Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Blog for Unit 5

Question 1
Loving-kindness exercises focuses on the aspect of inner love by gathering the love you feel for someone else and turn it back on oneself.
Subtle mind exercises assist in bringing one to psychospiritual flourishing which in turn helps us come to grip with the ever growing chatter in our mind. Once this can be accomplished, we recenter our mind in its innermost essence.
Subtle mind uses breathing exercises as does loving kindness both are intended to find a peaceful mind which is open to growth.
The benefits I felt was a definite stress relief and I did feel calmer, however I know that I will have to practice for quite a while to achieve my goal.

Question 2
There is a definitive connection between mind, spirit and body. Studies have shown a connection between prayer and healing as well as the mind and the immune system.
Prayer has/is the place that I go for solace. I have always felt that I had the ability to find whatever I was looking for. I believe that God answers prayers but it might not be the answer you want. I have faith in my belief and that has brought me through many times.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Unit 4

Self-love, is a wonderful concept but often hard to achieve for most. The CD was truly enlightening, but I honestly don't think one time is going to do it. I have spent so many years being so hard on myself it is hard to stop overnight.The text did say that it would take time and should be worked on over a period.

Mental training is how the mind can be used to prevent any additional stress. I believe that using meditation and yoga can benefit many of us. I know that I try but it is not always easy. What is sad, I set time aside for homework, my family and work but zero time for myself. Research has proven that it is beneficial to health and recovery.

Can I implement mental training? Absolutely, but I have to take the time for myself and I do believe that self love is the beginning.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

On a scale of 1-10 (ten being optimal) I rate myself in the following three categories.

Physical well being 3 (eat better-at least 1 vegetable per meal and more exercise- at least 3 times per weak to reach 10)

Spiritual well being 3 (go to church every Sunday and meditate more at least once a day to reach 10)

Psychological well being 4 (spend less time worrying- try to not worry about the things I can't control to reach 10)

My plan is simple. I will place post it notes on my mirror to remind me of exercise and send my husband grocery shopping (he only buys what's on the list). I will do my best to attend church, I haven't found a home church since I moved to Missouri. Hopefully, I can accomplish the goal of setting aside at least 15 minutes every day to meditate. Last but not least, control the worry wart within me. That will prove to be the most difficult of all. But if I can accept I can't control anyone but myself, I might be on a path.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Another day.....

I hope everyone finds some sort of peace in their life. It is easy to live, but not easy to find peace.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Wow, I loved the thought of relaxing. I often go to bed with my mind racing a mile a minute.I listened carefully, but often found my mind going back to the same old things. I had to work very hard to focus. Clearly, I have a long way to go in this. I have downloaded some additional meditation from another site for free. I will put the link here, if anyone else wants to check it out.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Me Time

Today has been a very long day, now it's time for ME.