Oct 212017
 

 Willpower your Immune System for Wellness

 

    A strong immune system tends to decrease the duration and severity of infectious diseases. The immune system is responsible for fighting disease-causing micro-organisms like bacteria, viruses, molds and fungi.

 People can boost their immune systems by getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, eating healthy, managing stress, laughing and establishing better social networks.

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 Everyday Health explains that sunlight is important because it leads to production of vitamin D. In summertime, 10 to 15 minutes of daily sunlight–with sunscreen–is sufficient. Other times of the year, sunlight may be too weak, and vitamin D supplements can help.

It is recommend getting seven to nine hours of sleep a night to keep stress hormones in balance. People should get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day because it helps stave off colds and releases hormones that induce positive emotions. Exercise often also leads to better sleep.

Consuming too many carbohydrates can lead to a decrease in immune system cells that destroy bacteria. A healthy diet that helps the immune system should focus on foods high in vitamins C and E, zinc and beta carotene. Brightly colored fruits and vegetables such as citrus, apple, kale, grapes and carrots are good. Stress hurts the immune system, so dealing with stress by slowing down, meditating and making friends also helps.

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7 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Immunity

Vitamin C foods

Vitamin C acts as a natural immune booster. Thus, regularly eat lemons, oranges, pineapples, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, pomegranates, bell peppers, broccoli, and so on.

These foods are rich in antioxidants that protect your cells from damage by free radicals. Furthermore, foods rich in vitamin C help fight obesity.

Vitamin C usually works in conjunction with other micronutrients. So, you need to lay emphasis on other vitamins and minerals, too, such as vitamin A, B vitamins, zinc, selenium, and so on.

Probiotics

Probiotics like lactobacillus and bifidobacterium are excellent for immunity. Probiotics are ‘good bacteria’ that boost the digestive health.

After all, the digestive system contains almost 70% of the body’s immune cells. You can include probiotics in your diet by having yogurt, kefir, tempeh, miso soup, pickles, etc.

Proper sleep

It is essential to get a restful sleep for maintaining optimum heath as sleep deprivation depresses the immune function.

In fact, recent studies indicate that lack of sleep is likely to make you more susceptible to cold and flu. Thus, a good sleeping pattern providing adequate sleep is useful for regulating and balancing the immune system.

It is during sleep that the immune system releases protective cytokines and infection-fighting antibodies. Adults generally need about 6-8 hours of sleep.

Sunshine

The sunshine vitamin, that is, vitamin D, tends to improve immunity, increase the number of white blood cells, and decrease the risk of infections.

Plus, it stimulates circulation, soothes your nerves, and increases the production of serotonin and endorphins that make you feel better.

Thus, it is suggested to go outside and soak in the sun for about 20 minutes, daily. In addition, when out in the sun, you get to breathe fresh, clean air free of germs and irritants.

Exercise

Incorporate activities like jogging, bicycling, yoga, swimming, etc. in your routine, at least 30 minutes, a few times in a week in order to strengthen your immune system.

Regular exercising also prevents issues like osteoporosis, type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and so on.

Apart from exercise, follow some relaxation techniques and mental exercises to relieve stress. Positive visualization, for instance, can improve immunity and brain function.

Physical as well as mental stress is detrimental for health as it impairs immune function. Needless to say, drink sufficient water, too, because it helps eliminate toxins.

Herbal tea Medicinal Herbs are key to Enhanced Immune Protection

Consume herbal teas rich in antioxidants and immune-enhancing nutrients. Some of the most common herbs used for this purpose are Echinacea, goldenseal, licorice root, ginger, calendula, and so on.

Chaparral(Creosote) and Black Cumin(Black Seed) are one of the strongest medicinal herbs to enhance the immune system.

They are anti bacterial, anti viral, anti microbial, anti fungal.

Silymarin from Milk-thistle enhances the immunity of the Liver and maintains a healthy general organ. 

Astragalus is another immunostimulant herb that strengthens resistance and inhibits cancer.

Eat medicinal mushrooms, such as shiitake and maitake (sometimes sold as “hen of the woods”). A recent study showed that a concentrated extract of shiitake enhanced immune function in women with breast cancer.  Agaricus blazei, Agaricus brasiliensis or Agaricus rufotegulis) is a species of mushroom, commonly known as almond mushroom, mushroom of the sun, God’s mushroom, mushroom of life.

