Be Purposeful

Be purposeful with your Mindfulness – as it is not about slowing down or speeding up!

A mindful practise is about doing things on purpose and with purpose. Sometimes you may speed up, other time you may slow down – it is about the balance and being mindful of the circumstance in which you find yourself at any given time. So take the time to be purposeful with your mindfulness endeavours.

Dealing with Strong Emotions

One of the most commonly asked questions is how can meditation or similar practices help deal with strong damaging emotions, such as anger, hatred, and jealousy.

The good news is, that if you are asking the question, you are already part of the way to the answer. The fact that you have asked the question indicates that you may have been sufficiently mindful and observant to notice the negative states of your mind.  Which, by the way, is not an easy accomplishment. Most people are entirely absorbed in their emotions and have limited self-awareness. Generally, those who ask this question have noticed what is happening in their minds as they were being swept into a whirlwind of negative emotions.

The best course of action is that you need to learn to become the master of your mind as well as your emotions. The moment that you feel a strong emotion building, first pause so that you can regain control and not fall into the pending onslaught of emotions, thoughts and feelings. Once you have paused the reactionary processes of your mind, the most effective choice is not to participate. In effect, you do not want that emotion or that emotional reaction to be a part of you. If you feel sufficiently in control, you may take the time to observe the emotion, but always push those emotional aspects away as you do not want them to become part of your life. Applying aspects of Life Force Cognition can help to bring greater control to your mind to help you deal with such situations.

Comprehending your Mind

Stop and take the time to realise the complexities of your mind, so that you may comprehend how to change your way of thinking. Take the time to consider that your mental mind, with its patterns of thinking and passive intellect, can be your biggest challenge in life.  Your mind can bring forward thoughts, reactions, feelings and emotions from your experiences.

How many times in your life have you been motivated or enthusiastic as you aspire to achieve or change aspects in your life, such as: a healthy lifestyle, travel, study, starting a new business, saving more money, or changing aspects of yourself regarding the home, work or family relationships? Yet in a short time, you find yourself falling back into your old patterns of behaviour and thinking. Without realising it, you have let the pre-programmed aspects or passive intellect of your mind take control of your life, setting you up to fall back to previous patterns of behaviour or failures of your best-laid plans.

Take control of your life by gaining an understanding of your mind and your reactions. Through being able to bring calmness and balance within you, it is then possible to resonate to a different frequency to make decisions and evaluate situations more clearly.

Negative Thoughts are Loudest within

When you speak ill of others, consider that it hurts you more than it hurts them. This is because your unkind thoughts are the loudest within you. All of your thoughts arise within your mind. Some may flow out into the world in the words you speak or use. These thoughts are at their highest intensity within you.

No matter what situation you are in or how hurt you are, you do not need to have the last word or symbolically win the argument. If you are angry, annoyed or otherwise emotional, you may find that your last words can often obliterate good intentions or even the good memories.

Try to catch any unkind thoughts before they become expressed out into the world; pause, then ask yourself do you really want to be this way. Pausing will help to break the cycle of your conditional reactions, allowing you to change your thoughts to those which you will not later regret.

What is Modern Meditation?

Modern meditative practices have been influenced by Eastern philosophy, yoga, Hinduism and Buddhism; combined with some aspects of Western culture to evolve into a range of various techniques. Many of these techniques aim to bring serenity and balance within you, allowing access to other realms of consciousness. Most of the practices involve the participant setting aside some specific time during the day for undertaking their meditations.

Over recent decades, modern meditation has morphed, with mindfulness programs bursting onto the scene. Their key tenant is to live in the moment with non-judgmental awareness. Many modern meditative practices include techniques such as: mindful breathing, the body scan meditation, or letting thought arise and pass.

All techniques have their place. Ensure that you task your meditative practices with renewed focus, to help you adequately deal with the challenges of life. In whatever form of meditation you perform, always apply your focus and set clear intentions for the greatest benefit.

Take a Hike

Walking has been used as a conduit for spiritual development for thousands of years. More recently, people have begun to rediscover the simple pleasure of walking and have found it illuminating. A walk can be incorporated into a break at work or at other times of the day. If you are feeling stressed, taking a walk can usually ease the pressure, often bringing a new perspective to the situation. Just getting up and taking a short walk around the block can diffuse a situation and can have a beneficial impact on your day.

