Nov 22

The idea that paedophiles have “rights” to satisfy their perverted “sexual preference” is a shocking one to all civilized people. Our immediate reaction is of course the obvious omission of any thought of victim children, all of whom possess real rights to be protected from wrongdoing and any immoral behaviour of adults in society.

Yet in U.S news outlets it is claimed that a trend is growing that follows the same path used to persuade the community that homosexuality is to be tolerated and children mistreated as ‘sexual preferences’.

The American Psychiatric Association was known to claim back in 1998 that the negative results of child abuse through paedophiles was exaggerated as were those of other sexual habits.  Such a thought is erroneous and the degree of damage to a child can be verified by anyone who has been victimized in these ways.

It is now generally confirmed by those involved in study of basic psychology and those in the mental health social system that the damage to a child who is sexually abused or raped creates a serious trauma in the psyche that is often lifelong and should be considered as a crime that must be classified in legal and moral terms as great as that of murder. Yet by 2014 the subject is being dangerously promoted as a ‘civil right’ of paedophiles.

That any official body should attempt to persuade us to deny our responsibility to protect children alerts us to the changes in thinking that are occurring that will lead to society’s impending destruction.  The danger is real and equal to any aggressive terrorism of which we are familiar in the outside world.

If we do not oppose this mental terrorism taking root, it will herald complete dissolution of our capacity to think clearly and we will become impotent pawns unable to advance the health and mental sanity of the people with unknown thousands of innocent children the victims.

The urgent responsibility of each of us, is to protect our children and stand together in opposing the licence that is prevalent at all levels of our present world..

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Aug 11

Thousands of people suffer from stress, depression and mental disorders of various kinds. There are many attempts by individuals and groups in the community to answer their calls for help. But if we are personally seeking assistance we must have confidence that the doctors, psychologists, therapists and organizations offer treatment methods that have proven to be effective. We must explore the nature of their services and use discrimination in our selection of professional therapy.

Whatever system we choose to follow, we must undertake some form of training that will equip us to maintain our mental faculties and intellectual structure, as we must do when training for physical fitness.

Some organizations offer systems based upon technology that work with the brainwave patterns of consciousness with promises to ‘increase longevity, slow ageing and lower stress’ and we can understandably be a little sceptical. However new approaches may advance to have the answers and perhaps will be able to ‘…put you safely, quickly and easily into states of deep relaxation and stress release’ so that we will have immediate ‘increased feelings of well being.’

However with the basic or classic systems upon which we have relied for centuries and that have proven to be effective we cannot go far wrong. We cannot doubt a system of mind training that is based upon simple disciplines that embrace relaxation, concentration and meditation.

Relaxation therapy is always a pleasant learning experience and effectively reduces stress in our psyche. Concentration helps us improve in self confidence as we gain in mental strength and positive self image. Meditation helps us to arrive at new and stimulating states of mind as we allow our ego tensions to melt away to enjoy the peaceful consciousness of just being.

As exercise plays a dominant role in keeping physical health, so it is important in acquiring mental fitness as we seek through movements and contractions of thought to extend both our strength and our flexibility as we acquire greater development of our minds and consciousness.

We cannot expect instant success as we need time to develop different habits of thinking and feeling and above all, we need to be good friends and at peace with ourselves.

May 26

Although considerable attention is given by nutritionist regarding foods that help brain and nerve function it is necessary to extend our regular use of supplementary foods and herbs that are proven to be time tested traditional medicines to directly strengthen the brain.

There are European herbs analysed and recommended over the past decades such as hops, lavender, rosemary and leafy green vegetables, asparagus, olives, seeds, eggs, brown rice, nuts, blueberries (bilberry).cranberries, blackberries, black currants, walnuts, avocadoes and whole grains and seeds.

However until recently this aspect of nutritional education has been neglected.

Asian plants and herbs however, are placed in great importance and in India and China in particular they are advised as a necessity both for quality brain function and also to incorporated in Ayurvedic medicine to treat several specific diseases and impairments such as cases of epilepsy and asthma. The better known are regularly found in western markets and include ginseng, brahmi (water hyssop) or Bacopa monnieri, gingko, turmeric, gotu kola, and prescribed to directly improve brain function and the nervous system.

We can expect that future research will concentrate on these plant medicines that are most effective when taken in their natural state. There is no guarantee that modern drugs although derived from these plants will be as effective as the traditional herbal medicines.

May 13

…when we are happy

…when our thoughts and feelings are free and expansive

…when our rational thought rules our emotions kindly

…when we free of anxiety, fear and anger

…when our plans for our future are clear and shiny

…when we feel enthusiastic about life

…when we are honest and trusting

…when we have time to think of the welfare of others

…when we are confident of our skills and feel capable

.. .when bad fortune teaches acceptance

…when good fortune increases appreciation of the gift of life

…when we enjoy our own company as the company of others

…when we know the security of being loved and can express loving kindness to others

… when we enjoy getting up in the morning as we are happy to go to sleep at night

Feb 25

As cleanliness is a prime rule for physical health, so it is for our psychological state. We need to be able to resist or eliminate unwholesome thoughts and influences from our minds.

The negative thoughts and feelings that are damaging to our well being are those that turn our energies and attention away from our selected enterprises and over which we seem to have no control.  Amongst these are anticipated fears relating to the future, present issues and anxieties, and also thoughts of anger and resentment related to the past. Thinking about issues when we are unable to do anything to solve them, or act in a way that is appropriate, leeches our mental energies that would be better employed by enjoying the present.