Other immune-supportive herbs-  If you get recurrent infections, consider taking immune-supportive herbs such as eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticocus), Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng), American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

Astaxanthin is a purple micro algae that is a superior enhancer  for the Immune System.

 

Before incorporating these herbs in your diet, though, it is recommended to consult with your doctor as they have some side effects. Plus, they may interfere with certain medications.

In addition, raw and roasted cloves of garlic contain compounds that stimulate the immune system, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

It is believed that garlic can help destroy tumor cells, too.  In case you are bothered about the garlic smell then use mint, parsley, fennel seeds, etc. to mask the smell.

Lean protein

Lean proteins contain a non-essential amino acid called glutamine, which promotes healthy immune function. In addition, it is good for digestive health and helps repair tissues.

Thus, you can have dairy products like milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, etc. Seafood and skinless poultry are also good sources of lean proteins and glutamine.

Besides, vegetarians and vegans can opt for cabbage, beans, spinach, beets, kale, celery, soy products, and so on.

Nuts, too, are good sources of proteins. Plus, make sure you take nutrient-rich foods rather than fast foods with empty calories.

Negatives for the Immune System

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Sugar: There is strong evidence that sugar has a negative effect on the function of the immune system. When white blood cells are exposed to high levels of sugar in the bloodstream, they have a decreased ability to engulf bacteria and have weakened systemic resistance to all infections. What is a high level of sugar? The normal sugar level in the bloodstream is approximately one teaspoon. A single can of soda or a bowl of ice cream has 12 teaspoons of sugar. The digestive system is overtaxed trying to prevent all that sugar from entering the bloodstream all at once, and the pancreas is also working hard to produce enough insulin to process the sugar. This is a lot of stress on your body. Refined carbohydrates, such as most breads and baked goods act pretty much like sugar in the body. These refined foods also lack the beneficial nutrients and fiber that are present in whole grains, and actually cause a depletion of minerals in your body. Try finding foods that are more gently sweetened with fruit juice, rice syrup or barley malt.

Coffee: Caffeine is a diuretic that contributes to the body’s loss of important nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Caffeine places stress on the adrenal glands (already stressed out from our hectic lifestyles) and adversely affects the nervous system, resulting in anxiety, hyperactivity, and insomnia.

Healing occurs when the body is relaxed and its energy can be channeled inward. Regular consumption of caffeine deprives the body of this relaxed state. The acid in coffee eats away the villi of the small intestine, reducing their effectiveness in supporting nutrient assimilation. Thus the acids in coffee may cause as much problem as the caffeine. Try milder forms of caffeine such as green tea, or try the various caffeine-free coffee substitutes. Mix them with your coffee to gradually reduce your caffeine dependence.

Alcohol: When consumed in excess, alcohol is a poison to every system of your body. It depresses the nervous system, inhibits the bone marrow’s ability to regenerate blood cells, is toxic to the liver, depletes B-vitamins, and is dehydrating. If you are taking protease inhibitors, which place significant stress on the liver, alcohol intake must be very moderate. Anyone with chronic hepatitis B or C should pay particular attention to this added stress to the liver, and try to avoid alcohol as much as possible.

Raw foods: Foods such as clams, oysters, sushi, very rare meats, and undercooked eggs contain infectious bacteria and intestinal parasites. Infections that would not bother most people can be life-threatening for those with compromised immune systems. Even alfalfa and bean sprouts, which are usually associated with “health food,” contain a natural toxin that can harm the immune system. They really should be cooked before eating. Raw fruits and vegetables should be well washed before eating.

Rancid fats and oils: These create free radicals, which are highly reactive molecules that can initiate chain reactions of chemical disruption, injuring cell membranes, enzymes, and DNA. They have a negative impact on a wide range of conditions such as aging, cancer, inflammation, degenerative disease, viral infections, and AIDS. Common sources of rancid fats and oils are nuts, chips, baked goods, and fried foods.

At higher temperatures and exposure to light, oils and fats turn rancid more quickly. When foods are deep-fried, the fats used reach very high temperatures, and if the oil is re-used, as is invariably the case, the oxidative effect is magnified. Most polyunsaturated vegetable oils, unless cold-pressed, are heated to high temperatures during processing. Hydrogenated vegetable oils, including shortenings and margarine, are also heat processed. These are all sources of free radicals. In addition, nitrates have been shown to cause cancer and should be avoided; they are found in hot dogs, sausages, salami and smoked meats.