The simple act of going for a walk, enables you to have a change of scenery, often enabling you to be more mindful or take a different perspective. As you walk, try to be more aware of the sensations within your body, such as the movement of your feet or arms as well as your breathing. You can also be more mindful of the world around you, hearing the sounds which continually waft into your ears, the temperature of the air on your face and the smells which fill your nostrils. So why not take some time out and go take a hike into the outdoors and avail yourself of the opportunity to be more mindful, to take a break and refocus on the important things in life.

Become Aware

How many times do we look back at situations in our lives and recognise that, with hindsight, we could have acted or reacted differently? If you become aware of your thoughts, emotions and feelings, then you have the opportunity to no longer become lost in these aspects. When you are angry, be aware of your anger. If you become stressed, be aware of your stress. When you become annoyed or irritated, be aware of your irritation.

As soon as you become aware of these thoughts, emotions or feelings, you have the opportunity to choose how to act or react. Your awareness allows you to become mindful as you witness these aspects as if you were viewing them from the outside looking in. Once you are aware, you can pause, then make a choice to change your way of thinking or react differently.

What is the Universal Force?

The Universal Force permeates all things and maintains the structure of the Universe as we know and perceive it. Without the Universal Force all matter would decay into an uncontrolled state or into a higher state of entropy. We are all immersed within the energies of the Universal Force, but so few people are aware of its existence. The energies of the Universal Force fills space with Prema, an omnipresent energy of harmlessness.

Knowing and experiencing the energy of the Universal Force as you breathe it into every part of your being, can bring great strength, harmony and upliftment to all aspects of your life.

Fundamental Fourth Step

The fundamental Fourth Step activity investigates how excuses of your mind can be a major factor for not changing aspects of your life. You will investigate thoughts and emotional responses which arise due to the words or actions of others.

The activity will extend on your mindful breathing and Line of Light to centre yourself and bring your emotions into balance. Take this opportunity to reevaluate your thinking and realise how the excuses of your mind can affect you for not making changes in your life.

Rise above Darkness of Thoughts

Thoughts, emotions and feelings of a detrimental nature are of a dark tone or hue. The dark colour of these unconstructive, coarse or detrimental aspects oozes into and through every cell of your body, leading to blockages or overloads. Whereas positive aspects, such as warmth, kindness and sincerity have a lightness and radiance which shines out, rejuvenating, repairing and replenishing the cells of your body.

Pause to evaluate and change your thinking, so that you may rise above the darkness of detrimental thoughts to bring about wellbeing of self.

Are Thoughts more than a Biological Process?

Thought is a fundamental human activity and something all of us do every day. The complexity of the brain and thought can be demonstrated as you read these words. From a functional and biological perspective, the photons of light associated with the patterns of these letters are focused onto the retina of your eye. The neuron responds with its own electrical signal, which then in-turn propagates along the optic nerves and into the brain. Within a few hundred milliseconds, the signal has spread to the many interconnected areas of your brain and you have perceived these words. However, are your thoughts more than just this biological process within your brain?

Pause for a while to consider how your thoughts are more than just a biological process – see that your thoughts have energy.

Fundamental Third Step

Evaluating your thinking will give you an understanding of the importance of quietening your mind. The fundamental Third Step activity touches on several aspects of the reality of your thoughts. Examine how your endless questioning mind and the mental victim within manifest as the realities of the thinking mind.

The activity extends your mindful breathing and Line of Light to enable you to centre yourself and relax your body. Then take the opportunity to consider how endless varying thoughts can control and cause emotional responses within you.

How your Mind Controls your Life

Very few of us understand, nor comprehend, how much we become completely involved with our strong thoughts and emotional reactions in our lives. Being so involved, we never have the opportunity to consider that it is our mind, which creates a very large percentage of the sickness, unhappiness, fear and even depression.

In life, you have the choice of how you react. Through active intellect, you can choose to stay balanced and in control, or you respond by sliding into pre-programmed patterns of thinking, excuses and the emotional reactions of your passive intellect. Take the opportunity to pause and reflect on how thoughts and emotional reactions may be affecting you, then make choice to bring about a change.

Be Mindful with Attention

Many of us have embarked upon a mindfulness journey with the desire to relieve stress or achieve some calmness in our lives. Applying mindfulness, to pay attention to the present moment gives you the opportunity to be observant of your own thoughts, feelings and emotions, as well as aspects of the world around you.

A key principle of any mindful practice you undertake should provide you with the means to direct your attention to where it is needed.