Taking good care of ourself includes balance. We want to balance our work life with our personal life, not to overdo one or the other. We also want to balance our time to avoid being too hectic or too lazy. Underpinning these is balancing our energies. The breath is the gross aspect of our energies. Breathing deeply several times helps smooth the energies. Nine round breathing goes deeper. More on that at the Altruism in Medicine Institute website. As a corollary to balancing our energies is balancing our mind. Bringing the mind into the present moment balances our mind and heart.
When your energy gets low, rest. Go outside. Go the park. Spend some time in nature. Stop doing and start being. Stay present. Stay open, vast as the sky. Merge with nature. Merge with the […]
When we are happy we get excited. When we are down we get sad. But why? Learning equanimity with the eight worldly concerns is important, at least to try. They are: reputation and disgrace; praise […]