop mishaps, but it makes life run smoother because it changes how you react to situations


If you are suffering with anxiety meditation will help you become calmer.


The other day I had to go to a meeting with a new client. I was a little late leaving and hit a traffic jam on the highway. I had left my mobile phone at home and couldn’t contact my new client and I did not know the area and had to completely rely on my sat nav to get me there.


The typical default reaction of the mind in such a situation is agitation:


The untrained mind wanders off into all sorts of negative scenarios: What if I am going to be stuck for hours, what if the sat nav is wrong, it happened last week, what is my client going to think? This is probably the end of a great business relationship before it even began.


Instead of getting worked up over the situation I decided to use the time to meditate on getting to my client in time and imagined a perfect meeting. I focused on feeling calm and remain in a heart centred space.


The heart is an important part of the guided transformational practice because it magnifies and magnetises the outcome you desire


You always get what you focus on. Most of us have no idea how to direct the mind to focus on the right things.


As it so happened I managed to get to my new client only a few minutes late. The office was easy to find and we had a great first meeting. We agreed on a meditation training program for the senior executives in the office, my very favourite type of coaching. What could be better?


In being able to control my mental state I was radiating an energy that proved that I walk my talk


Have you noticed that when you radiate a high energy things seem to work out somehow? Now imagine what will happen in your life if you can control your thinking and direct it towards your desired outcomes? Imagine how much time and energy you’d free up if you did not have to react to every glitch? At the very least life would become more enjoyable and we know, it is a well researched fact that happy people have more successful lives.


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Being At Peace With Your Physical Body

A few years ago, I remember watching a Batman cartoon. It was my first introduction to the character since the 60s Adam West show (may he rest in peace). It was darker, grittier, more mature, and a lot of the subtleties it had gone over my head even as I enjoyed it as a kid.


I distinctly recall one episode involving a villain named Calendar Girl. Her real was Page, and she was a model and actress. Before she got older and the industries she used to work for rejected her, at least.


By the end of the episode, it was revealed that underneath her mask, she was still a stunningly beautiful woman. However, she was obsessed and believed herself disfigured, horribly ugly. All she could see were her flaws. She was, in essence, not comfortable with her body and her face.


It’s something that I think we all go through in life.


The media bombards us with images of idealized forms. Of perfect hourglass figures and muscle men with more tone than an orchestra. They tell us this is what we’re supposed to look like, this is what you should aspire to be.


What does that do to most of us, who can’t meet those standards? Moreover, how unhealthy is it for the people who have to obsess over keeping that image? The situation, my friends, is an untenable one. It produces an unhealthy perception of body image and is harmful to your mental and spiritual well being.


This isn’t healthy.


Now, being comfortable with your body doesn’t mean you stop going to the doctor or that you cease whatever advise a clinic like was giving so you can get better.


Being comfortable with your body is about the ability to understand that you don’t need to live up to this image or that ideal. You can be who you are, in the right frame that suits you. You don’t need to be bodybuilder perfect or to have the curves of a racing yacht. As long as your body is healthy, that’s what matters.


Of course, making peace with your body this way isn’t easy. Not with the media on your back. Certainly not if you have bad habits.


Here are a few ways I’ve figured out over the years. These all help you ease yourself into liking your body, while also staying healthy.


You want to focus on one meal at a time. All those long-running diet plans that work out meal after meal, calculating numbers no one wants to really keep track of. These don’t work for the average person. No, what you want is to just focus on the choices you have in front of you right now, instead of the past or the future.


Ignore exercise plans that promise results. You know what works best when you exercise? Repetition.


You want a workout plan that you’re comfortable with. Maybe even one that you enjoy. If you do this, you are setting yourself up for repeating that workout regularly. That goes a long way towards better health than any plan that gives “results” but you can’t stand doing.


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Title: How To Make Your Kitchen Meditation Friendly



Meditation can be a great thing for people. People who meditate can find ways to cut down stress for a moment, which is overall health. Meditation can also help you find solutions. A clear mind, freed from the burden of thousands of concerns, can see problems with greater clarity.


One of the keys to meditation is getting into a rhythm. You have to be able to get into a rote, of needing only instinct to guide you in your task. Through this, you clear the mind, remove conscious thought and replace it with the fertile “nothingness” that allows for meditative insight.


The kitchen is one spot in the house where you can get into that rote rhythm, the sort of flow that frees your mind. It depends entirely on what you cook and how involved it is in the details.


