yes, you should exercise. it's what we're supposed...
“In October of 2000 researchers from Duke University made the New York Times with a study showing that exercise is better than sertraline (Zoloft) at treating depression. What great news! Unfortunately, it was buried on page fourteen of the Health and Fitness section. If exercise came in pill form, it would be plastered across the front page, hailed as the blockbuster of the...
Often our habits shape our decisions and choices in life. What we fail to...– Osho (via journeytoenlightenment)
americannickmare asked: when you feel like dippin' a sandwich, you gotta....?
Zen Humanism: The Only Moment that Matters →
zenhumanism: God exists, god does not exist, but the matter of your enlightenment remains the same. ~ The Buddha When I first started reading philosophy in college I was enchanted by the grand imponderables. How did I get here? What is the meaning of life? I was drawn to mysticism and esoteric…
You are your own master, you make your future. Therefore discipline yourself...– Dhammapada 25.380 (via ageofreason)
ponder on empathy
“Compassion depends upon empathy, and empathy is always imperfect. We can never really feel another person’s pain. Instead, we feel the echo of the emotional pain that we perceive, in the person we think we see, as the person we would like to be, with the expectations we carry of a person, in the way we feel able to express ourselves around that person. We learn to perceive. This...
BRAIN-DERIVED NEUROTROPIC FACTOR.
honey nut cheerios and almond milk, best snack ever
This I make for myself.
I suppose I haven’t been writing in this journal due to the fact that nothing seems to trouble me very much anymore. I am on a journey toward wisdom and intelligence, beauty and harmony. A process of unlearning, unlearning towards idealism. Again, this is not for self-glorification or egoistic gains. This is for soul purity. Because through the processes of visualization and...
So I went to the hospital today and found out I have a 6X8 mm kidney stone lodged in my body. Good thing I have Norco (like Vicodin) to make me feel super good. Please send me some good vibes that the stone breaks up before it passes, so it doesn’t feel like I’m giving birth.
meditation slows age-related brain atrophy →
mindfulwellness: Researchers at UCLA had earlier found that specific regions in the brains of long-term meditators were larger and had more grey matter than the brains of individuals in a control group. Now, a follow-up study has suggested that people who meditate also have stronger connections between brain regions and show less age-related brain atrophy. Having stronger connections...
Dad gives 2 year old son battling with brain... →
Setting a positive motivation the first thing in the morning is very beneficial....– Venerable Thubten Chodron (via whatsthetruthruth)
Quit Smoking Day 2
I know you’re probably saying, it’s only day 2! However, this time is the real deal. For one, I’m starting to post my progress on a social website. That says a good deal about how serious I am. Secondly, I fought back my temptations and urges to have a square with my buddy while drinking coffee on a beautiful summer night. I LOVE the social aspect of smoking, especially with...
“dreamsofenlightenment:Having the right attitude for meditation The art of meditation is something that should be handled with delicacy if we want the intentioned outcome to be a positive experience. Since our thoughts shape our reality in ways we all too often take for granted, the effectiveness of our meditation sessions largely depend on our state of mind. Whether or not meditation has...
la mariposa de Serendipia*: Buddha: Metta Sutta →
mariposa-serendipia: This is what should be done by one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, Straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited, Contented and easily satisfied. Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm,…
I was wondering what those who practice meditation and stress-free living, as well as those interested in neuroscience or psychology, have to say about this: “Stress is a fact of life; it’s not something that you can or should totally avoid. Rather, it should be managed and used to accomplish your goals. If you try to escape all stress, when you encounter a mild stressor or even the...
And then I sit in silence: Normal Mind... →
dreamsofenlightenment: Normal Mind Concentrating Mind Meditating Mind Contemplating Mind Meditation is a three step process that leads to a state of consciousness that brings serenity, clarity, and bliss. As depicted in the first illustration, our “normal” state of mind is actually quite…
meditation may be pushups for the brain →
mindfulwellness: LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) — Just as pushups help the physical body, meditation may be pushups for the brain by combating brain shrinkage, U.S. researchers suggest. Eileen Luders, a visiting assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Laboratory of Neuro Imaging and colleagues used a new imaging mode that provides insights into the structural...