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Do you find it hard to give away stuff you own, but don’t need? Is it difficult to say no to something cute that you see at the mall, so you end up buying it? Buying beautiful things is fine, but if you are doing so every day or every week, then you must stop and reflect. Has shopping become an addiction?
Perhaps the more important question to ask is this -- what makes you buy so many things you don’t need? What do you get out of owning them?
Even though you might think you still have relatively fewer things than other people you know, it does not help to have more stuff than you could ever need. When you look at your house now, you know that there are a lot of things there that you don’t use and do not need at all.
Some of these things may have been gifts from well-meaning friends or family members, but you know you are guilty of buying a lot of stuff that you don’t need. Buying them made you feel good about yourself, and you...
While relationships are, in general, places for delight, love, and intimacy, there is another side that is rarely explored. For some, relationships become spaces where they are shut down emotionally, hardened towards love, and turned cold. There is a constant struggle for people to keep an open mind and an open heart.
Just like no person is perfect, no relationship is perfect. But everyone can try to be more open about how they feel. When you open up your heart to the many possibilities that could happen, that's the only time you learn how to love everything about your partner.
What would life be like if people learned how to be more open to each other instead of shutting down? What would happen if people worked on building a real connection with others instead of being in a relationship just because it is convenient to have someone around?
Open heart meditation is a great tool to use when you want to start connecting to others. It...
Feelings of anxiety should never be dismissed as if they are not important. Most of the time, people feel anxious because they fear they might be in danger. When someone senses danger, their body’s automatic response is to either face it or run away from it, also known as the fight-or-flight response. However, chronic anxiety and anxiety disorders come from someone’s perceived danger, whether that threat is actually present or not.
In moderation, anxiety is not necessarily bad. In fact, it is a person’s natural reminder that they might need all the extra help they can get. But when it gets overwhelming and painful, that’s when seeking advice from a professional may be necessary.
Have you ever submitted yourself to a social anxiety test? Perhaps you have thought of it a couple of times in the past, but you never really gave it serious thought. Maybe you’ve even suffered an anxiety attack but didn’t...
How many times have you thought about the word surrender? Perhaps you heard it while were practicing yoga. Maybe you heard it a little louder during a church service. Or maybe you heard it in a song during your meditation practice.
The meaning of this word depends on how you want to look at it. It is inherent in human nature to resist instead of surrender. For some people, they do not like the idea of surrender because, for them, this means giving up. It could also mean letting go, and for some people, this can be very hard to do.
Surrender does not always mean to relinquish control or give up the power that is in our hands. As scary as it may seem, there is a positive side to surrender. Sometimes, it is all that people need to do to actually gain what they have always wanted in their life -- peace of mind and heart.
Teaching yourself how to surrender does not mean giving up on what you want. Instead, it is telling yourself to slow down...
Anxiety at work is a real problem. It not only flows through your work life but into your personal life. For example, what is the first thing that you do when you wake up in the morning? Perhaps, instead of enjoying the birdsong outside your window, your first instinct is to check your phone for messages or work-related emails. You then compose a reply to that email before you get out of bed. You may worry about what the day holds for you, which distracts you from enjoying your coffee or your family.
You are still not wide awake. Everything is blurry from sleep, but you know you have to get up. You need to get up and push yourself to prepare for work. After all, that’s what you do every single day. But how do you reduce stress and anxiety at work so you can enjoy the rest of your life?
To say that communication is overwhelming in this day and age is an understatement. Technology has provided us with a lot of means to express ourselves and...
Happiness is fleeting. It is something that a lot of people yearn for, but don't consistently experience. Sometimes, one's happiness is the only thing that gives meaning to their lives. So when they do not achieve it, that's when it truly becomes a problem.
When you are so angry that you want to throw a punch at your neighbor's kid who keeps throwing stones at your house, you forget about boundaries. You become so self-absorbed that you forget how your actions affect the people around you.
How would you feel if it was your neighbor who punched your kid on the face? You would be angry and out for blood. You inhabit the feeling of anger as if there is nothing in this world that could make you happy.
You get angry, but then the feeling goes away. It is the same as when you feel happy. It's like you are happy one minute, and then you are not satisfied the next.
They say that a happy person does not worry about if he is happy or not because he knows that he is....
Life force energy is a common term, but few understand what it means. Life force energy is what animates the physical form of a person. It can also transcend the physical form.
Although it is often referred to as the person’s energy, very little is known about it, mainly because it remains intangible. It has a vibrant history going way back to the time when people knew very little about the world. Life force energy was known to the Egyptians as Aka, Prana to the Hindu, and Qi to the Chinese. All these rich cultural traditions have their own take as to how this spirit energy makes or breaks a person from the inside out.
Many people are familiar with the term “Prana” because of the practice of yoga. Prana energy is the invisible force that brings all creations together. It’s the cosmic energy behind every mysterious energy tradition. Prana energy experts believe that it is the force from within that amplifies every human...
Breath is an essential component of living. It is the first thing that a baby does when it is born, and the last thing we do before we die. In between, people spend their lives breathing. However, what most people do not realize is that it is one of the few things that the body does without the help of the brain and the heart.
Another fascinating thing is that our breathing is intimately connected to what we think and how we feel. Even though breath comes naturally, consciously learning how to breathe to heal helps you achieve the union between your physical body and your mind. It puts you in a position where you begin to realize who you are and what you are from deep inside.
Are you breathing to live, or are you breathing to heal?
If you genuinely want to understand what it means to live life, then you must explore the many benefits of prana yoga.
Pranayama is a popular and effective yoga breathing technique....
Are you happy? If somebody were to ask you this question now, what do you think your answer would be? Perhaps you would say a quick “Yes” just to move on from the topic. However, stop and ask yourself that question. Am I really happy?
The concepts of “happiness” and “joy” are complicated, so if you are confused, you are not alone. Most people would say that they are happy, but at the back of their minds, they wonder if they really are. Besides, the bar for happiness varies from person to person.
Others are living a happier life because they feel that they have more than enough reason to be joyful. They feel blessed for having everything they could ever want in life. Even those who have little may feel like they have a lot. Perspectives vary, and it all boils down to what you feel inside.
There is no one answer to this question as everyone’s happiness comes in different stages and at...
Are you the type of person who spends a lot of time thinking and analyzing things before you make a decision? Or are you the type who makes decisions based only on what's at hand and rushes into situations?
Getting lost in all the options at hand can be frustrating, and not knowing what the future holds is scary, but it doesn't always have to be. Perhaps all you need is to take a little more time, trust yourself a little bit more, and worry a little less about the future.
Taking any action can be frightening, but not making a choice can be even scarier.
Is "indecisive" one of the words that your friends would use describe you? Are you stuck at a point in your life where you can't figure out what to do next? You may have decision paralysis. Decision paralysis is the fear of making decisions.
If you don't start taking the initiative to make decisions, then you will end up becoming a prisoner of other people's whims. Your...