Unit 8 – Blog
My two most beneficial practice exercises are loving-kindness and the subtle mind. I have been practicing each of them twice a day (morning and night) and I am getting better at clearing my mind for them. I still have to use the CDs though to coach me through. I feel so relaxed and renewed once I have completed my exercises. I have calmness about me and I can deal with all the chaos around me much better than before. I still have to try yoga, which is another goal to accomplish after I finish school, which is only in a couple of more weeks. I am so excited!
I can implement both the loving-kindness and subtle mind exercises into my personal life to foster mental fitness by continuing to practice inner love and turning my love outward towards strangers and people all around me through picturing them in my mind first. Inner healing, peace, love, happiness, and wholeness are experienced as I learn to develop myself in order to reach human flourishing and integral health. The more I practice, the healthier and happier I become. I can share my knowledge with others including my husband and children. By my family practicing these exercises together, we can handle situations better and do more together as we connect spiritually. Church is a wonderful experience and feeling as we all spend quality time with one another and sing hymns that enlighten our hearts and moods. Music is a great way to heal the inner self and feel good about life. We erase negative thoughts from our minds and replace with positive ones, so we develop an appreciation for life. We can share this knowledge with others through awareness and decrease illnesses. Integral health and human flourishing can be reached with patience, an open-mind, time, and practice. We have to be willing to experience each step in the healing process along the way.