So, if you plan to make your kitchen a more meditation-friendly space, here are a few things you can do to achieve your goal. Though you might need to call for a kitchen renovation website to get these done.


My first suggestion is going for earthen colours. Soft tones are ideal for this.


Use whites, greys, some beige shades, or maybe a couple of pink-beige hybrids. These all help keep the mind relaxed, induce a sense of calmness. Chromatic harmony can help ease the mind into relaxation, especially if there’s visual continuity between all the elements in the kitchen.


Now, this might make things seem monochrome. There are ways around that, too. You need to choose a dominant colour and then add contrasts, like white with moleskin or rosewood paired with beige. This creates visual diversity without sacrificing the calming effect.


Your feet should have softness under it. This helps you meditate. Now, this might be difficult to achieve in a kitchen – wool and resin aren’t exactly standard for kitchen floors. Footwear could help, though.


You want to use natural or light fabrics for this job. These give you a sense of intimacy, but also they cut down on noise. The space for these might not be readily available in a kitchen, but if you can find a place for them – like a window – that works great.


Blinds you can modulate are a nice way to achieve that effect, as well. Pair them with curtains.


Meditative states are easiest to attain in natural light.


Something about the dark may seem like it clears out all visual distraction, but it’s also worrying. Humans have a natural fear of what’s out there in the dark since we’re a very visual animal. Instead, use natural light.


Florescent lights are harsh, but candles and sunlight tend to be more calming. Tinker with light sources to see what works best for your kitchen and your meditation needs. You might even try messing with the placement, just to see what configuration works best.


Of course, clearing the space of anything distracting is important. However, as this is a kitchen, it does need to be a functional area.


One way to help balance this is to check the layout and see if this promotes a better, smoother flow as you cook. If it doesn’t, then you’re going to be minding your movements all the time and not meditating.

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Reflection with Dailai Lama

I have soul and the Dalai Lama to thank for managing me back to contemplation. What’s more, an impolite driver that cut me off while I was driving around, attempting to get the fixings I required for an exceptional supper for my significant other and me. A silver Lexus shot out of one path and zoomed into a shoebox-sized space between my auto and the one preceding me. I stuck the brake, gritted my teeth, at that point thought, I will demonstrate that (embed your most loved word here) driver! Be that as it may, just before putting my foot to the gas pedal, a voice in my mind said three exceptionally insightful words:


Do no mischief.

I took a profound, quieting breath and viewed the Lexus zoom starting with one path then onto the next. Individuals shouldn’t drive that way, I thought, at that point acknowledged: But what would i be able to do about it? Simply guard myself, I presume. So I drove home deliberately, made myself some tea, at that point sat on the lounge chair and picked a book from the stack I’d set aside to peruse the occasions.


The book I picked was the Dalai Lama’s How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life.


What jumped out from those pages was His Holiness’ philosophy: “Do No Harm.” Wow, I thought. A hour back, my blood had been bubbling. Something in me needs to move, I thought. Making was making me insane. And after that I heard, Do no mischief…


That is the point at which I understood I hadn’t set aside the opportunity to sit still in for a moment. To what extent had it been since I last ruminated? I expected to reconnect with my soul. So I went into my office, turned the lights low, put on some peaceful music, said a petition, sat back and shut my eyes.


My aim was to encounter the words “Do no damage.” I sat discreetly for around 20 minutes, and a similar time the following day, and the following. The main couple times back to my training, I saw a clear screen, similar to I was sitting in an obscured motion picture theater. Maybe I was viewing within my eyelids. Be that as it may, that was fine. I had no desires. I figured I was getting what I required. A ticket to Relaxville.


At that point one evening I reflected with the clear screen, when in my mind’s ear, I heard “I am here!” And one by one, my four aides clairvoyantly revealed to me their names and conversed with me:


AHMED is a darker cleaned, whiskery man wearing a sultan’s top. His motivation is to enable me to comprehend diverse societies. I’ll show you to see that ‘All is one,’ he said.


LAGSHMI is an East Indian lady loaded with Mother Earth vitality. Her motivation is to show empathy and love in my message work, and in my regular day to day existence.


RULMI is a Maori warrior, a stocky man with wavy, thick dark hair. His face is painted with tribal images. He is furious, yet peaceful, and his serious eyes are constantly attentive.


The ASCENDED MASTER didn’t give me his name, however he’s a high otherworldly pioneer who’s had an exceptional human affair. He’s behind me for help, and leads me to books that will help my spirit movement.


