Teen vaping in Canada has taken a ‘worrisome’ turn | CBC News

University of Waterloo Prof. David Hammond’s new statistics on teen vaping in Canada over the last six months were so troubling he presented his data to Health Canada instead of waiting to publish it in a scientific journal.
— Read on www.cbc.ca/news/health/health-canada-youth-teenage-vaping-smoking-hammond-1.4937593

Parents beware, decide to play, how to engage my kid about stopping their smoking habit.

Does Being Mindful Mean I Loose My Reading Glasses Less Often?

Yes, among other traits, my teacher says traits that improve while doing mindfulness are all about being, “the non-forgetfulness of the mind with regard to a familiar object, its function is non-distraction.”

To be mindful means to return and recall.

I use mindfulness to return whatever I have chosen to concentrate upon, a body scan, my breath, thoughts, and emotion.

I believe I am cultivating calmness, stillness, or inner peace.

At first blush, mindfulness requires a lot of effort.

Then it becomes effortless.

Lastly, it becomes who I am or who I may be.

I will decide to be undistracted by practicing my mindfulness exercise or practice.

Instead of becoming frenzied and obsessed about finding the lost object of my desire, I can now make a ‘room scan’ exercise out of it and practice being mindful:  release, relax, and return to practice.

If my room scan exercise happens to produce my hearts desire or the reading glasses, that will be one of the many outcomes-along with inner peace.

However, if I don’t find my reading glasses, I am much more willing to let go of the search and make a calmer decision about my lost reading glasses.

Mindfulness may not give me my reading glasses on every attempt but ‘inner peace’ is always my most appreciated outcome.

At the beginning, middle and end of each practice, I try to express my intentions.

I am praying for a useful session of mindfulness.

I am grateful for my mindfulness session regardless of the outcome.

I hope my session will be good for myself, my family and friends, community, and ripple out into the universe.

Why’s

Bored stiff, student learning to decide how to behave when bored.

Aversion needs to be manageable,

Whatever the anger, breaking it into smaller pieces until you can accept the feeling without doing harm.

Whenever a craving results in harm, break it down until you can accept the feeling without doing more harm.

Practice dealing with aversion until all aversion is manageable.

Then start with whatever topic brings up desire, breaking it into smaller pieces until you can accept the feeling of desire without doing harm.

Whenever a desire results in harm, break it down until you can accept the feeling without doing more harm.

Practice dealing with desire until all desire is manageable.

This practice is easier said than done, it requires a lifetime commitment.

I am a lifetime student of aversion and desire.

Universal Peace and Happiness

The Dalai Lama said, the ultimate source of peace is n the mind-which, far more than our circumstances, determines our happiness.

CBCT or Cognitively Based Compassion Training is the next big tool for teaching the trait of loving kindness.

Accordingly, the person learning to be more compassionate is the first to benefit.

So, even if you don’t love the world today,

even if you don’t love your enemy today,

You can learn to love yourself using CBCT.

Another words, you will be a source of peace and happiness in everyone’s life.

Do you want to try CBTC or learn how to be more peaceful and happy?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compassion-focused_therapy?wprov=sfti1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mett%C4%81?wprov=sfti1

https://mindfulnessexercises.com/lovingkindness/

https://youtu.be/KIEcztQuyE8

Grasping The Truth

Feeling the whole,

Sensing it with all my being,

Calibrating the life experience with closure, opulence and pregnancy.

The accumulation of the qualitative and quantitative information bits.

Struggling to remain human during this process.

Asking and receiving, giving and being helpful and learning a thing or two.

Making mistakes, doing wrong and trying to make up for it.

There is always some good, bad and ugly.

Life is like that.

The Positive Side Of Solitude (This is a description not an indictment)

img_0543Deep visualization reveals an animation like a comic strip.

With this core focus, there is a deep sleep and quiet.

A joyful kind of aloneness is being able to contemplate in a still, peaceful and calm manner.

It’s like being alert within the mind in your own wilderness.

At this level of awareness, nothingness seems possible, but being alive and happy about it is part of the satisfaction felt during this altered state of mind.

Here mindfulness of the relaxation kind can help relax the body and therefore the brain.

Being alone does not need to be all about mental pushups.

The relaxed, resting brain allows the mind to relax and rest in a calmer stillness like ‘Walden Pond’ and Henry’s David Thoreau’s cabin in the woods purpose.

An awakening mind may find solitude in this kind of silence.

During times of less mental chatter and very little visualizing, a kind of white noise/starkness begins to emerge like a deep meditation.

There are times when being by oneself is identical to standing mentally beside oneself in the observation mode.

Again, it is like practicing meditation to acquire the outcomes like focus, awareness, stillness, silence, calm absent from all the strong negative emotions like anxiety, anger, depression, self pity, resentment etc.