Clarifying Mental Comfort

I’ve always found the comparison of mental comfort and religion or atheism to be of little or no use.

I’d prefer a quiet time to myself rather than seek inner peace to relieve my anxiety and despair.

Yet, the way I am is primarily based on the way I live.

I consciously live to find and practice a healthy balance between mental and material comfort.

This requires me to learn about the way people believe and find the way that works best for me.

I believe we all do it the same way.

We learn what we feel, think, behave, and believe.

We keep a balance between our physical well being and mental well being.

There is the sense of a higher self or purpose in actions because they resonate with cultural beliefs which may or may not be religious.

Finding joy in one’s endurance of pain, other suffering and our experience, strength and hope is at the core of this endeavor.

I hesitate to call this spiritual or religious because of the labeling nature of our minds.

So, I choose to call it grounded to the culture of humanity.

Our way to be healthy human beings.

Not that I can speak for humanity, I am happy to speak for myself as a happy human being.

Stop Overeating Sugar!

Two things really impress me about eating less sugar.

  • The recommended dose of sugar which is two table spoons a day.  And is best found in unprocessed foods like fruit and veggies.
  • The fact that too much sugar impairs the immune system.  To stay healthy, one needs less inflammation and glucose.  Both happen because of sugar.
  • Please check out this vid for more important information 

Meditation: calm, still,silent (do no harm)

Awareness is a continuum between relaxation on one side and concentration on the other.

Calm is in the middle. Strive for calm to find the balance between the two.

Outwardly, it is a motionless human body. Paying attention to the calm body is a balance between relaxation and concentration. In this second way, the form is to sit with stable legs and hip using a natural curve in the spine as the support.

The third way is a calm being. This means to pause from speaking. Let go of the habit to verbalize. Allow the inner critic or commenting to pause.

The practice is called learning to sit quietly in a room with the self: meditation.

Practice all three ways to learn how to meditate.

To become aware:

calm-the-body,

calm-the-mind,

calm-the-voice.

 

Pause the body,

Pause the mind,

Pause the voice.

Calm, still, silence: do no harm.

 

Meditate in all your affairs.