Time article on meditation,self spirituality quotes,music for meditation and concentration,relaxation meaning - New On 2016

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Anne Juliana Gonzaga became a Servant of Mary following the death of her husband, Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria in 1595, after receiving a vision of the Madonna, to whom her parents had prayed to cure her of a childhood illness?
Music and meditation and Alzheimer’s disease are coming together in a forth coming book to be penned by, esteemed researcher, Rudolph Tanzi and renowned author and Doctor, Deepak Chopra. I can say that as a member of the baby boomer generation this subject holds more than a passing interest for me, and really no matter what age group you’re in, ultimately, it should for you too.
It is the connection between meditation, consciousness and Alzheimer’s that would, also be of interest to Dr. The benefits of a regular meditation practice are one of the most scientifically proven ways to elicit the relaxation response and reduce stress. Tanzi’s interest in music and Alzheimer’s disease, sparked by his own love of playing music, as prompted him to begin working on a book about music therapy for Alzheimer’s disease (as yet unfinished). Beginning with an accordion at age 9, Tanzi has always loved playing music, and that passion isn’t entirely separate from the work that he does on neurological conditions.
A drug with a different mechanism that Tanzi’s group influenced is now in clinical trials. Tanzi is also exploring a possible association between a commonly used anesthetic called isoflurane and Alzheimer’s.
Having read other research that carnivores in the animal kingdom appear more likely to show Alzheimer’s pathology than herbivores, Tanzi is a vegetarian. This collaboration could be an important one, because medical studies indicate that by delaying the onset of memory loss by as little as five years that we can reduce a person’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease up to fifty percent. Music and meditation and Alzheimer’s disease are going to be linked together in a powerful way, and I believe for the benefit of us all. Rudolph Tanzi describes the cause of Alzheimer’s disease and how a venture capital-style funding model backed by Henry McCance has helped lead to progress in fighting this disease.
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When we ask the question “What is Spirit,” the answer that all the wisdom traditions have in common is known as the perennial philosophy, which as three basic threads of commonality. The deeper reality that underlies the world of ordinary physical and mental reality is, according to the great traditions, a Spiritual or Divine reality that really exists, known to some as God or Holy Spirit, for others its described as the ground of being.
No matter how you describe it all the wisdom traditions agree that the reason we suffer, and the primary difficulty that we need to resolve is the feeling of separation, the loss of connection to the deeper reality; we feel isolated, cut off from our own essential nature. Even when you know that your essential nature is spirit, you can easily be deluded by the incessant activity of your mind and ego .
Some of the traditions define the ego as self-image, personality or pride, and it’s the inner turbulence created by this self-centered preoccupation that keeps us feeling separate and from realizing true self-awareness.
These ego patterns can be buried deep within us and can require years of meditative practice to unravel. With a regular practice, the expansive awareness you enter during meditation begins to permeate your life outside of your meditation sessions. Being in the present moment we enter the timeless and we arrive at the true nature of our being. Before a thought arises in the mind we are in a timeless state and in this timeless state we need no, nor do we seek any, reason to be happy, we just are. When we are dependent on, people, positions, places or things to make us happy, then our happiness becomes conditional and bound to those people, positions, places or things.
Bliss is defined as happiness that needs no reason, and the wisdom traditions came to the conclusion that time is the movement of consciousness, not far from Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity (Some physicists argue that there is no such thing as time). When we focus on the present we are attuning ourselves with our deepest reality and that this level happiness can never be taken away. This focus on our true nature, or being present in the moment, doesn’t mean giving up participation in the everyday world; it simply means giving up attachment to it. Our ego drives our need to identify with people, positions, places and things, starting as children we begin our attachment and identification with our toys, and as we grow we continue to identify with the changing world, and to us this is the ‘real world.’ Yet, we live in two realities. Experiencing presence and ‘being here now’ are the same and no effort is required to enter. In This video, recorded at TEDMED 2010, Deepak speaks on the subject of happiness and being present, NOW. There’s a story told in meditation circles used to illustrate how meditation helps us deal with a very human emotion; anger. Anger is part of being human and it’s hardwired into our reptilian brain, it comes from our ego state, that part of us that needs us to feel secure and safe. In the end we have to own our anger and more importantly the root cause and in order to own it, we need to acknowledge it and not try and repress it. Meditation is a practice of awareness and when we sit in meditation we start to become present with those parts of who we are, even those parts which we’ve repressed, hidden from, the darker side of our nature. Unpleasant as unearthing these thoughts, feeling and emotions are, as long as we continue to repress them, the more they will rise up and make themselves known. Ram Dass describes this process as ‘making friends with anger,’  a place from which he no longer identifies with it, he said it this way, in the Shapiro’s new book, “Be the Change,” “I still see anger arise, even after thirty years of meditating. Anger unchecked can do untold damage both on an individual level and on the wider level of our collective consciousness. It’s natural to feel greater justification for this kind of anger, as well as, in situations where we see injustice.
