mental energy

Breaking the Habit of Excessive Thinking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqX5IFKYFWk Our culture conditions us to think excessively. The benefits of learning how to quiet your mind, becoming more connected to your full being, are infinite. That's one of the reasons I practice daily meditation, to become less attached to my thoughts. The truth is - your thoughts are what create most of the anxiety that you experience. Your thoughts can drive you crazy - literally - if you let them! Or clear, directed thinking can help you build a life of joy and peace. You decide. Today's video supports you in changing one of the worst culture habits you can experience, until you decide to direct your mind consciously.

Moving In to Distress

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh2g8OvnZuA

Here is a short video that helps to identify the benefit in moving towards your inner distress rather than denying or ignoring it. Pema talks about the importance of watching your mind as the source of your suffering rather than the past, or the events themselves. I love writing about this topic!