In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few. Shunryo Suzuki Past experiences and preconceived ideas have great value when it comes to making decisions about everyday activities. However, they are tainted to a degree that we are not able to absorb the new reality of the present time … More Beginner’s Mind – Foundation of Mindfulness # 3
What patience is not is tolerance. It is wisdom to recognize that things unfold in their own way and there is always a motive or explanations behind crude incidences or maddening behaviours of people. Patience is to grasp that the expediency of an act such as getting angry does not clarify or resolve frustration encountered … More The Power Of Patience – Foundation of Mindfulness #2
At times, we form an opinion or come to a conclusion, deliberately or otherwise, only to find out that the story in our head is polluted. By judging, we work hard to build a wall and to protect ourselves and live securely. The problem with this stance in life is that often it prevents us … More Stop Judging – Take Back Your Power! Foundation of Mindfulness #1
The present time is full of possibilities, so why is it that we cannot edit our thoughts to actually see the threads that can lead to a desirable experience? Almost always, the answer boils down to our inner struggles to keep things together! Every day, we are bombarded by stressful questions or circumstances, by the urgency … More Make It Happen! How To Change Your Mindset & Thrive.
As promised, I embarked on the practice of mindfulness meditation to learn useful techniques on how to deliberately change our state of mind. The practice serves as a navigator through the ups and downs of life, transcending the fear and seeing things or the problem as they are. Meditation takes you to a place deep within yourself, … More Tell Your Brain To Shut Up and Listen!
Throughout history, meditation has been practised in one form or another to assert the primal instinct to connect with oneself and the universe. Perhaps is the most effective channel to reach clarity and harness the power of thought. Interestingly, the practice has its variations from sweat lodge ceremonies of Native Americans, to reading the Bible, the whirling … More Can Meditation Change The Brain?
“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” Thomas Edison Apparently, it can be done! Our subconscious can be directed to influence our conscious level. Having said that, we need to access the portal, to begin with. In neuroscience, there are five distinct brain wave frequencies, namely Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and the … More Can you Re-wire Your Brain To Influence Your Reality?
Lie to your mind, cheat fear, and steal back the phenomenal confidence you were born with. Marisa Peer The only evaluation that matters regarding your self-worth is your own! When it comes to changing a destructive behaviour or the “not good enough” mindset, the no. 1 focus must be stopping the negative self-talk and commanding … More Do you Lie, Cheat & Steal!
The past few years, I have been contemplating the word joy or happiness, if I may use them interchangeably. What’s best for me, what gives me pleasure and most importantly how do I measure my well-being? Typically, our pursuits, interests, experiences and how we choose to live form part of our value list for our … More How to feel lasting joy?
Life has unpleasant incidents, and naturally, the pressures and pain felt from the troublesome problems or offensive behaviours often manifest through anger. An emotion that ramps up high blood pressure, stress and anxieties to evoking hard feelings in relationships. The reasons behind this emotion depend on different situations, whether it is from being helpless to have been … More How To Control Your Anger?