Whenever I am stressed, shallow breathing is the first sign that I am anxious, and don’t feel safe.
A few consciously deep breaths bring me back to present moment… where if I am in flow with life – everything passes…
“If your mind carries a heavy burden of the past, you will experience more of the same.The past perpetuates itself through lack of prescence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.” The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
“Compassion is not a relationship between someone who cures and someone who suffers. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present for others with their darkness. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our common humanity.”
~ Pema Chödrön
To cultivate equanimity is to practice pausing, breathing, observing… ourselves, others…and the world around us…
Whatever arises, no matter how uncomfortable it feels, it can be used to extend to being non judgemental toward ourselves is how we come to appreciate the gift of universality. Everyone is having an existential experience.
We can easily be subsumed by self obsession, insecurity, fear and doubt… spiral into negativity reinforces spiritually bankruptcy…without a doubt it is the worst kind of suffering…A self-fulfilling prophecy triggering addictive impulses, and compulsivity to eat, act out sexually or financially, drink or drug in excess… to satiate suffering…
Actualising the four limitless qualities: love, compassion, joy, and equanimity is to evolve from limited/conditioned mind to limitless/neutral mind…
Being in flow is literally going with the flow…a continuum of letting go…
Every human being wants to be loved, to be valued, to have the experience of connection, and to be happy.
If you are on the journey of recovery from addiction you do not have to walk this path alone. …I invite you to join in with Tommy Rosen for LIFE UPGRADE a 40-day Guided Journey through the Recovery 2.0 Book with Tommy as your guide.
“Tommy has given us what I unreservedly regard as the best book I have ever read on the subject of recovery from addiction.”
– GABOR MATÉ M.D.
Author, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction
Dr Gabor Maté’s view is that trauma may be the key to breaking addiction.
Ending the cycle of pain, silence, and stigma of addiction begins with asking for help. Maté holds on to the fact that this discomfort – which we are communally aware of – will force us to examine what’s gone wrong in our collective psyche, and to seek to correct it.
He is is known for supporting drug decriminalisation, a refers to the success in Portugal, where it is no longer illegal to possess a small amount of heroin or cocaine, where the country has seen a reduction of drug-taking, less criminality and more people in treatment.
He states, it’s not really the drugs that are being decriminalised, it’s the people who are taking them – and given that they are, in his view, always victims of trauma, and never merely “bad” or “dangerous”, that’s entirely logical.
Decriminalisation is only the beginning: reform must cut much deeper. “The whole legal system is based on the idea that people are making a choice,” he says. “This is false – because no one chooses to be an addict, or to be violent.”
Addiction hypnotherapist, counsellor, and broadcaster Elizabeth Hearn is internationally regarded for her social change, global health therapeutic programmes specific to people in all stages of recovery.
From life-altering adversity to resilience, thriving, fortitude, and forgiveness. 30 years of lived experience in social change and global health that spans four continents, cross-culture, class and gender. From rural villages in India to the corridors of power within the financial, film and fashion industries, Sydney, Tokyo, New York, L.A. Pune & Mumbai.
A former fashion editor, photojournalist, art director, stylist and author, (The Babes Bible, Quadrille 2000) she lives in London with her husband and teenage stepson.
Her lived experience in addiction recovery began October 12th, 1988. She continues to thrive, celebrate life with gratitude and unbounded generosity of spirit.
“We wish each other “sweet dreams,” when really, we should wish each other “healing dreams.” To advance the soul, mend the heart, and empty yourself of harmful emotions, you don’t want every dream to be perfect and tranquil and flowery. You don’t want your dream life to be an all- out wonderland. You want your dreams to have some hardship in them, because you want the good stuff to be happening when you’re awake.”
― Anthony William, Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr
Maintaining optimal health is simple: eat less, hydrate, move more, meditate, create a quiet place to just be…stillness comes when we let go of the negative need to “be in control” of me, and you.
Optimal health is my daily intention to be my best. do my best…from the air I breath to the food – everything is in balance when I am consciously choosing to be well.
I recommend all of Anthony William’s books, especially if you want to start with tackling healing the accumulative toxic effect of sugar, fat, alcohol, and processed foods.
A regular discipline of meditation helps us become conscious, neutral, alert, and present in all circumstances. We will not lose our Self in nonsense and commotion, but instead, with the sensitivity of meditation, we can realize the interconnection that does in fact exist, helping us act on the abundant and constant flow of opportunities that surround us, opportunities we’re normally blind to.
How do you get there? With a mantra, which is a word or sound that serves as a vehicle to facilitate the process of silently settling down from surface to depth, from noise to stillness.
The mantra has no meaning associated with it, and according to ancient meditation texts its effects are known to be positive and life supporting.
Its sole purpose is to help the mind access that inner calm without effort.
Bob Roth. Strength in Stillness . Simon & Schuster UK. Kindle Edition.
Khalsa, Gurucharan Singh. 21 Stages of Meditation: Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan . Kundalini Research Institute. Kindle Edition.
I started meditating in my teens. Transcendental Meditation bridges the surface with the depth. It makes use of the mind’s natural tendency to seek more satisfaction and then gives the attention an inward direction, so that instantly, automatically and effortlessly the attention is drawn within.
The active thinking mind settles down towards the most satisfying level of awareness. This is the experience of the ‘inner’ that meditation texts have extolled throughout the ages. How do you get there? With a mantra, which is a word or sound that serves as a vehicle to facilitate the process of silently settling down from surface to depth, from noise to stillness.
The mantra has no meaning associated with it, and according to ancient meditation texts its effects are known to be positive and life supporting. Its sole purpose is to help the mind access that inner calm without effort. How do you get a mantra in Transcendental
Bob Roth, Strength in Stillness . Simon & Schuster UK. Kindle Edition.