We must find our own personal way to deal with unwanted thoughts, feelings and negative influences. Until we accomplish a measure of success, we will live our lives burdened or even handicapped in a way that disallows our happiness.

Just like regular practices of hygiene, we must attend to daily clearing of our minds until it becomes a habit to let go the unwanted and allow focus upon life’s pleasantries.  Some choose to write diary form communications to themselves. Others choose to chat to a friend. Simple prayers or sayings when silently repeated to oneself are always reliable, particularly when affirmations are relevant to the immediate situation. Thoughts that change our attitudes and emotions are especially powerful in casting away the unimportant to leave us free to think clearly.

Whatever our own problems about negatives that we would not want to share,  we must be as disciplined as we are with our physical environment and regularly polish up our mental state until we feel content, secure and at peace within ourselves, with others and with life.

 

Aug 23

When we are physically well we know it by experiencing physical comfort and freedom from aches and pains.

When we are mentally well, we experience mental comfort as contentment and freedom from symptoms of stress, depression or anxiety.

Physical well-being is appreciated as a means to an end, which is to enjoy physical activities we have determined as important in our material accomplishments and enjoyments of life.

Mental health is similarly appreciated as a state of mind which can allow us to enjoy pursuit of knowledge and study of things that interest us and make us feel that we are successfully employing our intellect in areas of most importance to us.

Physical symptoms, even minor irritations, can command our attention to the detriment of more important work at hand.

Mental worries and concerns in the same way, leech energies that could be channelled towards achievements of greater value.

Physical fitness requires us to undertake a health programme that reduces symptoms of discomfort and builds our body.

Mental health or mental fitness requires that we establish a corresponding mental health programme that reduces psychological discomfort, and builds a strong and positive mind.

We need to arrive at a state of physical and mental fitness. Many of us understand these principles and are working towards both. However, are you getting results?

There is a third, and vital ingredient to consider. It is the bridge to success.This is the inclusion of the emotional factor, the most powerful element in your life, when it is used and expressed as enthusiasm. Any discipline must be approached with enthusiasm if we wish to enjoy the best results.

 We must undertake self discipline in the right spirit. And this is what is happening if you are experiencing good results in your personal health programme. If however, you find that you are not getting the desired results, consider a fresh approach.

Recognize the need for that third ingredient to be injected into your efforts.

Then you will succeed.

May 30

Our life consciousness has several layers of awareness-  physical, sensory, extra sensory faculties, emotional feelings and our inner instinct we call intuition. But our mind remains our dominant and constant companion throughout life. We are aware of our thoughts every moment of the day. It is our mind that commands our character and personality, our feelings, our actions and the path we take in life.

So we have to be sure that it is a good relationship and that we are comfortable with our own thoughts. If we harbour painful or aggressive thoughts they will in time manifest as symptoms of psychological ailments. Negative thoughts can be likened to toxic material and therefore threaten our own well being. So we need to have an understanding of our personality and learn  how to maintain a state of harmonious co-operation between each aspect of our nature. We need to assure that no negative or unfriendly influences threaten our peaceful state of mind.

Then our minds can instruct and command us wisely, whether it is to solve a problem, to relieve internal stress, to channel our emotions and affections, to urge us to follow our personal goals and disciplines, or to present us with the motivating and positive thought that makes us awaken in the morning with pleasant anticipation of a new day, with all its unknown joys and challenges.

The mind can only do this if our body and brain are healthy. The most damaging factors regarding the body we already know. We are all familiar with the destructive of brain and body caused by alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and chemical pollutant. So on one hand we must avoid the enemy influences and on the other develop fitness programmes that will ensure total health. The healthy state of mental fitness allows us to fully utilize our faculties and talents and lead us into new and interesting studies of nature and the sciences.

The mind under these conditions will be an interesting companion. This is not so if we suffer anxieties and exaggerated concerns beyond what is warranted. Then our thoughts will begin to get out of hand and fill our brain with unwelcome chatter and confused ideas.

Instead of such a likelihood we must ensure our mind is our friend, not an enemy. Learn the natural rules that will ensure our mental fitness and be as eager to follow them as we follow our physical health practices.

Oct 8

Many of us are trapped in the inner world of our own thoughts.  We get entangled in the maze of ideas, impulses, reactions, memories, processes, dreams and yearnings that can take possession of our thought faculties and over which at times it seems we have no conscious control. We must respect the position of power and influence of our mind that governs and directs our feelings and actions but we must not allow its strident dictatorship.

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Aug 26

Mental hygiene – the basic rule for health – keeping our thoughts clear of any unwholesome thoughts and ideas

Mental attitude – our positive mental attitude allows positive moods and happiness and is just as important as good physical posture that allows healthy physiological processes

Mental ‘diet’ or nourishment – the matter which we read, or listen to, must be of good quality material and provide a healthy variety of information that we can digest

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Feb 15

As with any creations, to build a healthy mental state begins with a design, a pattern, an idea or an ideal.

What is it that we all share in our concept of a healthy mind?

Understanding that it is not as easy as having a picture of the perfect body in health and physical fitness, we may try to formulate what is our personal picture as to what constitutes an ideal state of mental health. We are dealing here rather with codes of behaviour, attitudes of mind, levels of intellectual function, the quality of expression, and discipline over bad habits of thought and feeling, as well as abstracts such as ethics, morals, philosophy and spirituality.

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