Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mental wellbeing, continued...


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Stress, stress, stress! Why do we put ourselves through such agony on a daily basis? Sometimes I wonder if this is some sort of self-torture. We live in a world that can overwhelm and when we are actively putting ourselves out there, we are actively combatting stressful situations.

I know for me, once I get run down, I have an even more difficult time recovering. Lack of sleep, lack of exercise and an unhealthy diet all help feed this negative mindset.

We deserve better lives. I have come to realize that the mind is powerful and this tool can make or break life. I’ve come a long way in understanding stress and the physical effect is causes. My pharmaceutics class has been extremely educational for me in this area. Many of our illness are brought on from this unhealthy mindset. Today I am still combatting stress but I am better in identifying what is causing it and I am quicker in offsetting it once I feel it come on. Perhaps someday I will be calm enough to eliminate it all together or maybe this is just a dream. I'm going to still reach for it, how about you?

How is your stress level? Has it gotten worse or better? What are you doing to offset this crippling mindset? Leave me a note and share your experience.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

In order to persevere, continued...



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I have always been a determined person; I have a persevering spirit. I think this has been taught to me through the circumstances I have overcome during the early years of my life.

When you are raised fighting to overcome, you learn you can get through adversity and find your way to a triumphant existence. The feeling of accomplishment is amazing; it keeps me coming back for more.

When I read the closing words by Karen Lamb, “A year from now you may wish you had started today,” I think about my current schooling endeavor and how if I’d only started earlier, I would be so much further along at this point. When it comes to big decisions, I will toy with them for a while. I’ll let the idea breathe and take shape before I will embrace the concept.

What is your process? Are you determined? Leave me a comment and let’s talk about it. 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Thinking too much, continued...



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I, like the person I quote at the beginning of my article, spend too much time in my head. Each and every time this happens, I’m taking myself from the present moment. Unless the intent is to escape, feeling the present moment is a good thing so I need to embrace the advice in this article, “It is time to live in the “being phase”,,,it will be beneficial to season this existence with a pinch of positive thinking.” Of course, instead of trying to think our world to death, I need to trust my intuitive self more!

Any comments?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The center of your own existence, continued...



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I liked how Adyashanti used the word consent to participate in the present moment experience. This offers a different spin on the “standard surrender process” most speak about when we discuss facing adversity.

When we don’t consent, and we’re forced into something, we are victimized by the circumstances and experience, we have no control or composure what so ever.  By consenting, it is a step to take ownership of the moment, you may not know what is going to happen but you trust the universe and you trust your ability in being both open to the experience and in being able to learn from and eventually persevere.
Present moment living is really complex to fully understand and embrace. But, in a simple view, it really does start with just being okay being.

What are your thoughts?

Stress



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This article about stress was inspired by the quote from Greg Anderson I cited in the beginning of the article. I have to say, in all of my life dilemmas I have experienced thus far, I may have been frustrated but I have always found my way through them. Helplessness to me is just a moment of despair and I allow myself to sit in this feeling for a short time in order to understand it and create some space but then it melts away as soon as my persevering spirit rises.

Maybe it’s my ego but I first get angry (I could probably manage this initial stage better) then I get competitive and I start a self-talk dialogue that encourages me to step into a winners shoes. I get an “I got this attitude” whether I’ve truly got it or not. It is my way to promote action in order to alter change. When you are in a bad scenario most any change is good!

What are your thoughts about stress? How about overwhelming situations? How do you get through them?