In meditation, because we develop a greater sense of self-awareness, we have the opportunity to see anger as it is, with all its recurring patterns of thought and its waves of shadow energy, and make ‘friends with it.’ It is from this quiet space of self-reflection that we can begin to accept ourselves for who we are.
Meditation is not a panacea; will we will be instantly be transformed into beings of light and love because we’ve practiced sitting on the cushion? Deepak Chopra has once again entered the virtual world this time in the form of a new Xbox 360 meditation game.
Video gaming has often received bad press because of the violent nature of some of the games. Another benefit of playing video games is that they have been shown to improve cognitive health.
It should be noted here that just playing video games doesn’t automatically guarantee improved cognitive abilities.
Deepak Chopra’s new ‘Leela’ game will tic two of the four boxes to improve cognitive health, mental exercise and stress management. The game will use the Kinect sensors to guide users through the seven “chakras,” or points along the body that many believe serve as a body’s energy centers.
There are many other benefits found in playing video games, for example gaming is used to treat post-traumatic syndrome and to enhance mood.
I mentioned at the beginning of this piece that the Xbox 360 meditation game was not Deepak’s first adventure into the virtual world; in fact Deepak as always embraced the cutting edge in technology when it comes to sharing his passion, meditation. All meditators wrestle with thoughts; after all, the mind is a thought generator, so even the practiced meditator must learn to move through thought.
According to the ancient wisdom tradition of Vedanta, the Yoga Vasistha; “Consciousness plus thoughts is the mind. When the mind is thinking, it is all activity; when it stops thinking, it returns to its source in silence. Sometimes thoughts run deeper than simple distractions, and continue to replay in our minds as a kind of mental feedback loop; these habitual patterns are known in yoga as samskaras. Often we come to meditation with the expectation that we can ‘let go,’ freeing ourselves of all those troublesome and sometimes, buried feelings, thoughts or emotions.
As your practice deepens over time you begin to slip into the space between thoughts, sensing and experience the spaciousness which arises. William James, the famous American psychologist and philosopher, once said that the ‘self’ was a kernel of consciousness that carries through all our various sensations and experiences.
These moments of ‘mysticism,’ as Nadia Webb, described it in a recent article in Scientific American, are where orgasm and meditation share a common distinctions which are, a lack of self-awareness, changes in bodily perception and a reduced awareness of pain.
This link between meditation and orgasm was explained this way in an article published in the Huffington Post, “…Osho, the Indian spiritual teacher formerly known as Rajneesh, was famous for his acknowledgment of the mystical value of an orgasm.
What is surprising about this is that pleasure is classically thought of as the province of the left hemisphere, not the right. The left hemisphere is even preferentially more active among people free of depression and less active among the unhappy. Until eight years ago, neuroscience had little scientific basis from which to comment on bliss, sexual or otherwise.
Absence of pain is predictably akin to pleasure, but the other two—losing a sense of identity and of bodily limits—are less obvious.
Understanding that there is a common experience in meditation and orgasm it has only been natural to combine the two.
The Kama Sutra, the ancient text of India is both an inspiring spiritual text and as the title is sometimes translated, “instructions on pleasure,” and is proof that meditation and sex have been successfully combined for all of human history.
We can define suffering as, a pain that feels as if it will never heal, one that makes life feel meaningless. In searching for a meaning to suffering, especially from a spiritual perspective, Deepak Chopra, in his book, “The Deeper Wound,” says that there are three answers. Meditation offers the opportunity for continual awareness so that you can ‘name’ the emotion, a process that will allow most emotions to flow through the body and begin releasing; a process that you keep gently repeating as many times as the persistent emotions arise.
Affirm today that you share this vision and have the intention to allow the light of spirit to come in and fill any voids it may find. As a child it was easier to cure loneliness, because the presence of a parent was enough to offer reassurance.
