"So taking a breath in through our nose can control our brain signals and lead to improved emotional and memory processing, but what about the out-breath? As mentioned earlier, slow, steady breathing activates the calming part of our nervous system, and slows our heart rate, reducing feelings of anxiety and stress."
Category: Body/Mind – How we use our resources
Self Inquiry – the why and the how of this practice
The negative inner reactions to life circumstances and people that we try to deal with every day, are due to our way of seeing the world around us. These are built up storylines that we have come to repeat to ourselves over and over, ruminating on them.... finding and strengthening excuses for our attitude towards… Continue reading Self Inquiry – the why and the how of this practice
Daily Practices such as chanting, reciting sacred texts, prayer, "worship", bowing down in humility, yoga, taking time for a daily quiet time such as meditation, the lighting of candles and incense, all can reconnect us to our inner wisdom guide. The urge to do so, found in all cultures of the world, is the inborn… Continue reading Daily Practices
The diversion from our Inner Fullness……. is Neediness
Neediness is the mind being hungry for an object. Neediness.... the single most dangerous diversion from our inner balance. Sneaky little devil that it is....... Neediness is not associated with our 5 senses, although it tricks us into thinking it is. Neediness is the mind being hungry for an object. And how do we not… Continue reading The diversion from our Inner Fullness……. is Neediness
What is the purpose of our lives?
Why do we humans exist as individual beings? Our "meaning and purpose" is being alive and directly experiencing life and the awe of nature from the perspective of an individual being. We do this by directly living in our sense world of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. (has been called absorption in the one)… Continue reading What is the purpose of our lives?
The spirit of the Almighty is the inner workings of all beings
It is taught that the fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…”– Galatians 5:22-23In my lifetime the number of Christian persons which i have encountered, who seem to have displayed these altruistic attributes,… Continue reading The spirit of the Almighty is the inner workings of all beings
Small Mind ~ Big Mind
Small Mind - Big Mind We experience the small mind, and have our existence; a part the Big Mind. Limited Mind - Unlimited Mind We experience the limited mind, and have our existence; a part the Unlimited Mind. A Particle - The Whole We experience life as a particle, and have our existence; a part… Continue reading Small Mind ~ Big Mind
Blaming Religion – a new fad
Many folks thrive on pointing the finger at things outside themselves...... in all directions except for where the problem really lies....... a favorite blaming place is religion......Quite frankly, organized religion is just filling an emptiness that folks feel when we have lost the inner sense of fullness. Pointing the finger of "who dunnit first" is… Continue reading Blaming Religion – a new fad
A Rant on how messed up things are…..
Ranting..... Have to ask myself this bunch of silly questions..... "Should we turn over the money changers tables?? "This is a cry for individual responsibility and autonomy............ started out asking these questions many moons ago, and still don't have a good answer after all these years ...... (well maybe we do have the answers, but… Continue reading A Rant on how messed up things are…..
Self-Inquiry – the De-constructor of our mental “Blah Blah Blah” – from the teachings of Gary Weber
Was reading an article about how some folks who practice "mindfulness" techniques actually end up having their "inner dialogue" getting louder and louder instead of quieting down, and having that "blah blah blah" get them down...... all those negative thoughts that "just won't shut off".(How in the world can we shut that damned thing off!)Gary… Continue reading Self-Inquiry – the De-constructor of our mental “Blah Blah Blah” – from the teachings of Gary Weber