We have all found ourselves confronted by someone who has caused us pain and suffering or we simply go through a very difficult period in our life but very few understand why this happens.
There are different names for karma but whether you believe it or not, it does exist, both good and bad.
What is karma? often you will hear “what you reap you sow”, “what comes around goes around”,”For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”. What does it all mean?
For me, I have understood it to be an awareness of what we are here to learn from our past mistakes in this and previous lifetimes.
We need to be willing to take a step back from the situation and evaluate until there is an understanding without anger. Once this happens, we begin to learn why something has happened to then be able to move on. If we don’t learn and forgive, we will go through the same lesson until the cycle is complete (evaluate, forgive and learn).
Somewhat a cliche but I believe that everyone should be treated equal, no matter their sexuality, race, religion, abilities, occupation, wealth etc.
I have been very grateful for the people who have presented in my life whether it be for ten minutes or ten years. It really doesn’t matter because these encounters have remained with me forever.
The only factor that should matter is that if the person favours kindness and integrity.
In Australia, we had to vote for marriage equality and since I was only married last year. I’m very grateful for the privilege to have married my Husband who I love dearly.
Here’s to equality for everyone….
This week I was profoundly given an opportunity to change.
I had allowed myself a few days to grieve the loss of something that was such a big part of my life and although I gave myself one more day, today, it so happened that I didn’t need it and now I’m peacefully writing this blog.
Sometimes we need to change but are afraid so we keep doing the thing(s) that makes us miserable. That is, until we’re forced to change.
Why are we afraid to change?
Just like Karma, we don’t get to choose what is best for us or what we think we deserve. Life will always know best and give us what we need.
The next time you get fired, lose money, end a relationship, just remember you will look back in the months after and be grateful for where you are at that moment.
Benefits of Meditation. Science has shown that your mind and body benefits from taking time out of your daily life to shut down and meditate. The benefits of meditation are endless, but mantras for anxiety or sinking into deep relaxation with yoga nidra will help you feel centered. Your body will thank you!
Definition of meditation….
I often get told by students that they are unable to meditate because they can’t keep their mind still. My response is that a cultivated sitting practice takes time but there are other ways to mediate if you feel seated is too difficult.
It’s best to start with walking meditation or yoga/tai chi, sport, painting, sewing etc. Whatever requires you utmost mindful attention, will assist in preparing you to practice seated meditation.
The import part of this process is not to rush your progress as there is no competition to see who can get there the fastest or who knows more about it. It is a journey not a race.
Enjoy your journey.
Just watched the documentary What the Health and was shocked by how much I was affected by the content.
I had watched other documentaries that did create a need to change but not enough to make the change.
What an amazing man Kip Andersen, taking the risk to produce this documentary to expose those who corrupt the health industry.
Although, I wasn’t surprised by the various associations (Diabetes, Heart) that are funded by drug companies, meat and other industries.
Click below, for more information and to watch to whole movie.