We all desire to feel great about ourselves – to have energy and enthusiasm, optimum health and a balanced life. When we are good to ourselves we radiate beauty.
To radiate beauty we need to stay in balance and lovingly know how to take care of ourselves.
The ability to keep still within ourselves is the best way to be in balance and the practice of meditation the ultimate teacher. It allows us to go beyond the thought process , bringing us the most peace and balance, health and well-being.
Our bodies are a subtle instrument: powerful, strong and infinite like the universe – yet delicate and limited by the flow of time. It is a beautiful creation which requires fine tuning and respect, balance and love.
Although we understand the necessity of keeping our body healthy and fit, we need to know the proper way to do this. As we are all different, this should work best for us. In our enthusiasm to do ourselves good, our health can be damaged by trends and fads – or by imbibing methodologies which have helped our friends and neighbors.
In addition, an obsession with how we look is fed by an ever-hungry industry earning billions in books, foods and fashion. The time and attention we invest in our looks takes precious time and energy from doing things which will satisfy us. To accept and appreciate ourselves for who we are is liberating and ultimately helps make us "look" our best.
We are bombarded by a multitude of information on health and food, meditation and happiness. Not all of it will help and most likely will lead to frustration and confusion. Unguided we try everything and then get fed up. No matter how "healthy" we eat or "happily" we act, we become ill through the sheer exhaustion of our brains.
Our mind is a powerful instrument. We take as a truth "you are what you eat". Yet even more true: "you are what you believe". We all know how good it feels to eat comfort food – our hearts are nourished and this really nourishes us. Likewise, we can eat the "healthiest foods yet still be "ill" due to inorbitant mental attention on our "health".
Regular meditation as well as taking the time to introspect and be still – transforms negative states of mind and connects us to ourselves and the world around us. This helps in restoring balance and maintaining health by preventing emotional states to control us.
Deep meditation is a state where the thought process ceases to exist and one feels the connection to the divine energy – where there is nothing yet one is part of everything. In such a state the eyes become clear and our spirit shines through. The flow of energy within us connects us to the universe and we become a source of enlightened attention. This state reduces the influences of outside noise and emotional pull, increasing health and longevity.