Mindfulness does not mean pushing oneself toward something or hanging on to something. It means allowing oneself to be there in the very moment of what is happening in the living process - and then letting go.
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Caffeine acts on the brain by blocking the binding of the molecule adenosine, which would normally cause feelings of drowsiness.
What else is that caffeine causes some degree of vasoconstriction in the blood vessels leading to the brain, thus leading to a slightly reduced blood flow. This is one of the reasons why caffeine should never ever be over-consumed, and should be handled with care.
A new study shows that when people choose to avoid or run away from a threatening situation, the part of their brain associated with fear has a much stronger response than when they engage with the threat. Running away from fearful situations often just heightens our fear. The key is to engage with our fear and face it.
There are two things that I accept unquestioningly: time is an illusion and the past and the future don’t actually exist, except in memory or as imagination; and that, in this universe, everything is temporary, making change inevitable.