Mar 31

If the cells of the brain are programmed to remember all impressions, experiences and outer activities of your life there must be a vast accumulation of unwanted material in the subconscious mind. There are methods and ways to cleanse or purge our minds of this material.

This is recognized by psychologists and those who make neurological studies of the brain. They tend to be of the opinion that it is advisable to encourage catharsis or regular cleansing of the subconscious mind. Techniques used for this purpose vary with professionals.

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Mar 28

Mental difficulties can originate physically in the brain itself, in the nervous system or can be seated in the psychological nature and responses of the individual. The approach to relieving any symptoms is determined by this factor.

Amongst the many difficulties and irregularities that affect our brain, our health and our bodies is the condition known as dyslexia. It is considered that the condition, with many varying symptoms, has its origin in the central nervous system. Neuroscientists are seeking to plot the exact brain areas that are responsible for the irregularities that can mar the feeling of mental fitness that occur and can sometimes cause others to judge a person as abnormal in some way. But no precise cause is so far identified to explain all the symptoms.

Some symptoms appear early in the education of a child when inadequate skills are demonstrated by poor ability to read, write or when spelling presents a real problem. A child, in spite of having normal vision, can sometimes find difficulty in interpreting written or printed language and is therefore unable to read with skill.  Often a symptom of dyslexia includes speech difficulties or a reluctance to speak. Males seem to have greater difficulty with this problem than females. This result could be anticipated!

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Mar 26

We may easily accept that for good health and well-being we need to keep our feelings and moods cheerful as we seek to enjoy our lives.

But we tend to overlook the fact that on the other hand, if we don’t manage to keep positive about ourselves and life in general, negative emotions and emotional stress can actually do us a great deal of harm.

Perhaps the worst culprits are anger, fear, depression and grief. These can all undermine our mental health and fitness.

 

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Mar 24

There are many causes of our anger. It can begin to ignite if we are directly attacked, or we feel unjustly criticised, when someone else is inconsiderate or deliberately hurts our feelings or offends our ethics, morals or codes of behaviour.

We get angry as a psychological defence mechanism when we are embarrassed, cornered, or hurt physically, emotionally or mentally and then we find it difficult to keep silent, and refrain from retaliation. When we do decide to hurt back we know we have let ourselves down to become the victim of someone else’s mood and action. We then are apt to feel weak.

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Mar 22

We seem to all suffer stress these days. There is much discussion about the causes of this modern ‘epidemic’ that threatens our health, our emotional enjoyment of life and our mental fitness.

The causes of our personal stress are simple enough if we face the factors in our lives that result in our states of discontent, anxiety or unhappiness that we are experiencing. Whether or not we can change the external factors altogether is questionable but we can take control over our personal reactions to the conditions in which we find ourselves and so regain and maintain our mental fitness.

 

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Mar 20

Repeated habits can demonstrate to others our levels of stress.

There are many personal common behavioural habits that we have such as hand gestures, foot tapping, and other obvious and often irritating ways. We are more often than not, unaware of these displays of unease. But in social life and in business in particular, these signs tell another person what is our subconscious state of mind and so is keen to observe and to interpret this information according to the situation.

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Mar 18

It is only by building our mental health and fitness that can we ensure that we do not suffer mental pain and illness in future. There is no other way, as there is no one else who can determine our thinking and our emotional reactions. We have to look after ourselves.

So we have to care for the brain as our instrument of thought and the heart as the seat of our emotions by following a physical health routine.  We cannot have healthy thoughts and feelings otherwise.

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Mar 16

There is a great deal known about the function of the brain. The work of neurological science in mapping the brain areas responsible for the various functions of the body, emotions and thoughts has progressed significantly. This research has resulted in the identification of precise areas required for successful, delicate brain surgery. There have been many important advances and there will no doubt be many more.

As a marvellous creation of nature, the brain is taken for granted as our own inbuilt computer. It is already programmed to do all the physiological tasks that our body requires, as well as supporting the innumerable mental faculties upon which we rely. We depend upon it for our mental fitness.

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Mar 2

Yoga is a science offering a system for an individual to extend consciousness beyond the known and familiar limitations of the personality into the limitless realms of Universal Consciousness. Although experiences of this kind generally come to us spontaneously through outer stimulus or through religious experience it can also be achieved through deliberate desire and training. The practice of quiet mindedness or meditation is designed for this purpose.

Beyond improved mental fitness, the ultimate benefits of meditation include not only a wider perception of life as a whole, but increased understanding, and a more vital, purposeful attitude towards our personal life. Not only do we become more self-confident of our own potential but feel more certain of the beneficence and magnitude of the world in which we live. Read the rest of this entry »

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