Van Wilder said, “Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere”. When we worry, those negative thoughts and anxious feelings can make us depressed, or even physically ill. Worrying over a long period of time can have a lasting impact on our mental and physical health, and our relationships. There is research suggesting that we can even worry ourselves into serious illnesses like stomach ulcers, cancer or even death.
Elohan is now 20 months old and is already releasing a second album in Canada, he’s very awake, intelligent, talkative and at the same time calm, obedient and patient. Before coming to the world, his mother sang him beautiful lullabies while he was still in her warm belly.
It’s often too easy to get caught up in the business of life. The small details become big and we shift blame to time, space and the universe for being unkind or unrewarding. We often forget how much power we hold in creating the life we desire. Here are some of the most important things I try to remember on a daily basis in order to maintain balance and move forward in a positive light every day within my own life. Remember too, that balance is self-defined, so take tips, hints and choices of others and adapt them to suit your own lifestyle. You create the life you live every day.
It is important to find balance in our lives, balance our mind, balance our emotions, and balance our work and play. But what does that really mean? Is it even accurate? Our society so often preaches balance but it can be very misleading. What may seem like a good idea to balance in 3-dimensions, can actually be imbalance in 4-dimensions or more. That is a fancy way of saying, what might seem good now, can become a bigger problem later.
By Paige Paquette
One month ago exactly, I flew over my handlebars and was catapulted, face-first, across a downtown
avenue. It was three in the morning.
By Kayla Danielle
At times my life can become stressful and overwhelming. One way I have found to calm myself down and relax is meditation. Since I started exploring the Buddhist religion, I took on meditation as a therapeutic action that really comforts me.
In Buddhism, meditation is a process of becoming familiar with one's mind. This way, one can become in contact with themselves and learn who they really are. When meditating, one listens to what their body is telling them and reflects, using what you learn in your daily life.
I meditate every day around 8 pm for 30 minutes. Mediation is my favorite way to create mental relaxation. After meditation I feel very mellow and soothed. It can be hard juggling school work, preparing for college, and trying to live a free spirited life, full of healthy choices and zen!
Sometimes I listen to a song or two to ease my mind and let it roam free. In selecting songs,it can be good to use songs that always calm you down, something that you have a personal connection with or that brings you inspiration of any kind. For example, my meditation songs are, “Find your way back home”, by Dishwalla, and “Smells like teen spirit”, by Nirvana.
Mediation has helped me in ways I can't even explain. Constantly dealing with the chaos of life, I always feel a need for somewhere that I can escape to, something I actually look forward to when I am having a hard day. Everyone find their peaceful state in various different ways, but I highly recommend meditation. If this seems hard to you, try just sitting in a silent place, and think of something peaceful. It’s probably worth the try.
Kayla Danielle enjoys reading and learning about the supernatural, as well as complex ideas! In my spare time I love to meditate to clear my head, horseback ride, and read Shakespeare. Get to know because I am funny, nice, and overwhelmingly interesting!
By Stephen Gerard
We all experience slumps, it’s life’s way of telling us we need to get out, get up and get happy. Whether you’re stressed about school, work, a loved one or the future, it’s important to clear your mind every now and then. As humans, our brains are constantly on overdrive, thinking about situations and generating stress around things we can’t even control. Stress can pile up quickly and before we know it we can find ourselves becoming very negative. A great way to uplift your mind, body and soul is to work on surrounding yourself with positive energy that re-engage you with what is truly important in life.
Laugh and Smile—It’s Free!
Free happiness sounds good right? Being able to laugh and smile at the little things in life will help you realize how beautiful the world really is. Stay away from associating happiness with big achievements and financial success and start realizing that happiness comes in all different shapes and sizes. Wake up in the morning and smile for the fact that you have two arms, two legs and food in your pantry. Take a chance to sit back and actually think how lucky you are and how you can change the world today. Smiling and laughing more may seem like a very small change, but it will help you to realize how in control you are of seeking ultimate happiness and just how enjoyable life truly is.
Take an Adventure
Every age is a great age for taking an adventure. Relinquish your inner eight year old and explore the world around you. Breathe in fresh air and take yourself to a new place. Any type of adventure will help you push personal boundaries and explore the little wonders that you thought may have never existed. Get up, get out and get active. The outside world is calling your name, looking to help you on the road to rejuvenation. Not all adventures have to be grand in scale; take a drive, go for a hike, explore the historic part of the city or take a long bike ride to other side of town. Any of these activities will help you relieve stress and start thinking positively about the present and the future.
Perform a Random Act Of Kindness
Kindness has absolutely no scale, so when you step foot out the door today think about how you can bring someone else a smile. Helping others smile can be incredibly rejuvenative. Kindness as an attitude is infectious. If you are willing to share your kindness and generosity with others, you will realize how easy it is to make someone’s day. Just by making someone’s day, holding the door, smiling at a stranger, thanking a firefighter or being thoughtful to those around you, you can become consumed with positive energy and awakening. Set a goal for yourself to perform a random act of kindness every single day, and remember no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
We all experience bad days, bad weeks and negative energy. The key to bouncing back is being positive
and having the confidence within yourself to turn any bad day into a great one. Life has a funny way of
teaching us lessons, so next time you find yourself spiraling down a staircase of negativity, take a deep
breath and think about just how much there is to actually be happy about in your life.
Stephen, an avid surfer, adventurer, and writer for Psychic Source, loves getting psychic readings,
practicing yoga, writing creative fiction and traveling to new cities.