Sobriety was something I had previously thought to be unattainable; the anxiety of life too much to bear without substance, without alcohol. I needed it for almost anything and usually there was no stopping me from obtaining it; and always wanting more. A vicious cycle of dependence which could not be broken. Thank god I was wrong.
I am currently 8 months sober and the benefits have reached and blessed every aspect of life. I have less anxiety, less illnesses, less arguments, less confusion, less injury, less financial burdens and I could go on forever. Most importantly I have accepted buddha and my sobriety go hand in hand on this path that I have chosen.
There are so many ways to conquer demons of which used to control my life. Im finding myself in meditation everywhere I go and every day that I stay. It is very important for my day to day balance to practice the teachings of various meditations and perhaps my writings can lead others to finding a healthier balance in life regardless of religious belief or path.
Thats all for now.
To manifest any given emotional state, we develop a pattern:
We focus our attention on a specific feeling (pleasant or unpleasant) and magnify it
We generate a supporting discursive thought process and identify with it
We assume a compatible breath pattern and physical posture
If you want to change your emotional state, change your focus, your self-talk, your breath, and your posture.
Source: Change Your Emotions
Calm yourself and be still
Feel the air going in and out for this moment
Love entails you to be grounded
There is simply no room for ego
Love with all that you have
With everything you’ve got
Because love is all that you have
Be patient and love each moment
This moment is all you have
Instead of what you need; what about what you do not?
In a world of depressive materialism; poverty and pollution
I dont intent to tread on trend; pretenders I severed an end
Theres a fine line drawn in the sand; trampled
Without mindful intent; a spiritual glance
What is the zen and the trance; compassion enhanced
And when does my third eye open; to notice what controls my emotions
Carefully ponder; what I do and what I do not need
Eat, sleep and breathe
Clothing and shelter and ease
Calming peace and honourable deeds
No harm. No foul.
What I do. And what I do not need.
Known as trataka in Hinduism, this method of meditation involves starting at a single point. This point can be anything, such as your favorite painting, a tree in the distance or the moon at night.
Like most other styles of meditation, gazing meditation will help you calm the restless mind. If you have stress or anxiety, take a few minutes to practice gazing meditation.
This style of meditation is especially soothing when you’re in the wilderness and gaze at something beautiful, such as a river, a beautiful tree or the sunset…