4 practices to feel whole
Practise mindfulness to take command of your mind; breathe consciously to reorganise your energy and go back to your centre; eat organic; take time in silence
For the last 20 years, I have been engaging in practices that support health and wellbeing at the emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual levels -- and teaching this to others in my seminars and counselling practice.
The reason it is vital to address and tend to all of these areas is because these are all key aspects of the whole human experience. If any one of these areas is ignored or neglected, it is experienced as a lack of wholeness - stress, fatigue, anxiety etc. and usually makes us feel that some area of our lives is not working out or giving the best results.
It involves awareness - paying attention to the signs that both mind and body communicate with us.
The mind is powerful. Through meditation and mindfulness practices, you can come into command of your mind, and learn to detach and observe what you are thinking, so that you may act with greater awareness and make better choices.
PRACTICE 1 - Make note of every time you go from feeling calm to getting triggered by something. Become a detached observer and know that every automatic reaction into any kind of disturbance - whether jealousy, aggression, frustration, anger etc. - is not the real you. It is the unhealed reactive part of you that is unconsciously playing out. Observe this and make a mental note of it.
As you observe your emotional reactions and acknowledge this reactive part and the hurt you may be feeling, begin to centre yourself in your breathing.
PRACTICE 2 - Write down on a piece of paper and post in your home or workspace envi