One more time, I presented “Mindfulness with Neuroscience and Yoga Philosophy” at Depression and Bipolar support Alliance (DBSA), Morristown, NJ. A group 35 people/enthusiasts got together to learn and share about Mindfulness/Meditation practices and their benefits on multiple aspects of life.
During the workshop, I spoke about how being Mindful daily we develop a pure connection with ourselves; our near and dear ones; and eventually with the whole Universe. Yes this sequence is very important. If we are unable to listen to our own mind, body and soul, how can we perceive messages from other peoples’ mind, body and soul to have the soul connection? “The soul connection”, “the frequency” or “the limbic system connection” you call it by any name according to your orientation.
Today when we look around, high percentage of people are lacking the soul connections. The most shocking and painful are the connections between parents and children. In general due to lack of soul connections, we are increasingly unable to build healthy relationships. Result – misunderstandings; inability to express; feelings of loneliness even when surrounded with family/friends/co-workers; Stress; Anxiety; Depression; mistrust; disrespect towards ourselves, our near and dear ones and eventually the universe.
Also, due to lack of healthy connections, we are becoming like exhausted machines which are functioning somehow due to our past programming but have no idea about how our other parts and our surrounding are doing. Yes you can say that machines are not supposed to know that and of course they can run nonstop anyways, but we can’t. We are supposed to be aware. That awareness comes from mindfulness, by paying attention on ourselves first and then on people and everything else in our surroundings
During the presentation, we also briefly practiced three “Mudras” to reduce anxiety; increase focus and overall healing. I call them “quick fixes” which can be used anytime in a day, especially during and after the stressful moments.
However nothing beats the daily meditation for 10-20 minutes though. Meditation gives our mind the clarity and stability that we all need, the same stability that we were once born with. Once our minds are stable, the triggers won’t affect us that much, and for some reason if they do, our recovery will be faster!
In the end, as usual we discussed about the basic needs of our body like – 8/8 rule and of course healthy diet. According to the Yoga Philosophy, our GI track has to be in excellent order for our mind and body to stay healthy. Yoga helps us to connect our mind with the body which is needed to achieve the state of Homeostasis/Equilibrium.
I believe when more and more people are in the state of Homeostasis, the collective consciousness increases. That’s exactly what we need today more than ever. Like we are personally responsible for ourselves and collectively for our family, same way we are also responsible for our collective/world hemostasis. Each one of us matter, let’s begin to make soul connections with ourselves; our near and dear ones and the universe. ~ Peace ~