Sit quietly for a few minutes after each session with eyes closed and simply appreciate the simplicity of quiet awareness. Pain and suffering are not always the same thing, there are many ways to relieve pain, but relief of suffering comes with self-awareness or spirituality. The Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water) form the basis of traditional Chinese medicine theory.
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It is within the confusion, struggle and chaos of these voices (every daya€¦ or even moment by moment), clamoring around us, pressing us, demeaning us, cajoling us and condemning us, that we barely hear another Voice quietly speaking in the depths of our spirit.
All of us have felt this tension and sadness of struggles in ourselves and with the world around us. Our life is not one which just includes a routine of living our life, going to work, having hobbies, getting some things, finding some friends, getting married, having kids, retiring and dying. Only Three Possibilities of lifea€¦any it may be in our understanding of where we came from that gives us meaning in life, or takes that meaning away (as noted by Francis Schaefer). Nothing made us a€“ we are fools made by enormous mistakes with no purpose whatsoever except selfishness, death and annihilation. A Personal Creator made us, knows all about us, loves us, redeems us from sin, and has an eternal plan for us!
Choose what is most comforting to your mind given the fact that we are inexplicably alive, thinking, reasoning people who eat organic food to live longer, make fantastic computers, build Hubble telescopes, and send astronauts into space (but have no ability ourselves to create life or life-sustaining planetsa€¦in our home galaxy - the Milky Way).
God, the Creator of heaven and earth, looks at His Children with loving Parenta€™s Eyes, according to the most revered, most published, and most affirmed Book in the history of the world a€“ the Bible. Those who, in faith, accept the reality of Goda€™s Voice and apply its blessing to their lives, by the Power of the Holy Spirit, will find a peace that passes understanding.
Those who continue to listen to and believe the chaotic, confusing and demeaning voices of the world, flesh and devil surrounding them, will find themselves caught up and ever drawn toward the destructive vortex of the sinister tornado of spiritual deception and death that entangles and destroys the souls on the wide road of life, leading to destruction. Today we are looking at three ways that God sees us as His Childrena€¦it may give us a different way of seeing ourselves even though there can be overwhelming pressure in the loud din of the world, flesh and devil surrounding us! When we look at the Bible and see pictures of who we are as Believers in Jesus Christ, in Goda€™s Eyes, it might be hard to perceive this spiritual dimension clearly.
12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. I recently found this article in the news about the problems of certifying onea€™s Jewish heritage in Israel.
The ultra-orthodox coalition is lobbying for the bill to only authorize the top ultra-orthodox rabbis to authenticate who is Jewish and who is not.
How would you like it if only the pastors of a church or executive leaders of a denomination decided if you were a true Christian or not? Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul had to deal with in a legalistic Jewish system when they were on the earth. The Scriptures declare that becoming a Christian is by grace through faith alone a€¦not of doing certain things, or not doing certain things a€“ a€?worksa€? we call it a€“ lest we proudly boast about what we have done to prove the certainty of our salvation! The book of James clearly asserts that good works reveal, or affirm Goda€™s grace and saving faith, but are not the cause of salvation!
God looks on those who believe in Jesus Christ as Aliens in this World, but Fellow Citizens with Goda€™s Saints from the foundation of the world. God gives those who believe on and receive Christ for the remission of sins, the right to become Children of God a€“ God looks on us as His Children.
10 He (Jesus) was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. God looks on us as those for whom He has prepared a place and who will receive His inheritance. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, a€?Abba! 29 And if you are Christa€™s, then you are Abrahama€™s offspring, heirs according to promise. 5 he (God) saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
15 Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.
19 And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someonea€™s own interpretation. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. We will be approved by God and unashamed as His servants, if we honorably know and respond to His Word. 14 Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Being Student of the Word of Life, the Bible, means that what we follow is not always the latest fad. If we are going to know what the Bible says about our daily life, we must find out what the Bible teaches about God and how we should live. Since God looks on us as His Children, Fellow Citizens with His Saints throughout the history of the world, and since He has promised to give His Children their Eternal Inheritance, we should be Students of His Word, honorable to Him, following the truth of His Word, seeking the leading of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives, and reaching out to bring others who do not know Him, into the eternal blessing of His Kingdom! It is the eliciting of the relaxation response that is one of the most powerful ways to delay memory loss and possibly even the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Once scientists identify what’s going wrong with those genes in people who have the condition, they can work toward developing drugs that may repair the damage. It keeps his mind clear and free to come up with new ideas that can be tested in the lab later. This system is designed to help you in the event of trauma (such as concussion or stroke) or infection, but too much activity in the brain’s immune system can damage neurons, too. That one is designed to prevent the copper and zinc from binding to beta-amyloid, which would redistribute these metals in the brain and therefore reduce the brain plaque buildup associated with Alzheimer’s. In mice, experiments have found that this chemical increases the production of beta-amyloid; whether this is also the case in humans is the subject of further exploration. There’s no new study on the subject, but existing evidence suggests there may be a connection, at least among animals. And if the memory is kept strong for ten years longer than expected that there is almost no risk of Alzheimer’s.
