Let’s take a few minutes of mindfulness to remember that nothing good is ever accomplished expediently when stress has taken over. Quick and easy relaxation techniques, when kept in regular practice, can change an event from disaster to a non-compulsive order that comes naturally with relaxation.
The connection between music, mathematics, and astronomy had a profound impact on history. It resulted in music’s inclusion in the Quadrivium, the medieval curriculum that included arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy, and along with the Trivium made up the seven liberal arts, which are still the basis for higher education today.
I hear this phrase frequently. It seems to be a catch-all for unanswerable questions that come up in therapeutic settings. It’s also a cop-out used casually by people who don’t want to deal with the issue at hand. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been told, “just let it go!” Wouldn’t it be amazing if it were that easy?
Only in the aftermath of the Vietnam War did the Government start offering Transcendental Meditation therapy. Whoever brought that about in the military deserves a medal of honor because the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who initiated TM into our society was NOT mainstream by any stretch of the imagination.
Myoho renge kyo — The wonderful Law of the Lotus Sutra
Exercise, like meditation, can be a time for you to be singular with your thoughts. Even in a loud, crowded gym you can put on your headphones, climb on a machine and away you go into your own world. Amazingly, in any form, exercise is a stress reducer.