I expressed gratitude toward each of these soul guides for touching in with me, at that point left my contemplation. Meeting them filled me with incredible joy and peace, and I guaranteed myself to do my best to proceed with my contemplation hone.


Furthermore, who knows? Maybe, not far off, I’ll find my aides have changed, in light of the fact that I’ll have tried the lessons Ahmed, Lagshmi and Rulmi offered me to learn. Furthermore, if a silver Lexus should bounce out at me from activity – I’ll say a fast supplication, make sure to do no mischief and expectation that rushed kindred discovers peace.

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Holistic Thinking


What is holistic thinking? It’s something that not a lot of people are familiar with but may come to see as a vital angle to tackle the world from. First, let’s go out there and define just how the average person thinks these days when they do any thinking at all.


Most people these days think analytically. This is not a bad thing. I can’t stress this enough. There is nothing wrong with being analytical. I’m only saying that sometimes, it provides too narrow a viewpoint and the situation might benefit from a different perspective.


You see, analytical thinking is all about logical reasoning. It involves taking a system and understanding its parts, seeing how they work together to produce a larger effect. They see the world as events and products of individual factors and their attributes.


The flaw in this line of thinking is that it can sometimes distance itself from the context of what they’re analysing. There are also times when the analysis zeroes in on one detail but ends up missing the forest because they’re too obsessed with one tree.


Now, let’s take a moment to contrast that with holistic thinking.


Holistic thinking is about dialectical reasoning and involves looking at a system through its patterns. You understand how it works through the effects it has, and then react to them. Individual parts are less of a concern, and you view things through the external forces that work on an object.


The focus of holistic thinking is in context, relationships, and background elements. In other words, you’re not focusing on a single tree. In fact, individual trees are not really on your mind. Your concern is the forest, and the impact things like nearby communities and the lumber industry have on it.


Analytical thinking is all about reductionism and the details. Holistic thinking is about looking at the big picture. Both approaches have their benefits, but also their flaws.


Sometimes, analytical thinking is the best approach. For example, if you’re trying to figure out what part of your workout is most effective, you’ll want to analyse individual bits. Maybe even try to cut out this or that, until you’ve pinpointed what works and what doesn’t.


Approaching the workout as a whole doesn’t let you do this. You need to look at each part on its own, analyse its effects, to get a result.


In contrast, when working with something like posture with kinesiotherapy – which you can learn more about from this website – it pays to see things as a whole. Posture is more than just the spinal column, but also your muscles, upper body, lower body, and even movements.


Looking at just one part causes you to miss the interactions of the whole. Without looking at that whole, along with factors such as lifestyle and diet, you’ll lose something crucial to your objective.


As I’ve said, most people tend to think analytically by default. It’s how we’re taught in school, most of the time. However, who knows how well we could do if we started learning how to think holistically?


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Science – Does it discredit religion?


The possibility that science has supplanted religion has turned out to be well known nowadays. Some put religion to the other side as now of date. Individuals are seeing a gigantic advancement in explore into the working of the human mind which appears to help this view.


New imaging advancements enable science to gauge blood stream and neural action while individuals are ruminating and supplicating. Science claims it can foresee and measure religious involvement thusly. Agnostics like Richard Dawkins are stating this is confirm that religious experience is just regular action in specific parts of the mind. From this they reason that there is no such thing as any heavenly reality.


What science has found

It has been discovered that extreme or magical encounters connect themselves with cordinated action in specific ranges of the cerebrum and nonattendance of action in different parts. For instance both contemplating Buddhist priests and imploring Catholic nuns exhibit a diminished action in the parietal flaps. This is a mind district in charge of spatial introduction. They likewise indicate expanded movement in their frontal projections. This is a cerebrum locale in charge of fixation. Comparative examples of mind action are watched for singing, reflection and petition paying little respect to the particular otherworldly conviction of the general population examined.


Elective clarification

There is an option translation. Because religious encounters are joined by unsurprising mind action, for what reason should this mean they are caused by it? At the point when two things go together, both of them impacts the other. Then again, some third factor impacts both.


One can’t anticipate that science will explore otherworldly factors that may be included. Rightly analysts rely upon utilizing common apparatuses to quantify wonders. Science rehearses methodological naturalism. This is a system for concentrate the world, by which researchers pick not to consider extraordinary causes – even as a slim chance. In this way, science does not guess about any unnatural reasons for what it considers.


