Practicing mindfulness and compassion while you are sick is a powerful practice. It reduces fear, anxiety, and even physical pain, by taking the focus away from your problem to focusing on relieving problems of others. The mindfulness piece focuses our mind in the present moment, thereby removing concept based fear and anxiety — “what if” stuff. It anchors us in the present. It balances our whole being – body, speech, and mind. This strengthens our immune system, enhancing healing.
Often at the root of anger is fear. Gandhi thought this to be true, that fear is our worst enemy. They often go together – fear, uncertainty, doubt, discomfort, irritation, and then anger. How can […]
Sometimes we can’t decide what to do. The more we try the more paralysis sets in. We feel insecure and start to doubt ourselves. Insecurity makes it even harder to come to a decision. Anxiety […]
What about self-compassion? In our modern stressful world filled with anxieties and fears, insecurity often tags along. Sometimes insecurity fuels anxiety and fear. Sometimes anxiety and fear fuels insecurity. Self-compassion becomes very important. If we […]