In this episode I share a Metta Meditation technique as well as some background information to help bring it into perspective.
Mettā (Pali) or maitrī (Sanskrit) means benevolence, loving-kindness, friendliness, amity, good will, and active interest in others. It is the first of the four sublime states (Brahmavihāras) and one of the ten pāramīs of the Theravāda school of Buddhism.
The cultivation of benevolence (mettā bhāvanā) is a popular form of meditation in Buddhism.
The Dalai Lama is one of the most recognisable people on the planet today and he is a firm believer and advocate of the Metta meditation technique and worldview.
Below is a link to part one of the Dhammapada audio-ebook I have shared on YouTube. There are the first 6 parts on my YouTube channel and I intend to complete the book in time.
It is a great fount of wisdom, and can be easily digested and contemplated to help us in our lives.
In this episode I’m talking about all things mindfulness. What is mindfulness? Why practice mindfulness? And also sharing 5 tips to increase your mindfulness practice. By the end of the video you will have all the tools necessary, and know everything you need to begin practicing mindfulness.
I have had a mindfulness practice for close to 10 years now and it has transformed my life, its increased my level of peace and happiness and allowed me to experience every aspect of my life more fully.
The 5 mindfulness tips I share are:
- Mindful activities.
- Focussing on the breath.
- Become aware of the sensations in your body.
- Remove distractions.
- Include a 10 minute morning meditation into your daily routine.
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The Goal is to increase happiness and well-being, and decrease suffering, depression and anxiety.
If mental health is our current condition regarding psychological and emotional well-being, this would mean that each and every one of our states of mental health is in a state of flux and fluctuation.
What influences this state? How can we develop our state of mental health and pursue happiness?
“Happiness is the soul purpose of life.” – Epicurus
“The essence of a human life is to be happy.” – Aristotle
In this episode I also speak about some of the environmental and material factors that constantly influence our mental health and well-being.
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- What is Mental Health?
- How can we increase our awareness of it?
- Why is it so important to make time in our life for better understanding of Mental Health?
Mental Health can be defined as a persons condition regarding their psychological and emotional well being. It affects how we think, feel and act, and is also a huge determiner in how we handle stress, make choices and relate to others.
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Our life is shaped by our mind, we become what we think. This quote crosses the boundaries of the worlds religions and modern ideas on mental health and well-being. Control of our mind is one of the most challenging and rewarding of human tasks. Mahatma Gandhi once said, ‘undertaking this kind of training requires the patience of someone trying to empty the sea with a teacup’.
When we start down the road of self-development. When we change ourselves, we have already begun to change the world.
The Buddha once said: ‘little by little we make ourselves good, as a bucket fills with water drop by drop’.
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In this Vlog I share what I did during my days and nights in the camping pod. Austerities, prayer, study, meditation and much more. At the end I have tried something different. Let me know what you think.