Medication initiated religious experience

The individuals who are distrustful about religion say if hallucinogenic medications can create mysterious and religious encounters then religion is because of mind science and not to God. Clients of such substances report that they have surprisingly profound encounters.

These medications create an extensive variety of regularly phenomenally striking recognitions. The sort of experience relies upon a few variables including the person’s kind of profound introduction, and the desires of the social setting, and in addition the particular medication and its dose. Since the mid 1960’s analysts have demonstrated that, for some, such chemicals have prompted positive kindhearted and happy otherworldly and religious states. However some have anguishing experiences with dejection, misery, blame and dreams of dim powers.

When we are in an adjusted condition of cognizance something discharges the brain from its connection to, and its discerning consciousness of, the outer material world. I would propose then we turn out to be more mindful of a regularly concealed inward universe of soul. I would state this internal world comprises of both a nearness of agelessness and solidarity yet in addition a nearness of dim powers. So these medications uncover full attention to this internal world which isn’t perceptible utilizing our physical faculties.

To my state of mind we commit a tremendous error to assume that the unimportant gulping of a pill can yield an indistinguishable outcomes from years of profound train and development. Likewise it is a mistake to assume that religious experience is simply a cerebrum in a specific substance state.


Science and religion

So do you surmise that science refutes religion? Or, on the other hand do you think, as I do, that when some contend that lone science has reality, they are not contending experimentally by any stretch of the imagination. As a matter of fact, I would state they are venturing past the extent of science into talks of significance and reason.

It is beneficial for us to have genuine information. Without it we can’t develop our discerning comprehension of customary things. Science gives numerous chances to look to and discover God in nature and to think about conviction.

As indicated by Emanuel Swedenborg Christian scholar, the peril comes when we just observe things in a characteristic light. We additionally need to utilize a profound light which is accessible to us. As such, the common and real disapproved of individual commits an error to envision one can utilize tactile proof alone to perceive what is truly vital in life for oneself.

I rather like the perspective of the child of the organizer of the Bahá’í religion. He said that religion without science is superstition and that science without religion is realism.


As a clinical analyst, Stephen Russell-Fancy has spent significant time in psychological behavioral psychotherapy, working for a long time with grown-ups enduring pain and unsettling influence.

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Powerful Meditation Techniques You Can Try Today

It really is somewhat daunting to try to confine meditation types in a certain number, as there are so most of them, however there are a few most common and the most important that are well worth mentioning here.

1. Mindfulness deep breathing

Mindfulness is simply a meditation way which allows you to become more conscious of the here and the now, i. e. being in the now. You give attention to what is going on around you during the time you are meditating, therefore you become aware of every thought and feeling that you have during the meditation process. The way to do this through following your breat, then moving your full focus on your thoughts, the feelings you have in your body (e. g. tingling in your fingers, tickling of your nose, etc). What you must do is simply becoming an observer, without analyzing or judging.

2. Empty mind meditation

This kind of type of meditation is called ‘awareness without an object’, which means being aware without concentrating on something particular. You simply sit down still, if possible in the lotus position and just allow your head wander on its own. Ignore it silent. If you feel thought approaching, just simply acknowledge them, and enable them evaporate, without judging them.

3. Seeing your breath meditation

Could be this can be the easiest type of meditation, that the newbie can start out with, without becoming overwhelmed.

Sit in your chosen position, close your eyes and give attention to your breathing. Breath normally, avoid force it, and give attention to your breathing. Focus on how the air is heading throughout your nose, down to your lungs, and then how the process is reversed.

4. The Om meditation

You can actually use here either the ‘om’ or just put emphasis on another specific rule, like a positive support. Just keep repeating it as you meditate, if possible aound, or in your head if you’re not alone.

5. Concept yoga

This means you will meditate on an idea, a particular concept like the fleeting nature of life, or anything more, that is not very specific. You could think about how a flower flowers and then it fade away, for example. Essentially this technique bypasses your rational mind, and provides you a different type of understanding.

6. Walking relaxation

Another very powerful and known meditation type. You can practice this type of meditation either in your own room, or outside on your outdoor, or garden. Just watch your body as it moves its different parts one at a time, or together. Watch your legs and arms moving the by. Focus on these, and if you get your mind wandering off, just gently bring it to focusing on your walking. Usually do not judge, just simply allow it to happen and return to meditation.

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