When a reporter asked HH the Dalai Lama how he was able to stay so cheerful and free of resentment towards the Chinese, who stole his homeland and killed thousands of his people, His Holiness said, “They have taken everything from us, should I let them take my mind as well?”
Developing mindfulness and awareness during a crisis can be like riding whitewater rapids. It’s easy to talk about, but actually doing it requires inner strength, stamina, and a firm resolve.
It takes a lot of energy and attention to drive yourself crazy. If you redirect that energy away from "feeling helpless" and bring it into alignment with your desire to benefit, you may come up with some creative solutions. I'll explain.
If we feel upset when things go wrong or something unpleasant and unexpected happens, we’re not exactly unique in this world. But if we develop the habit of holding on to these upset feelings, we may resort to drinking too much, using drugs, or overeating (using food like a drug) in a futile effort to try and feel better.
Jack Elias offers meditation advice for busy people, along with 3 ways to make time for meditation. Thanks to studies by Harvard researchers and others, the benefits of regular meditation are now widely recognized. Experience the benefits for yourself with these actionable tips!
Many people procrastinate (and paralyze) themselves when they have to make an important decision or organize a project. They think, “I’m terrible at this! I can’t seem to decide what to do, or when to do it.”
People sometimes ask me, “Can your state of mind really impact your physical body?” I’m always a bit amazed that the debate as to whether our mental state affects our body seems to stick around.
What is the “skill set” that allows us to develop clarity about helping others? How can we engage in acts of kindness or service wisely, so that our actions are truly effective? Our entire planet is sustained through an Intricate symphony of interdependent activity, engaged in constant help and support of the lives of all beings. Yet the skills for effectively offering help may be the most often overlooked knowledge throughout human history.
Overwhelmed by stress? Hypnosis, properly done, can help you override the mental patterns that are producing unnecessary stress for you and replace them with calm clarity and a sense of freshness. Jack Elias gives some basic tips for good de-stressing hypnosis.
Anyone can meditate! Jack clears up common misunderstandings about meditation, for new and experienced meditators.