Why we Need Ancient Wisdom in Modern Society
No matter how much sensual pleasure people have, no matter how much they consume, they always want more. This endless personal craving manifests as ever increasing material consumption. On the other hand, for a person who cultivates wisdom or true knowledge, the results are inner peace, satisfaction, patience, respect for others, freedom from duplicity, compassion, joyfulness, remembrance of his spiritual identity, freedom from the fear of death, freedom from anxiety and depression.
To live harmoniously, we may need to understand the teachings of the people who have been living in synchronicity with…
Healthy eating is more than just eating organic, unprocessed foods to stay in shape; it also means keeping your energy levels high.
Different kinds of foods are converted to energy at different rates. Some foods, such as candy and other simple sugars, can give you a quick boost, while others, such as whole grains and healthy unsaturated fats, supply the reserves you need to draw on throughout the day.
Eating healthily can seem like a chore and a challenge for many of us. It’s much easier to grab fast food on the go or microwave an unhealthy ready meal. But…
Spirituality is about understanding that we play a significant role in the universe. It involves exploring specific universal themes such as love, compassion, altruism, life after death, wisdom and truth. These are explored in the knowledge that some people, such as saints or enlightened individuals, have achieved and manifested to higher levels of development than most people.
Cultivating a healthy spirituality and having a sense of meaning and connectedness is essential for our health and well-being. The spiritual practice of recognizing the interconnectedness of all living things can also help us to buffer the pain that comes with traumatic experiences.
Changing the World Begins with Changing Ourselves
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.” — Leo Tolstoy
Change has to begin within yourself — the world changes when we change. There is no other way. Without taking action, nothing will get done.
Taking action can be challenging, and you may have to fight a lot of inner resistance. However, if you can change how you think, then you will gradually change how you feel and what actions you take. Eventually, the world around you will also change.
Here are some suggestions to help you…
One Day Fasting and Why You Might Need It
Despite its recent surge in popularity, fasting is a practice that dates back centuries and plays a central role in many cultures and religions. Defined as abstinence from all or some foods or drinks for a set period, there are many different ways of fasting.
In the 5th century BC, Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, recommended abstaining from food to aid the healing process. In Ayurvedic medicine, fasting once a week is thought to promote digestive clearance.
One day water fasts have become a popular way to maintain health and…
Happiness is a Natural State of Mind
Is there a form of happiness beyond the mere repetition of pleasure and avoidance of pain? If such a source of psychological well-being exists, it should be present even when all the usual pleasure sources have been removed.
Most of us are searching for happiness in one form or another, but the happiness we’ve been conditioned to pursue is often elusive and fleeting. When we base our happiness on what we have — such as material possessions or status recognition from others — our happiness is no longer in our control.
The climate crisis has left many people feeling helpless. It can often seem as though there is nothing we can do as individuals that will affect change. However, behavioural changes can go a long way to shifting to a greener society.
Implementing small habits into your everyday life will help you live a more environmentally-friendly and healthier lifestyle. As individuals, we can set in motion new patterns of sustainable consumption and help create markets for clean, efficient technologies.
Here are 7 things that you can do today to start caring for the planet.
Eat less meat
Reduce the amount of…
From morning till night, consciously or unconsciously, you fill your mind with a variety of thoughts. Think about the world we live in today. If you don’t watch what you let into your mind, then you are allowing weeds to grow and to spread. Imagine all of the negative thoughts you have about yourself. What do you think that does to your mind or even your soul over time?
You are in control of what enters your head!
If we control our input and feed our minds with the right thoughts, everything else improves. Negative thoughts can become a pattern…
Self Worth — Why You Need To Value Yourself More
If you don’t respect yourself, then you won’t take care of yourself the way you should. Many of us put the needs of others before our own, but how can you truly learn to appreciate and help others if you can’t even appreciate yourself?
Practicing self-respect can benefit your life in many ways, no matter what you prioritize in life.
Examples of self-respect include:
Vital Life Force Energy and How to Increase It
The concept of Vital Life Energy has been around for thousands of years. Monks, mystics and yoga practitioners have long understood that everything is essentially made up of life force energy and that everything we perceive through our senses is infused with universal life force.
Throughout the years, Vital Life Energy has been given many different names by the cultures that have studied it. Chi, Ki and Prana are just a few ancient examples of the names used to refer to life energy.
When vital energy flows freely and unrestricted throughout…