mind & consciousness

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5 Ways To Deal With Negative Thoughts

1. Mindfulness - grounding ourselves in the now using our senses. Negative thoughts can stem from the past or future, but rarely are they created from the now. When we bring our awareness to the present moment we see that these thoughts have no relevance - we can do this by losing our minds and coming to our senses.

2. Creativity - soul expression. We can express the emotions our negative thoughts bring up for us creatively which gives them an outlet - rather than trying to ignore them which only increases the resistance inside us and allows the negativity to manifest in other ways.

3. People - positive vibe tribe! Voicing our concerns with someone we trust or a professional can help to alleviate much of the negativity that surrounds these thoughts. Through expressing how we feel we are confronting these thoughts head on and increasing our awareness of how they affect us which decreases their impact the next time they arise.

4. Awareness - stop following the thought train. We need to become aware of our thoughts - which is where meditation can be extremely helpful. Becoming the watcher of our minds allows us to observe where our thoughts are going and make conscious decisions as to which thoughts we want to feed energy to and which thoughts we want to turn our focus away from.

5. Self-love - a lack of self-love is the root of all suffering. Negative thoughts do not cease forever, we just get better at dealing with them - one way to do so is by loving ourselves. If the negative thoughts revolve around the way we see ourselves this can be remedied by showing ourselves love - exercise, rest, healthy food & doing what we love.

Negative thoughts are a manifestation of what we feed our minds, spending time doing what makes us feel good will reduce the frequency and intensity of negative thoughts. We must also become aware of what triggers these thoughts and confront that which we’re being presented with.

Negativity can’t exist where there’s humour.

Peace & positive vibes.

We are very good at preparing to live,  but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
—  Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step
Your eyes are open as you are reading this sentence. However, do you see clearly? Do you see how lucky we are to be able to read? To learn? To experience life?
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
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Peace & positive vibes.

Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.
#SelfLoveSunday

10 Things To Add To Your Self-Care Routine Today

1. Be kind to yourself - our words create our worlds. Use words that empower you rather than those that limit you. Instead of saying “I’m suffering” you can say “I’m in the process of healing”.

2. Treat yourself - you deserve it. Take yourself out on dates and spoil yourself with your favourite foods, movies & whatever else you love to do. This strengthens the relationship you have with yourself & invites more love into your life.

3. Spend time with those you love - surround yourself with positive energy. It’s pretty difficult to show yourself love when you’re surrounded by negativity. Spend time with those who make you forget to check your phone.

4. Be present with yourself - listen to your self-talk. Pay attention to the thoughts that run through your mind and observe the effect they have on your emotions.

5. Exercise - move into the body. Neglecting the body will result in poor physical & mental health over time - move into it to release energy that has been suppressed.

6. Healthy food - nourish your body & mind. The foods we eat will determine how we feel, both physically & mentally, choose the foods that will make you feel good.

7. Creativity - express yourself. Creativity is expression of the soul and can release built up energy that has been repressed inside of us - this is extremely important for self-care.

8. Nature - reconnect with yourself. When in nature observe how the animals & plants behave and see yourself reflected in them. The flowers are patient when waiting to bloom & the animals are totally present in the now.

9. Sleep - recharge your batteries. The most important aspect of self-care is knowing when you need to rest, sleep is vital for recovery of the body and our mind. You cannot feel well if you’re sleep deprived.

10. Mindfulness - be in the now. Looking after yourself means not missing out on life - when we spend any time outside of the present moment we waste our lives. Catch yourself when you project into the past or future and ground yourself in the now using your senses.

The root of all suffering is a lack of self-love.

Peace & positive vibes.

What you think about, creates your life around you

The truth of realizing what you are projecting out, from within.
2: The clarity to to see what it’s trying to teach.
3: The ability to see what will manifest as a result.
4: The wisdom to use all manifestations as tools for your future.
5: The inner power to manifest something even better!

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✨ Be careful what you think and believe.

Why? Because the universe is a spectrum of possibilities. Heaven and hell are not places. They are both here and now. We can experience either according to our perspective.

Does that mean every single thought becomes real? Of course not. But the belief systems we hold consistently over time will eventually become the world we occupy.

Thoughts are like rent money. Wherever we put them becomes our home. And to quote the poet Hafiz, “Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living In better conditions.”

#WednesdayWisdom

9 Ways To Increase Your Intelligence Naturally

1. Exercise - healthy body, healthy mind. Moving into the body is a great way to promote healthy brain function as it releases endorphins and other chemicals which help to improve memory and cognitive function.

2. Vitamin B - linked to memory & mood. Being deficient in B vitamins can lead to a decline in our mental capabilities, some people even report having hallucinations as a result of having deficiencies in certain B vitamins. The best way to get these in our diets without supplementation is with turkey, beans, lentils & bananas.

3. Reading - learn from the greatest minds in history. Reading not only improves our ability to concentrate but it also allows us to acquire knowledge that can help us along our journeys from some of the greatest thought leaders of all time. Robert Green, Steven Covey, Frederick Nietzche & Napoleon Hill are authors that have shared great wisdom that has led millions to success.

4. Antioxidants - to combat free radicals in the body. Free radicals are chemicals that can be harmful for our cells, they can be accumulated naturally or with the foods we eat - the body’s defence against them is antioxidants. We can find antioxidants in foods such as red kidney beans, blueberries and cranberries - they also help to improve memory & problem solving.

5. Sleep - the body needs time to repair. The majority of us need 7-8 hours of sleep per day, during this time the body repairs itself and the mind can process the day’s events and strengthen the memory. Not getting enough sleep can cause us to have low mood, irritability and poor cognitive function.

6. Avocado - healthy fats. Avocados are made up of monounsaturated fats which are the good kind, these fats are used to create brain cells and they also increase blood flow. The brain needs blood to function optimally, so eating avocados can help greatly, they even help to reduce blood pressure.

7. Creativity - express yourself. Using the mind to create rather than just to get through the day-to-day stuff we go through improves our ability to think. Creativity also encourages other ways of thinking about problems we encounter because we are using different parts of the brain.

8. Vitamin E - a vital nutrient. Vitamin E is essential for brain health, a deficiency of E vitamins can lead to the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease as well as poor brain function. We can find Vitamin E in leafy greens, kiwis and nuts - adding these into our diets can help us to avoid mental decline in old age.

9. Meditation - clearing the mind. From approximately 8 years of age the left and right hemispheres of our brain begin to disconnect - meditation can help us to reconnect the hemispheres of the brain and promote whole brain synchronisation. Meditation also increases the brain’s ability to make physiological changes such as increasing grey and white brain matter - grey is for muscle control and sensory action & the white matter carries nerve impulses.

We don’t need supplements to become our greatest versions.

Peace & positive vibes.