First, there’s a deeper reality that underlies the world of ordinary physical and mental reality.
Other language used to describe this deeper reality is, Tao, essential nature, emptiness of Self.
Millions of us acknowledge our connection to Spirit in church, temple or synagogue and many of us yearn, like the Buddhist monk, to awaken it. Spirit isn’t something outside you, but is intertwined in everything you feel, think and do. You can go beyond mental conditioning by using the timeless tool of meditation to expand your consciousness and access the field of pure potentiality. You might experience flashes of elation and notice feelings of well-being sweeping over you at unexpected moments. When we see in the present moment, we won’t miss the beauty, when we taste in this moment, flavor will be our reward, when we are fully present to the sound we will feel the music in our soul, when we are present to the aroma the scent will become sense, and when we are present to touch we will know that we are alive.
When our happiness is dependent on the world outside of us it can be taken away from us at any moment because the nature of the universe is change. In consciousness time has a ‘flow,’ often described as the ‘arrow of time,’ but that flow is subjective and personal. The reality of the time bound is the reality created by the ego, and it’s thought be, by most of us as the only reality, but for some, the invisible world is the primary reality out of which all other realities are created; realities which arise out of every moment of now.
The story, I like to describe as, ‘ducks don’t do anger,’ tells how two ducks fighting over a piece of bread, after a short bit of angry nipping at each other, are able to just swim away, and unlike their human observers aren’t holding a grudge, feeling resentment or feeding their anger.
The questions arise, can meditation help us embrace this shadow side of our humanness and if so how? When anger is repressed it can transform into hatred, a transformation that occurs when we feel we’ve been especially wronged. And in situations where find gross inhumanity, it becomes possible to transform angry passion into acts of compassion. So, how do we move from anger and hatred of our enemies, to a place, if not of love, at least of tolerance? Anger is a natural emotion, but when it turns to hatred, a natural emotion becomes distorted. Even when someone commits a horrendous offense against you, which would seem to justify seeking revenge, you are doing harm to yourself by harboring built-up anger. Once you see that the problem is built-up anger, and that anger is irrational and destructive, there is an incentive to release it. This is not Deepak’s first time in the gaming world, though this is the most ambitious partnering.
Gaming requires players to follow rules, make quick decisions and complete numerous tasks, so it’s no wonder that it sharpens mental skills. While gaming can be good mental exercise, to improve your cognitive health you still need physical exercise, good nutrition and stress management.
Somewhat like Wii Fit or other games like Flower, Leela will have minigames that get more difficult over time, but it will not have scores or other competitive aspects. THQ had a difficult time converting Chopra’s idea into anything resembling an entertaining game. ”We wanted to make sure each of the movements was fun and replayable,” said Peter Armstrong, director of product development at THQ.
The list goes on, everything from better hand-eye coordination to imagination boost, so it would seem, it’s not playing video games that can have a negative influence on the player, it’s what video games are played. His first real ‘journey’ into gaming, “Journey to Wild Divine,” uses biofeedback technology, and is advertised as a “meditation adventure for the mind and body.”  Having used, and thoroughly enjoyed, ‘Wild Devine’ I can say honestly that I’m looking forward to the November 8th release of Leela for the Xbox 360 and Wii. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices. It’s learning how to move through thought and into meditation, that’s the practice, it’s learning you can meditate even when there are thoughts in the mind.
Consciousness minus thoughts is God.” The practice is to point the restless mind in the proper direction, which we do by bringing the mind to and object of focus, and gently return it, each of the thousands of times it wonders off. Only then, when the mind touches pure awareness, will the real storehouse of Veda be located. It’s through the light of awareness which is created in meditation that allows us to release all the old emotional and habitual baggage, to free ourselves of the samskaras.
