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Sit, breathe, watch your thoughts – the daily practice of mindful meditation is not as simple as it seems. If done with focus, it helps in more ways than one can imagine. For example, some patients with chronic pain have used mindfulness to manage their suffering. Mindfulness doesn’t make the pain go away, but it certainly makes it manageable, pushing it to a place where it can be dealt with.
For years, scientists have used techniques to study the effects of meditation. In an experiment done by BBC, a patient’s MRI was conducted in which she was first asked to let her mind wander and later meditate. The technology captured her mind waves in both the scenario, with the right one showing significant reduction in the thoughts during and after meditation.
This shows the physically consistent proof of the benefits of meditation. One of the major advantages of mindfulness it that it helps to reduce the ‘me bit’ of a personality. Called ego in common language, it shifts in the pristine range, thereby making it possible to act to a situation and not just react to it.
How we pay attention?
It is easy to overlook, it shapes our world. But with digital culture, our attention spans have reduced significantly. Reaching to our phones compulsively, checking news headlines several times a day, or wandering off to Instagram pages – all the fuss of digital distraction is real.
Is Mindfulness Meditation Dangerous?
No, not if done with proper guidance. Research shows that after practicing mindfulness, the grey matter in your brain's amygdala – a region known for its role in stress – can become smaller. Mindfulness and creativity. The pre-frontal cortex is the area of your brain responsible for things like planning, problem-solving, and controlling your emotions.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
He had started to realize that it wasn’t going to happen for him.He was in his fifties.
That was Amitabh Bachchan before he began his second innings in Bollywood and bounced back to a stage all of us are aware of. Today, he has an international following and is worth more than ₹ 3,000 Crores ($400 million).
We all get bad days. It is one thing to have a bad experience, but occasionally life takes us through entire stretches of time when nothing goes right.
Like a row of dominoes, one thing after another comes crashing down.
Overcoming difficult situations certainly takes time, but it also requires grit, self-awareness, and recognizing the moment when to take a break.
That’s what this post is about – finding out ways to pause, recover and get going again.
First thing first, tell your heart this happens to everyone.
Accept it, even if you don’t see others going through it right now. You don’t
know what their past has been or can say anything about what they are going
through just by looking at their faces.
When factors leading to a tough situation are out of your control, you may feel completely singled out, like a victim. Don’t fall in that zone. It drains too much energy, making you grumpy and sometimes hopeless.
Trust me when I say – each of us stumbles. Those success stories that you read on social media are only a crux of all the struggles a person has faced in two lines. Everyone falls. Even the world champions. But the grace, the real struggle is getting back up, faster, stronger, and unshakable.
That’s what Amitabh Bachchan did.
The truth is that for someone like him, the failures are more difficult to overcome. Because of the mammoth amount of visibility he gets, his every downfall is also magnified 10 times. Not to count the shame, trolling and fall from grace. If someone like me fails, only my family would know; but if a celebrity fails, the whole world is there to scrutinize, give unsolicited advice and make snide remarks.
Setbacks allow us to put a little perspective in order and reignite passion to succeed. Here are a few strategies to help you stay positive and get back on track, no matter what happens.