Food allergies: Many people are sensitive to certain foods, which can result in symptoms including intestinal distress, fatigue, and even weight gain. Common foods that create such problems are dairy, eggs, gluten (the protein in wheat), soy, corn, and food additives. Individuals that experience any of the above symptoms should experiment with eliminating these foods from their diets for a few weeks to see what changes occur. Then, reintroducing one at a time will give a good indication of which foods may be causing the problems.

Eating for a strong immune system starts with focusing on whole rather than refined foods. Eating organic foods as much as possible will make a big difference. You really don’t want to be adding the burden of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and feed, antibiotics and growth hormones to your system.

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The Good Guys for your Immune System

Whole grains: Brown rice, millet, quinoa, buckwheat (kasha), oats, barley, and other whole grains are a valuable source of the vitamins, minerals and fiber that are an essential part of keeping the immune system healthy. Fiber helps cleanse the colon of toxins and helps prevent intestinal infections. Intact whole grains, not the flour products made from them are what really strengthen the digestive system. Cooked grains make a great breakfast or a substitute for pasta, white rice or white potatoes.

Vegetables: Eat as many vegetables as you can. These are really the immune-boosting heavyweights. They are the best source of the vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that are known to protect the body against many diseases, including cancer. Especially try to have dark leafy greens, such as kale and collard greens. And include as many of the yellow and orange vegetables as possible for beta carotene, an important anti-oxidant. Carrots, winter squash, and sweet potatoes are also great for satisfying the sweet tooth in a healthy way. If you are prone to diarrhea, which is common among those with HIV, avoid raw vegetables (and fruit). Lightly steam or saute them instead.

Fresh fruit: Providing the same benefits as vegetables, fruits can be eaten as snacks, separate from protein for better digestion and best on an empty stomach. Berries are particularly noted for their cancer preventative abilities. Fruit though is very high in sugar, so large quantities should be avoided, especially tropical fruits such as bananas, mangoes, etc. If you are prone to yeast infections (thrush, candida), avoid fruit juices, since the high concentration of sugar promotes the growth of yeast in the digestive system.

Fermented Foods: As the beneficial microflora grow in fermented foods, they produce enzymes that are extremely helpful for increasing “digestive fire” and improving nutrient absorption of the foods we eat.  These enzymes additionally help to digest other foods that are eaten with them.  For those of you who tend to eat a lot of cooked or packaged foods void of enzymes, adding them to your diet can greatly enhance nutritional uptake and support the Immune System. Neither vitamins, minerals, or hormones can do any work – without enzymes.

Most all disease originates in the gastrointestinal tract, specifically the colon.  When there is an excess accumulation of waste material and toxins in this region, negative implications can impact the rest of the digestive system and eventually will effect vital organ, like the kidneys and liver.  This may produce various symptoms like headaches, inflammation in the joints, chronic muscle pain, skin issues and other more serious health conditions.

Protein: Generous amounts of high quality protein are important for maintaining rapid production of cells to support the immune system, preventing loss of lean muscle mass and boosting energy. As much as possible, look for organic meat and poultry, have plenty of fish, especially those high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for building the body’s immune response. These include salmon, sardines, mackerel, trout and tuna; flax seeds are another good source of this important nutrient. Dairy products may not be the best protein source since they create digestive problems for many people, such as excess gas, loose stools, mucous and congestion. Yeast infections and thrush also thrive on dairy. Vegetarian sources of protein include soy products such as tofu and tempeh, and beans and legumes, having the added benefit of fiber, which animal foods do not provide.

Other helpful foods include onions, garlic (unless you are having liver problems), ginger, and turmeric (a spice that is a good anti-inflammatory). Mushrooms such as shitake, oyster, and other Asian varieties, are noted for their immune-enhancing abilities. Sea vegetables are rich in minerals such as immune-boosting zinc, as well as calcium. Small quantities of fresh almonds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds are also good sources for zinc and healthy fats.

