Apr 29

Depression

You may be wondering why, in spite of various natural remedies you have taken, or in spite of the many drugs you have tried to help you overcome conditions of depression, nothing has worked for you.

Perhaps you have overlooked some important factors that must be addressed and eliminated before persisting in seeking a remedy. These are found to be causative factors, although of unknown or varying degree as each of us reacts somewhat differently. However, without eliminating these negative impediments to your mental health and well being, no remedy can be anticipated to be successful.

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Apr 28

Music is now well confirmed as an aid to learning. It allows greater absorption of information to be retained by the memory when studying and is a vital need for most students and scholars.

  In spite of this information, many students surround themselves with the vibrations of rock music and drumbeats that function in a contrary way and are effectively acting as destructive agents, harming both brain and the thought processes.

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Apr 21

The balanced mind is fair and just. Thoughts are not biased or extreme but aim through either inner consideration or by means of external debate, to establish as near as possible the mid point that best reflects truth.

It may be trendy in the western world to be ‘non judgmental’ but this phrase is not appropriate in all matters, particularly in our everyday affairs. We are in situations that require our mental assessment and judgment constantly, whether in minor matters, domestic situations, or the workplace where we may hold positions of great social responsibilities. The people in our communities who are expected to exemplify the faculty of mental judgment or discrimination are those in the highest positions of our system of law, our judges. Even our jurors are each examined to establish if they hold any particular bias that may affect their true judgment of people and situations as they attempt to take an overview.

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Apr 20

We all have to learn not only to cultivate and broadcast positive thoughts but to be able to deal with intrusive thoughts of disturbing or negative kind. These can arise from our own subconscious mind but more often are thoughts that are inadvertently ‘picked up’ on the universal air waves of human thought.

Good thoughts are strong. They have the power to push away bad ones by the sheer strength of a happy, wholesome and vital idea installed as a replacement.  Beautiful, positive thoughts and pictures, with the help of our applied imagination, are equal to this task. We can prove this by regular practice.

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Apr 16

There are many platitudes such as the suggestion that we are only as old as we think we are.  Although it is no doubt our thoughts that help to keep us youthful, or influence the speed of the ageing processes of our body, there are certain physiological considerations that also must be taken into account.

Physical health means that the brain is likely to retain its healthy functions and condition also. This is a fundamental priority if we are interested in remaining as vital and youthful as we can. But there are specific facts known to science that help us to understand further.

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Apr 14

There are many causes of brain strain and we all suffer at some time from certain tiredness of the mind. The most obvious reasons often relate to study or intellectual or professional demands and responsibilities. There is also the self inflicted everyday habit of recycling personal disturbing thoughts and anxieties over and over.

We need to employ our brain power in creative thought and endeavour but also provide times of relief when we interest ourselves in pleasant activities that allow us to counter any fatigue or nervous strain. It is the equivalent to a change of gear to release the concentration we must exercise in our work and allow the brain a non-thinking period, or time of rest. And so we are wise to learn what we can of relaxation methods that allow body and brain to be refreshed. Here we find meditation to be ideal. Hobbies can also offer a direct course of interest and activity.

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Apr 10

Envy is a very regrettable and uncomfortable state to experience. Although it is usually a temporary condition, it has a potential to take over our feelings or thoughts and give us lasting problems that interfere with our mental health and fitness.

Envy in itself as jealousy is a sterile or unproductive state of mind and feeling, whether it is directed towards external situations, possessions or to people.

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Apr 9

Early awareness of depressed moods when we may feel hopeless, helpless, lonely and afraid of the future is learn how to help ourselves if we wish to avoid taking medicinal drugs prescribed under medical treatment.

The first thing to do is to learn to relax. Relaxation is recommended everywhere today as recognition comes of the increase in nervous tension and stress related disorders in the community.

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Apr 4

The existence of so much mental disease in the community, including stress, depression and dementia, indicates a need for us to take responsibility in changing and training our own health habits, and disciplining our thought and feeling also, if we wish to avoid adding to the numbers.

Dementia is reaching epidemic proportions in Australia with more than 150,000 Australians already suffering moderate to severe symptoms and with 50 new cases being diagnosed each day.

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Apr 2

As individuals in society it is inevitable that we will compare ourselves with others. This serves two purposes in motivating us to seek to emulate the good, and to eliminate the bad examples we observe around us.  Others will be judging us in a similar fashion.

In relation to our minds, as it is impossible to enter the private world of another’s brain or world of thought without intrusion, we are able to determine the mental health of another only by conversation, exchange of ideas, by the written word and through the expression of that person’s life and creativity in any direction. So we recall wise words of the Bible in Matthew 7: 16 “….By the fruits ye shall know them.”

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