Our brain on "OM"
-Thursday, January 30, 2020
Om is a well-known single-syllable mantra, or bija (seed) mantra. Bija mantras are thought to contain creative power and primordial energy, like a seed contains a tree.
There is a vast science of sound in yoga used for increasing awareness and expanding emotional states and "OM" is a primary Mantra in these practices.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population). *** However, there can be relief from a source that may surprise you and it doesn't involve medications. ***
The Paradox of Change
-Monday, May 20, 2019
Life is constant change, however, change can jerk us out of our comfort zone. We can also resist it to the point of making ourselves and others miserable or making ourselves sick.
There are things we don't want to happen, but have to accept; things we don't want to know, but have to learn; people we can't live without, but have to let go. And some things we can get ready for only after they've already happened.
The paradox of change is that change is constantly happening - we are powerless over the changes in life, yet we have the power to change, when we accept it and choose to change or are just allow ourselves to flow with change (Mindfulness helps us do that).
If anything were possible, what would you most like to welcome into your life? What would that be like? How would it show up? What would you create the room, space, and possibility to show up? How would you show up? How would you change?