Water: This is the essential “ground zero” for regulating all of the body’s systems. It eases the job of the kidneys and liver to process and eliminate toxins from the blood. It helps keep mucous membranes moist enough to combat the viruses they encounter. And it is a little known tool for reducing sugar cravings. Sugar cravings are often a sign of dehydration. Try a big glass of water the next time you are craving sugar, then wait a few minutes and see if the need for the sugar is really still there. Water, as well as other beverages, really should not be ice cold. Your body will have to use a lot of energy to warm it up to that 98.6 degrees it tries so hard to maintain. Try to have 6 to 8 glasses of pure water every day.

Supplements: Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and herbs are an important part of making sure your nutritional needs are met. But taking a lot of supplements while maintaining a poor diet will not have the desired effects. If you want to plant a garden, you could just dig a few holes, plant the seeds, and wait for something to happen. Maybe a few things would grow, but the crop would probably not be very bountiful. But add compost and nutrients to the soil, water it properly, and you would reap the rewards. Think of a good diet as your way to amend your soil, then if you add a few supplements, there’s a good environment for growth.

Wash your hands and face often to maintain a healthy immune response. Avoid the anti bacterial soaps.

 

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Find Ways to Relax. Listen to music or take a hot bath to reduce stress and relieve anxiety. Scientists hypothesize that your immune system may become weakened after frequent activation of the autonomic nervous system in the case of chronic stresses.
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Nov 202012
 

Choose positive energy and acceptance

All your spiritual questions answered…. imagine the calm of

an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity.

Of many ways to the one …try Sant Mat ( Teachings of the Saints)… teaches to focus and give love and thanks to that which gives us breath, with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind.  Find a parable and make it your repetition to repeat when ever your mind gives way to it. IE.-  thankyouagainforgivingmethischancetosaythankyouagainforgivingmethischancetosaythankyou

A mantra is that type of  tool to create your focus. A sacred verbal formula repeated in prayer.”the word”  A mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of “creating transformation” (cf. spiritual transformation).  A good example in Hebrew….

Hebrew
V’ahav’ta eit Adonai Elohekha b’khol l’vav’kha uv’khol naf’sh’kha uv’khol m’odekha.
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

In Sanskrit ..repeat and chant …… Radha Soami (Swami)…..  Lord of the Soul

Om or aum  (written universally as ) is a mystical Sanskrit sound of Hindu origin, sacred and important in various Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. It is said that A represents the waking state. U the dream state and M the state of deep dreamless sleep. the fourth state, sounds in the resonance following M.

In Arabic (الله اكبر)   Grammar: phrase; 2 words;  Allahu Akbar……… ‘God is the Greatest’

In Christian 
Our Father which art in heaven,

Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Adorable One.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, — God is omnipotent, supreme.

Give us this day our daily bread;

Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And Love is reflected in love;

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;

And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.

By the merit I accumulate from practicing generosity and the other perfections,

May I attain Enlightenment in order to benefit all living beings.

Takes Wellness Willpower…   opens your heart

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For Children – Emotional Intelligence Means Being Smart with Your Feelings
By Josh Freedman – 24th September 2010
 
