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'According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications, that a transformation is taking place, within you, toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is, that you stop worrying things don't bother you any more. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities, and this accelerates to the point where you actually experience, the miraculous'. — Deepak Chopra.
An Inflammation Theory for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
There are plenty of people out there who believe that PMDD can be successfully combated with mind over matter and that we should just buck up or get over whatever it is we’re feeling. They have no idea what they are talking about nor the challenges we face.
Dare to DREAM BIG
'You are a cosmic flower. Om chanting is the process of opening the psychic petals of that flower'. - Amit Ray. embracing SILENCE
...'Gently DOWN the STREAM'
"To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palms of your hand, and eternity in an hour." ―William Blake.
8 Tools to Break the Negativity Cycle
The more I experience and learn of PMDD, the more I think its treatment may actually be in the mind, not by altering it with prescription drugs like anti-depressants or even, necessarily, traditional “talk” therapies, but through retraining it to think different thoughts and take on new habits, to the extent we can, at any rate.
This is going to be a tricky topic to even talk about, so I commend your courage in delving into this with me. The rabbit hole is not something outside ourselves that we fall into, but rather the gateway that takes us into limitless infinity within ourselves.
How Thinking About Sriracha Sauce Made Me a Happier Person
I recently learned of a crazy concept: basking in love. Yes, I realise it sounds like the title of one of those self-help books we love to hate or some a cappella song sung on the final day of a new-age life-coaching retreat. And it’s fine if those are your things, but despite the flaky intonations of the name, basking in love is a full-on, rather radical activity (at least by today’s standards) that, like any form of meditation, can make a significant mental and emotional impact on your life. I discovered basking in love because I needed a daily practice in maintaining not just self-love (an abstract term if there ever was one) but more an awareness of that self-love. In today’s world, we’re so quick to adopt a conscious sense of fear as a primal instinct for survival; I believe doing the same with love can empower us to be brighter, lighter, happier people.
Being an Empath
My entire life, I felt energies. I was unsure what was going on. I could often walk into a room and immediately pick up who was happy, who was sad, and where any tension was.
MediTation Before MediCation
Having been engaged in the mental health system as a youth and going on to become an addiction/mental health worker myself, I feel I have a duty to share my story in hopes of empowering others who may be suffering. Having taken many different psychiatric medications as well as having learned to meditate at a young age, I want to be a voice for promoting empowering messages in this community where people can often feel labeled, stigmatized, and alone in a world that may place undue pressure on them.
Why We Need To Stop Looking At Medication Negatively
I have suffered from mental health issues my entire life. In fact, I am certain I suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) even in public school. Unfortunately, in Canada, one cannot receive a mental health diagnosis until after the age of 18 so I was not diagnosed until after reaching adulthood.
Expectations... We all have them. They're those ideas that float around our mind before being sewn into the soil of our conscious selves. They grow as weeds from this mental earth, strangling our garden of values and beliefs. Even worse, like weeds, they spread rapidly until our emotions and identities have been altered to suit their needs. Expectations... We all have them, but what can we do about it?
The Community of You
‘There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.’ - Friedrich Nietzche When it comes to meditation, a lot of people think it is only their mind they're dealing with. So their focus is wholly on grappling with the machinations of their mentality. They think that if only they could pacify their mind, everything would fall into place.