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Nurturing the Spirit
One of the simplest and most profound practices that everyone should embrace. It allows us to detach from the chaos which surrounds us and brings us to a place of inner peace. That inner place allows us to enjoy and appreciate the simplicity and powerful side of ourselves, simultaneously letting our intuition and creative juices flow.
Can it be done by anyone:
It can be done by anyone, anywhere and at any time; although there are periods which are most beneficial based on our life situations.
What is it good for:
Apart from being a therapy, it has been a way of life for some cultures for thousands of years. But for our modern society it presents many beneficial results. It helps calm our minds, allowing us to breathe deeper and more profoundly. In doing so, it helps us with our anxieties, cravings, and frustrations. Therefore, it can also help us with stress, overeating, weight loss, insomnia, and a lot more physical and emotional problems. It also inspires us to be more positive and creative in what we do and our daily lives, which can now be influential in us sharing our positivity and joy with others.
What is the best time and place:
Timing is important for best results, and the best times are prior to going to bed and the first thing upon waking. The reason for this is that the last thing you need before falling asleep is to have a calm and pure mind without too much thoughts and mental agitation. When this state of mind is achieved, then sleep is deep and profound. Same as the first thing to do in the morning is to keep the mind clear and recharge it with positive thoughts and influences. In doing this, we will have great days and attract positivity.
The best place is somewhere comfortable and quiet with no disturbances, and if possible fresh air.
The actual definition of visualization is “the act of visualizing something or someone or the formation of a picture or person in your mind”. From the perspective of utilizing Visualization as a beneficial tool, it can be the gentle process of forming thoughts and positive influences and people in our minds to inspire and motivate us for greater achievements and accomplishments.
Liberation or Embracing Freedom:
This is the true meaning of life: our God-given attribute of embracing freedom so we can achieve our unlimited potentiality by having no limitations. Pure positive thinking, and living our lives to the fullest grants us the capacity to embrace this freedom.
Refresh the Mind
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein
This is the result of great imagination put into action. When there are periods of chaos, great things happen. We become more innovative, whether it is because of a want or necessity. But, innovation is the mother of creativity fueled by the abundance of imagination, so imagination should not be stifled but allowed to flourish. After all, the greatest pieces of the Renaissance were just after the European Black Plague, and the Roaring Twenties were just after the 1918 Spanish Flu.
Positive +++++ Thinking:
Simply put, the Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on whether it is someone or something. But the basis is on placing these thoughts into a positive space so they can grow and flourish; otherwise nothing happens. This is why a positive mindset is the key to attraction and vice versa for the opposite.
Revitalizing the Body
Exercise, whether it is Tai Qi, Yoga, Walking, or Jogging, are all beneficial for the Heart and Lung functions. They help stimulate our body’s circulation and at the same time support the oxygenation of the blood and tissue which further leads to a total body rejuvenation. So enjoy a bit of Vitamin D from the sun while at the same time breathing in the fresh air loaded with pure oxygen from nature.
Every experience in life is a lesson to help us become better human beings. And which each experience brings us to different transitionary points where we have to learn, modify, improve and appreciate so we can adapt to these influences and changes. We will always have to adapt because nothing remains constant. As quoted by Newton in his first law of Physics.
“Newton’s first law states that every object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force”.
“Necessity is the mother of invention“. This English-language proverb means, roughly, that the primary driving force for most new inventions is based on a need.
In a time of great transitions and hardship, innovation becomes our driving force. This intense desire to reinvent ourselves brings about great inventions which becomes the foundation for our next evolutionary steps. It also brings about awareness in the way we do things inciting us to find better and more effective ways to improve and reinvent.
Food for Thought
Food Favorite for Your Immunity (and taste buds)
- 250 grams dried rice noodles
- 8 cups chicken stock
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup mint leaves
- 1/2 cup coriander leaves
- 1/2 cup basil leaves
- 1/2 cup bean sprouts
- 2 red chillies seeded and finely sliced
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
- 1 lime quartered
- 2 tbsp fish sauce (optional)
- Place rice noodles in a large bowl and cover with warm water. Soak for half an hour until soft; drain.
- Meanwhile, pour chicken stock into a large saucepan over medium heat and bring to a rolling boil.
- Reduce heat and set aside.
- Fill another saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
- Heat noodles in the boiling water for about 10 seconds, then remove and divide equally among four serving bowls.
- Place chicken slices into a sieve and blanche in the boiling water for about two minutes, or until cooked. Discard water.
- Place cooked chicken on top of the noodles, then pour chicken stock overtop.
- Garnish each bowl with lime.
Per serving: 455 calories, 24g protein, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 73g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 35mg cholesterol, 821mg sodium