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Universe has the impact of
of divine energy.
Impact is certain in every front, if we have faith.
Follow the goals set by your conscience and move forward to exercise the same enthusiasm everyday, immaterial there's success or not.
One lifetime may not be enough for the soul to achieve the task, to perform which it came to existence in the vast nature.
Angulimala was a dacoit who killed people and kept their fingers. Once, when he saw Lord Buddha passing by, he ran towards him. While his garland of 999 fingers shook violently, he shouted, “I am Angulimala!” Lord Buddha stood unshaken and smiling. Angulimala was not used to such behavior. People usually ran away from him in fear. But here was a man smiling at him with compassion and grace. It surprised and shook him. Suddenly, he found himself melting from inside. Then, something that nobody could have predicted happened. He fell at the feet of Buddha.
Angulimala became Buddha’s disciple and learned meditation. People could not believe that he was practicing the strict austerities of a monk. Lord Buddha became his master. He taught Angulimala how to see the tension, irritation, and frustration in him that propelled him to commit such acts. When this outer layer fell apart, Angulimala could see who he really was.
After a few years, Lord Buddha asked him to start teaching. But people had not forgiven him. Wherever he went, people threw stones at him, and beat him mercilessly. He would often return back to the monastery with bruises all over the body. Yet, he remained peaceful.
Someone asked him, “How are you still smiling despite the assault?” He replied, “These people are just exhibiting the anguish that I created in them. If not for this supreme knowledge, I would have made them angrier.”
People started noticing that Angulimala never reacted to all these assaults. He always remained smiling, calm, and peaceful. Slowly they opened up to him and started going to him. They learned meditation from him. Eventually they became Angulimala‘s disciple, and he, their Guru.
We can learn many things from Angulimala’s story. However one that stands from all others is this - “When one person is peaceful, he creates so much peace around.”
We are amply guided in the health front by going through articles compliled by Nick Polizzi.
This time around he wrote regarding meditation, inspired by the contents of our page bearing link https://theworldofcolours.com/#
His astonishing revelation could be of interest to everyone who went through AOL Part - 1 & 2 courses and are regular to follow-up on Sundays. Article is here:
Ancient Medicine Tip - Do This One Thing Every Day
By Nick Polizzi
If there was one practice that I'd recommend to anyone who wants to improve their health and overall quality of life, the answer is simple.
By now you've probably seen it recommended in major headlines, and that's because this millennia-old practice is now proven to be extremely beneficial to your mental and physical health. The ancients used it regularly to achieve a better sense of balance and control in their lives -- and to heal disease.
While it has many different forms, each with their own nuances, meditation is essentially all about creating and then maintaining an alert, but calm state of consciousness -- where the mind is aware while the body is relaxed. The key here is regular practice, ideally at the same time(s) each day, so that it becomes a routine, or a habit. Once you get to that point, the mind becomes a very powerful tool, and the body is better able to kick start its own natural ability to heal.
Since a large part of meditation is about controlling the mind, it's no surprise that many of the outcomes directly affect our mental state of being in a positive way.
First of all, it enhances your brain function. As a result, this leads to:
increased mental strength and ability to focus
better memory, better cognitive skills, and more creativity
the development of intuition
an overall sharper mind that does a better job of processing information, making decisions, solving problems, and ignoring distractions
Recent research from more than 160 different studies shows that meditation actually increases grey matter in the brain (in areas related to memory and thought) while also changing the brain in a way that has an overall positive effect on anxiety, stress, and depression.
Neuroplasticity from Meditation
Meditation actually alters the circuitry in the brain by changing the brain waves in the left prefrontal cortex -- essentially more gamma brain waves through the brain, which leads to more organized information. What's incredible is that researchers now believe these changes (from meditating) can be permanent, so even a small amount of regular meditation can have quite an impact.
And don't forget about the increased serotonin production. That's right, meditating actually can boost your mood, your behavior, and your general level of happiness.
If meditation has all these positive effects on the brain, it's only a natural extension for those benefits to translate to the physical body. It helps to manage your heart rate and breathing rate, and these positive results last for more than 6 months after each training period.
A Harvard Medical School study showed that meditating improves mitochondrial energy production and consumption, which effectively means more energy, a boosted immune system and a resilience to stress.
Other studies have shown that it reduces blood pressure, and helps to decrease the effects of inflammatory disorders as well as premenstrual syndrome, and menopausal symptoms.
Benefits in less time than a nightly news show...
Meditating for 30 minutes a day has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer's, and a UCLA study points to how meditation can help treat HIV, by stopping the decline of CD4 T-cells in patients.
Finally, more and more research is being conducted on how meditation may have positive effects on the length of telomeres, which affect how cells age -- that's right, it may even increase your lifespan!
When you combine these benefits along with the fact that you are now regularly getting a better perspective and awareness of who you really are and how you function best, it'll come as no surprise that you will start to see your relationships improve as well. Why wouldn't they? You're in better physical condition, with a better mental state, and you're able to see yourself and those around you in a brand new light. Others will surely be able to see it too and be drawn to it.
Here's the thing about meditation -
You don't need to be a brain function expert or a neuroscientist in order to discover or confirm these positive effects. More importantly, you don't need to be a yogi, a swami, a shaman, or a monk (or spend as much time as they do meditating) in order for it to have a tremendous impact on your life, or alter it for the better. You just need to experience it yourself a few times and then you'll know why millions are embracing this powerful practice.