How to Love:
The fourth source of nourishment is collective consciousness and individual consciousness. Our individual consciousness is influenced by the collective consciousness of our environment. We absorb and reflect what is around us. If we live in a place where people are angry and violent, then eventually we’ll become like them. If we live in a family or community where there’s a culture of being understanding and compassionate with each other, we’ll naturally be more peaceful and loving. children growing up in such an environment will learn to be caring and kind.
My takeaway: And we can add to it too!
How to Sit:
SITTING WITH OUR SPIRITUAL ANCESTORS
When you sit, you are sitting with your blood ancestry, but you are also sitting with your spiritual ancestors as well. Your spiritual ancestors are also part of you. You can invite those who inspire you; you can invite Moses, Jesus, or Mohammed to breathe in with you and enjoy breathing. They are also in every one of our cells.
My takeaway: LOVE this! Never thought to do! Yay!
How to Eat:
EATING OUR FEELINGS
We human beings have many feelings, both positive and negative. Some people tend to eat more when they’re joyful, while others tend to eat less. Some people eat when they are sad or upset as a way of eating their feelings, hoping the feelings will go away. Food becomes a craving then, rather than a source of nourishment. if we don’t attempt to look deeply to understand our craving, it will grow. When we take the time to take care of our emotions with mindfulness and compassion, then we can just eat. We can enjoy our food without craving and develop a healthy and positive relationship to eating.
My takeaway: Oh my gosh: When we take the time to take care of our emotions with mindfulness and compassion, then we can just eat. We can enjoy our food without craving and develop a healthy and positive relationship to eating. Yes. Oh yes.
Big deep breath of relief. Literally just now. ❤
How to Walk:
WALKING IN THE CITY
Try to practice mindful walking in your daily life. When you go to the bus stop, make it into a walking meditation. Even if your surroundings are full of noise and agitation, you can still walk in rhythm with your breathing. In the commotion of a big city, you can still walk with peace, happiness, and an inner smile. This is what it means to live fully in every moment of every day of your life.
My takeaway: Yes! I have been trying to live every moment and to walk in happy walking meditation every step. (Which means I’m probably up to like 1% lol). It is beautiful. I mean, shouldn’t we be enjoying and living fully in every moment of every day of our lives?
How to Relax:
COMPASSION FOR YOURSELF
Don’t consider an,ger hatred and greed as enemies you have to fight, destroy, or annihilate. If you annihilate anger, you annihilate yourself. Dealing with anger in that way should be like transforming yourself into a battlefield, and tearing yourself to bits. If you struggle in that way, you do violence to yourself. If you can’t be compassionate to yourselv, you won’t be able to be compassionate to others. When we get angry, we have to produce awareness: “I am angry. Anger is in me. I am anger.” That is the first thing to do.
Breathing in, I feel my anger.
Breathing out, I smile.
I stay with my breathing
so I won’t lose myself.
My takeaway: I love everything about these! xoxo Thank you thank you!