Mental Habits, Nutriment and Happiness

Mental Habits, Nutriment and Happiness

The Pattern that leads to Depression  As I see more and more patients, especially the elderly, and especially during this Covid-19 pandemic, I see a pattern.    This is the pattern – our mental states, whether happy or otherwise, is very dependent on our mental habits that we have cultivated and strengthened over time.   This is …

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Healing a Broken Relationship

Healing a Broken Relationship

Understanding a Relationship  Before we talk about healing a relationship, it is important that we understand what a relationship is, or rather, what makes a good relationship.  A relationship is a mutual responsibility. A relationship can only happen when there are at least 2 people involved in it. A relationship is like a clap. It …

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Understanding Emotion with Mindfulness

Understanding Emotion with Mindfulness

With mindfulness practice, not only are we able to look at and understand our thoughts, but we can also similarly look at and understand our emotion. When we watch the arising of our emotion without judgment, we can learn a lot about how emotion arises and unfolds.   Some people find that watching our thoughts is …

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Using Mindfulness for Personal Transformation

Using Mindfulness for Personal Transformation

What is mindfulness?   According to Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-reactively, to the unfolding of our experience moment to moment. Mindfulness is done purposefully, with a conscious decision, to be aware of our present experience. It is also done non-judgmentally, non-reactively. This means we merely watch the …

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The Importance of an Open Mind

The Importance of an Open Mind

Having an open mind is an important requirement or prerequisite for personal transformation.   This is because the reason we are stuck where we are right now is our rigid and unyielding mind. It is precisely because of this rigid mind that we do not seem to have changed, to have progress, to have moved forward. …

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The Power of Beliefs

The Power of Beliefs

What are beliefs?  A belief is merely a perception of reality. This perception may or may not be accurate. Nevertheless, we believe it to be true.   Knowing something to be true is different from believing that something is true. In knowing, we have either seen the truth for ourselves, or we have strong evidence to …

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