Top Benefits of Early Morning Meditation | Meditation For Soul, Health, Mind & Body


Someone has rightly said – “THE REST IN MEDITATION IS DEEPER THAN THE DEEPEST SLEEP THAT YOU CAN EVER HAVE.

In today’s world where stress catches on faster than the eye can see or the mind can perceive, meditation is no more an option, It is a necessity. To be unconditionally happy and to have peace of mind, we need to tap into the power of meditation. The benefits of meditation are manifold. It is an essential practice for mental hygiene. A calm mind, good concentration, clarity of perception, improvement in communication, blossoming of skills and talents, an unshakeable inner strength, healing, the ability to connect to an inner source of energy, relaxation, rejuvenation, and good luck are all natural results of meditating regularly.

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I have recently involved myself in multiple meditation workshops and hence I have gathered 8 tips that will help you in your daily meditation. Let’s have a look at them, one-by-one:

1. Establish a regular practice – Realize the importance of daily meditation and fully embrace it mentally and emotionally. Establish a regular practice and remain patient as meditation grows stronger with repetition. Be flexible with your time, but make sure you have 15 minutes daily for ‘meeting with yourself.’ Think about this: how easily we waste 15 minutes per day…what about investing it in something beneficial?

 

2. Begin your day with a short morning meditation – Beginning a day in peace and silence makes the whole day go better. You will find it very easy to go into thoughtlessness and feel the vibrations if you get up early in the morning and meditate.

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3. The breath – Paying attention to the breath is a great way to anchor yourself in the present moment. Notice your breath streaming in and out. There’s no need to regulate the breath – just let it be natural.

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4. Thoughts – When you notice thoughts, gently let them go by returning your focus to the breath. Don’t try and stop thoughts; this will create a sense of agitation. Imagine that they are unwelcome visitors at your door: acknowledge their presence and politely ask them to leave. Then shine the soft light of your attention on your breath.

5. Silence – Silence is healing. I know that there is large variety of ‘meditation music’ easily available around you, but nothing beats simple silence. Otherwise the music or sounds on the tape just drown out the chatter in your mind. When we sit in silence we actually get to experience what our mind is doing. There is steadiness and calmness that comes from sitting in silence. In time outer and inner silence meet and you come to rest in the moment.

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6. Length – Start with 10 minutes and only sit longer if you feel that that is too short. Don’t force yourself to meditate longer if you are not ready to do that. In time you might choose to extend your meditation to 25 minutes. That’s a length that allows you to settle your mind without causing too much stress on your body. Most importantly, shrug off any ‘shoulds’. Some people enjoy sitting for an hour at a time. Others find that they can’t sit longer than 10 minutes. Do what feels right for you!

7. Meditate with others – You grow fastest when you meditate collectively. When you gather many lit candles, there is more light. Collective meditation, seminars result in much longer flow of vibrations. In the company of other practitioners, you are able to perform much more effectively.

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8. Enjoyment – Most of all it’s important to enjoy meditation. You might like to try sitting with a hint of a smile. Be kind to yourself. Start sitting just a little each day. It’s helpful to establish a daily habit.

Remember, Rome was not built in a day. Similarly it will take time for you to master this technique. So why delay it further? Start today and enjoy its long lasting benefits. If you meditate regularly, you’ll know that even a short meditation in the mornings has the power to improve the way you experience your whole day. Not only will you feel more peaceful and relaxed, you’ll also be more alert, feel more positive, and have a greater sense of empathy.

Dangerous Side Effects of Disposable Thermocol Plates & Melamine Plates


Eating hot food off plastic plates can increase the risk of kidney stones. Heating melamine crockery may harm health;

 

Its is a favourite of parents and picnic-goers the world over. But new research suggests that eating hot meals on melamine crockery could actually be harmful to health.

 

Taiwanese researchers have found that hot temperatures increase the amount of melamine we are exposed to – and this can increase the risk of kidney stones.

 

Read more: dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2266472/Eating-hot-food-plastic-plates-increase-risk-kidney-stones.html#ixzz3bVbaXtla

 

Lead researcher by Chia-Fang Wu, of Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan, said:’Melamine tableware may release large amounts of melamine when used to serve high-temperature foods.’

 

Studies of melamine toxicity in animals indicate that ingestion can cause kidney stones, kidney damage and may induce cancer.

 

And in 2008, melamine-tainted baby formula(causing an especially high dose) was linked to six deaths and 50,000 hospitalizations related to kidney stones and kidney disease in China.

 

The study was published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

 

Thermocol contains an important thermoplastic compound, called polystyrene which is obtained by the polymerisation of styrene or phenylethene. The chemical properties of phenylethene are identical to polyethene.

 

It responds very slowly to bacterial decomposition in the soil, thus making the soil infertile. It also releases poisonous gases on burning, which can cause respiratory problems, or even death, when inhaled. Hence thermocol is harmful for the environment.

 

— Shaunak Bordoloi, Guwahati Sep 21, 2003,. THE TIMES OF INDIA

 

Ignorance is bliss, and for shops selling food items in hazardous disposable utensils, public’s ignorance is certainly a blessing.

 

Most multinational food chains use quality products while serving their food products in disposable utensils. The plates, cups and glass used by these companies are made from paper products instead of chemical-based utensils.

 

In contrast, local food outlets and sweetshops serve food items in disposable utensils made from Thermocol sheets. These shops are able to purchase the cups and plates at a low price compared to the high quality disposable products made from paper.

