Everyone wants a strong, healthy body. How about a strong, healthy mind?
This subject is particularly important with the rise in Alzheimer’s disease cases. With more people being affected, there is an urgent need to fortify the brain. Alzheimer’s and other kinds of dementia incubate for a long time. It can take many years to develop, so this is a good time to bolster your mind, and by extension, your brain.
What’s more, we want to go beyond just preserving our mind. We want to keep it as fresh and energized as possible.
We are referring to “mind” as your consciousness that directly influences your physical body and brain.
* In turn, the body and mind are influenced by the environment.
* Also the brain, like the body, is material; the mind is immaterial.
To get clues about a healthy mind, let’s consider characteristics of a healthy body. Since the body is physical, it’s easier to see what makes it work well.
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Most people at first are drawn to the outer trappings of success: wealth, possessions, status, things. This can be useful, necessary and fun. But it is limited if it eventually it doesn’t connect to what those outer manifestations point to: the underlying energies of success.
In other words, at a certain point success needs to be connected to deeper things, more inward development than outward accomplishment. Namely, a deeper sense of security, meaning, purpose, fulfillment and contribution. This inner shift first takes awareness, then some time, some effort and focus.
You do want to open your heart. Without it, life is cold and heartless.
Much of the world’s conflict comes from a heavy, closed heart. By opening your heart, and keeping it expansive, you will help yourself, others and the world to be a more loving place.
To help, here then are five practical suggestions …
The world is made of different races and nationalities. People have taken the distinct differences between groups to artificially divide themselves based on fear and prejudice.
Yet our multi-cultural, multi-international world is a tremendous resource. Just as each person is unique, each race and culture is special too.
Being more inclusive means being open and respectful, even to those who disagree with you.
By interacting and learning from others, we can value everyone more, including ourselves. Throughout our rich diversity and history, we all share the same planet together.
How can I help myself and others and learn from those who have different backgrounds from me?
What is your life purpose? What gives your life meaning? We all know life has its ups and downs, times of clarity and confusion. Yet it holds a rich meaning, one that you unfold through living your purpose. Your purpose motivates you to do and be your best.
You could describe your life purpose as the life that you were born to live. This all-important topic is explored in-depth in Awakenings Institute’s Holistic Coach and Healer Certification Program. Here then are three factors, often overlooked, that affect your life purpose:
You might stumble on your purpose. Also, you might discover it by doing something you enjoy.
We all dream of living fully and having a wonderful life. It makes us feel alive. Manifesting a bright future with dreams and goals can take you on a miraculous journey. The key is understanding dream development and how manifestation really works.
Our recent blog, “The Three Lines of Transformational Personal and Spiritual Development,” discussed dream development as one of three essential elements in the Transformational Triad. This triad focuses on realizing your full potential, which includes manifesting a more creative, prosperous, and fulfilling reality.
Today’s post adds more pieces of the puzzle and links to more related articles on this website. Whether you are a budding holistic professional like the ones in our Holistic Coaching and Healing Program or an individual who wants to manifest your dreams and goals, this approach can be transformational.
Much of the joy of solving a puzzle is discovering how the pieces come together. So it is, too, with life…
Our recent blog discussed self-development as one of three lines of development in what we call the Transformational Triad. We all want more from life. In our search, deep questions like “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” call us to rise to our highest potential.
While these questions are inspiring and engaging, they are also confusing. They can trap us in a maze. Our brains don’t generally know what to do with questions about the deeper meaning of life.
From a holistic perspective, where everything is known to be connected, it seems like you should be able to answer this question and you can. The key is to avoid looking in all the wrong places, which many people do.