Breathing is the rhythm of our life and an indicator of our mental and emotional state. Any fluctuation in our emotional state coming from anger, resentments, fear, guilt, unforgiveness etc. effects our inhalation and exhalation. When negative thoughts particularly linked to our security, our self-esteem and attachments occupy our mind the inflow and outflow of our breath gets immediately
There is no consequence without a cause. Look at your present situation to see if you are in joy and happiness. If you do not feel calm and peaceful, look at your present thoughts, your past thinking patterns, your past belief systems. What you are experiencing today is surely linked to your past thinking and feeling patterns. Change the way you think to experience a different present moment
It takes courage to go against the current, especially when drifting feels a lot better in the moment than exerting the effort to make a change and create forward progress. But if we don’t make the hard choices we will wake up one day and wonder how we got where we are. We will wonder where our years went. We will regret that we weren’t more purposeful about how we engaged. Purpose and
The Universe has a way to show us where we ‘stand’ when arrogance and vanity sets in, when we forget the larger picture and that there is a ‘hand’ that is helping us in our endeavors. When we allocate all our successes to ‘I,’ ‘My’ or ‘Mine,’ the Universe gives us a reminder which could be in the form of loss of reputation, wrong accusations, financial losses,
It is absolutely possible to love people without liking them. Likes and dislikes are based upon our perceptions, our biases, our attachments and even our needs and expectations, which, in any case, keep changing. They are also linked to our own emotional instability, hence our mood swings and state of mind. Love, on the contrary, is spiritual. It is a deeper knowing of each soul with its
Empathy is an interesting world, often mistaken for something quite different; unhealthy boundaries, and not knowing where we end and the other begins.
I think of how often I remained connected to hurtful people when I was younger (and others to me, when I was hurtful) because I imagined myself empathic. And I was! But that didn’t mean that I had to endure their madness. Our empathic
There are two ways that we respond to hurt and resentment that we experience in our material life. We either learn not to behave in a way that causes hurt to others as we know how it feels or we become bitter and do unto others the pain we experience, in exactly or worse way after careful panning and manipulation. The former lightens our own energy field and is a step toward spiritual maturity
All relationships work better when there is an “equal” exchange of energy. When a relationship drains someone, for whatever reason, there is an imbalance of energy. And this can only lead to a chain of power games. When manipulation and one-upmanship rear their ugly heads, people play external games to gain external power and feel internally complete. Thus is attention diverted from the real
Fear takes us away from the present moment and makes us worry about situations which exist only in our thoughts. Negative energy attracts more negative energy and the situations are then amplified in our mind leading to more fear.
Our body, mind and emotions respond to that fear and at some moment even merge and we BECOME fear. The body/mind is on autopilot mode waiting for the worse to happen.
This year I (continually) find myself returning to moments of choices I’ve faced in days past, when the making of them (or their making of me) swept away all the foundations I thought had been such sure footing and left me literally and figuratively floating. Once upon a time the aftermaths of these moments left me dwelling and running my fingers along the edges of raw scar tissue and all