What happen instead is, meditation allows these mental blockages, emotional struggles and deep seeded feelings to rise to the surface of our conscious awareness, where once light is shed on them they begin to dissipate into the ether.
You become the clear sky, unaffected by the clouds of thought as they drift through the vast expanse your serein space.
This ‘self’ is consistently vacillating between our interior ‘voice,’ the self-talk going on in our heads all the time, and our exterior stream of consciousness, except in those rare moment when we slip into being, those moments of pure awareness.
It’s this escape from our continuous ‘running critique’ that is what seems to be the catalyst for our pleasure.
The link between the two experiences, however, has been that’s recognized by the practitioners of the wisdom traditions for millennia.
It lights up during orgasm—so much so that, in one study, much of the cortex went dark, leaving the right prefrontal cortex as a bright island. The left is most active when recalling happy memories, meditating on love for another, and during the expansiveness of grandiosity or mania. If the brain were a simpler and more cooperative organ, the left hemisphere would be lit up like the Fourth of July during an orgasm. Despite our public fascination with things sexual, as researcher, Gemma O’Brien put it, “orgasm is not impersonal and third person enough for the sciences.” Neuroscience was hobbled by the avoidance of such squashy topics, even if it meant setting aside important parts of human experience. Roy Baumeister wrote an entire book devoted to the premise that self-awareness is frequently a burden.


It begs the questions, why would you want too and what could it possibly add to the experience? We will all, at some point in our lives, suffer, loss, grief and loneliness, because it is part of the inevitable process of life. With meditation you become aware of your thoughts, images and memories which keep reoccurring and you open yourself up to the whole range of experiences that surround suffering. To aid in this repair, close your eyes and see white light surrounding you like a bubble or cocoon. The problem of loneliness, which exists for countless people, requires deeper healing than simply seeking out company.
As an adult, loneliness becomes more existential – it feels as if you have been abandoned, yet you cannot say by whom. Sit quietly for a moment, placing your attention on your heart, at the center of your chest under the breastbone. It represents the different qualities and functions of the body as well as natural phenomena, such as climate, season, taste and emotions.
It provides a model of relationships between the organs and various tissues, senses and tastes etc, and also between the organs and various external factors, such as climates and seasons. In practice it is common for a Liver imbalance to be aggravated in Springtime because the Liver energy is very active and flows upwards.
It can easily affect people who suffer from a Liver imbalance, often causing headaches and stiff necks.
If the Liver energy stagnates and moves upwards the person may feel irritable and be prone to outbursts of anger. For example, if the tendons are tight and stiff, this can indicate a Liver or Gallbladder problem.
Using this diagnostic technique, along with tongue and pulse diagnosis, the TCM practitioner can effectively diagnose and re-establish balance in your body.
Ping is experienced with all general health issues, women’s health, fertility and pregnancy problems. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Father!a€? 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirsa€”heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For me it came at a time when we were looking for some stability towards the end of the crazy 60s.
This is believed to be as the result of anti-stress response and the lower production of cortisol a dangerous stress hormone. Second, that within each of us there exist a quality that is a part of this greater reality. Whatever language that is used to describe this sacred reality, it’s the reason, meaning and purpose of life.
Known to the Hindus as Atman, to the Buddhist as Buddha nature, to the Christians as Soul and to Jews as the Divine spark within. However we choose to acknowledge it, whether we are Christian and seek to embody the Holy Spirit or like the Sufi mystic long to unite with it, there is a natural and deep desire to realize this deeper reality. Meditation allows the mind to become quiet and experience the silence and peace of pure awareness. All meditative practices, from mantra meditation to mindfulness, seek presence, either as deep inner awareness or being wholly present in the moment.
Anger can rise out of fear, pain, sorrow; anger can be a cry for attention or help, it may be an expression of grief, loneliness or a desire for love. Meditation invites us in to witness the anger, and in that process of witnessing anger, begin to evaporate it. This, however, can be a slippery slope, because justification can, also, become rational, and rational can be used to justify irrational acts.
