Our well-being columnist Alison Canavan encourages us to take full responsibility for our own lives, and shares a free programme that will help reduce stress for you and your family.
As long as we are pointing the finger at someone else all the time, we are moving further and further away from our own journey. Taking full responsibility for our lives is still an alien concept for many. Why? Because it means sitting with all aspects of yourself and looking at all of your choices and decisions without your illusory glasses on. It means no excuses, no more blaming others, but instead having the courage and the vulnerability to look with honesty at how you show up in the world.
This is how our world will change, because the definition of who we are as individuals contributes to the whole. Become motivated by your deepest fears, face them head on, and ask yourself: what is the worst thing that could happen? What next step can I take out of my comfort zone, to actually move into a life I want to live?
The quality of fruit a tree bears is directly related to its growing conditions, and the quality of your life's results depends on the conditions you are growing in. Every single time a paradigm comes up when you want to blame the government, or conditions outside of yourself, then stop, and ask yourself: what can I do right now?
As humans, we often want to reach for control because we want to feel safe. I get it that it's scary to think that we have no idea what unseen forces are at play behind the scenes, but what you do have is the ability to connect with the unshakable human spirit within. Some of the most magical things that happen to us cannot be controlled. So maybe, just maybe, we are at an unprecedented junction in humanity where we have an opportunity to design a new blueprint for our world. Maybe it's time to move past the barriers you have placed around yourself and your life. Your life is too valuable, and you have too much depending on this to ever give up.
"The hormones of stress, in the long term, push the genetic buttons that create disease" - Joe Dispenza, lecturer, author, and educator
Practice the four/four/four/four breath for presence and clarity. Breathe in for four, hold for four, breathe out for four and hold for four. Repeat this five to 10 times.
As a gesture of care to hopefully uplift spirits, HeartMath is offering free access to its new online programme this month. This 90-minute interactive experience provides insights into the power of your heart's intelligent guidance. You'll learn five scientifically validated HeartMath techniques, which are designed to help you reduce stress and anxiety. Research has shown that these techniques for balancing the mind and emotions enhance our immune system and boost resilience. This programme of practical tools can support you and your family in maintaining mental and emotional balance, in order to make effective choices through these times, or any time.
"I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness," the singer says.
Blackberry leaves that are brewed to make a tea contain tannin and gallic acid, which is a natural antibiotic. This traditional recipe is great for acute diarrhoea, mouth ulcers and bleeding gums. Simply steep some blackberry leaves in a big pot for five to seven minutes and serve.
Talk about a book for our times. After reading Luminous Life, you will begin to explore life in a completely different way. The author, Jacob Israel Lieberman, is a pioneer in the fields of light, vision and consciousness, and throughout his stunning book, you will begin to explore your own luminous nature and existence.
'Luminous Life' by Jacob Israel Liberman, is published by New World Library
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