The USA is largely a goal-oriented society that values results more than the struggle or process to attain them. This is somewhat of a departure from many of the other cultures I’ve been blessed to live amongst. In light of this, much of our time as Americans is spent planning for and envisioning the future.Continue reading “Escaping (US) Americanisms”
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Distraction: When is it Advantageous?
For much of my *professional* life, I’ve been easily swayed by distraction—not just getting down to business, whatever the undertaking may be, but also merely staying on task. I think this is a common struggle in the digital age, as the onslaught of stimuli and noise we’re faced with continues to grow. For a longContinue reading “Distraction: When is it Advantageous?”
Mindfulness: Kill Your Thoughts or Let Them Pass?
From the point of view of mindfulness, the logic is not to care about any of the interesting changes and experiences that come as a result of practicing in this way, because the underlying goal is to be more and more equanimous with changes. So it’s not to grasp at what’s pleasant or interesting andContinue reading “Mindfulness: Kill Your Thoughts or Let Them Pass?”
Exteroception vs Interoception: Getting Out of Your Head
Most people have an interoceptive bias—they’re focused more on what’s going on internally [mentally] than on what’s happening externally. I think that this is an issue because we hear so often about the need to do a meditation practice that allows us to focus inward and that we’re getting yanked around by all the stressorsContinue reading “Exteroception vs Interoception: Getting Out of Your Head”
Mindfulness of… Cleaning?
Mindfulness is always mindfulness of something… We can cook our breakfast mindfully and continue to produce the energy of mindfulness, concentration and insight. We do not have to go to a temple, to a meditation center in order to generate these three kinds of energies. You don’t have to set aside time to practice mindfulness—youContinue reading “Mindfulness of… Cleaning?”
Breaking Bad Habits by Strengthen Good Ones
The road to vitality and self-attainment is paved with a lot of surrender. Very often, it takes the form of bad habits. And though this post is part of series on identifying and following your higher purpose, these strategies can be useful for anyone interested in ridding themselves of bad habits or adopting beneficial ones.Continue reading “Breaking Bad Habits by Strengthen Good Ones”
Identity, the Self and Finding Your Higher Purpose
Too many things nowadays are outsourced—you are outsourcing maybe your happiness to outside circumstances. Once you spend time with yourself, investigating, the inside (Self) comes. Shi Heng Yi Some people go their entire lives without satisfying their fulfilling, true purpose. While they may reach contentment, it may be they have become complacent, and settled forContinue reading “Identity, the Self and Finding Your Higher Purpose”
Mindful Intent, Vitality and Improvement
It doesn’t matter how many hours you lay in bed—what matters is how many hours of this laying part you are regenerating. The more vital you feel, the better you ability to actively create something, create a life you enjoy living. But you can’t do that without the proper methods and character traits. Shi HengContinue reading “Mindful Intent, Vitality and Improvement”
Movement and (Mental) Longevity – Cognitive and Emotional
I’ve talked a lot of the benefits or stillness (both physical and mental) in the past. However, being sedentary for too long has detrimental effects.
On the flip side, movement can also be used to benefit the mind, like improving mood, memory, and attention.
The Keys to Life for Improved Mood, Creativity and Cognition
I discussed in a recent post how social interaction or close companionship and engaging in a pastime that brings you joy and allows an outlet for frustration can greatly improve mental wellbeing and immune function when stress, anxiety, depression or social phobia set in. While who and what you interact with – and to what degreeContinue reading “The Keys to Life for Improved Mood, Creativity and Cognition”