Detoxifying your body is not just limited to eating cleaner. Junk thoughts are the equivalent to junk food - and you are what you eat. Thoughts of anxiety, resentment, insecurity, or any kind of the mental ‘weight’ you’ve carried in your gut far too long affect pretty much every fiber, every cell of your being. These effects can be psychosomatic, where physical illness is caused by mental or emotional problems. It is also called the nocebo effect, the evil twin of the placebo effect, which I’m sure most of you are familiar with. Some of these negative thoughts and emotional harboring will have to be processed and digested - and shitted out. And feasting on thoughts of joy, acceptance, gratefulness, and honesty, will lead you to be more energetic due to their ‘nutritious’ properties. Most say a healthy body leads to a healthy mind, but I can tell you this much, it goes both ways if you are seeking balance and complete harmony of the mental/physical. Remember, the body is the instrument and your mind is the composer.

Posted at 6:42pm and tagged with: Detox, Balance, Placebo, Health, Universoul,.

The mind that doesn’t cling doesn’t reject either.
Ajahn Chah

Posted at 7:49pm and tagged with: Breathing, Breathe, Meditation, Ajahn Chah, Quote,.

If you have time to breathe, you have time to meditate.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Posted at 3:40pm and tagged with: Rousseau, Paradox, Prejudice, Reflection, Truth, Quote,.

Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes: one must make them when one reflects; and whatever you may say, I prefer being a man with paradoxes than a man with prejudices.
Universoul

Posted at 2:27pm and tagged with: Breath, Breathing, Meditation, Healing, Universoul,.

The number one, most effective method for healing and relaxation is not something you buy over the counter. It’s not something you smoke to soothe your nerves. It’s not the best selling book you read to make you feel good. It’s not something you seek from any person, place, or thing. It is actually the healing power of breathing. When most of us are in a rut, down and out, our breathing becomes restricted. And as shared by Harvard Health Publications, “Shallow breathing hobbles the diaphragm’s range of motion. The lowest portion of the lungs—which is where many small blood vessels instrumental in carrying oxygen to cells reside—never gets a full share of oxygenated air. That can make you feel short of breath and anxious.”

Full, rhythmic breathing activates your bodily processes that have laid dormant, so that it can do its proper work. Breathing is also at the core of meditation. It teaches you how to be present by focusing on the breath. You don’t even have to call it meditation; you can just call it plain old, natural breathing. Take notice throughout the day and observe your breath. Is it deep and full or is it shallow and restrictive? Work with whatever you discover about your breathing and take control.

Jeff Brown (via commondense)

Posted at 12:18am and tagged with: Love, Time, Connection, Heart, Jeff Brown, Quote,.

You don’t measure love in time. You measure love in transformation. Sometimes the longest connections yield very little growth, while the briefest of encounters change everything. The heart doesn’t wear a watch - it’s timeless. It doesn’t care how long you know someone. It doesn’t care if you had a 40 year anniversary if there is no juice in the connection. What the heart cares about is resonance. Resonance that opens it, resonance that enlivens it, resonance that calls it home. And when it finds it, the transformation begins…
You don’t have to sit cross-legged to meditate. If you pay attention, if you listen, both inwardly and outwardly as you breathe, stand, walk, speak, work, play, and look into the eyes of your beloved, you are also meditating. When you catch your attention being distracted by wondering thoughts, by memories, by emotional agitation, and so on, you are meditating. What you call this process isn’t important. What does matter is paying attention to ‘what is’, including the stillness and silence that dwells at the heart of being.
G. I. Gurdjieff

Posted at 11:39pm and tagged with: Self, Concious, Egoist, Gurdjieff, Quote,.

In order to be able to help people one must first learn to help oneself. A great number of people become absorbed in thoughts and feelings about helping others simply out of laziness. They are too lazy to work on themselves; and at the same time it is very pleasant for them to think that they are able to help others. This is being false and insincere with oneself. If a man looks at himself as he really is, he will not begin to think of helping other people: he will be ashamed to think about it. Love of mankind, altruism, are all very fine words, but they only have meaning when a man is able, of his own choice and of his own decision, to love or not to love, to be an altruist or an egoist. Then his choice has a value. But if there is no choice at all, if he cannot be different, if he is only such as chance has made or is making him, an altruist today, an egoist tomorrow, again an altruist the day after tomorrow, then there is no value in it whatever. In order to help others one must first learn to be an egoist, a conscious egoist. Only a conscious egoist can help people. Such as we are we can do nothing.

Evolution is sporadic yet interesting in its own organic way. The etheric influence is just beyond me when it comes to the relationship of organism and environment and how inseparable they are, as well as the unpredictable forms they may take over time, that of which we cannot observe as our time here is but an isthmus within eternity.

This composition invoked the juxtapositions of natural and industrial environments and how animals, such as birds, share this place of space. When I took this photo, I was startled by the power lines that stood faded and distant, while this independent bird, at that point in time, chose to sit on a branch which was much more familiar territory. It is of no surprise that such environments directly affect the mental space while their evolutionary push is influenced by our industrial occupations. I thought this capture implied it as such, at least in my eyes.

Posted at 6:00pm and tagged with: Evolution, Environment, Juxtaposition, Nature, Industrial, Photography, Visuals, Universoul,.

Evolution is sporadic yet interesting in its own organic way. The etheric influence is just beyond me when it comes to the relationship of organism and environment and how inseparable they are, as well as the unpredictable forms they may take over time, that of which we cannot observe as our time here is but an isthmus within eternity.
This composition invoked the juxtapositions of natural and industrial environments and how animals, such as birds, share this place of space. When I took this photo, I was startled by the power lines that stood faded and distant, while this independent bird, at that point in time, chose to sit on a branch which was much more familiar territory. It is of no surprise that such environments directly affect the mental space while their evolutionary push is influenced by our industrial occupations. I thought this capture implied it as such, at least in my eyes.
Universoul

Posted at 5:13pm and tagged with: Logic, Transcendance, Words, Discovery, Self, Quote, Univesoul,.

Logic is a beautiful gift we have the ability to partake in. To think with exacting precision, complicated yet elegant descriptions of our existence can be sung. It presents us with improved understanding of existence. But there is a point where logic cannot be. The core of your being cannot be touched by logic, nor words, or any kind of advanced mathematics. It is something more pure. Alas, let us not be fooled by my explanation of it as this self-discovery is something only you can feel. Only you can unravel what lies deep within.