How To Do Sit comfortably in a quiet place and close your eyes. Take a slow and deep breath and focus on your breathing. It should feel that you are breathing in the feeling of kindness and love and breathing out all stress and tensions. Silently repeat a few positive phrases such as "May I be healthy", "May I be happy, or "May I give appreciation today". You can create your own messages. Accept the positive feeling that comes your way by reciting these phrases. Even if you get distracted for a while, continue saying the phrases and bring back positive feelings in your mind. Next, think about someone who is close to you and again repeat the phrases. Feel the love and gratitude and stay with that feeling for a while. Then start thinking about other people in your life such as your friends, colleagues and neighbours and repeat phrases until you feel compassion and connection towards them. Don't forget to include your enemies to bring a feeling of forgiveness and inner peace. Open your … [Read more...] about 11 Benefits Of Metta Meditation (Loving-Kindness Meditation) And How To Do It
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After Bennet's ouster, in one of her first communications as acting opinion editor at the New York Times, Kathleen Kingsbury let staff know that if they should come across “any piece of Opinion journalism — including headlines or social posts or photos or you name it — that gives you the slightest pause, please call or text me immediately.” Should any employee come across anything that gives them the slightest pause about a potential risk of coronavirus contamination in the workplace, that should certainly be brought to someone’s attention. So why not expect the same in the moral realm? … [Read more...] about The Apocalyptic Psychology of Mobs—and Media
Research indicates that prolonged social isolation can increase fear, hypersensitivity, and aggression. Engaging in “normal” activities like going to the store and socializing are considered “risky,” and prompts thoughts of contagion, which can provoke concerns about moral purity. Seeing daily reports of Covid-19 deaths makes us think about our own mortality, which can motivate us to become aggressive toward people who threaten our worldview. Add our increasingly tribal thinking, and we have the perfect conditions for behaving toward people in ways that are… well… mean. … [Read more...] about Why Did a Major Newspaper Get a Random Woman Fired?
How much exercise do you need? Usually, about 30 minutes a day. The idea is to get your heartbeat up long enough to help. What is that level? It depends on your age, health, and related factors. When in doubt, check that out. What exercises are right for you? Do you prefer to do strength training? Do you swim? Do you play tennis? Walking seems as helpful as running (19). Some benefit from yoga (20). The answer is, do what you are more likely to do. … [Read more...] about Load the Dice to Ditch Depression
Verbal strategies. Verbalization could be directed toward other characters, the dream, or even the subconscious mind. For instance, a lucid dreamer might tell another dream character "you are my guide, right?" or the dreamer could call out for a specific character to appear, such as a friend or family member. Other lucid dreamers reported stating expectations or yelling commands, like "around the corner I will find…" or "Pause… Freeze!" Dream object or environment strategies. Dreamers reported using portals or opening doors or going through walls to change dream settings. Another dreamer reached into their pocket to pull something out, or a dreamer could use a magic wand to make objects appear. This strategy could be inspired by movies or TV shows the dreamer has seen, where similar magical objects or portals appear. Bodily strategies. This included one report of "making jumps higher and higher," which gradually leads to the ability to fly, and another dreamer … [Read more...] about How Lucid Dreamers Say They Control Their Dreams