Balance is the key. Too much excitement and we are distracted and jittery. Too much relaxation and we are dull and sleepy. Bring this alertness – relaxation balance into all aspects of your life. Bring it into your meditation. Bring it into your daily life. When you feel too excited, do the 9-round breathing meditation –https://altruismmedicine.org/ When you feel too exhausted and tired, make your mind more alert. If mental dullness while meditating, visualize yourself atop a flagpole in strong wind. Remember our own death may come at any time. “Wake up.” When you are meditating and the mind is agitated, turn down the lights, make the room warmer, and eat slightly heavier foods. If your mind is sluggish, do the opposite – lights brighter, room cooler, and a little less heavy foods.
Relaxation is important. But too much makes us drowsy, dull, and lethargic. We need to balance relaxation with alertness. This magical balance can pervade everything we do. When we are awake, be fully awake! Balance […]
When we become exhausted, we must rest and take a break. Pushing just makes exhaustion worse. Resting when exhausted is taking good care of ourself. It is being gentle and kind to ourself. We tend […]
The Shikoku – Inner Pilgrimage: Marriage with our Subtle Mind (with Dr. Barry Kerzin in November 2022)
Nov. 19th-23rd Dr. Barry Kerzin will visit Japan in November 2022! Human Values Institute will have a “Retreat” in Shikoku at this time. “The Shikoku – Inner Pilgrimage: Marriage with our Subtle Mind.” Our last […]