Anxiety can be a daunting emotional state to find yourself in, regardless of whether the driver of the emotion is significant or totally benign.
It’s that feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease. It’s the fear of what might happen. It can even be marked by physiological signs such as sweating, tension, and an increased pulse.
With anxiety, your self-doubt seems to take over and you feel like you can’t cope with everyday situations. It can be the thing that prevents you from:
“A child cannot be born without a father and a mother.
Clothes cannot be washed without water.
There can be no horseman without a horse.
So, without a Master, none can reach the court of the Lord.”
Do You Need a Guru?
As you progress on your spiritual journey, sooner or later the question arises, “Do I need a Guru or can I do it alone?” Well, the answer is yes, you can do it alone, but when help is offered, why not take it?
Have you ever noticed how grounded you feel after strolling barefoot along the beach? Or how invigorated you feel after playing with your kids in the grass?
Well, it’s not just the respite from your daily life contributing to that positive feeling. New research suggests that the body’s direct contact with the Earth’s negative electric charge actually influences the electric charge of your body’s cells. This, in turn, can affect your overall state of health.
Meditation has historically required a place to sit, a little time, and perhaps a good teacher to help you get started. However, that perfect formula has evolved with the increasing popularity of meditation. These days, it can be a little more complicated.
Different devices and gadgets have flooded the marketplace all aimed at helping people meditate. The list of devices focused on meditation can be overwhelming. Before you buy, check out this review on four devices—Spire, Thync, Muse, and Melomind—that should help you figure out if it’s worth the investment.
Each of the seasons has its own particular energy that represents where nature is in its recurring cycle of birth, transformation, and death. As a being who is closely connected to—and directly affected by—the rhythms of nature, you can capture and use the energy of the season by moving through your own seasonal process.
In the months when summer transitions to fall, nature prepares for the coming changes by shedding what it no longer needs. In many ways, the energy of winter is synonymous with death—as foliage appears to die, the ground freezes over, and the days become darker.
Are you yearning to reap the benefits of a meditation practice, but intimidated by the act of sitting still? Meditation is a simple, effortless process for some—but it can feel like an overwhelming chore for others.
The good news is that there are many ways you can cultivate a state of peaceful awareness that don’t involve seated meditation. Try one of these alternative activities to practice mindfulness—and enjoy the focus, clarity, and peace that follows.