You are a beautiful, special, and amazing person!
Each and every of us is meant to be different, bold, and unique in our own ways. We are born to be ourselves. This is also true for our health. Nobody is born with the exact same DNA, so we cannot compare ourselves to others. You are perfect just the way you are. If you want to eat healthier, go ahead because you will feel great! If you want to lose weight for yourself, go ahead — but do it for your own sake, not someone else’s sake! You have the power to make decisions about your wellness. If you want to resolve something that has been bothering you, do it. If you want to change the way you think, start today! You have the power to restore balance and harmony.
Benefits of mediation
- Reduces pain and enhances the body's immune system
- Reduces feelings of depression, anxiety, anger and confusion
- Increases blood flow and slows the heart rate
- Provides a sense of calm, peace and balance
- Helps reverse heart disease
- Helps control thoughts
- Increases energy
- Reduces stress
- Helps connect to who you truly are
How mediation has helped me
In 2010, crazy monkeys jumping in my head was what I experienced when I closed my eyes for the very first time to mediate. I couldn't keep my eyes closed; it was so hard. I thought, “This is for religious people, Buddhists. Not me.” But over time, and with practice, I became more skilled at mediating. Mediation has the power to calm our minds down and develop our intuition in recognizing what is important to us. For example, if something has been bothering me, but I’m not quite sure what it is, I mediate. Through mediation, I can figure out what it is, and come up with resolutions, how to let it go and forgive. I am grateful for how mediation has helped me.
I encourage anyone to try mediation, especially for stress relief, calmness, appreciation, forgiveness and gratitude
Forgive Yourself Everyday
Forgiveness is part of the healing process. You cannot become healthier if you never forgive. Forgive is most powerful tool in order to feel truly at peace. No one is gets better by choosing to not forgive themselves or others. Forgive others, not for their sake, but for your health and peace of mind. Every situation is different. Some people are estranged based on misunderstandings, miscommunication, or disagreements. Often both sides feet bad, horrible, or regretful after an incident, but pride is usually what stops them from reaching out or forgiving each other. There is no wrong or right answer to forgiving. Just do what you feel is right for you. Keep in mind that a lot of the pain that we deal with, either in the past, present or future, are really only thoughts in our heads.
Harmony rules forgiveness
- Forgive yourself first
- Forgive when you are ready
- Respect other people's processes; some forgive quickly, and others take longer
- Forgive when you mean it
- Forgive out of kindness, not to gloat
- Forgive repeatedly if necessary
"Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die" - Buddha