This article is written for children to read or for an adult to read to a child.
When I was a kid, no one taught me about feelings.   Even when I took psychology in college I still didn’t learn why sometimes I felt angry or sad or worried or happy — and that I had a choice about my feelings.  I noticed that I had different feelings, and other people did too.  I noticed that sometimes I could get more of what I wanted by using the feelings that matched the situation, but a lot of the time it seemed like feelings were something that just happened to me.
How about you? Have you learned much about your feelings?  How have you learned that?
Do you feel in charge of your feelings, or does it seem like they’re in charge of you?  Are there some feelings that are easier for you to understand, but others that are more confusing?
Almost accidentally, I started working in a job where I was teaching people about feelings, so I had to learn a lot!  I read, talked to work friends, and paid much closer attention to my own and others’ reactions.  I’ve enjoyed this learning about emotional intelligence and it’s helping me be happier, stronger, and accomplish more, so I want to share some of the ideas with you.
Emotional intelligence” means being smart with feelings. Emotional intelligence allows us to make good decisions and work well with others.
What is Intelligence?
Some people have not heard about emotional intelligence; it’s pretty much like other forms of intelligence.  So what is “intelligence”?  Someone who is intelligent is able to gather information and use it to solve problems. For example, if someone is smart about math, what can they do well?  They pay close attention to numbers, and are accurate.  Then they use that information to solve math problems (such as how to divide fractions).
Pretty much the same is true for emotional intelligence. People who are smart with emotions notice and can accurately describe feelings. They can use feelings to solve problems (such as how to be a good friend).
Why does Emotional Intelligence Matter?
A few years ago, a work friend of mine, Anabel Jensen, and I, asked students how learning about emotions helped them.  Here are a few of the answers from kids:
I felt more included.
I felt less alone.
I learned how to listen to people.
I learned how to be a better friend and to ask my friends to be better friends.
We were working together to make everybody’s life better.
I felt more in charge of my own feelings.
How does that sound to you?
Emotional Intelligence Helps Children be Smart About Feelings
In the last few years, a lot of research has been conducted to measure how emotional intelligence skills help people.  The research, and our experience teaching about emotions, says that
The skills of emotional intelligence help young people have less, and more:
Would you like less of these? And more of these?
My sister and I were playing and having fun, but then she got really annoying and… well, here I am back in time out.I’m bored.  I KNOW there is a lot to do, but I just can’t find the energy to do anything. I wish my friends would stop leaving me out of the game at school, but I don’t know how to get them to include me.I have lots of really good ideas, but sometimes kids don’t listen to me because they say I am too bossy.  But their ideas are boring.A lot of times I KNOW the answers on the test, but I just can’t think of it right then. I’m happy because I have lots of good friends and I can always talk to them. When kids are doing something wrong or dangerous, I am able to stop them — or at least walk away and not get involved in bad behavior.Sometimes I have bad moods, but I can get myself out of it and try again. I hardly ever have fights with my parents about homework because I’ve gotten good at doing it. My brother is sometimes annoying, but I know how to work around that so we have fun together.
Some Questions About Feelings
Is there one of the stories that you especially want to have more often?
Can you think of other ways being smarter with feelings would help you and others?
Is there one of the stories that you experience too often?
Can you think of other problems that you could solve if you were smarter with feelings?
How Do Children Improve Their Emotional Intelligence?
The best news about emotional intelligence is that it’s something EVERYONE has and everyone can improve.  Maybe it’s not something you’ve given much attention, or maybe you’ve already learned a lot, but in any case you grow in this.  I call this “growing on the inside.”  On the outside kids grow in obvious ways (like getting taller).  What does it mean to grow on the inside?
Can you notice how you’ve already grown a lot on the inside?  For example, when you were little, you probably were more selfish and less careful than you are now.  Maybe you’ve learned to think a little more before you act, or to notice when you’re feeling tired and take care of yourself better?  Sure, maybe another kid or an adult is even better at some of those things, but you’ve grown — which shows you that you can.  Do you want to grow on the inside even more?
This is a serious question.  If you don’t actually WANT to be more emotionally intelligent, you are not likely to do it.  On the other hand, if you go back to the two lists, above, and you want less of the “left” and more of the “right,” then you do want to grow — and you can.
Emotions Are Messages for You
I work for an organization called Six Seconds.  We’re called “Six Seconds” because of the way emotions work in our bodies.  Suppose you’re playing and you break something you like.  Here’s what happens in your brain:
The first ¼ second:  You begin to pay attention and notice something happened.
Second ¼ second:  Your brain begins to decide this is a problem, and produces a bunch of new chemicals.
Next ½ second:  The chemicals go flowing into your brain and start going into your blood.  These chemicals are messengers causing a whole bunch of different reactions in you (such as, tightening certain muscles, focusing your attention, making you tear up, changing the way you’re breathing).
Next 5 seconds:  The chemicals continue to flow through your blood and go everywhere in your body.  The emotion messenger chemicals cause different cells in your body to produce new chemicals — so they ripple through you expanding their effect.
After six seconds, the original chemicals are almost all gone.  They’ve delivered their messages and you are now reacting to the mistake of breaking that item.  Maybe you’re crying and sad, maybe your angry and wanting to blame, maybe you’re shocked and still, maybe you want to run away.  Your reaction depends on how you’ve learned to deal with this flood of chemicals.
But here’s something amazing:  Those original feeling chemicals are now gone.  If you continue to feel sad/mad/afraid/hurt — whatever — you are actually choosing to re-create more and more of the feeling chemicals.  You don’t HAVE to keep reacting.  You’re reacting because that’s what you’ve learned to do.  You can learn a different way of reacting.
Everyone has these chemicals, and each feeling chemical carries both a message and some chemical power.  Feelings are information and energy.  As we become more emotionally intelligent, we get better at “reading” the messages and we get to use the energy to move us forward in a useful direction.
Three Steps for Feeling Smarter About Feelings
At Six Seconds, we have a way of practicing emotional intelligence that uses three steps:
1. Notice your reactions.
We call this “Know Yourself” because we want you to tune in and pay close
attention to what’s happening inside you.
2. Take charge of your responses.
This step is called “Choose Yourself” because you have a lot of options
– which will you select?
3. Decide what’s really important.
“Give Yourself” is the final step because now you’re thinking not just
about you, but what you want to give to others and the world.
These three steps are not always easy, but we’ve found that (just like learning anything) when you start practicing, you get better and better at it.  Usually we show people three steps in a circle.  Once you’ve done any of the steps, it makes the next step easier.  Then you can keep repeating the steps over and over until you are really clear about what you want and how to move toward that.
For the next few days, notice yourself in these three steps.  Do you find certain steps easier, harder?  Do you do some of the steps only in certain situations?  Maybe you follow the steps carefully when you’re with some people, but not so carefully when you are with others?
Use this chart to check your progress.  It gives examples what you might think, feel, and do if you are not practicing the steps of EQ…. and what you might think, feel, and do if you ARE practicing each step:
What you say if you are not doing this.  Are you putting the three steps in action? What you say if you are doing this a lot ->
Feelings just happen, I Have no idea why. Know Yourself:Notice your reactions. I can clearly see the sequence of events that lead to my feelings.
Act first, think later…I don’t have a choice. Choose Yourself:Take charge of your responses. I have choices about how to respond, I don’t need to react without thought.
I don’t think about others or the world, I’m just focused on what I want. Give Yourself:Decide what’s really important. I am connected to others and our world, and am committed to doing my part.
You As A Scientist
At Six Seconds, we teach teachers a process for working with students on emotional intelligence.  It’s called “Self-Science” because we want students to use the skills of a scientist to learn about themselves.  A scientist notices.  When something goes as expected, she notices that… and when something goes differently than planned, she definitely pays attention!  Not with frustration or disappointment, but with curiosity.  The scientist’s most powerful tool is the question.
Scientists are always saying:  “I wonder….”  So I encourage you to try that out — to be like a scientist observing yourself. Noticing your reactions and choices is a powerful way of developing emotional intelligence.   In fact, by paying close attention to the way you’re following these steps, you’ll be working on step 1!  What are your emotional intelligence strengths?  Where do you get stuck or have trouble?  Practice observing yourself as a Self-Scientist — you’re on your way to increasing your emotional intelligence! Back to top