A person can begin to cross the divide, talking to his enemy and realizing that both share a common psychology. If you express your anger by acting it out, mentally or physically, none of the energy will be released. Instead, it will be more about learning how to better do the exercises and enjoy the soothing visuals and music. Regular Xbox or Wii gamers may not be interested in a meditation game, while Chopra’s followers may not own a video game system. They say, “I am a wave,” but the greater truth, which they don’t see, is, “I am ocean.” There is no separation between the two, whatever the wave might suppose. The whole trick is not to move horizontally, which is how the stream of consciousness normally moves, but to sink vertically. Even though you have achieved it through sex, it itself has no sexuality in it,” he once said. New research suggests the right hemisphere is also hyperactive amongst the “hypersexual,” a symptom of brain injury loosely defined as groping, propositioning or masturbating in public without shame.
William James described the self as that kernel of consciousness that persists throughout various experiences and sensations.
Across cultures, we blunt awareness with alcohol, drugs, auto-hypnotic rituals and when times are dire, suicide.
The answer is, meditation will enhance your lovemaking tremendously by giving it your complete attention and full awareness, by being fully present in the moment. The second answer says that we humans suffer from the inside out and is the result of sin and ‘wrongdoing,’ which cause us to feel shame and guilt. With awareness there is the opportunity to transform suffering and you may discover that your emotions are not as overpowering or infinite as you feared. Visualize the light filling the entire space within you, seeking out rifts, tears, holes, and gaps. Loneliness can happen in a crowd and may feel most intense when you find yourself alone on a packed city street. When you are settled, repeat the word “peace” silently, and see its influence radiating out from your body in all directions. Feel your heart as a soft, warm enclosure; settle there with your attention, and rest as long as you wish.
Each element has a corresponding Yin and Yang organ, for example the Water element’s Yin organ is the Kidneys and the Yang organ is the Bladder. In Spring the growing energy is bursting forward and rising, causing Liver energy to rise excessively. When a Liver disharmony is present symptoms such as blurred vision, dry eyes and headaches behind the eye can be seen.
She especially enjoys sharing her knowledge of Chinese medicine through our popular clinic articles, seminars and clinical training of students and practitioners. 17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
2 Beloved, we are Goda€™s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.
While the words used to describe it differ, all the traditions agree that there is something that connects us all to the greater reality.
Numerous studies also show the many health benefits of meditation, including lowered blood pressure, stress reduction and increased immune function. In cases where horrible crimes have been committed, the higher goal is to seek justice, not revenge. Called Leela, a word that means “play” in Sanskrit, the game uses Microsoft’s Kinect or the Wii Remote to combine the world of games with breathing and meditation exercises, reports the AP.
In one exercise called the “root chakra,” players must tilt their hips to seed a plant on the screen.
With console prices as high as $400, plus the price of the game, only the most devoted may spend the money to pick this up. When the wave settles down, then it instantly recognizes that its source in ocean – infinite, silent, unchanging – was always there. Bliss, both sacred and profane, shares the diminution of self-awareness, alterations in bodily perception and decreased sense of pain. The self is divided between the stream of consciousness and an internal observer—except in those rare moments when we dissolve into mysticism.
Meditation offers relief from this self-preoccupation and one of the few tools for creating a durable boost in happiness—perhaps by dampening activity in regions implicated in judgment, comparison, planning and self-scrutiny. The third and last answer is the one based on transformation, which says that within suffering there is a hidden spiritual message, the seeds of the transformation and that makes it very different from the first two. The “heart chakra” has players use their hands to direct fireballs that destroy rocks to release hidden gems. We would show those to Deepak and some of his experts, but there were several instances where they just didn’t work. And while the left frontal lobe may be linked to pleasure, the other three characteristics are bilateral. Left prefrontal cortex activation correlates with happiness and Tibetan Buddhist monks have created the greatest measured spike in activity in this region produced by simple thought when meditating on compassion.
19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. Yet much of this letting go happens only at the mental level, which isn’t adequate to the hot, violent feelings being held inside. Generally these are memories where you feel that an injustice has been committed against you.
Like every strong emotion, anger believes in itself; it wants to stick around and keep telling you its story. The reported depth of meditation also corresponds to activity in the brain’s pleasure centers, such as left forebrain bundle, anterior insula and precentral gyrus. In fact, when anger management training brings up old hostility without giving a way to release it, attempts at controlling anger fail miserably. To get past this allure, stop paying attention to the story and the rationales attached to it. This overt pleasure is accompanied by a shift in emotional self-regulation; meditators are more aware of thoughts and feelings conceptually, but less emotionally disrupted by them, according to one study. This may require an experienced guide, because the pivotal moment is psychologically slippery.



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