Nov 29

Concentration is one of our most potent mental tools in developing mental fitness.

It is our main faculty we use when learning or reading and when we are in a receptive or listening mode. We use this faculty to help us focus upon important personal interests in everyday life and we employ concentration in some measure every day.

Concentration is mind power. It is the element we require to accomplish anything.We use it to pin-point our energy and thought upon one particular selected subject.

The principle is simple. If you keep your thoughts upon a particular aim you will succeed. But this is determined upon our choices, ambitions and desires and also our patience as we cannot always expect immediate results. A definite aim will ensure that any concentrated thought will bear fruit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 28

Anxiety is the enemy of peace.  We cannot feel enjoyment of anything in life if it suffers the taint of our anxiety or exaggerated concerns. Anxiety prevents us feeling satisfaction and can cause us to establish patterns of emotional and mental concern over everything if we are not careful. The tentacles of worry and anxiety can spread like a cancer to spoil your life. Then we are a long way from mental fitness.

So we must become free of the early symptoms and learn how to prevent any small concern growing and magnifying to get out of proportion.

Fears of any kind will leech away your energy. If you sometimes feel the symptoms such a vague or extreme fear of some kind – that a catastrophe of some kind is about to occur, or you feel depressed for no reason at all, or you are in a mood of total lack of motivation in your day, it is likely you are already suffering what is currently diagnosed medically as anxiety. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 27

We cannot experience mental fitness if we have resident fears in our mind that refuse to go away. Understandably many suffer certain fear about contracting disease and some hold extreme fear of developing cancer.  There is so much written about cancer.  There are so many people suffering from cancer. And there are millions more who are fearful of getting the disease.

Although there is a great deal known about treatment of the disease both by orthodox and by naturopathic medicine, the public is somewhat confused. A person when diagnosed will usually play safe and follow the accepted present medical system that uses drug therapy and surgery in spite of having no guarantee of a cure. The cure of cancer remains an elusive medical problem.

As individuals however, we are best to focus our minds to a healthier pursuit in finding methods of prevention. Any fear of cancer diminishes to the extent that we accumulate knowledge and are willing to put into practice information that we genuinely feel has value. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 25

Everything that is alive draws in life energy and expresses it in a process corresponding to respiration.

Our life begins at our birth with an inhalation and our life will end with our last exhalation.  From cradle to the grave our breathing function does not let us down except in times of respiratory malfunction or disease.  Throughout the whole period of our life-span the breath will continue without a pause, in its interminable rhythm keeping us supplied with oxygen, giving us life energy whether we are aware of the process.

The majority of these breaths we take unconsciously, with many being taken in the hours of sleep. But we expect that when we go to sleep, the breath will continue, and that when we awaken, the process will have been maintained through our sleep and naturally be resumed.

It is a potent reminder of the absolute faith that we place in nature every time we go to sleep. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 25

There are many techniques and suggested methods which assist one to meditate.

Because it is the most private of any ‘practices’, requiring a withdrawal from outer activity and retreat into one’s innermost being, it is essential that each chooses their own way – a way that feels natural and appropriate.

Generally, however, the simplest preparation and technique is best. An example will most likely be something like this… Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 24

So how do we free ourselves from old habits and reactions to life and to people? How do we develop a stress-free mind, one that is mentally fit? 

It is the simple practise of relaxation that offers an immediate answer.

The benefits of relaxation are such that not only are we more comfortable in our bodies but find it easier to stop worrying and start thinking clearly and constructively.

So, if you wish to be free of anxiety, to feel confident, safe and secure so you can enjoy life to the full, then start with learning how to release tension from the muscles of the body.  Because of its close association and your mind will follow.

The art of relaxation does not demand new effort and strain – it’s easy. A good teacher will teach you simple techniques, that can be subsequently followed at home. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 23

It is well known that repetitive learning works.

Auto suggestion is the art of self persuasion – of utilizing the power of repetition to achieve a state of mind one desires. In the science of yoga it is known as the technique of  japa. It is considered to be an important tool in achieving mental fitness.

In practice we must thoughtfully prepare the words that we will silently repeat in our minutes of privacy. These words need to encapsulate what we are trying to achieve and should be as simple as possible.

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Nov 19

Stillness is universally used as a simple prelude to meditation

The mind and body are closely related. To keep the body still helps the mind follow suit. Expect good results after giving your thoughts a little time to slow down.

Just take a minute to put to the test your ability to do nothing. Sit upright and still, preferably with eyes closed and see how long you can remain absolutely still, without any involuntary muscle movement other than that involved in normal respiration.
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Nov 12

Anxiety attacks might be treated in many different ways. Some people might take the approach of changing their lifestyles for the better, while others will take medications prescribed by a doctor. No matter what you choose, it’s important to go about taking the correct steps in the correct order.

The very first step is diagnosing your condition. Panic disorders are normally diagnosed when a trained professional looks through your medical history and gives you a physical exam. Your doctor will ask you questions to get a feel for your symptoms. They will also listen to your heartbeat and probably do blood tests.

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