What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of relaxation? Many of us might imagine a cosy evening in front of the TV or a Sunday afternoon reading a book. Why is relaxation important?
And then, as I am standing in the rain, hearing thunder and seeing lightning, I cannot believe the absurdity – a giant cockroach has kicked me out of the apartment.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape one hundred days of sorrow. Chinese Proverb When do you usually get angry? Is it when things don’t go as expected? What if you had no previous expectations? Could this be a possibility? Does getting angry change the situation in any way?
I have always been a very vehement person. That’s why I turn normal conversations into arguments very often. In my mind I’m not arguing, of course. Let’s say that I’m just expressing my thoughts in a very passionate way… And if I don’t have a personal opinion to state, then I enjoy contradicting people’s opinions …
You know it is not good for you. You promised yourself that this will be the last time. And still, there is always a next time… Addiction might sound like a harsh word. You might not even be willing to admit that you have an addictive relation to it. Still, each of us experienced this …
Anger is often a reflection of our disagreement with either our circumstances, or opinion and behavior of others. It reflects our inability to connect with our larger real nature, which remains ‘complete’ without any need for a change, without an opinion or need for one, beyond good and evil, right and wrong, and is actually …
Well, let’s admit, who was not dealing with addictions right after the meditation retreat was over? Addictions of any kind, ready to lure your senses all the time. World is full of them, especially when you live in one of those post-communistic countries.
“You are bad at alcohol!” a Finnish friend of mine said seeing me sipping Tequila when I was supposed to drink it as a shot. I was 18 at the time, and my alcohol “skills” were indeed bad.
A sociedade moderna se encontra em um estado de busca de prazeres e satisfação pessoal. Estamos diretamente condicionados a valorizar o que é novo, excitante ou romântico. Assim, criamos a sensação de apego. Agarramos a algo sem largar se é aquilo que gostamos, em contrapartida, descartamos e/ou desejamos ficar livres daquilo que nos incomoda.
Yes it can. Thanks to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) studies it has been established that practising meditation contributes to reducing activity in the amygdala, as a study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience underlines. So, meditation affects that area of the brain governing stress response and often linked to feelings of unhappiness and stress.