I listened to the meditation CD and read the textbook, which I found very interesting and relaxing. I have practiced loving-kindness before without even realizing what this was prior to taking this class. I hae enjoyed feeling and experiencing loving-kindness and have shared my experiences in this class with the girls in the office. Two of them loved listening to how I explained techniques for relaxing and learning how to find that inner peace. I plan on buying htem meditation CDs for their birthdays this year since we exchange gifts each year. Won't they be surprised!
1. As I listened to the CD, I found this information very inspirational and relaxing. I did manage to hear myself breathe and found that I could experience loving-kindness after finding this within myself first. I had positive thoughts too of my loved ones, especially my children. When I had to direct my love towards people I work with, I found it a little difficult to direct towards two of my bosses that are not very nice toward me. I was able to see through their nastiness and see that I am happy no matter what their issues may be. I see they are not happy people and during this meditation exercise, even their negativity did not affect my thoughts in any way except that I felt sorry for them not knowing what it is like to experience love and happiness through the powers of the mind.
I would highly recommend this CD to my two bosses at work, so they can experience mind-body, happiness, loving-kindness, and well-being.
2. Mental workout is the way we expeience mental or meditation exercises by repeating them and by re-training the mind to heal and develop health and happiness leading to human flourishing.
Research indicates that psychospiritual flourishing occurs as we re-train our mind to experience loving-kindness, inner peace, wisdom, and happiness by rechanneling the negative emotions through meditation and deep breathing techniques.
I can implement mental workouts to foster my psychological health by listening to the CD each night before bed, so I can get a good night's sleep without bringing all my worries and negative thoughts to bed with me. I may listen to the CD in the mornings too before leaving for work, so I have a clear mind and start the day off on the right foot.