Trying to balance your health and wellbeing while shackled with the weight of cultural and economic expectations is exhausting. As a result, many people suffer from depression, anxiety and lack of inspiration. There are five practical things you can do which will provide relief in just a week.
Balancing your Health and Wellbeing
Here are some practical steps you can take to improve your overall health and wellbeing. They are practical but not necessarily easy. That’s because these simple steps go against the cultural narrative that keeps us bound. Implementing just one of these practices will result in noticeable positive changes. The more of these, you can implement the better.
Let’s start with a definition of health and wellness.
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” — World Health Organization (WHO)
1) Reduce the Cultural Noise
Stop listening to major news outlets and talk radio which promotes religious or political rhetoric. Elitists, extremists and separatist propaganda is addictive. The ego loves it because it can maintain control.
The tension between the positive truth of our nature and the negative pressure of fear or elitist propaganda creates cognitive dissonance. This, in turn, creates depression and fear. This type of negative rhetoric is addictive like a drug because it promotes the control of our ego over our spirit. As a result, a great number of people have an addiction to groupthink manipulation.
Bottom line, unplug from and start questioning the cultural narrative. This is imperative in balancing your health and wellbeing because propaganda is a powerful mind control tool. The main focus of most of this propaganda is to create boundaries and trigger negative emotional responses.
2) Write a Journal
Take time to start writing down your ‘own’ thoughts and feelings in a notebook or spiritual journal. Write whatever comes to mind. Within a week you should be able to purge all of the fear and anger based feelings imposed by the negative propaganda and you should start to see your own feelings and ideas being expressed not just the regurgitation of the negative stereotyping that the news media has been programming.
3) Read Books
Read a book on spirituality. Something outside of your previously aligned belief system. This will begin to open your mind to the possibilities that exist as you become more comfortable in encountering ideas outside of your own sacred ground.
It’s important to learn and incorporate the right type of meditation. This is one element critical to balancing your health and wellbeing. The right type of meditation is able to access the 4th state of consciousness. The spiritual technique we use to reach this state is Japa Meditation. The more well-known version of this technique is known as Transcendental Meditation.
The 4th state of consciousness is known by a number of names. For example, Samādhi is the common Indian term from (Sanskrit) Samādhi, sama, meaning “together,” and dhi, meaning “mind.” People also refer to it as bliss consciousness, pure consciousness, and transcendental consciousness. This is a partition of consciousness with specific metabolic characteristics including increased coherence of brainwave pattern and brain frequency operation in the theta-wave area around 4 to 7 Hz. Any process which falls short of reaching this state is inadequate for providing a deep level of restful-alertness.
5) Physical Exercise
Engage in a regular DAILY exercise program designed to cover all aspects of general fitness from cardio and strength training to flexibility and stamina. The greater the number of these actions you can put in place the greater the probability of moving past the inertia. These steps may not unshackle you from your life situations but they will provide a greater level of clarity and enable you to balance with less stress. (on both feet?).
Our recommendation is for a focus on durability. This includes the full range of wellness, physical, mental and spiritual. So, this includes both seated and moving methods of mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is different from Japa or TM listed above. However, they are easy to learn. You can teach yourself if personal instruction isn’t available.
When you suffer from depression, anxiety, and lack of inspiration, you are more susceptible to groupthink manipulation tactics. This is the tool of the cultural narrative. Organized religion is the primary source of this propaganda mechanism. Many people believe religion is the fast food of spirituality.
Create your own plan incorporating these five steps. This will make you more durable. And it will insulate you from the affects of groupthink manipulation. Balancing your health and wellbeing are essential elements of enjoying life.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s Book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia