In this episode I thought I would share briefly where my mind has been at and what things I have been thinking about.
We don’t have to accept the lot we have been given. We have the potential within us to make a massive change in our lives. Society has grown and been shaped by thousands of years of historical influence, this doesn’t mean that we must accept our current station in life.
I am super confident that an individual can change their life for the better, but these books I have been reading are turning my mind to what might be possible for us as a collective. Keep watching to see if my thoughts might well become a movement….
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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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.
If only the entire world adopted a Universal Religion. One where we focus on the strengths of all the religions and aim to transcend the weaknesses that hold them back.
Investigating the religions of the world it is clear to see that everyone is worshipping the same principle.
If everyone were free to hold on to what they believe, what makes them happy and content. If everyone adopted this attitude there would be no hatred or religious fanaticism.
We could all coexist happily. Free from suffering.
We are wired as human beings to connect with the world around us. To connect with nature, to connect with others, and to connect with ourselves.
It is in our nature to feel empathy and compassion for the pain and suffering of others. Nothing could be clearer at this time of great suffering across the globe. We see people suffering and in need, and subconsciously a thought arises: ‘something must be done!’
In great times of need, our love and compassion for our friends and families extends and reaches out to all sentient beings.
If we could increase the time that our love for humanity would extend to every living being, taking it beyond natural disasters and into every waking moment. Think how much more light there would be in the world.
Every moment there is a choice. To include or to exclude. To open or to close. To be selfless or to be selfish. Let’s make the right choice. All the time.
“But how are you to see into a virtuous soul and know it’s loveliness?
“Withdraw into yourself and look. And if you do not find yourself beautiful yet, act as does the creator of a statue that is to be made beautiful: he cuts away here, he smoothed there, he makes this line lighter, this other purer, until a lovely face has grown upon his work. So do you also: cut away all that is excessive, straighten all that is crooked, bring light to all that is overcast, labour to make all one glow of beauty and never cease chiselling your statue, until there shall shine out on from it the godlike splendor of virtue, until you shall see perfect goodness surely established in the stainless shrine.”
– Plotinus, Enneads, on Beauty.
One is either happy as they are, or trying to be the best they can be. No-one chooses suffering. Anyone who desires to be the best version of ____________ they can be, will surely be inspired by the above quote. If one strives to; “cut away all that is excessive, straighten all that is crooked, bring light to all that is overcast, labour to make all one glow of beauty and never cease chiselling your statue.” Then we will know happiness.