And if all these take a really long time to happen, and we do not live to see them, we still would have gained those benefits of meditation, which someone posted, wouldn't we? We would still have gained a holistic lifestyle, health and happiness and much more!
Three weeks into my vacation abroad I realized something was missing -- 'God'! Coming from a country like India, where the Divine accosts you at every step and infiltrates every activity and space, I found a total lack of reference to any 'Higher Being' or 'spirit' around me.
Take out a piece of paper. Do some "unconscious" writing (writing without thinking too much, no corrections, no worrying about spelling or grammar, absolutely no editing -- it's a stream of consciousness). Write about your current situation, where you are and how it's making you feel.
Friendships should strengthen our peace of mind and contribute to our inner harmony. Consider taking these six steps the next time you sense toxicity brewing within a relationship and rediscover the joys of truly positive energy.
When we are mindfully present in the moment we'll notice that our conscious mind is fully engaged with what our body is doing and, as a result, energy seems to flow with a greater sense of harmony, grace and ease, which ultimately manifests as a deep sense of inner peace.
I know it can be frustrating dealing with stress and anxiety, but remember that you'll never be dealt anything that you can't handle. Growth takes stress, but it doesn't have to rule your life in the process.
Of course, the most important person to speak truly to is yourself, with inner speech. Come to peace with the truth: the facts, your experiences and intentions, the goodness inside your heart, what's led to what for better or worse.