At some point I was so convinced that some tragedy is awaiting me, that I started feeling genuinely sorry for myself.
One of the greatest benefits of mindfulness is something we all strive for: career satisfaction. Cultivating a sense of mindfulness allows you to step away from your rational mind and tune into your emotionality and intuition.
Not every day is bad, that’s for certain, but go through a period of stress, and the inflamed mind can take its own vacation into a land of discomfort, a place it knows very well.
In Sanskrit, the ancient Hindu language, the word “prana” refers to breath. Prana means “life force” or “life energy.”
Eventually I let go of trying to figure it out, flowing or not flowing, who knows, and simply enjoyed what we were all there to enjoy, what we’re always here to enjoy.
If you are suffering from intense anxiety, or even an anxiety attack, here are some calming activities that I believe may relieve you of that horrible tension
“Maybe Lent isn’t about giving up, but just giving.”
What does living a peaceful life mean to you?
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” —Rumi
It took me a long time (probably only a couple of minutes in actual meditative time) to gain his trust and have him accept me enough to even stand near me, or to hold my hand. He was angry at me. And for a good reason.