 

According to doctors, Thermocol sheets are injurious to health as they are not properly sterilised and can also contaminate the food served in them. As a result, people may be affected by bacterial infections, skin allergies and gastro problems.

 

“Most people do not know that the food served in disposable plates can be contaminated and result in health problems,” said Dr Tahir Sharif, a nutritionist working at Holy Family Hospital while talking to Dawn.

 

He said it was the duty of the local administration and the health department to check food outlets and other shops that were using the hazardous product.

 

In addition, he said there was a dire need to apprise people of the problem as most people were not even aware of the risk.

 

“Customers should simply refuse to accept cooked or baked food that is served in these disposable utensils because hazardous chemicals are used in their(the utensil’s) production. People should demand paper-made disposable glasses and cups for coffee, tea and other beverages,” he said.

 

Furthermore, Dr Sharif maintained that the products not only affected the health but also the environment.

 

District Officer Solid Waste Dr Mazhar Azeem was against the increased use of polythene bags and Thermocol utensils.

 

He said it was difficult for his department to clear drains and sewerage lines as the material clogged them. Furthermore, it was difficult to dump the disposable material at landfill sites as they did not decompose easily.

 

People should start using BIO-DEGRADABLE products like banana leafs or Areca plates to eat food to avoid cancer and to solve global warming issue.

Best Successful People Reveal their Leadership Qualities That Matter Most


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What makes a good leader?

Is it talent? Is it a prior track record of success in their field? Is it the ability to motivate? A penchant for mentorship? A flair for innovation?

Yes … and no.

There are many leadership qualities that truly inspiring trailblazers possess, but there’s no single formula you can point to and say,“There — she’s met all the criteria for being a great leader.” Like so many other attributes in life, it’s more of a “I know I when I see it” kind of thing.

And nobody knows leadership better than great leaders themselves. These 40 trailblazers have risen through the ranks and won hard-earned wisdom from the trenches. Their insights will inspire you and set a standard to strive for.

Leadership Qualities Explained by 40 Ultra-Successful Leaders

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Good Karma – 5 Important Ways To Create Good Karma


Karma, in a layman’s words, is an individual’s action, intention, work, or deed. In simple terms, it can be said that your actions define your future, for what you sow, is what you’ll reap. In order to live a happy and peaceful life, it is very important that we create good karma around us. Our goodness, love, care and help towards others is what will lead us to a calm and happy life. Don’t do wrong to anyone, even if you feel he has done wrong to you. Revenge is never the answer, as it lessens his wrongful deeds and adds to yours. Always remember no person can get away with harming another, he, sooner or later, has to pay for his karma.

There have always been arguments over whether karma relates to the deeds of past life, or the present ones affecting the future. The cycle goes both ways. It is observed that at some point of time a person experiences undeserved sufferings and pains. This can be related to one’s past wrongful deeds. The only way to get rid of this is by staying positive and creating good karma around you, to the extent that it overpowers the wrong deeds of your past.

Here are a few ways to help you create good karma around yourself.

Think Positive: Your thoughts define your personality, and with a positive outlook towards life, people and work, you will automatically create a positive bubble for yourself. A positive mind only thinks of betterment, and the one who thinks of betterment of all, is only adding to his good deeds.

Spread Love: Love more, hate less. Not a new ideology though, but worth mentioning. You can win over evil just by the simple act of love. It isn’t easy to be good to people who may not be treating you right, but remember, never stoop down to that person’s level in order to deal with him. It will only fill up your heart and mind with negativity. Try to be nice always, don’t hurt anyone, stay happy and spread happiness. Ignore negative people.

Understand Pain: Always think before acting. Never let your actions be the reason for a person’s pain. We must understand that if our actions hurt, or cause pain to another, it only adds to our bad deeds which sooner or later, will get back to us.

Clear Intentions and thoughts: Bad action creates bad karma and so does bad intent. We may feel that what we think or feel remains with us, but such is never the case. Every thought is accountable. You should always be careful of what you think, for it soon changes into actions and every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

Select your friends wisely: We are generally known by the people we hang around with. It is a common notion and a much factual one too that, the people we stay with most of our time have an impact on our behavior and thinking. It is therefore very important to stay with positive, happy and kind-hearted people. Spending time with negative and evil souls will only, sooner or later, incorporate the same feelings in you.

Being Yourself Is Good | Love Yourself, Its a One of Good Things


Inspirations are fine but it’s time to start being true to who you are and your passions. Try it and see what amazing things you’re in for.

Money will never be a problem
Contradicting what you show the world you believe in is very easy. As you start being true to yourself, people around you start trusting you and that is how you never get cheated and earn a much better living. Being yourself will help you connect better with people – your co-workers, bosses, customers and clients.

You find the one you’ve been looking for
If you mask your true self in front of the world, you’ll always attract the wrong crowd because they’ll think of you as someone you’re not. The day you start being you, you’ll find your true love interest who’ll love you for the way you are.

Confidence comes to you naturally
If you are what you are to the people around you, you will be a more confident individual as you have absolutely nothing to hide. This definitely makes life easy for you.

You’ll understand the true meaning of a ‘good night’ sleep
It’s the relief of being what you are and being liked for who you really are that allows you to go to sleep every night without any fear of losing anyone and anything for your mistake because only the people who love the real you stay with you for life. This is why it’s said that, “Honesty is the best policy.”

You’ll be the happiest person in the world
You’ll be a happy and optimistic person because you’ll cry when you want to, you’ll laugh when you want to. You’ll express beautifully and that will keep you less stressed and more satisfied with your life.