May 242010
 

willpower brain                       WILLPOWER

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Synonyms :          continence, restraint, self-command, self-containment, self-control, self-discipline, self-government, self-mastery, self-possession,  will, energetic determination.

 

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“The fear of the unknown is the beginning of wisdom”

Love is not only the beginning of wisdom; it is wisdom of the highest order.

Concentrated Attention is the key that unlocks all stores of wisdom, of truth and of spirituality.

 Will Power

Think of Will Power like religion, any religion, this is the inner experience of the individual.

To get to that experience, you must leave the outer world, in thought at least, and go within yourself.  Willpower is another word for meditation.

How does one go inside?

By detaching from the outer or sense world and withdrawing your attention upon something inside your mind.

This appears simple enough, and is the method of acquiring all willpower training and religious experiences—leaving the outer world and entering the inner world of consciousness.

Concentrating the attention upon something inside of one self is the way to all willpower development and spiritual experiences.

Methods differ—so will the experiences differ.

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The mind is a slave of the senses and sensual pleasures.  Concentrate your attention, to keep the mind steady in between your eyes and brain and not let it come down.

The purpose is attaching yourself to your inner sound (a gift of your mind).

This sound keeps your mind detached from your senses and where willpower develops.

Now the mind is dominating the soul, and the mind itself is dominated by the senses (sight, feeling, touch, taste, hearing and sensual pleasures).

With the practice of concentrative attention we have to reverse the whole process, so that the soul dominates the mind, and the mind dominates the senses.

That is the purpose of developing willpower.  Walk On.   ThankYouForGivingMeThisChanceToSayThankYou…………

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